Hi and Welcome Everyone!
This is Sharda with Boston Terrier newsletter!
If you’ve been toying with the idea of bringing home a pet, and a Boston Terrier at that, let me advise you that it isn’t as easy as it sounds.
If you have ever been a parent, you know how much time and attention it needs. Bringing home a Boston Terrier is like being parent to a second baby.
Raising a Boston Terrier Pet requires a lot of thought, planning and careful scrutiny.
You need to make an informed decision based on all the information you can lay your hands on from everyone concerned—the owner of the Boston Terrier Pet or the Boston Terrie breeder you are buying from.
If you are a first-time buyer who doesn’t know how the system operates, you will have to place yourself in the responsible hands of a good breeder for correct information and guidance.
You should know that Boston Terriers are energetic, placid, hard-headed, even-tempered, serious, good-natured and introverted.
It would be a gamble for you to know just what your Boston Terrier pet would grow up to be like since many of them do not adhere to the standard.
But before buying a Boston Terrier, it would be well worth deciding which of the following is your choice of pet—male or female, adult or pup, among others:
Pure or crossbred: You need to judge your pet by his parents, before considering buying him. Though it is true that each dog has his own individual character, yet some generalizations could still be made and you can then ascertain how your pup will be in adulthood.
Natural abilities and tendencies: No pet can be happy if his master does not give him a lifestyle his temperament demands. So, you will not only have to read all about his temperament but also keep in constant touch with your breeder for extra tips and direction on what would suit your Boston Terrier best.
Male or female: As a rule, the male of the species is larger than the female and a little extrovertish too. People sometimes believe that the females of the species are more affectionate, home loving and better with children, but remember they are on heat every six months as part of their reproductive cycle. So, unless you neuter them, this could be very inconvenient for her and expensive for you.
Pup or adult: You perhaps would want a Boston Terrie Puppy so that you can raise him the way you want and watch him grow into an adult. Still, getting yourself an adult dog is also worth considering. Not only are there many older dogs in search of a good home, but also these dogs can be very loyal and affectionate to their master. Plus, being trained and housebroken, they adjust very well and easily to family life. Lastly, being an adult, they are well past the destructive stage of puppyhood, and are therefore not a burden to the family.
Common characteristics of a Boston Terrier: Usually, a Boston Terrier is small, sturdy, round-headed, short-faced with large expressive eyes and a sleek, easy to maintain coat. He is good-natured with people and other animals, is sporty and is easy to love.
Negative traits of a Boston Terrier: On the flip side, your Boston Terrier could be just a little neurotic when you find him snorting, snuffling, wheezing, snoring and drooling. He may also suffer from flatulence.
Unstable temperament: You need to put him through a course with an obedience instructor and a behavioural consultant, because he might display neurotic behaviours such as mindless yapping, hyperactivity and aggression.
Housebreaking: Your Boston Terrier won’t be easy to housebreak, so expect to crate train him for four to six months.
Grunts and snuffles: Largely due to his short face, your Boston Terrier will sometimes snort, snuffle, wheeze, grunt and snore loudly. While some people find these sounds endearing, many don’t like it at all.
Slobbering: If your Boston Terrier has loose jowls, he will tend to slobber water when drinking, while yet others may drool after eating and drinking.
Gassiness: Also called flatulence, your Boston Terrier won’t suffer from this if you feed him a regular diet of real meat and other fresh foods.
Chronic health problems: Thanks to their over breeding, poor breeding practices and their unnaturally short faces, this breed suffers many health problems.
That’s it for today.
I hope that you learned a lot from today’s Boston Terrier newsletter.
All the best and take care