Bred exclusively in America,. the "American Gentleman" is in fact, the Boston Terrier who was bred in the 1800s in the city of his namesake, in Massachusetts in the late 1800s. A dog of unknown origin named Judge was bred to a small white dog who was called Kate. One puppy was born who was subsequently bred often after that; his name was Well's Eph. His offspring, later matched with a French Bulldog, securing the lineage of this breed. They were called Boston Bulldogs and as well, the Boston Terrier. In 1976, the Boston Terrier was named the Bicentennial dog of the United States. Today, Rhett the Boston Terrier is the mascot for Boston University. The Lhasa Apso originates in Tibet and served as a watchdog and a companion of monks and noblemen. He was named after the holy city of Lhasa with historical documentation dating back to 800 BC. Because he was generally a guardian of temples, the dog was considered sacred and buying one was nearly impossible. In fact, for hundreds of years, the Dalai Lama sent Lhasas as gifts. The dog was always given in pairs and was thought to be a gift of prosperity. The Lhasa Apso made its way to America when the Dalai Lama gifted a pair to American C. Suydam Cutting of New Jersey. The Bosapso is recognized by the following organizations: American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, International Designer Canine Registry.