Born and raised in the United States, the Boston Terrier is an all-American breed....
The first Boston Terrier was born in the early 1870s to Boston resident Robert C Hooper. Commonly known as Hooper's Judge, the father of Boston Terriers was much larger than his modern descendants. Hooper's Judge weighed in at over 30 pounds, while today's Boston Terriers tend to weigh only around 20 pounds.
It didn't take long for people to flock to this new breed of dog. In 1889, fans of the breed formed the American Bull Terrier Club, but they quickly realized that name wouldn't do, since there was already a Bull Terrier breed. The club experimented with different names, including Round Head, before settling on the Boston Terrier.
In 1893, less than 20 years after the breed was established, the American Kennel Club recognized the Boston Terrier as a breed. The adoration for this dog still holds strong as it's considered one of the most popular breeds in the United States. After all, let's face it no one can resist the face of this American gentleman.