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Bostons From the Past
Slide Show photos courtesy of Lisa Braunstein LaMere
The theme of the 2009 Boston Terrier Club of America’s National Specialty Show was “Bostons Light Up Our Lives.” More than just a theme, this aptly describes the enthusiasm and devotion of anyone who has ever owned, or owns a Boston Terrier. This was true with the founders of the breed, and carries forward today.
In 1891, only a few short years after the breed’s inception, the American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognized the Boston Terrier Club of America (BTCA) in 1893 as one of the first breed clubs, and the only club devoted to a breed that originated in America.
For 117 years, the BTCA has been devoted to the betterment and preservation of America’s breed – the Boston Terrier. The BTCA takes great pride in its accomplishments of encouraging and promoting quality in the breeding of Boston Terriers, doing everything possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection, and preserving the health and temperament of this beloved breed.
To accomplish its goals, the BTCA works with approximately 25 affiliate breed clubs throughout the United States, conducting sanctioned matches, specialty shows and performance trials under the rules and regulations of the AKC.
Under the auspice of the American Kennel Club, the BTCA developed the Standard of the Breed, and encourages members and breeders to adhere to this standard.
Whether you breed, show, participate in performance events, or are a devoted pet owner, this web site has information that you’ll find valuable in furthering your knowledge of the Boston Terrier, including links to education, health, events, and much more.
The Boston Terrier – at home in the show ring and performance events, serving as an incomparable companion, and warming the hearts of thousands of owners throughout the world.