Anyone know why does the Boston Terrier belong to the non sporting group and not the terrier group?
The "terriers" in the Terrier Group were originally kept to hunt vermin, especially mice, rats, rabbits, stoats and weasels. The Boston Terrier is an American breed, originally developed from a cross between an English Bulldog and a white English terrier, and was developed for fighting. So it does not fit the purpose definition of the AKC Terrier Group.
Today most of the dogs in the terrier group are kept as companion animals, though a few are still working dogs.
Exactly - while their foundation breeds included terriers who were indeed bred to "go to ground," the Boston Terrier was only ever bred as a fighting dog, then as a companion dog, so is stuck in the "non-sporting" group!
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