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Old 12-09-2008, 04:25 PM
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hey guys my wife and i have been thinking about getting a boston terrier for a pet. we have a six year old son and no other pets. does any body have any pros or cons to this breed, i would like to hear them thanks.
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Never owned one; but I did happen to see a show on them at 3:00 a.m today (don't ask ).

Pros - good with Kids; easy to groom; highly intelligent which makes them easy to train

Cons - they fart alot due to gulping alot of air when they eat (hey, it was on the show...); they very often suffer from respiratory problems due to their skull structure; they snore.

Actually, that sounds alot like Tireless; but I don't think he was ever housebroken.


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Old 12-09-2008, 05:14 PM
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We've had Rosie for 3 years now (adopted her when she was 3) and she's the best. She's got a ton of personality, smart as a whip and just loves being around people. She's pretty good with kids - sees them as crumb machines. She does snort and snore and fart. I named her "Gaseous Clay" when we first got her because she was the "Ali" of farting. But we changed her diet and there's almost no farting now.

It's a very popular breed now, so the puppy mills pump them out. Make sure you go to a good breeder.

She's great with people... Ok with other dogs, not great with cats. She has no idea how big she is though. She tries to intimidate 120 pound dogs at the dogpark.

She LOVES the boat and loves to go fishing but hates the heat and the cold (true of all bostons, they are temp sensitive). We keep boat trips short.



here is a BT geek site with lots of good links. I've had a bunch of dogs (labs, bloodhounds, other terriers), but this one is special.

http://littlebeasts.com/
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great great dogs
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Rosie is so cute in her PFD. The look on her face is priceless - almost as if she's saying "ah come on --- I'm a DOG not a HOT DOG --- get the bun OFF me !"
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Had one that just passed away after 14 years. Greatest dog I have ever had. Just a fun dog. By the way, they LOVE sprinklers.

Watch out for cataract problems but otherwise a very very very good dog.

Miss her a ton. Toughest thing to lose her.
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Mother-inlaw has had 9 since my wife and I started dating. Nice dogs wife wants one but I think they are too small and would get lost easily around the farm. Don't get one at a pet store. Friend picked one up that is dumb and not well bred for 1500. One amish guy around here sells great ones for about 600-800. If I break down and get the wife and kids one it will come from there.

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http://www.petfinder.com/search/sear...ncinnati%2C+OH

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My sister has one. My father got it out of a shelter and gave it to her. I must say, its the best dog I have ever seen. It is great with the kids. I have a one year old, and would not trust any dog with her until I seen this dog. The kids dress it up, pull on its tail try an ride him, hug it and he is great. You can throw a ball to him all day long and he will play.
Doesn't shed much, if any and barks when strangers pull up to house. Great dog.
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My wife bought 1 about 5 yrars ago. I wasnt crazy about having a inside dog at first, but I have to admit he has turned out to be the smartest most well behaved dog Ive ever owned. He is pretty big for a boston about 35# ,tall and strong as an ox. He is very protective of my wife and daughter and plays very well with children. He does fart and shed a little but other than that he is a cool dude.
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yes, as mentioned they make great watch dogs... horrible guard dogs. They'll bark as soon as they sense somebody in the yard or house but when the person, burglar or not, comes in they will likely get licked and shown to the valuables.

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Mother-inlaw has had 9 since my wife and I started dating. Nice dogs wife wants one but I think they are too small and would get lost easily around the farm. Don't get one at a pet store. Friend picked one up that is dumb and not well bred for 1500. One amish guy around here sells great ones for about 600-800. If I break down and get the wife and kids one it will come from there.

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I've got nothing against the Amish, but dang, those people have some SERIOUS puppy mills!!! I just finished watching a program on TV where they said the Amish are probably suppling 7 to 8/10's of ALL pet stores with dogs throughout America! The real meat of the program wasn't the volume of dogs they produce, but the conditions in which the dogs have to live in. Let's just say it wasn't good!
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http://www.petfinder.com/search/sear...ncinnati%2C+OH

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When you adopt a rescue you are actally saving two dogs lives. The one you adopt and the one that gets to move into its place with the rescue agency.

Bosten terriers are great little dogs. As far as the farting thing...it gives you someone to blame it on when you pop one loose. Just make sure the dog is around first though.

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They are wonderful pets.

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