Boston Terriers are native to the United States, originating in - you guessed it - Boston. A people-loving, lively breed, Bostons are known for their expressive faces and amusing sense of humor. They are eager and easy to train, and are excellent with children. These friendly, sturdy dogs are content to be around their people, have a medium energy level, and overall make excellent companion animals. An average-sized Boston Terrier typically weighs around 25 lbs. when fully grown.
Despite their name, Boston Terriers are actually not included in the Terrier Group. They are instead included in the Non-Sporting Group.
This all-American breed was developed in nineteenth-century Boston and resulted from a cross between an English Bulldog and a white English Terrier.