The Boston Terrier resulted from selective breeding of the Bulldog and the White English Terrier (now extinct), by a few men in the Boston area during the 1870’s. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893 as the first genuinely American bred dog. Today’s Boston carries a clean cut square head, large, soft, dark eyes and moves in perfect rhythm, each step indicating grace and power. Intelligence, alertness and a loving disposition makes him an ideal companion, a dog well-suited to the city dweller and the suburbanite. His great style and loving disposition have rightly earned the nickname, “The American Gentleman.