In the late 19th century, during the years following the Civil War, the Boston Terrier breed was born. Developed in the stables of Boston, Massachusetts, the breed is a result of crossing an English Bulldog with a white English Terrier. In 1870, Robert C. Hooper of Boston purchased an imported dog named Judge who is quite possibly the ancestor of nearly all true Boston Terriers, according to the American Kennel Club. In 1891, the breed officially became known as Boston Terriers, in homage to the city where they originated.

Boston Terriers are small and light, typically weighing no more than 25 pounds. Their excellent companionship primes them for the house pet role. They don't require much grooming and are notably easy to train. They have a friendly personality and are always eager to please.

Below, this Boston Terrier owner catches her pup lounging peacefully on the bed. But when she senses that it's playtime, she can't contain her excitement. How does your dog let you know they want to play? Drop us an answer in the comments section or on Facebook. If you got a kick out of this video like we did, be sure to share it with your family and friends!