The Boston Terrier in the United States
1865 Hooper's Judge was imported from England by Robert C. Hooper. He was known as a bull & terrier.The breed was entered in the classes for Bull Terriers at the New England dog show held in Boston.
1888 Boston provided a class called Round-headed Bull Terriers, any color, judged by John Barnard.
1889 The Bull Terrier Club of America was founded in Boston.
1891 The formal application for the membership of the AKC was denied because the breed was insufficiently well established, and the new dog was not typical of a bull terrier. The club changed its name from The Bull Terrier Club of America to The Boston Terrier Club of America since the breed had been developed in Boston.
1893 Feb. 27 The breed was accepted by the AKC as the Boston Terrier.
1900 A new Standard for the Boston Terrier was written.
1914 The Standard was revised and adopted.
1985 The BTCA held its first specialty show outside of Massachusetts and since then the national show has floated around country.
History goes on....
List of references;
The Official Book of the BOSTON TERRIER by Muriel P. Lee
The BOSTON TERRIER by Anna Katherine Nicholas
The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Boston Terrier and All About It by Edward Axtell