About Boston Terriers!
Boston Terriers are American originals - and still favorites!
According the the Boston Terrier Club of America, "Boston Terriers are special dogs that can do special things. They are highly intelligent and learn quickly. They enjoy showing off in the conformation ring and do very well in Obedience, Therapy work, and Performance Events (Agility, Flyball and even Weight pulling!) Bostons excel in many roles. A Boston Terrier can be a child's rough and tumble best buddy, or a senior citizen's soulmate and confidante. Most of all they excell at being your 'best friend'!
"However, they are not for everyone.
"Bostons require a lot of time and attention. They are and have been bred to be companions. They will languish without human contact. They are not "outside" dogs!
"Boston Terriers are very active dogs that love to play. Without some basic training they may jump on you and maybe even give little nips while playing. Some Bostons have been given up for adoption or dropped off the local 'dog pound' for these very reasons."
I've been lucky enough to share my life with four Boston Terriers. Our first family dog was a Boston named Spunky. He was, indeed, my best friend as I was growing up and I can't imagine any kid having a better one.
Boston Terrier resources
- The Boston Terrier Club Of America
For 117 years, the BTCA has been devoted to the betterment and preservation of America's breed - the Boston Terrier. The BTCA takes great pride in its accomplishments of encouraging and promoting quality in the breeding of Boston Terriers, doing ever
- The Boston Terrier Rescue
Rescue contact for the BTCA
- Boston Terriers Bergamot & Emrys
LittleBeasts.com - Boston Terriers Bergamot and Emrys. Featuring a live Puppy Cam, Photo of the Week Contest, photo album, videos and a Boston Terrier Puppy Buyers Guide.
Booker joined our family!
Booker is the latest Boston Terrier to share our lives.
But it wasn't easy finding a "good" one!
When it's time for you to find your perfect puppy there are no short cuts.
You should contact your local breed club (you can find breed information and links to local clubs at the American Kennel Club site (http://www.akc.org), talk to breeders, go to see their dogs, and "meet" the prospective parents if at all possible.
Like many breeds, Boston Terriers have changed over the years. We've met many these days that seem hyperactive - even reactive and shy.
As with any purchase - do your research and find the best match for your family. With luck, your Boston Terrier will be a member of your family for many years. Make every single one wonderful!
Our best recommendations for Boston Terriers!
The ComfortFlex Sport Harness, pictured here, is among our favorites for active, powerful dogs like Bostons. It's easy to use, easy to adjust, sturdy, and distributes pulling pressure all along the dog's chest.
You can find the ComfortFlex and our other suggestions for BTs in the "Shop By Breed" section of our shop, Golly Gear.
Find others who share your love for Boston Terriers!
- WOOF! A BOSTON TERRIER BOARD
A Boston Terrier forum. Talk about your Bostons!! Discussions can include health and behavioral issues, training tips, breeding info. This is a place to come socialize and share your love for the breed.
- Boston Terrier Meetup Groups - Meetup
Helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world about Boston Terrier
Ceilidh was a sugar-sweet girl
Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee) was the first female Boston in our lives - and so far, the only girl BT. Her full (registered) name was "Sugar Sweet Party Attitude" and it described her to a "T"!
Much as we loved Ceilidh, we knew that something wasn't quite right in her brain - every single day, every experience, everything was brand-new all the time. She greeted the world with love and happiness every day. We lost her much too soon, at nine years old, to constant seizures that confirmed that her brain "wiring" had always been amiss.
Stylish little dogs
With their permanent tuxedos, Boston Terriers look good in any color! Most Bostons are black and white, many have some brindling (brown hairs, usually fairly stripey), some are more brownish/red in color. Booker has a little bit of brindle, more is showing up as he grows up. We think he looks rather spiffy in his turquoise Leather Collar, but any color would probably be great on a Boston Terrier.
Daemon was a canine genius
The second BT in our family, Daemon, was the smartest dog I've ever known. Like most BTs, he was full of energy and loved playing, training and learning. We had to think of new "tricks" to teach him almost every week - just to keep his brain engaged.
He was a bit of a picky eater. Daemon did not like dog food unless we added some soup to it. His favorite was Chunky Steak and Potato.
Booker is our ace model!Click thumbnail to view full-size
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