If you’re seriously considering adopting an adorable Boston Terrier and would love to know as much as you can about the breed, you’ve come to the right place. As if you continue reading you’ll discover a comprehensive guide to Boston Terriers.
Everything About Boston Terriers:
They are prone to suffering from atopy:
Just as human beings suffer from allergies such as dust allergies and seasonal pollen allergies, Boston Terriers are also prone to suffering from allergies. When Boston Terriers experience an allergic reaction their ears, feet, stomach and feet can become itchy which is a condition named atopy. The good news is that there are a wide variety of products which your vet can prescribe your Boston Terrier to treat symptoms of atopy.
It’s important to brush their teeth regularly:
You may be shocked to learn that 80% of dogs develop tooth problems by the time that they turn two. Unfortunately, Boston Terriers are genetically predisposed to developing tooth problems. So it’s a wise idea to brush your dog’s teeth with a baby toothbrush and a dog specific tooth paste twice a week. You may also want to purchase dog chews or toys which clean your dog’s teeth to decrease their chance of developing dental issues prematurely.
Boston Terriers are protective:
While they are best known for their friendly, approachable natures Boston Terriers are also incredibly loyal and are instinctively protective of their loved ones. While your Boston Terrier may rarely bark, they may bark to get your attention or to ward off individuals who try to break into your home.
They love playtime:
As Boston Terriers are playful and energetic, it’s well worth investing in purchasing a few enriching dog toys to play with. As an example, you may want to purchase a dog toy which you can hide healthy dog treats inside, which will challenge your dog’s mind. As they’ll have to find out how to remove their treats from their toy. It’s also well worth playing fun games with your dog on a daily basis such as fetch.
Their faces require regular cleaning:
As Boston Terriers faces feature small folds it’s important to regularly clean each fold as well as your Boston Terrier’s ears in order to prevent avoidable ear and face infections.
They don’t like being left alone:
You should never leave your Boston Terrier alone for six hours at a time. As Boston Terriers are prone to becoming anxious when they’re left to their own devices. In worst case scenarios they sometimes start digging holes or chewing up shoes, as a coping mechanism for their anxiety. So it’s a great idea to plan out your schedule to spend as much time with your Boston Terrier as possible. When you’re unable to be with your Boston Terrier, you may want to leave them with a sitter or at a doggy day care center.
Now that you know a bit more information about Boston Terriers as a breed, hopefully you still have your heart set on purchasing an adorable, loving and playful Boston Terrier.