A native US breed, the Boston Terrier was originally created to be a pit fighter. These days, however, this bright little breed is more of a lover, making people laugh with their lively antics. With puptastic manners and tuxedo-like markings, the Boston Terrier has been dubbed “The American Gentleman.” Always a joy to be around, Bostons make furrific family pets. Not only do they love children, but they're also ideal housemates for older people and apartment dwellers. Despite their small size, they need daily exercise to discourage undesirable behaviors. If you're looking for a portable breed that's amusing and affectionate, the Boston Terrier might be the canine companion for you!