Nutrition

The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating in the United States of America. This American gentleman was accepted in 1893 by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting breed. Color and markings are important when distinguishing this breed from the AKC standard. The life expectancy averages 13-15 years and their weight usually is about 10-25 pounds. This breed is very lively, intelligent, and loving. They tend to be a very playful fun breed, and a great choice for people who want a cheerful and energetic companion. Boston terriers can move very fast and should never be let outside unless they are in a secure, fenced in yard or on a leash. These dogs are intended to be an inside pet and shed very little throughout the year. 


Information

Our puppies have an optional one-year health guarantee. They will be up-to-date on shots and worming. All puppies are socialized with other dogs and children. Our puppies are introduced to using the puppy pads and crate trained. Puppies are AKC registered and JHC, HUU and DM clear through parents. Puppies will be ready to join their new home when he/she reaches eight weeks of age.

How to train

Consistent and immediate positive reinforcement is essential to training a Boston Terrier. Each time your Boston Terrier correctly responds to a command, reward him/her with a treat and verbal praise. Give the treat within about 2 to 4 seconds of him/her following the command so he/she knows for what he/she is being rewarded.

Care

Brush his/her coat as needed, at least weekly. His/her facial and tail base folds should be kept clean and dry to prevent infections. Boston terriers generally have good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week. Boston terriers don’t require a lot of food. Give your dog 1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food once in the morning and once in the evening. Exercising your Boston every day is a great way to keep him/her happy, healthy, and well behaved. Most Boston Terriers will be more than happy to go on a walk around the neighborhood with you every day. Boston’s also love running and playing in the yard. Boston terriers love attention and without enough of it they can become easily depressed or anxious. Therefore play with your Boston regularly, and cuddle with your Boston as much as possible.

Health

Boston terriers is known to have more health issues than similar small to medium breeds, and are prone to issues like cataracts, cherry eye, heart murmurs, and deafness. Some Boston terriers have allergies. You may notice draft flaky dandruff all over or a red bumpy rash on bellies and/or in skin folds. Allergies can also show up as frequent ear infections. Boston terriers can be allergic to foods as well as things in the environment like cleaners, weeds, or pollen. We feed our Boston Terriers the NUVET vitamins and highly recommend these in our dogs daily regimen. Please click on the nutrition tab to get more information on these vitamins. The information provided is not legal advice and should not be treated as such.

Diet

Five key nutritional needs of a Boston Terriers diet is: fat, protein, carbohydrates, probiotics and omega-3 ‘s. Fat is important to ensure enough energy for playtime. Protein is a heavy requirement as well, the amino acids contained within Protein aid with muscle buildup which can keep your Boston strong and active. The easy to digest carbohydrates are another important component of your Boston terriers diet, be sure to steer clear of grains as this breed is often allergic. Stick to carbohydrates that are grain free to protect your Boston and avoid possible allergic reactions. Probiotics aid in the reduction of allergy development and with food absorption. Omega-3‘s serve as an important purpose as that promotes healthy skin and coat, and can provide relief following the development of skin allergies.