The Boston Terrier is an All-American Dog Breed

The 1926 DogWorld editors seemed to have favored the Boston Terrier dog, claiming this dog breed is the key to happiness.

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Why, when you buy a Boston Terrier, are you exceptionally happy?

This happiness is because of the knowledge that you have added to your home another patriotic American for only one other dog breed can lay claim to being all-American. This in itself carries valuation, prestige, and respect.

Your Boston Terrier is also one of the most outstanding, attractive dog breeds of the times—one whose characteristics are noted for being able to fit into any kind of home. The Boston Terrier’s disposition is full of devotion towards the children up to the adults.

This dog breed’s intelligence is such that he can be quickly taught to understand by the tone of your voice just what is required of him.

Both in size and weight, the Boston Terroer fits into our modern up-to-date living quarters requiring no pampering; neither is his food bill of great cost.

Being shortcoated his shedding period causes no annoyance, and can be taken up in the daily vacuuming—also easily brushed from one’s garments.

You are proud as well as happy to own a Boston Terrier, for wherever he appears, he attracts much attention with oh’s and ah’s because of his two strikingly contrasting markings.

Boston Terriers love to play ball at any time but can be just as well pleased to obey your wish to lie still; therefore this dog breed has the combined liveliness and amiable quiet disposition which make him a companion and playmate as well as an all-round good fellow.

When you own a Boston Terrier, you can be sure no other dog breed can be mistaken for him; so one is truly happy owning a dog breed that is so original.


Excerpted from Dog World magazine, April 1926. For back issues of Dog World, click here.

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