Boston terrier art is a popular form of dog art that has fascinated American artists. Originally bred to be a part of the dog fighting circuit in early American culture, Boston terriers have since risen to be a beloved pet and pop art icon among canine artists.
The friendly, and sometimes silly, pooches that are shown in most Boston terrier prints are a far cry away from the dangerous and deadly dogs that they were originally bred to be. Instead, artists choose to highlight the qualities that made these animals such great pets, including their gentle natures and willingness to play. However, occasionally artists hint at the history of these canines in their terrier designs, as seen in Dean Russo's canine print 'Boston Terrier Crowned' where the canine in question stares out of the vividly colored canvas with a quiet determination and intensity that suggests this breeds more ruthless roots.