This breed is an American creation, a cross between an English Bulldog and a white English Terrier. In 1891, the breed became known as Boston Terriers, taking the name of the city where they originated. The Boston Terrier has been nicknamed “the American Gentleman” because of his dapper appearance and gentle disposition.
The breed is affectionate and easy to train. The best-known Boston Terrier is Rhett, the official mascot of Boston University’s varsity athletic teams.