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Boston terrier

one of an American breed of small, pug-faced, short-haired dogs having erect ears, a short tail, and a brindled or black coat with white markings.
Also called Boston bull.
Origin of Boston terrier
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Show points and standard of the Boston terrier, furnished by an enthusiastic American fancier of the breed.

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Boston terrier

a short stocky smooth-haired breed of terrier with a short nose, originally developed by crossing the French and English bulldogs with the English bull terrier
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