The original Rhett
In selecting the Boston terrier as BU's mascot, students chose between it and a moose.
In 1922, BU students voting for a school mascot got to choose between the Boston terrier and a moose. The Boston terrier was chosen in part because the dog was first bred in America in 1869, the year BU was chartered. In this 1956 photo, a live Boston terrier checks out its competition. Photo 1956 BU Hub.