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Boston Terrier

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Boston Terrier
Exercise
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Appearance
15-17" (38-43 cm) 15-25 lb (7-11.5 kg) Short smooth coat. Black or brindle with white markings.
Photo courtesy of Sassy Kennels Reg’d.
History

As its name suggests, the Boston Terrier originated in Boston, Massachusetts. A product of crossing Bulldogs with Bull Terriers, the breed was originally bred for dog-fighting and bull-baiting. In fact, Boston resident Robert C. Hooper purchased an English Bulldog in the mid-1800s for this very purpose. When these sports were banned, those who loved the breed worked to redefine the Boston Terrier. After many generations of careful selection, a stable breed with a “gentlemanly” temperament was produced. Then known as the Round-Headed Bull and Terrier, the breed did not acquire its current name until 1891.Since then it has remained a highly popular dog.

Personality

Although the Boston Terrier’s ancestors were bred for fighting, he is now known for his docile, biddable temperament. He is intelligent and can adapt to any living situation he finds himself in. While he enjoys a good romp, he’s not overly active and is happy to exercise by following his people around the home.

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Boston Terrier Breeders

Brenheather Kennels Reg’d
Ontario

Brenheather Reg’d. Champion lines, quality home-raised puppies occasionally. 613) 476-7587; (613) 822-0509; terrym@kos.net

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Hornerbrook Reg’d
Ontario

Hornerbrook Reg’d, Jacques R. LaPierre & Nathalie L. LaPierre. PO Box 88, Verona ON, K0H 2W0. (613) 372-1544; hornrbrk@kingston.net; www.hornerbrook.com

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Sassy Kennel Reg’d
Ontario

Sassy Kennel Reg’d, Sharon Hicks. Our goal is to produce Bostons true to the standard. We have been breeding Bostons for 3 decades. Home-raised for companions, conformation, and performance dogs. Vet checked with the first vaccination and micro-chipped. Registered with the CKC. Our puppies are well socialized from our Champion lines. Fenwick ON L0S 1C0. (905) 892-6781; sassykennel@gmail.com; www.sassykennel.com

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Selectabull Reg’d
Ontario

Selectabull Reg’d, Dwayne Delaurier. Over 15+ years striving for health, quality and temperament. Our mission is to enhance our breed through selective, quality breeding and home placement. (613) 625-9999; selectabull_67@yahoo.com; www.selectabull.webplus.net

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Chadklier Perm. Reg’d
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Chadklier Perm. Reg’d. James Reath (519) 287-2770; reathjj@gmail.comwww.chadklierbulldogs.com

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