Famous Americans and Celebrities Who Owned Boston Terriers

There is no denying that the Boston Terrier is a wonderful breed – just take it from some famous celebrities who own them! Actors and actresses as well as famous comedians, musical artists, and even presidents have owned Boston Terriers. There is even a famous Boston Terrier who played a key role in saving American soldiers during World War I!

1. Famke Janssen– Known for her role as Jean Grey/Pheonix in the X-Men film series, Dutch actress Famke Janssen has a Boston Terrier named Licorice. Licorice is a brindle Boston Terrier and he accompanied Janssen when she appeared in a 2007 PETA campaign to raise awareness for animal rights issues. This campaign used the slogan “Be an Angel for Animals”.

2. President Warren G. Harding– Born in November of 1865, Warren G. Harding was the 29th President of the United States and he served from March 4, 1921 until his death on August 2, 1923. Harding is known for being one of the most popular presidents in history and he was the owner of a Boston Terrier named Hub. 

3. Joan Rivers– American actress and comedienne, Joan Rivers was known for her controversial comedic persona. Though she could be somewhat harsh and critical on television, Rivers was always loving and gentle toward her Boston Terrier, Lulu.

4. Denise Richards– An American actress and former model, Denise Richards is known for her roles in films like Starship Troopers and Wild Things. Richards grew up in Illinois but after her career took off she became active in animal welfare work, partnering with Best Friends Animal Society in multiple projects. She also had a Boston Terrier of her own named Lucy who appeared with her in an episode of The Dog Whisperer.

5. LeAnn Rimes– Born Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian, the artist known as LeAnna Rimes is an American country and pop singer. Her career took off at the early age of 13, making her the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker. Rimes owns a Boston Terrier named Harvey who she adopted as a puppy.

6. Helen Keller– Though she may not have been a traditional celebrity, Helen Keller owned a Boston Terrier named Phiz who was gifted to her by some of her classmates at Radcliffe College. Helen Keller was the first deafblind person who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and she became an American author and political activist.

7. Sergeant Stubby– Though he was not owned by a celebrity, Sergeant Stubby became famous himself for his role in protecting American soldiers during World War I. This Boston Terrier became the mascot of the 102nd infantry and he helped to warn soldiers of poisonous gas and imminent attacks. Sergeant Stubby has been called the most decorated war dog of World War I.

Take it from these celebrities that the Boston Terrier is a wonderful breed. These dogs may be small but they are full of love, life, and energy. Boston Terriers make excellent family pets and household companions, so think about getting one for yourself!