The Boston Terrier is truly amazing dog, often referred to as “The American Gentleman”, and for our family “There is no better dog-no greater companion” than the Boston terrier. Many adjectives can be used to describe this little dog-lively, affectionate, delightful, intelligent, stylish, sturdy, handsome, elegant, loving, loyal and most of all indeed an extraordinary companion dog!I heard one description that I would totally agree with “Bostons are always well dressed and usually well mannered“.
The question that is often asked is “How did the Boston Terrier originate?”Boston terrier breed was developed in the stables of Boston, Massachusetts, as a fighting fog. He was bred from crosses between the English Bulldog and English White Terrier(and other dogs). These little dogs were very intelligent and showed the best features of both these parent breeds.In 1893 the Boston terrier breed received its first recognition to American Kennel club. After it the breed developed rapidly, and Boston terriers soon found a place in homes and hearts all across America. Boston was and still is popular because it is, to put it simply, a great little dog and an easy keeper. Bostons are usually described as “near-perfect companions, friendly, affectionate, gentle with children and other animals, playful, comical, lively and intelligent, clean and easy to train. Bostons live for their owners, they are eager to please and prefer to be right by their owner’s side at all times.
Boston Terriers require only a moderate amount of exercise and a minimum amount of grooming. They do well in relatively small spaces and are usually quiet, well mannered dogs. They do require protection from extreme heat or cold and are not physically or psychologically constituted to be outdoor dogs. They require the companionship of humans and should be given regular exercise and the opportunity to eliminate at least four times a day while they are puppies. With a high-quality diet, proper exercise, and good veterinary care, your Boston should maintain good health. The average life span of a well-bred and well-cared-for Boston should be about 11 to 13 years. The selection of a good veterinarian should be made promptly, as your puppy needs supervision of his vaccination schedule and preventive medicine against heart worms and other parasites, as well as regular checkups
As a responsible dog owner, one of the things you should do for your dog is have it spayed or neutered before it becomes sexually mature. For Boston Terriers, the recommended age to do this is usually around six months old. Neutering a male will remove its psychological need to mate, it will tend to lose any aggressive tendencies, and the danger of testicular cancer is removed. Spayed bitches are often healthier and live longer and will not attract male dogs when they no longer come in season for three weeks twice a year. And if you plan to breed your Boston terrier I am more than willing to give you some advices and guidelines.And if you are interested in showing your dog please first read FCI Boston terrier breed standard.