Boston Terriers  R  Us

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What is Boston Terriers R Us? It is a place for Boston Terrier Lovers all over the WORLD to come together and interact with each other by chatting, sharing, etc... while learning more about the Breed. It's EVERYTHING you can think of BOSTON TERRIER related. Forums, Pictures, Rescues, Merchandise, etc...If you are a BOSTON TERRIER LOVER, Please JOIN in on the FUN now, we would LOVE to have you as a member! FREE!

 

NEW 2014 Boston Terrier Calendar including over 325 amateur photos. If you love Boston Terriers, then you will LOVE this Calendar! A GREAT gift for any animal lover! Proceeds from Calendar sales will benefit Boston Terriers in Need. Thank you! Pictures provided by members of "Boston Terriers R Us" on Facebook. If you are not a group member yet, please join us at the following link. Thank you! http://tiny.cc/BostonTerriersRus

 

What is a Boston Terrier??

Boston Terriers are typically small, compactly built, well proportioned dogs with erect ears, short tails, and a short muzzle. Boston Terriers should weigh no less than 10 pounds and no more than 25 pounds. Boston Terriers usually stand between 15-17 inches tall. The Boston Terriers coat is short, smooth, and fine, usually only requiring minimal care. Regular monthly baths and the removal of shedding hair is suffice.


Traditional Boston Terrier coats are mainly brindle, seal or black with white markings in color. But there are also liver, brown, cream, blue and red with white marking Boston Terriers out there. However these markings are rarer than the others listed above and are not recognized by the AKC as "Show Quality" and cannot be shown in dog shows as they are not "Breed Standard" colors for Boston Terriers.


Boston Terriers are great companions for people of all ages. They especially love children but they also love to "rough house" so without some necessary basic training they may end jumping up on them or maybe even give little nips while playing. Just like with any other animal, Boston Terriers need early socialization. My Boston Terrier goes with me just about everywhere I go. He is not shy or aggressive around people. He loves to go for walks, go swimming, on boat rides, etc.. They need exposure too many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences, while they are still young. This will ensure that your Boston Terrier puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog.


Boston Terriers are generally eager to please their owner and can easily be trained with the right amount of patience and positive reinforcement. They can, however, be stubborn, so persistence and consistency are definite must when training. They will not respond well at all, if yelled at or abused by hitting or kicking. I recommend using Special Treats and a lot of praise when training your Boston Terrier and it is essential that you have your Boston Terrier on a regular daily schedule from day one.


Although Boston Terriers today are bred to be gentle, loving, highly intelligent dogs, they can and will show the spiteful, spunky attitudes of their terrier ancestors. Boston Terriers can and will pee and/or poop on your carpet, rip your couch cushions to shreds, eat you favorite shoes, bite, etc. if they become "bored". Boston Terriers have been given up for adoption or dropped off at the local "dog pound" for these very reasons. To help prevent a Boston Terrier from becoming destructive, I recommend doing the following 4 things:


1. Routine- Have a routine schedule, this will help the Boston Terrier to understand what is expected of him or her throughout the day. Certain times to go "potty", play, exercise, etc...

2. Make sure you Boston Terrier gets "Exercised" at least twice a day.

3. Buy a lot of toys.-They loves Balls and Ropes

4. Spend quality time with your Boston Terrier.-They love to cuddle and need you attention daily.

5.Positive reinforcement for good behavior. -This doesn't have to always be treats! Boston Terriers loved to be praised "Good Boy/Girl", Pats on the head, Hugs and Kisses, etc...


Many Boston Terriers DO NOT tolerate heat or cold very well at all. Because of their short snouts, the air they breathe in does not have time to cool before reaching their lungs and therefore summer weather can be hazardous to a Boston Terriers health. Boston Terriers are also very "cold in nature" and prefer to be cuddle up in a blanket. Boston Terriers are known to be "blanket stealers", they love to nest and wrap themselves up before taking a nap.


In a Effort to Help Prevent Boston Terriers from ending up abandon, in a rescue or worse..... Please if you have a small child/children and/or work really long hours and do not have the extra time to spend properly socializing a Boston Terrier and teaching it basic commands and behavioral skills such as (potty, sit, stay, etc...) please do not get one, they are NOT the right breed of dog for you. Please Remember Boston Terriers are a lifetime commitment and they have a lifespan of 13-15 years or more.