Boston Terrier Puppies For Sale
Boston Terrier Puppies For Sale. Although everyone agrees that the Boston Terrier came into existence in the late 1800s in Boston, Massachusetts, there are varying stories about how the breed came to be.
One story has it that coachmen of wealthy families developed the breed by crossing Bulldogs and the now extinct English White Terrier to create a new dog-fighting breed. Another account is that a Bostonian named Robert C. Hooper imported an Bulldog/English Terrier cross named Judge from England in 1865 because he reminded Hooper of a dog he’d had in his childhood. Yet another story is that Hooper purchased Judge from another Bostonian, William O’Brian, around 1870..
Boston Terrier Puppies Health
Protecting the Boston Terrier’s beautiful but prominent eyes is of special importance. The eyes should be checked daily for redness or irritation. Some owners carry saline eye drops to flush out dust or debris. Responsible breeders screen their stock for eye problems such as cataracts, corneal ulcers, and glaucoma, as well as deafness and patellar luxation (comparable to a “trick knee” in humans). Like all flat-faced breeds, Bostons can experience difficulty breathing when not given adequate shelter from excessive heat or humidity.
Boston Terrier Temperament and Personality
The Boston Terrier combines enthusiasm from his terrier ancestors with the gentle sweetness and good sense of his Bulldog ancestors. He also has a sly sense of humor and loves to clown around. The Boston is smart, enjoys plenty of attention and loves to be with people, especially if that means sitting on a lap or sharing a bed or sofa. He’s definitely a cuddler and a snuggler. Expect the Boston to be excited when he greets visitors, but he’ll soon settle down once he has given them an appropriately enthusiastic welcome. The Boston can entertain himself, especially if he has a favorite toy or two, but he’d much rather be doing something with his family.