When Bostons were born, they were pit bulls

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Postby BullyVW » February 13th, 2006, 10:02 pm

If you disregard the AKC's version of how the Boston Terrier came to be, you'll be able to find the truth. Bred as smaller fighting dogs, they are all bulldog....i.e......miniature pit bull. Here's a great postcard from the early 1900's that shows just how much of a pit bull they were.

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Postby cheekymunkee » February 13th, 2006, 10:19 pm

THAT is cool! Good luck on your bid!
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Postby BullyVW » February 13th, 2006, 10:22 pm

That should be something like the little boy I'll be adopting soon. I'm accepting an Olde Boston Bulldogge sometime this week...I hope.
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Postby cheekymunkee » February 13th, 2006, 10:28 pm

:o That sounds cool! Do you have any pictures?
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Postby Maryellen » February 13th, 2006, 10:34 pm

your getting another boston?????? how???where??? from who?? pictures, come on dave, tell all about the new one.. boy/girl????
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Postby BullyVW » February 13th, 2006, 10:38 pm

He is 6 years old and the result of a broken family. The parents split, she cannot take him and he doesn't want him...so I took the surrender. I'll get pics up as soon as I take him in.

For now, he's a foster, but if he works in the family, he'll be mine.
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Postby Romanwild » February 13th, 2006, 10:44 pm

Aren't those pretty big? Congrats by the way!
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Postby BullyVW » February 13th, 2006, 11:13 pm

Yeah..like pocket pits...but they can also be small. General weight is 25-45 lbs.
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Postby bullymommy » February 14th, 2006, 12:10 am

BullyVW wrote:He is 6 years old and the result of a broken family. The parents split, she cannot take him and he doesn't want him.


that sucks!!! i hate it when crap like that happens. because in all likely hood he doesnt want him just to spite!!!!
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Postby BullyVW » February 14th, 2006, 12:13 am

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BullyVW wrote:He is 6 years old and the result of a broken family. The parents split, she cannot take him and he doesn't want him.


that sucks!!! i hate it when crap like that happens. because in all likely hood he doesnt want him just to spite!!!!


I won't speculate on that....but I'll tell you that I would never have taken in a surrender if the wife wasn't a friend of one of our members. I feel good knowing that the dog I once wanted to buy I can now rescue.
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Postby CinderDee » February 14th, 2006, 12:34 am

I can't wait to see him! :D
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Postby BullyVW » February 14th, 2006, 1:53 am

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Postby Emi » February 14th, 2006, 4:36 am

Oh good luck with him :)

I love boston terriers ... my parents had them , I was around them for 13 years ... the female was 13 when she pasted and the male was 12 exactly a month later he pasted after she did ...

She was 25lbs , a little cutie pie , and he was 50lbs and a meathead lol...
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Postby bullymommy » February 14th, 2006, 4:49 am

you are a good man dave!!! my thing is why buy when you can rescue!!! you rock!
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Postby Romanwild » February 14th, 2006, 8:33 am

Dave, isn't your BT a bit dog aggressive? Are you going to crate and rotate or something?
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » February 14th, 2006, 8:39 am

It's funny that I read this thread just now. I spent all weekend with Boston Terrier Rescuers and a plethora of the little bulldogs :D . It seems that a lot of their traits are similar to pit bulls too. They're really high energy dogs, though, eh? You hear stories of people leaving Bostons together unattended with results similar to what you'd expect from pitties left unsupervised. :( They're pretty tenacious little guys.
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Postby BullyVW » February 14th, 2006, 8:48 am

Oohhh...never leave them alone..it's your loss. Yes, they're very close to pitties, both in energy and strength.


Charles, she has gotten a lot better these days. I am crating and rotating as much as needed when he gets here, but Ghia has been perfect since she grew out of her dumb puppy stage. I took her to the pet expo this weekend...and she was great with every little or big dog. I'm not sure if it was really ever dog aggression, per say. I'm convinced she's just so used to being able to play rouh with Ralph..a pit 3x her size, that she expected the same results from every other dog she met. Still, we'll wait and see.
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Postby Romanwild » February 14th, 2006, 9:51 am

Cool. That's good news! :)
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Postby Fear_the_Sheeple » February 14th, 2006, 11:18 am

I'm so excited for you! They are definitely cool looking little dogs!
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Postby babyreba » February 14th, 2006, 11:39 am

wow, i can't wait to see pictures!
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