Animal Stories - Boston Terrier


Animal-World Information about: Boston Terrier

  The well-mannered Boston Terrier is playful but gentle, a good match for families with small children.
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Laike - 2010-04-24
Yes, my dog is the same. He has urine problems since we got him, it started when the previous owner got him spayed... And he whines in the kennel after I put him back in from being outside. But I love him still.!(Spyder)

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  • ina - 2014-09-27
    Your dog should have been neutered not spayed. That is if your spyder is a boy. Spaying is for the female dogs and cats and neutering would be for their male counterparts. Bostons are very easy to house break. You just have to be consistent.
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tammy - 2011-07-23
We got a 5 year old female boston who is the love of our life!! Previously we have only had rotts and mastiffs, but our baby has changed our whole outlook! The new boston will be ready to join our family in about 4 weeks, however am concerned about the ear cropping. The owner said it was cosmetic and I'm not sure if I want to have it done or not. This is going to be a part of our family for our children to play and grow with, not to take to dog shows and compete. And no I dont think that showing dogs is wrong, I just dont feel that is the right path for us to take. Does the ear cropping have any advantages or disadvantages???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-23
    I know of no reason to crop the ears on a Boston. I had 3 dobies and the first one came with the ears cropped. The tape, the bandaids etc - The second one, the ears were not cropped and I asked the vet and he saidcropping was for cosmetic reasons for AKC onlky. No reason to crop. The dobies are shown in England without cropped ears. It was an AKC thing. Third dobie - did not crop. I had no problems at all - I sorta liked the no crop - They didn't look as ferocious and more cute. I wouldn't bother - not fun for the dog or the human and no reason to at all.
  • jerry Vinson - 2012-07-13
    Cropping to me is cruel. I certainly would not want my ears cut to size. And it is so much fun just to watch Baby turn her ears when you talk about her.
  • J. Bailey - 2012-08-18
    NOOOO!!! We have had a Boston in the family since the late 1800s = NO CROPPED EARS. Besides being CRUEL it is totally unnecessary. Once they lose their baby teeth their ears will stand-up naturally - barring any unusual circumstances breaking the fragile cartilege. Mine is happily sleeping under my desk - haven't been able to attach to any other breed. Only Bostons for me...
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Myra Micki Crimmin - 2012-01-19
My grandfather had several Boston as I was growing up. Each and ervery one was named "Punch"

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  • Anonymous - 2012-01-19
    What a cool name! I wonder if it has anything to do with Punch and Judy?
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John - 2010-12-15
We recently got a female Boston terrier puppy at 8 weeks old. A few weeks later a friend of ours told us about a 2 year old male Boston that belonged to her Mother in law who had become too ill to take take of him. She brought him over and it was love at first sight. They have just become a joy. They run around and wrestle and get into mischief sometimes , but on a whole they are such fun to watch. The way they interact with each other. They keep themselves entertained all day. She is the little diva , and he is just the sweetest little boy. It really is a wonderful breed

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  • lorraine daum - 2011-07-15
    We also had two female bostons and unfortunatly we lost both of them within 6 months due to illness. Our hearts are broken. I cry every day because I miss them so much. We are looking for another boston but most every one wants to much money for them.

  • jerry - 2012-07-13
    There is a lady around Waynsville, Mo that may help. We got Baby free because or her eyes don't look straight ahead. She is on the truck with me and she is my buddy. Personality she loves it if it moves. If I have one picture that is a favorite I would have to look at 50 or more
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Perry - 2010-01-21
We just got a 1.5 year old female Boston Terrier and we couldn't ask for a more loving playful dog, although she does have issues being in a crate or being left alone. She poops in her crate as soon as she is left alone, even if she just went prior to being left alone. Anyone with any advice feel free to advise. She is not going anywhere, it would just be nice to fix these issues.

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  • millie - 2010-09-26
    Maybe this will work get a smaller crate.....the one you have may be too large, dogs generally do not go in their sleep area.
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