The Boston Terrier
by Kathleen (webmaster)
One of my favorite Boston Terrier books is "The Boston Terrier: A presentation of the origin, development, breeding, showing, care, and kenneling of this American-originated breed of dog" by Vincent G. Perry (c. 1959).
It was recommended to me by a friend who is a breeder. Unfortunately, the book is out of print, but I was able to locate a used copy through Amazon.
Mr. Perry was a breeder and licensed show judge, and involved with Bostons for over 40 years. The book is primarily focused on Bostons from the historical development of the breed, the breed standard, breeding issues, and showing Bostons.
What I really like about the book is that it goes in-depth on the breed standard, with detailed information on the ideal vs. commonly occurring faults, along with excellent illustrations and photos to show what they look like.
The 2nd half of the book is "The General Dog Manual" which was included by the publisher in all dog breed books they published during this period. The best part of that section is the information on pedigree, bases of heredity, and breeding information.
If you can locate a copy, I highly recommend it.