Boston terrier

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Boston terrier,

breed of small, lively nonsporting dognonsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs that may formerly have been bred to hunt or work but that are now raised chiefly as house pets and companions.
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 developed in the United States in the second half of the 19th cent. It stands between 14 and 17 in. (35.6–43.2 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 13 to 25 lb (5.9–11.3 kg). Its short, smooth, glossy coat may be brindle or black, both with white markings. One of the few breeds native to the United States, it was developed in Boston from a cross between the bulldog and a now extinct white English terrier. Since its perfection in the 1880s, the Boston terrier has steadily increased in popularity as a companion and house pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Due to the article, people are under the impression that Boston Terriers are worth around pounds 10,000 each; it is important that it is clarified to members of the public that they are not and they certainly are not the most expensive dogs around.
30am to a property in Croxteth Park to a report that three dogs, Boston terrier puppies, had been stolen from the property "An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is underway.
South Nelson Road, multiple calls for a loose Boston terrier without tags running in and out of the road.
While not every Boston Terrier is going to be the same, there are certain personality traits and health concerns that are inherit in the breed.
The nine-month-old Boston terrier - whose competition name is Purple Pebble - has already proved a hit in local competitions and Joanne has high hopes for him.
PALMDALE - Checkers the Boston terrier is back home with his family after 10 days lost on a beach camping trip.
Tarheels will also enjoy watching the show in order to cheer on one of their own - Boston Terrier "Ch Shine's Cupid Dolly.
Sylvia Wrath,'' for example, is a high-school English teacher in Worcester, who is as likely to be seen kissing her Boston terrier on the mouth after she dresses him in cute outfits as she is viciously body-checking other young women off the flat track at a derby bout.
Philadelphia is one of few cities with the Boston Terrier and German Shorthaired Pointer in its top 10.
SHOW NEWS September 15 Boston Terrier Club of Scotland Open Show, Muirhead Community Centre, Chryston, 12pm.
Mrs Boraston left pounds 500 each to the Boston Terrier Club and the International League for the Protection of Horses but the rest went to the RSPB.
After their second-oldest daughter Dara went off to California State University, Chico, they said, Lora got a Boston terrier puppy.

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