Dog Lover Opens Boston Terrier Museum

The collection features vintage pieces that pay tribute to the popular dog breed.

Posted: January 16, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Bob Hambright loves hunting for Boston Terrier collectibles. But when his collection of several hundred pieces outgrew his Texas home, Hambright decided to open the Boston Terrier Museum.

Located in Floydada, Texas, the museum features hundreds of Boston Terrier children’s toys, vintage candy dishes, door stops, and more.

“I wanted something to do that would keep me out of trouble,” Hambright told the Savannah Morning News. “I had been collecting for a long while, and it just kept growing.”

Hambright bought the pieces from antique shops, flea markets and other collectors.

“It is always fun to hunt,” says Hambright, who has owned five Boston Terriers over the years. “It is unlimited what you can find.”

Hambright often repairs the pieces he collects, and his wife helped match the paint. After she died five years ago, Hambright continued to collect new items, and says he still doesn’t have a favorite.

Each piece “is unique,” he says.


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Mil T   Payson, Arizona

8/11/2014 1:53:24 PM

My wife and I happened upon the museum while driving through. We stopped and Bob happened to be there. What a great person. He allowed us to tour the museum. You need to call the phone number on the door and he'll come down and open up for you. You will not believe all the Boston Terrier stuff he has. The building is full of it. Very amazing examples. he gifted us a couple of ceramics but would not take any money for donations or anything. Our son and D.I.L raise Boston's so that was our interest. I have found a way to repay him for his kindness. I found a flyer from our newspaper that has the cutest Boston on the front, so I am sending it to him for his collection. It is definitely worth the stop if you ever go through Floydada.

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Valerie   Dallas, Texas

3/21/2013 7:51:22 PM

The husband and I planned a road trip to New Mexico this summer/fall from Dallas. We have 2 Bostons that we planned to leave with Grandma but would love to bring to the museum of them. So I'm wondering if Bostons are welcome in the museum?

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Katie   Suwanee, GA

1/16/2008 1:10:11 PM

Veary Interesting.

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Cheryl   Conway, MO

1/16/2008 7:26:52 AM

Finally, a man after my own heart. I love my Boston Terriers and someday I hope to visit his collection.

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