You are thinking about getting a dog and someone told you that you should seriously consider getting a Boston Terrier. While I am personally inclined to agree with them, here are some things to consider when making your decision. Remember that these dogs live to be 15 years or older, so it is a long-term commitment that you should not make lightly.
Read below for information that can help you make the decision.
1. Boston Terriers don’t bark
Both males and females of the breed bark very rarely. While they rarely bark, they make excellent watchdogs and will alert you when someone comes to the door or something is not right.
2. They are relatively small and do not lose much
Another good basis for keeping a Boston Terrier is that they are relatively small and do not shed a lot of hair. This has the added benefit of being able to take them everywhere with you, which could protect against the difficulty of leaving them at home while dining out with friends. You won’t have to because they will be welcomed almost everywhere you go.
3. They always want to do what you want.
And then they always want to do what you want. That can be very important because having a dog that sleeps in is an amazing feature, as well as a companion for walking, cuddling and watching movies, playing games, or going for a walk whenever you want. Once you take it into consideration, then it makes sense to have a Boston.
The above points show the silver lining of Boston property. There is also a downside. Let’s focus on the various downsides.
1. They can be difficult to break
If you have a Boston terrier, it can be difficult for them to get indoors. Surely that is a bad thing. For some people, it may be a good reason to avoid having one altogether. Wait 4-6 months of cage training before they stop having accidents.
2. They can be stubborn if they are not properly trained.
Most Boston Terriers are stubborn by nature and you need to show them who’s boss at a young age. Otherwise they will think they are running the show.
3. Problems derived from its brevity
A final justification for avoiding owning a Boston terrier is that they may have health problems stemming from their very short face. Everyone should think about this point very carefully as it can lead to respiratory problems. Snorting, puffing and snoring are common in the breed. It is important to remember that special care must be taken with these dogs, as they do not tolerate heat well and must have a cool place to rest when they live in a hot climate.
And that’s it. There are the real pros and cons of owning a Boston Terrier. It may not be the right thing to do in all cases, but it certainly is the perfect dog for many people. You may want to consider the points mentioned above and choose if it is right for you. This information should help you be ready to make the best decision.