Boston Terrier Puppy Care

Boston Terrier Breed Profile

Average Weight:
Male – 4.5 – 11.5kg (10 – 25lbs).
Female – 4.5 – 11.5kg (10 – 25lbs).

Average Height:
Male – 38 – 43cm (15 – 17in).
Female – 38 – 43cm (15 – 17in).

Coat:
Short, smooth coat.

Average Life Span:
12 – 15 years.

Average Litter Size:
3 – 4 puppies.

Boston Terrier Fast Facts

Ease To Train
Exercise Needs
Grooming Frequency
Energy Level
Protective Instincts
Behaviour Around Children
Relationship With Other Pets
Loyalty To Owner
Ease To Train
Some dogs are easy to train while others require more effort. General breed factors are taken into consideration to determine how easy you should find it to train your dog. On the scale, a 1 indicates that your dog will be difficult to train while a 10 indicates that your dog should be easy to train.

Exercise Needs
Dogs vary greatly in the amount of exercise they need on a daily basis. Some may need long, vigorous walks while a walk around the block will be sufficient for some. A score towards the lower end of the scale means that your dog requires little exercise while a score towards 5 indicates that they have high exercise needs.

Grooming Frequency
Depending on your dog’s coat, the grooming frequency will vary. Some will need brushing every day while others can be groomed once a week. On this scale, a 1 shows that a dog needs very little grooming while a 5 shows they require plenty of upkeep.

Energy Level
Some breeds have incredibly high energy levels and find it difficult to rest while others prefer sleeping for large parts of the day. A score of 1 on the scale indicates the dog has a low energy level while a 5 shows they have extremely high levels of energy.

Protective Instincts
Many dogs have protective instincts and may act wary around strangers while others are much more friendly and accepting. A score of 1 indicates that your dog is unlikely to react to strangers while a score of 5 shows that your dog is likely to be wary.

Behaviour Around Children
Many dogs that are reared and socialised around children understand how to interact with them but some breeds are completely unsuitable to have around children. On this scale, a score of 1 shows that a breed is not good around children while a score of 5 shows they are perfectly compatible.

Relationship With Other Pets
Stereotypically dogs don’t get on with other pets but often this is not the case; many dogs enjoy the company of other animals. A score of 1 shows that it is not a good idea to mix a breed with other pets while a 5 indicates they tend to get on well with other animals.

Loyalty To Owner
Most dogs are extremely loyal to their owners and family, although there are a few that are quite independent. A low score of 1 indicates that a breed does not have a strong sense of loyalty while a score of 5 shows that they are extremely loyal.

Your Boston Terrier puppies should be treated as a new addition to the family, not just a pet. There are specific elements of care that you should understand before taking on a Boston Terrier; for example, due to their short snouts they are highly likely to develop breathing problems and often snore loudly. They can also be very sensitive to extreme heat or cold, so be sure to take the necessary precautions when taking your puppy outside. However, these problems should not put you off as Boston Terrier puppies are a joy and they are a fantastic breed to own.

When caring for Boston Terrier puppies it is important to understand the temperament of this breed. They are loving and kind but they also have a mischievous side that is quite endearing. This should not be mistaken for misbehaviour, it is just part of their nature. However, it is important that you establish your authority when your dog is a puppy so that they know they can’t get away with bad behaviour. This can be combined with training so that your dog does as you ask, when you ask them to.  Boston Terrier puppies can be quite stubborn so you may find this difficult at first.

Training is essential for all Boston Terrier puppies. The correct training regime from a young age will only be beneficial as your puppy grows. These Terriers should be fairly easy to manage as they are quite intelligent and love to please. Consistency is vital during this process so that your puppy understands who is in charge and what behaviour is acceptable. Feeding them at the same time each day will help them understand what is acceptable when, while it also helps set a schedule for house training. Take your dog outside at regular intervals throughout the day and give them a command such as ‘Go’ so that they know what to do. This may take time but it is essential for Boston Terrier puppies later in life, otherwise mistakes will regularly occur.

Any Boston Terrier puppies should be regularly groomed. This breed has some particular grooming needs that should be catered for, and by doing it from an early age your puppy will get used to it. As well as regular brushing and occasional bathing, particular attention should be paid to the wrinkles on their face. They should be cleaned every few days to remove any dirt and debris, therefore reducing the risk of infection. By following these care tips for Boston Terrier puppies your dog should look and feel great.


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