I put a deposit on a Boston Terrier, and will pick her up close to Christmas. Now, I got her for my little toddler since she really loves dogs. She chased a lab/spaniel mix all through the park the other day. I figured something lke a lab would be a good dog, but sine I'll ahve to care for it, a Boston seemed nice. So, what is your Boston like? Is it good with kids and playful? If you have any advice, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!
I've never met one that wasn't completely insane. i don;t think of them as a kids dog. They are a lot like any other terrier. Just start training early and get a handle on the barking beofre it is out of control:)
Hi Reevka...I have a 2.5 yr old boston terrier....he is a wonderful dog and I think you made a great choice......I would trust him with anyone and anything.....we just a got a new puppy a few weeks ago who is 1/2 boston and unlike my chihuahua, my boston loves this puppy and is really good with him......I also have a neices and nephew that he totally adores too.......he also is not a barker, but he does let you know when someone comes over....
I wish you the best of luck and just remember not all dogs are the same.......the majority of ppl that I know who own bostons say they are the greatest.
Joce, lol, yes I'm familair with the terrier group. I had two Jack Russels growing up, and yes, they were insane. But I'm really looking forward to my new Boston baby.
I'm in love with these dogs now Bostonmom, I can't wait to pick her up. I've heard mixed things from different people. Some say good wit kids, some say nay. But she'll be 9 weeks, and will grow up with my daughter. Thanks for the info!
some people i know have them and they are the funniest little dogs. extremely energetic, good personalities and they all seem to get along with kids. they are pretty small as 9 week old puppies goes so make sure your daughter is really careful handling your new puppy.
I had a male boston and he was one of the sweetest dogs I have ever had. He did not bark alot, just to let me know when he heard someone at the door. He was very good with my son. He was a very hyper dog but thats not really a bad thing. The only thing is that he had some separation anxiety. Before I learned I had to put him in his crate when I left, he would tear apart any and everything he could get his paws on. But other than that he was a GREAT dog.
My parents got us a boston when I was 5. She was really mostly for my dad too because he loves the breed. She was the greatest little dog. She loved to play ball...she probably would have chased it until she collapsed if we didn't stop her, lol! They have a lot of energy to keep up with kids, sometimes they act like little clowns, they are very hyper, but a lot of fun. Bridget passed away when I was a junior in high school. Several years later, mom and dad now have another one. He's a very fun little dog! They love him, he loves my gsd mix and he also loves my mom's cat! I don't think you'll be disappointed in your breed selection! Have fun and be sure to post lots of pics when your little guy arrives!
My Boston Dexter is just over a year. He's a fantastic guy with a very well natured personality and learns quickly but can be very manipulative! Has to be around people all the time which includes always sleeping on you. We always have an assortment of toys to keep him busy, although no more beach balls as he became VERY OCD about it. They're very low maintainence dogs for grooming and don't shed too much if you brush them regularly. Just remember full grown they're only 20 pounds'ish which means less rugid for small people to play with, so be sure to supervise. Good Luck and Have Fun!
I feel you made the best choice. I've had a male Boston for about a year now, bought him at 16 weeks. He is very intelligent. He is not aggressive at all and loves everybody even the people you don't want them to love. He especially loves all children and just wants all their attention. He enjoys taking baths and playing ball outside. I haven't yet had him grawl at me or try to defend himself in any aggressive way. You can do pretty much anything to him and he will take it. He also hits a door bell when he needs to go outside or runs out of food. He only barks when he sees something out of place in the house. My boyfriend said we had to get a Boston, he had seen some really nice Bostons. He was right and I will never try another breed of dog. Good Luck!
One of my dearest friends that I grew up with is deaf and almost blind. She has a boston named pup. Pup is her best friend and so addorable. Very playful and sweet.. Smart as a whip. He takes good care of Diane. The two of them live together and pup just knows how much she needs him. I don't know where Diane would be without her pup. He is an Angel from above!!!! She lives alone and can't drive. She is alone most of the time and that pup is truly truly her bestest friend.
i must be the only one with a boston phobia...they are cute...yes...especially as pups..but then all are.,.but my mothers mother had them..she was not a positive experence in my life...so i might have imprinted boston=bad grandmother...but any way...her dogs always humped...insessently..down right horrable,...oh...and it had really bad gas,...probably attributed to what ever food they had then..cheap kibble at nbest im sure...gravy train was all the rage then...lol I do remember playing wih the dog..so with kids i guess it would be ok..
But..make any choise of dog a good one..love it..train it and socialise it..you cant go wrong i dont think..and if it is gassy...so be it...lol