Are you writing a paper, social media post, or letter and want to know if you should capitalize Boston Terrier?
Here is the proper way to do it…
Proper Capitalization Of Boston Terrier
When writing out Boston Terrier, the proper way to do so, according to MLA (Modern Language Association), is to capitalize the proper noun Boston and lowercase the generic term or common noun terrier.
Why is Boston the only word that’s capitalized in Boston Terrier?
Boston is capitalized because it is a proper noun, a place. Terrier, on the other hand, is a generic term or common noun and is not usually capitalized.
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- French bulldog
- Irish setter
- German shepherd
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Now In Real Life
When it comes to capitalizing the breed name of our beloved Boston Terrier, I will always do it, and you should do the same. The MLA, as well as the AP style of writing, are for college students and scholars. We are Boston Terrier Lovers! There is a difference.