Hi, I have 4 bostons and they have a great personality. I would recommend them to anyone. Their temperments are great and they are real good around children. I have the mom, dad and 2 male offspring and I love every minute with them.
Hi, I own a boston Terrier, who is 2 1/2 years old. She has been in heat 3 times, and is currently in heat. I would like her to have at least 1 litter. I have a stud she said they do not always need a c-secion, she would be available during the labor and also my vet if by some by chance she would need a c-section, she of course would do it. I guess my question is once she starts her bleeding when is the optimum time to introduce her to her stud. ( how long afte her bleeding starts?). If anyone knows I would appreciate some feed back. She is a very well trained dog, does not bark and is not aggressive. I feel each dog should be afforded the oppourtunity to have 1 litter. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. She is a very loving dog and I think she would a wondeful mother, and if a C-section is warranted we will probably have her fixed during the surgury or shortly there after. Any knowledganle help in this matter would be deeply appreciated. My e-mail is email@example.com, so anybody who can answers this for me. Thank you in advance for your help.
Since your dog is 2 1/2 years old. I'm assuming you have had her hips OFA'D and her eyes CERF'D. Have you shown her, and received her championship? Unfortunately though,your opinion that she needs to have at least one litter is misguided. Females do not need to have a litter. Breeders are breeding to improve their chosen breed, not just to breed them because the dogs can reproduce. There is so much to breeding Boston Terriers ( as there is also to breeding other breeds), but in my mind this is not something for an inexperienced person. Bostons are brachycephalic, and their airway is shorter than some other breeds. A bad breeding can produce stenotic nares, which costs 1000's to repair. Cleft palates also run in the Boston breed, as do luxating patellas. My breeding practice is (for one thing) to find a stud, who compliments my female. There is usually a physical trait or two that I"d like to improve. Maybe my female might have a very slight movement problem, maybe not a perfectly straight top line, not the tight compact toes that I like...etc etc. I'm afraid you neeed to research the breed a lot more, and learn the blood lines, and the actual breeding process, which is a whole different chapter. Please give this some careful thought before you breed your girl.
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I have a boston terrier/ pug mix (they call them Bugg's)- It seems like people on this site think it's horrible to mix breeds BUT I always wanted a pug and happened to run into a lady walking both on the street (a pug and a Bugg) and I feel in love with the looks of the Bugg. I am lucky because the vet says he is perfect so far and doesn't have any of either breeds problems (nose, eyes). Anyway- I feel like I can participate in this discussion because it appears he is mostly boston! He has some physical features of a pug (tail, ears) but his personality seems all boston... he learns very quickly (when motivated), is a huge sleeper, loves people and dogs, and uses his bark only when necessary. He is only a 5 months but he has learned all the puppy training with little problem. We just started puppy agility!!! He has two issues he is working on- jumping on people that greet him and licking faces (doesn't do this to me at all- think I should be happy but I do wonder why)...
About four weeks ago I became the owner of a Boston Terrier. This was not by choice. I arrived at work and there he was trotting down a major state highway. I took him home and Oscar has become part of the family. He is adorable and has wormed his way into our hearts. I'm sure someone is missing him, he is Seal and White, un-neutered male. He snores when he sleeps and makes us all giggle with his night noises. If anyone knows of a lost loved one please reply. I live in Indiana and have called and contacted all major humane organizations and no one has reported him lost. If you think he might be yours please finish identifying him. Thanks Felicia