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The Boston Terrier, an American Dog

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Nicknamed “the American Gentleman,” the Boston Terrier is a popular choice for those who are looking for a good house pet. Although they tend to be quite lively, they are also a highly intelligent breed with a gentle disposition. Due to the fact that Boston Terriers require only a minimal amount of grooming and a moderate amount of exercise, they make an ideal choice for those who are looking for a low-maintenance pet to keep in doors.

Although Boston Terriers are considered to be an “All-American” dog, an imported dog known as the Hooper’s Judge is actually the ancestor to almost all of today’s modern BT. Since the breed was actually developed in a Boston stable following the Civil War, however, the breed is considered to be an American creation. It is because the breed was officially developed in Boston in 1891 that it was named the Boston Terrier.

Since the breed is actually a cross between the white English Terrier and an English Bulldog, these dogs contain many features and characteristics that are common to these breeds. For example, the breed is compactly built and short-headed. In addition, those who are looking for a Boston Terrier for sale will find that they are available in brindle, black and seal. The breed also features white markings, which are found in almost equal proportion on the dog’s body as the other primary color. The coat tends to be very smooth, while the tail and body are both short.

For those who are looking for a dog that is easy to train, the Boston Terrier is a good option. Not only are they a strong and determined breed, but they also tend to prefer the company of humans. In fact, those who purchase a Boston Terrier are likely to find their pet by their sides on a regular basis.

When looking for a Boston Terrier, you will find that there are three different size classes of the breed to select from. The classifications are divided as follows:

• Adult weighing less than 15 pounds
• Adult weighing between 15 and 20 pounds
• Adult weighing 20 to 25 pounds

An adult of the breed weighing more than 25 pounds is generally considered to be overweight. When searching for a Boston Terrier puppies for sale, however, it is difficult to determine how large the puppy will be as an adult. Therefore, you will need to consider the size of the puppy’s parents as well as the history of puppy sizes created by the breeder and the two dogs that were bred.

For those who are looking for a compact-sized dog that is intelligent, friendly, lively and easy to train, it is certainly worthwhile to look into available Boston Terriers for sale. The unique appearance of the breed combined with its charming disposition makes this dog the perfect pet for those who are looking for a great indoor companion with a interesting American history.

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Boston Terriers - Common Health Issues

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

In general very healthy little dogs, Boston Terriers are susceptible to very particular health issues most of which are related to their protruding eyes and short muzzles.

The most common health issues with Boston Terriers include: juvenile cataracts, cherry eye, luxating patellas and deafness. Health issues also arise from a Boston Terrier’s reaction to extreme heat or cold- due to the short muzzle the breed cannot regulate internal temperature causing adverse reactions.

Juvenile Cataracts

The most common eye disease affecting Boston Terriers, juvenile cataracts is genetic and will cause total blindness in young dogs between the ages of 8 weeks and 12 months. While cataracts can sometimes be clearly visible, it is most often diagnosed by a veterinarian using a CERF test. Considered to be a serious problem with Boston Terriers, carrier dogs should not be bred. Boston Terrier puppies should receive a CERF test before going to their new owners.

Cherry Eye

Cherry eye occurs when the “third eye lid” (that contains a tear gland) comes out of its normal position in the corner of the eye and swells. More prevalent in smaller breeds including the Boston Terrier, the most common treatment for cherry eye involves surgery to reposition the gland.

Deafness

There can be a high incidence of deafness amongst Boston Terriers and close attention should be made to their hearing as puppies. A BAER test can be given to a puppy to determine their status. Deafness can either occur unilaterally (in one ear) or bilaterally (in both ears.) Those who are considered unilaterally deaf will generally not show the defect in a noticeable way and will make a great pet. Boston Terriers who are bilaterally deaf would be considered “special needs” and require special training.

Patellar Luxation

The most common orthopedic problem found in Boston Terriers and other small breeds, patellar luxation is a dislocation of the kneecap. Though it can be caused by trauma, it is often more genetic in nature. Signs of patellar luxation are limping, pain and constant leg stretching (to pop the patella back into its natural groove.) A Boston Terrier with patellar luxation should keep its weight down. Extreme cases of the problem can result in surgery and physical therapy.

Note: This information is for educational purposes only. A diagnosis cannot be made without a veterinarian’s examination of your dog.

Catherine Taylor is a self-declared “ultimate” Boston Terrier lover and proud mother of Boston Terrier, Shelby. She shares her love for the Boston Terrier breed at http://www.ilovebostonterriers.com

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Boston Terrier Puppies

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Beautifull puppies!

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Miley and Howie - Boston Terrier Puppies in the Leaves

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

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Miley and Howie play in a huge leaf pile!

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Miley and Howie - Boston Terrier Puppies in the Leaves

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

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Miley and Howie play in a huge leaf pile!

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Puppy Tug New Years Eve 08-09

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Gracie and 3 of her Boston Terrier puppies playing tug on New Years Eve.

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Puppy Tug New Years Eve 08-09

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Gracie and 3 of her Boston Terrier puppies playing tug on New Years Eve.

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Pups Outside on New Years Day 09

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Boston Terrier puppies playing outside on a beautiful New Years Day on Lake Jackson.

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Pups Outside on New Years Day 09

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Boston Terrier puppies playing outside on a beautiful New Years Day on Lake Jackson.

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Our Boston Terrier Puppies Playing, Roxy and Dawn

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Our blue and chocolate boston terrier puppies playing together:) Super cute. Their names are Roxy (blue girl) and Dawn (chocolate girl)

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