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The benefits of owing a Boston Terrier are numerous. To begin with the phrase "a dog is mans best friend" is the perfect description of the Boston Terrier. The love and devotion these dogs have for their human friends is simply amazing.
The Boston Terrier is an ultimate companion dog. Through diligent breeding practices always-keeping temperament a top priority the breed has developed as being a favorite for many.
Your Boston Terrier will make you feel like you walk on water. Their devotion to you is unmistakable as seen through the way that they respond to you and watch your body language. The Boston Terrier is very intuitive, sensing when you need extra attention. They know your every mood, and will act accordingly by just being near when you need a friend. Their happy and joyful antics will bring a smile to your face instantly.
The Boston Terriers high intelligence makes this breed very easy to train. If not trained they can outwit their human companion in a hurry. Your Boston will have a tendency to jump up on people unless trained not to do so. They love to learn new things and excel at an amazing pace. They make excellent performance dogs, such as agility, obedience, therapy dogs and more.
They’re unique connection to their human companion make them yearn to be near their people. They are not a good choice if you want a dog that lives primarily outdoors or in a kennel. They are best suited when they are part of the family. Going with the family on outings and being with the family indoors or outdoors. The Boston Terrier is a true family companion breed.
The Boston Terrier is a short-coated dog, making grooming a breeze. An occasional bath and brushing with regular nail trimming will be all that is needed to keep your Boston in a tidy manner. Due to the Boston Terriers short coat they are hot when you are hot. Cold when you are cold. They do not have the ability to cool down like a breed with a long snout; thus special attention must be taken to protect your Boston from warm weather. They enjoy the warmth of a nice sweater or jacket when it is chilly outside.
Some Boston Terriers enjoy water; making them a fun dog to take on outings having to do with water, boating, lake swimming, beach going and such. They have often been reported running through the sprinklers with the children. Their love of water can sometimes lead them to mischief, playing in a water dish, climbing into the shower or tub. Safety must be followed if you have a pool or pond; secure fencing is best to protect them from the water hazard. Teaching your Boston Terrier how to get out of the pool or pond is a must.
Boston Terriers love to fetch and retrieve; they love the interaction and quickly learn to bring back the thrown object. They will play for hours with anyone willing to play and will receive great exercise in doing so. This is one of the first games we teach our puppies.
As with all other breeds the Boston Terriers have distinct personality traits that differ from puppy to puppy. Some will be more mellow than others, they are happy to be near and do what ever you are doing at that moment. They love to play a game of fetch, and go for walks. These dogs make excellent lap dogs and therapy dogs. They are a perfect match for folks with a less active lifestyle Others are very active and busy. They like to be doing different activities and excel at learning new tricks, and games. They are happy to just go with the family anywhere and everywhere. They are excellent agility dogs and are a perfect match for a family with multiple family members. They enjoy being the center of attention and easily settle down when the family does.
It is important that you discuss your lifestyle and activity level with your breeder. The more information you can give the better. Your breeder will know which puppy will be the perfect match for your family and lifestyle
Boston Terriers are very adaptable to their environment they can live in a apartment type setting with adequate walks for exercise just as well as living in a house with a large yard. Thus being a good choice for many types of situations.
The Boston Terrier is not immune to health issues. Please go to the health page and follow the links to learn more about specific health issues. The most important thing you can do is purchase a puppy from a breeder that practices regular health screening on all of their dogs and can provide you with health clearances for the individual puppy and the ancestors. This is called Health History. In most cases you will be able to see several generations of health history. You cannot get this health history when you purchase a puppy from the local pet store or backyard breeder you will not know what kind of health issues may be lurking in the background with the potential to cost you great expense financially and personally.
This site was last updated 12/26/10