History of the Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier It is a breed of dog of American origin. According to accounts of this breed historians, in England, in the second half of the 19th century, a breeder crossed a English Bulldog with a White English Terrier, and he obtained as a result of crossing a dog of great stature weighing some 14,5 kg, the fur was dark striped, with white spots and look quite "brabucón".
In 1865, This dog was bought by a man named William O'Brien, a native of Boston, Massachusetts ((UNITED STATES)UU.), that according to the story, later sold it another called Mr Robert C. Hooper, also a native of Boston. The dog was called «»Hooper's Judge», and investigations of many authors recount that animal, It is one of the ancestors more determinant of the Boston Terrier as we know it today.
"The famous"Hooper's Judge"then", It was crossed with a so-called bitch «»Gyp» property of Mr. Burnett of Deerforth Farms, Southboro (Massachusetts). Was white and had short legs, snout short and square head. Although the origin of the two dogs was very different, Mr. Hooper He was satisfied with the outcome of that crossing. It is right in the resulting litter of that crossing, where can be - with greater certainty- the beginning of this race.
Of course there were many decades that passed, and various crossings (both endogamous and external) that led to the breed we know today as a Boston Terrier. It is also said that the French Bulldog was, an important, among the ancestors of this breed.
Recognition and acceptance of this race by American Kennel Club, was very complicated but, were finally accepted in 1893. His popularity grew and soon the Boston Terrier inscriptions were in a good place among all races.
Once the breed recognized by the AKC, It could be registered in his book of genealogical origins, and the Boston Terrier standard.
The love of this breed has spread from the city of Boston toward us.UU. integer and there is 30 affiliates clubs of Boston Terrier Club of America, and in the rest of the world, also.
The official mascot of the University of Boston is a Boston Terrier named Rhett. It is also the official mascot of the State of Massachusetts.
The Bill was exhibited at the Boston State Parliament and approved by the Assembly in 1979. The Boston Terrier was proclaimed the State mascot by Edward King (the Governor, at that time that in his youth, It had a Boston Terrier).
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Physical characteristics Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is a small dog, Compact Constitution and square features. It has a flattened snout, similar to the of the Bulldog, but folded skin. The snout length is of about one-third of the total length of the skull. Their ears are small and erect, can be cut to maintain a balance with the head of the animal. It presents a broad and black nose, with broad and well separated nostrils. It has large eyes, round, dark, located at a right angle in the skull, well separated from each other. Its tail is short, as well as their limbs, they are strong and well-angled. It is a robust dog, and their limbs must save a proportional relationship to the size of the animal's body.
In canine exhibition competitions, the participating animals must meet certain standards set by the organization in charge of the contest. While these standards vary according to country and organization, most are common to all. In competitions, the dogs are divided into three categories depending on the weight of the animal:
Boston terrier Proportions
To get a good score, It is necessary that the copy complies with a number of previously defined physical characteristics, among them are:
- Less than 6,8 kg of 6,80 kg.
- Between 6,8 to 8,6 kg.
- Between 9 and 11,35 kg.
Skull: the dog has no wrinkles in the skull, It should be flat and square at the top. Sharp front, with cheeks flattened and with a fronto-nasal depression defined.
Face: It is important that the eyes of the animal are dark, without the slightest feature of blue. The snout of the dog has no wrinkles, and it must be wider than long, without that its depth exceeds in length to 1/3 the length of the skull. In addition it must be parallel to the skull from the fronto-nasal depression until the tip of the nose. The jaw of the animal is broad and square, bite to regular, and lips should fully cover the mouth so that the teeth are not when the animal has closed the mouth. Given that an important characteristic of the breed is its intelligence, the expression of the dog must be alert, living and loving preferably.
Neck and body: the neck should be long to print an image of balance to the body. The back of the animal should be short, in such a way that the body see square, and it must be horizontal and straight, with a slight curve in the rump to the birth of the tail. The shoulders of the animal must be inclined, well extended backward. The members of the animal must have elbows and knees straight, and smaller and round feet with short nails. Elbows, the knees or feet of the animal must turn inward or outward. The fur of the copy should be short, smooth, bright and strong, without hair falls.
Color: the color of the dog may be striped, black, or black with white markings. There is also a valid variety of black which is reddish to expose to the Sun. It is necessary that the dog has a white mark on the snout and eyes, and white in order to participate in official competitions backsplash. A dog with predominance of the color white on the body or the head should have a noticeable amount of merit to counterbalance this problem.
Boston Terrier character and skills
They are ready and friendly dogs, mainly used as dogs of company. It is easy to train because of his intelligence race. The main qualities that make this breed of dog a favorite of many among its cheerful character, and its small size, optimal for small spaces and apartments. They love human company (especially children) and they get along well with all pets.
Not allow our Boston Evolve the small dog syndrome , behaviors induced by human where the dog believes he is leader of the herd. This can cause varying degrees of behavior problems.
They are very clean dogs, by both instinct and her short hair and its size as, they make it very easy to maintain. They live around 12 years.
Boston Terrier pictures
- Alternative names: Boston Bull / Boston Bull Terrier / Boxwood / American Gentlemen
- Group 9 / Section 11 – Molosoides small