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Selecting The Best Boston Terrier

Apr 15, 2008
The Boston Terrier is perfect for people with limited space. It does not need to be outdoors a lot. It loves people and will not constantly bark at visitors in your home. It is also a very intelligent dog and is easy to train. Negative characteristics of this dog are a result of poor breeding by irresponsible breeders. Well-socialized dogs are loving and sociable and not at all aggressive. Always buy your Boston Terrier puppies from reputable breeders. Avoid buying from pet shops as you may get neurotic puppies. Consider adopting an adult Boston Terrier from a shelter or rescue center.

The Boston Terrier dog, although not officially defined as a Terrier by the American Kennel Club, is a small but sturdy dog. It is ideal for people who don't have a lot of land and therefore cannot keep large breed dogs that are most happy with a large area to run around in. The Boston Terrier is best suited to an indoor life with occasional outdoor play. Their small size also makes them ideal for houses where space is an issue. They are also highly intelligent dogs, which makes training them much easier.

It is a great dog for families because of its loving nature. It is also very sociable and does not mind other dogs or cats. It can be hard to have territorial dogs if you are a social family and like to invite people over. The Boston Terrier is a very friendly dog and will not growl or bark at new people who come over.

A Boston Terrier dog is a very sensitive dog an it is especially attuned to its owner's moods and feelings. Although it is a sociable dog and will generally get along well with all people in your house, your Boston Terrier may show a particular affinity to one person in the house. They are great companion dogs for the elderly and are very well suited to someone who is older and less active.

Each Boston Terrier is different; each has its own personality. There are high-energy Boston Terriers and there are less active ones who love to nap and cuddle rather than run around. Most Boston Terriers only bark when necessary making them good alarm systems but of course they are not guard dogs because of their size. Some Boston Terriers can be stubborn and you will need patience when training them. Never be harsh with your Boston Terrier when training, be loving and firm for the best results.

It can be hard to tell whether your adorable Boston Terrier puppy will grow into a well-behaved lovable Boston Terrier dog. One way to make sure that you get the best dog possible is to get your dog from a reputable breeder. Avoid pet shops like the plague. Most pet shops get their puppies from puppy mills where the dogs are taken away from their mothers too early and neglected.

This means you are increasing the chances of bringing home a neurotic puppy that you will have a hard time training and taking care of. Consider getting a Boston Terrier dog from a rescue center, not only are you helping to give a dog in need a home but you are also bringing home a dog whose personality has been developed. You can judge from an adult Boston Terrier right away what type of dog you have on your hands.
About the Author
Wendy Caples is a long time fan and breeder of the Boston Terrier. The Boston Terrier makes a wonderful pet, its intelligence makes it easy to train and its loving nature makes it a family favorite. Basic Boston Terrier information in regards to behavior and temperament can be found in this article.
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