The Boston terrier is a typical pet, excellent as a pet and companion and, of course, as a guard dog in a nursing home. The dog is a very popular companion dog in the United States because it is playful, likes to play with humans and especially likes to spend time with young children. The Boston terrier is one of the few breeds bred in the UK. It has been popular in North America for many, many years, and remains as popular as ever, making it an interesting and dynamic companion dog for the human family. Although they are called peduncles, they have long since lost their initial aggressiveness.