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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Images in the entertaining piece show the couple in their backyard, relaxing indoors and playing music with their Boston terrier Berklee, who displays his tambourine-playing skills, and reenacting the iconic American Gothic painting with the pitchfork.
Boston terrier errs every day on our walk as we pass by the yard with the big German shepherd.
My Boston terrier took great exception to these two ringtail raccoons on her turf, so she ran them up a tree.
For breeds not listed in the dictionary, capitalize words derived from proper nouns; use lowercase elsewhere: basset hound, Boston terrier.
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But everyone was so good--Kyra Nichols, Maria Kowroski, Megan Fairchild, Jason Fowler, Albert Evans, Sean Suozzi, and Arch Higgins all found a place in Stroman's sun, as did a real live Boston terrier and two little girls from the School of American Ballet, Isabella Tobias as the mean stepsister, and an astonishingly accomplished Tara Sorine as the infant Cinderella-girl.
Fill one bowl with water and the other with an assortment of fresh baked treats ($2 each), such as Boston terrier pie, springer spanwiches and poodle puffs.
But Pablo has found a forever home with Hambleton residents Mhairi Brown, Andy Meek, his two children and their two dogs, Buster, a five-year-old lhasa apso, and Wallace, a three-year-old Boston terrier.
Ms Cookie, a Boston Terrier, was a gift from West four years ago,' Jon recalls.
Boston Terrier Club of Scotland's championship show in Haddington Corn Exchange.

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