The Boston Terrier is often referred to as “The American Gentleman”, this refers to the fact that they were the first breed that started in America – making them truly and American dog !
Bostons are lively, affectionate dogs, who want nothing more than to be with their humans. If you are looking for a dog that is low maintenance, loving and loyal, this is the breed for you. Bostons usually get along with other dogs and love children. But, as with all animals, there are certain things you should be aware of before considering ownership.
**** Bostons require a lot of time and attention
**** Bostons live an average of 11-13 years – with many living until they are 15-16 – THEY ARE LONG TERM
**** They are NOT outside dogs.
**** Bostons are ACTIVE dogs who love to play and interact with their human companions – even into advanced years
**** Most Bostons SNORE and love to sleep in bed with their humans
**** As with any breed, Bostons can be prone to health problems as they get older – requiring some expense
Owning a Boston Terrier is truly rewarding, and a big responsibility. People tend to forget that dogs depend on you for everything, not only just feeding and walking, but interaction and love. The Boston treats their “human” as the Head of their Pack – it is not uncommon for most Boston owners to be followed – even into the restroom ! So if you want a dog that at times will treat you with indifference and be independent, a Boston is not for you. They are a member of the family, they will most likely always be around you, or their favorite family member. You might read that their only function is companion to man and if you own one you will realize how true that is.