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Boston Terrier Dog Breed Facts And Info

Jun 14, 2008
The Boston Terrier dog originates from the United States and is sometimes called the American Gentleman. The reason for this nickname, besides its gentle and loving manner, is due to its markings that make the Boston Terrier dog look as if it is wearing a little tux. The coat of the Boston Terrier is usually black, brindle or seal with white markings that cover the chest, muzzle, neck and about half of the forelegs.

The Boston Terrier is not a lapdog although it has a small build. It is studier and more compact than most lapdogs. Although it was originally bred as a fighting dog it has lost any aggressive traits that it might have originally possessed as it was then bred as a companion dog. Boston Terriers are excellent companions as they are very loving and enjoy being with people. It is this part of their personality that makes the Boston Terrier ideal for families.

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.

If you want the best Boston Terrier dog possible then you should always buy your puppy from a reputable breeder. A reputable breeder is not in it for the money. Inspect your breeder's premises, is it clean, are the dogs well cared for? Ask how many times a year the bitches have litters. If the breeder seems like they are trying to get as many puppies as possible from the one dog then you should avoid buying.

Irresponsible breeders don't care about inbreeding or weak genetic pools and produce dogs that have health problems characteristic of the breed. A responsible breeder minimizes the chances of this happening. An irresponsible breeder also produces neurotic puppies that are aggressive and prone to incessant yapping. Poor breeding practices can even lead to retarded dogs when dogs are born with a skull defect that stunts brain growth. Find a good breeder and you will have the best puppies.
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