The name Bostie, also known as the Boston Westie or Bostie Terrier, is a combination of the name of its parent breed, the Boston Terrier, and the nickname of its other parent breed, the West Highland White Terrier or “Westie”. The Boston Terrier is named after its city of origin, Boston, Massachusetts. This canine’s ancestor was brought to the United States from England in 1865. This feisty breed was mixed various dogs, notably the French Bulldog, to produce the beloved American breed we know today. From 1905 to 1939, the Boston Terrier was very popular dog in the United States. Today, it is on the roster of the American Kennel Club and has been since 1893. The Bostie’s other parent breed, the Westie, originated in Scotland back to the time of King James I and was bred to hunt fox, badgers, and vermin. The breed was known by other names in the past such as White Scottish, Little Skye, Cairn, and Roseneath Terriers. In fact, it was registered as the Roseneath in 1908 by the AKC. The next year, the name was changed to the West Highland White Terrier and has been a popular pet and show dog ever since. The product of these two breeds, the Bostie, started to be unofficially bred in the early to mid-1900s. It has only recently been acknowledged as a designer hybrid, but is not widely recognized or registered by the AKC.