How To Choose The Right Boston Terrier Puppy

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Hi and Welcome Everyone!

This is Sharda with Boston Terrier newsletter!

How to choose the right Boston Terrier puppy?

Choosing a healthy Boston Terrier puppy is not as easy as it may sound.

So, today let’s talk about choosing a healthy Boston Terrier pup as well as making sure that they’re healthy and happy.

Let’s start shall we?

Ensure you have picked up a healthy Boston Terrier puppy.

By the time he is eight months of age, you should have given him at least one of his shots for distemper, parvo, hepatitis and para-influenza, besides also taking a minimum of one dose of de-wormer.

Now, check if your pup conforms to the following:

  • Is he alert and playful?
  • Has he been socialized?
  • Does he come across as being bold and confident?
  • Do his eyes shine brightly without any discharge streaming down?
  • Do you find any nasal discharge?
  • Does he have clean skin and ears?
  • Does he have pink gums and well-aligned teeth?
  • Is his body proportionate, on the whole?
  • Does his coat glisten? If you jingle your keys in front of him, does he respond immediately and correctly by turning in the direction of the sound?

You’ve gone this far with a breeder and not regretted. So here’s a word of advice: don’t retrace your steps by entering a pet shop and buying that cute pup in the window.

That Boston Terrier puppy may have come from an animal shelter, and even you know that one can never be sure of the quality of such pups.

Instead, do your homework before buying a pup that suits your purse, family and temperament.

When the Boston Terrier breeder shows you a few pups, let the one that is bold and adventurous enough come forward to you. This is the one for you, as obviously, he likes you.

So, take him home. But remember, pups can be timid too, so just because he doesn’t come forward to you doesn’t mean he’s not right for you.

He may lack initiative but don’t be quick to judge them—sometimes, individuals take a little longer than others, so play fair.

Timidity can also mean that the breeder hasn’t thoroughly socialized him, either out of crass neglect or plain ignorance.

If he hides in a corner or hides his tail between his legs, he isn’t right for you.

Besides, taking on the job of bringing him out of his shell is an onerous task, as at this stage, you don’t know anything about his regressive genes.

But it is a known fact that a shy Boston Terrier puppies grows into a shy adult who is so unpredictable that he can snap at anyone anytime for any reason, if only out of fear.

If your pup is confident and positive, he will display these traits by wagging his tail at you, being friendly, trusting and curious. He will sniff your feet; pull at your shoelaces and even try climbing up your legs.

If he is playful with you and his siblings, it speaks a lot for his confidence.

For best results, choose neither the boss of the gang nor the wallflower but a good-natured, good-looking, adaptable kind that neither barks nor bites.

To check his vigilance levels, clap your hands, shuffle your feet or click your tongue. Does he move towards you?

If he isn’t nervous but is a cheerful sort, take him home. Because if he’s nervous or dull, he will always be shy and scared.

I hope that you learned something from today’s Boston Terrier newsletter.

All the best and take care

Sharda Baker