Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The American Gentleman

Well, I thought today that I would blog about something cute. Very cute. And very popular.

The Boston Terrier.

I know three people with in a 1/4 mile radius of my house who are the adoptive parents of these adorable black and white little dogs, so I wanted to find out a little bit more about them.

Here's the deal with Boston Terriers:

  • The Boston Terrier was admitted to to the American Kennel Club in 1893. It was the first US breed to be recognized.
  • The Boston Terrier is also known as The American Gentleman (that's just adorable!), Boston Bull Terrier, and Boston Bull.
  • Famous Boston Terrier owners: Warren G. Harding, Gerald Ford, Helen Keller, Rose McGowan, Denise Richards, and Joan Rivers.
  • Became the state dog of Massachusetts in 1979.
  • They were so popular during the 1920's and 1930's, that they represented 30% of the pet dogs in the US.
  • Boston Terriers originated from two extent breeds: Old English Bulldog and English White Terrier. They were originally bred for fighting, but now all of the aggressive traits have been bred out of the dog.
  • Even though they are known as The American Gentleman, they have some rather gentlemanly qualities- such as snoring and, ahem, passing gas. Frequently.
  • Due to the size of their noggins, almost all Boston Terrier puppies are delivered via Cesarean section.
  • Wanna go to the Boston Terrier Museum? You can if you find yourself in Floydada, TX.
So, there's a few fun facts about the Boston Terrier. Want a souvenir from his blog? How about an adorable necklace? http://www.etsy.com/listing/74807361/boston-terrier-necklace-resin-retro


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