Boston Terrier: character, standard, price, photo
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The history of the Boston Terrier breed goes back to 1860, when English bulldogs crossed with English terriers to get a dog with a small terrier and a bulldog's head (photo).
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External data of the Boston Terrier
The growth of the dog of this breed ranges from 38 to 43 cm, and the weight can be from 4.5 kg to 11.5 kg. They live about 15 years.
Color tiger, evenly distributed throughout. Symmetrically located white markings: a collar-bassinet, muzzle, front legs, smooth groove on the forehead, hind legs to the hocks.
Head square with a steep forehead. The muzzle is short, the nose is wide, black, flattened, the jaws are square. The upper lips completely cover their teeth when the mouth is closed.
The tail is short, thin and low set.
Nature of the breed
This is a very cheerful playful dog, adoring the ball and walking. First of all, it is a companion breed. He is a bit stubborn and therefore requires education from childhood.
Despite the small growth, this dog performs well watchdog functions. However, they are too trusting to strangers and may even go away with a stranger.
Boston terriers are easily trained and get along well with people, performing the commands of all members of the host family. They get on well with children and other pets.
Can behave aggressively towards othersDogs, show an independent character, especially when protecting their family. Boston terriers are loving and affectionate dogs with good manners. However, some sensitivity is noticeable. If you raise your voice on Boston, he will noticeably be upset.
Boston is hardy and unpretentious. His weak spot can be called big eyes, which are often traumatized.
Like all dogs with a shortened snout, the boston terrier snores, has a tendency to sinusitis (sinusitis), allergies. At the age of 8-12 months there are cases of juvenile cataract.
There are dyskinesia and intestinal diarrhea, as well as flatulence. Therefore, the breed needs careful drawing up of a diet. Adult dogs should be fed twice a day and cut in small pieces.
Because of the large head of the puppies, the bitches are made by cesarean section. In the litter only 3-4 puppies. Many males refuse to knit bitches on their own, and artificial insemination is often used.
Similarly, Bostons are prone to congenital deafness, hydrocephalus, demodecosis, cancer of mast cells and brain tumors.
In cold weather, these dogs need clothes and shoes.
Features of care for boston terriers
It's an exceptionally domestic dog, quite easy to care for. They do not need constant supervision and prolonged exhausting walks, enough half-hour walking twice a day.
A great advantage is their short coat, which practically does not shed. Often, washing Boston is not necessary. For this purpose they are guided by the purity of the white areas of the wool.
Wool boston terriers need to periodically brush with a stiff bristle. Muzzle is recommended daily wipe with a cotton swab or a damp cloth.
Price of the breed
The minimum price of a pedigreed puppy, rejected from a litter with minor deviations, is About 150 dollars. The maximum price for an exhibition or tribal copy reaches 1500 dollars.
The average price of a puppy from good parents with an exhibition perspective is About 850 dollars.