YES! Of course, you should get a Boston Terrier! BUT, only if your lifestyle suits it. It’s important to find a dog that matches your life style. Boston Terrier’s are high energy dogs, which means they need an active home. If you’re more of a laid-back family then maybe reconsider. These wonderful balls of energy will keep you on your toes!
What Can I Expect?
Boston Terriers are an amazing breed of dog, they are very loyal companions. Boston’s will give you all the love in the world. Boston’s love to run and will be more then happy to play fetch until their feet fall off. Boston Terriers are a high energy breed be sure to always keep them active! With any high energy dog, they will have to get their energy out somehow – and that may energy might be taken out on your couch, or shoes. With their high energy personalities, you have to watch their health, Boston’s are a brachycephalic breed (to put it simply – they’re a smoosh faced dog) which means they almost always are affected by an upper airway obstruction. This is important to focus on, and make sure your Boston, or future Boston take breaks when they are playing. Even if they don’t want to – and trust me – they never want to.
What Should I Know About Boston’s
We all know these wonderful little balls of energy are absolutely adorable. They have some faults, by faults I mean farts. Boston’s are famously known for their farts, they’re gassy little buggers. So if you love to laugh all the time Boston’s can definitely help with that. Their wrinkles are also part of what makes them to die for (obviously). You need to know that you are required to clean those precious little love flaps. Boston’s can get infections in between their wrinkles so make sure that is something you always keep an eye on. Speaking of eyes, Boston’s can get “cherry eye” which is what happens when their “third eye” (the protective eyelid inside their eye) sometimes turns inside out, causing inflammation. This isn’t a life-threatening issue, but if it goes without being treated it can cause more health issues. Don’t let this sway your interest in getting a Boston Terrier, there are health issues with any breed of dog. As long as you do your research you’ll be fully set for whatever your Boston throws at you.
After reading all of this it might be a little overwhelming for you but the best things in life are. If you’re able to maintain a lifestyle that compliments your dog everything falls into place afterwards. Make sure they’re active, well feed and just as much love as they give you. Maybe you’re still asking “should I get a Boston Terrier?” The answer should still be yes of course. You know what you need and what you can handle and having a Boston Terrier is a rewarding experience. You’ll be happy you did!