Thinking about purchasing a Boston Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Boston Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Boston Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Boston Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Boston Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Boston Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Boston Terrier Breed Profile
The Boston Terrier was developed to be a companion and ratting dog, and they are a downsized version of the bull and terrier types of dogs. They are easy to care for, small in size and have a delightful disposition. Boston Terriers are a strikingly handsome muscular dog that has a short, square body, a square skull and a short, wide muzzle. Boston Terriers have black noses and large, round dark eyes that are set far apart. This breed is a odor free dog who rarely sheds. They are usually black and white with white on the muzzle, blaze, forelegs and chest. They can be brindle as well. They love to go for walks or rides in the car. Boston Terriers love to play and can be energetic when you want them to be, but calmed down when you need them to be. They are also good watchdogs, as they like to bark at things passing by. Boston Terriers are one of the most popular breeds in the United States because of their affectionate nature. They can sometimes be determined and self willed. Boston Terriers are very intelligent, obedient and easily trainable. They are an excellent dog for the elderly because they are loving, love to be around their master, and also love to please. A joy to have around, Boston Terriers are a delightful breed that is sure to please.
Other Names: Round-Headed Bull and Terrier, Boston Bull, Bullet Heads, Roundheads
Type: Companion Dog
10 - 17 inches.
with white markings, black with white markings. Also can be seal with white
markings. White markings appear on the muzzle, blaze, forechest and sometimes
white collar and lower legs are white.
Terriers are lively, intelligent and alert. Strong willed, yet even tempered
disposition, they usually get along with everyone. Even though the Boston Terrier
was originally used for fighting, they should not show aggressive behavior towards
people. Boston Terriers are loving, thoughtful, and well mannered. They
are saucy and playful, devoted and can be somewhat stubborn. They also learn
obedience very well.
Watch-dog: High. They will
sound an alarm if someone approaches their home. They like to bark.
Boston Terrier Care and Training:
Care of the Boston Terrier is minimal. Rub down the Boston Terrier with
a damp towel several times a week. Bathe only when necessary. Check ears and
eyes regularly. Trim nails from time to time. Boston Terriers are easy to house
train. They respond well to training if their owner spends time with them. Regular
walks or free play in a fenced yard will keep the Boston Terrier in shape. A
simple romp in the yard tends to exercise them well.
Activity: Medium. Boston
Terriers can be lively when you're willing to play, but thoughtful and considerate
when you need them to calm down.
Boston Terrier Health Issues: Juvenile cataracts, luxating patellas, brachycephalic syndrome. Bostons tend to have breathing difficulties because of their short face. Whelping is often difficult due to the large head and puppies are often delivered by C-section.
Life Span: 10 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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