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Massachusetts State Dog

Boston terrier running with ball - click to see all state mammals
Wendell the Boston terrier at the beach; photo by Ed Siasoco on Flickr
(use permitted with attribution). All State Animals - Mammals.

Boston Terrier

Boston terrier video

The Boston Terrier (Canis familiaris bostenensis) was recognized by the Massachusetts legislature as official state dog in 1979. A cross between an English bulldog and an English terrier, the Boston terrier was the first "purebred" dog developed in America (1869).

Male boston terrier - click to see all state animal symbols
Boston Terrier with standard colors - public domain image on Wikipedia. See All State Animals - Mammals.

10 states recognize official canine symbols:

State dogs - Louisiana: Catahoula leopard dog, Maryland: Chesapeake Bay retriever, Massachusetts: Boston terrier, Pennsylvania: great Dane, Texas: blue lacy, South Carolina: Boykin spaniel, North Carolina: Plott hound, Virginia: American fox hound, Wisconsin: American water spaniel, and the state sport of Alaska - dog mushing.

Source:
Massachusetts State Symbols: Citizen Information Service:
Links:
All State Animals - Mammals


    

 

Massachusetts Symbols & Icons:

cat - dog
bird - game bird
horse - mammal
fish - reptile
flower - shell
tree -soil
insect - mineral
fossil - gem
rock 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
donut - dessert
bean - berry
cookie - muffin
beverage

flag - seal
motto - colors
name - nickname
songs: 1 - 2 - 3 -
4 - 5 - 6 - 7
blues artist
dance -poem
author - book
hero - heroine
inventor
sport - tartan
memorials
vessel - quarter
 

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