5 Boston Terrier Facts

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Good things come in small packages, and that's certainly true with the Boston terrier.

This playful pooch is handsome, intelligent, athletic and loving. It's no wonder the breed consistently ranks as one of the most popular dogs in country, according to American Kennel Club (AKC) registration statistics.

Even though this compact canine is an American favorite, it has yet to impress judges at Westminster -- the 134-year-old granddaddy of all dog shows -- to win Best in Show.

Read on to learn more facts we've ferreted out about the beloved breed, including the historical significance of a black dot that appears on the head of some dogs.

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