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General appearance of Boston Terrier dogs
Overall Boston terriers have a strong muscular boyish appearance, which looks slightly humorous but charming at the same time.
They have quite a compact body shape, with well formed legs, back and chest muscles; their heads usually appear large, square shaped and slightly out of proportion with the rest of their body.
These terriers have short pronounced muzzles that come to an abrupt stop giving their faces a flat look, with the nose slightly pointing up in the air.
They have two overly large and beady black eyes that are set wide apart, and then above these most Boston terriers have particularly large pointed ears that stand to attention all the time.
The legs are short, but in good proportion to their body, they also have a broad chest and soft sloping backs which end at a low hanging very short tail.
Most Boston terriers have a black coat with patches of white spread over different areas; you’ll usually find these white areas on their paws, face and front half of their body.
Boston Terrier Temperament
The general Boston terrier temperament seems to include nothing but positive praise for this breed of canine, which is surprising as they were bred from a particularly aggressive English pit-bull.
They are friendly, fun-loving and enthusiastic to please their owners all the time; you’ll find that they get along with strangers and children, and never bark in the presence of new faces.
This terrier does tend to have a lot of built up energy and will need to be taken for regular walks to dissipate this tension otherwise they could start to show negative behavior.
Though they are a loyal breed, you should always use a firm tone when giving commands and be clear about your boundaries to avoid your terrier taking advantage of the situation. Because of their intelligence you’ll notice that they learn new tricks very fast making Boston terrier training a snap.
Caring for your Boston Terrier
The Boston terrier breed is one of the easiest to take care of requiring minimal effort on the owner’s part; they have very short coarse coats that can be brushed with a hand mitt comb 2-3 times a month to get rid of loose hair and stimulate oil production giving it a clean shiny look.
You can clip their nails each month and wipe their face with a damp cloth to get rid of debris. Also, because they have very large beady eyes it is important to use a canine eye drop on a weekly basis to reduce the risk of serious conditions.
If you’re worried about taking care of your dog, there is a lot of Boston terrier information on caring for this breed online or try asking at your local vets who will be more than happy to help you.
Exercising your Boston Terrier
Boston terriers require a regular amount of exercise to keep them both physically fit and mentally stable, a daily walk around the park or playing in your back yard for 2-3 hours every other day should be adequate.
Training your Terrier
In terms of Boston terrier training most breeders will tell you that they are one of the easiest dogs to teach new tricks, they are intelligent, active, enthusiastic and loyal.
Once you have a reward system in place you shouldn’t have any problems, though as with all dogs let them know who is boss or you’ll end up being led by your terrier.
Height and weight measurements
Both male and female Boston terriers will grow to a similar height and weigh roughly the same at every stage of their life; as fully grown adults they usually hit 15 – 17 inches in height and weight and average of between 10-25 pounds.
Health and Longevity
In general a healthy Boston terrier will live for up to 15 years or over, they are quite a resilient breed but there are a few things to be aware of in terms of their health.
Most Boston terrier information will tell you that Because this dog eyes are so large and pronounced they are more susceptible to eye conditions, such as glaucoma and cataracts.
For this reason it is important to clean the eyes often; you can purchase a special cleaning solution that can be added every week to keep them healthy.
Also their short muzzles can make breathing difficult, especially on very hot days after they have been running around for a while; don’t let them over exert themselves in extreme weather conditions.
This breed is very popular in the states, so finding extra Boston terrier information to help you take care of your new pet is an easy task, just check online or stop into your local vet’s office.
Boston terriers match well with both single owners and large families; they enjoy social contact with adults, children and pets; they are very open to accepting new strangers into their lives without causing a fuss.
Whether you live in a large house with a garden or an apartment space, the Boston terrier is quite content to live in either and will quickly adapt to the living environment and routine.
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