In the second half of the nineteenth century in New England area, a breeder crossed an English Bulldog with a White English Terrier.
The result of this cross was a very tall dog weighing 14.5 kg, dark brindle color with white patches. In 1865, this dog was bought by one William O'Brien of Boston, Massachusetts (USA), who later sold it to Robert C. Hooper, also of Boston. The dog was named "Hooper's Judge". Hooper's Judge was mated with a female named "Gyp" owned by a Mr. Burnett Deerforth Farms, Southboro (Massachusetts).
It was white and had short legs, a
nose too short and a square head.
It took many years and many generations of inbreeding, external crosses and hybrids get the race we know today under the name Boston Terrier.
In 1891 he joined more than 40 owners and founded the American Boston Terrier Club. It was in 1893 when the American Kennel Club recognized the breed as such.
Here is pictures I have been collecting famous and important breeding Bostons.