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Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is one of only a few dogs with the distinction of being "Made in America."
Height: 12 to 15 inches at shoulder
Weight: 10 to 25 pounds
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 13 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Boston Terriers have been popular since their creation a little more than a century ago. They were originally bred to be fighting dogs, but today, they're gentle, affectionate companions with tuxedo-like markings that earned them the nickname "American Gentleman."
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