The pros and cons of owning a Boston Terrier

You’re thinking about getting a dog and someone told you that you should seriously consider getting a Boston Terrier. While I’m personally inclined to agree with them, here are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision. Remember that these dogs live for more than 15 years, so it is a long-term commitment that should not be taken lightly.

Read below for information that can help you make the decision.


1. Boston Terriers don’t bark.

Both males and females of the breed bark very rarely. While they rarely bark, they make excellent watchdogs and will alert you when someone is knocking on the door or something is wrong.

2. They are relatively small and don’t shed much

Another good basis for owning a Boston Terrier is that they are relatively small and don’t shed much. This has the added bonus of being able to take them with you everywhere, which could save you from making the difficult decision of leaving them at home while you’re out to dinner with friends. You won’t have to because they’ll be welcome almost everywhere you go.

3. They always want to do what you want to do

And then there is that they always want to do what you want to do. That can be very important because having a dog that will sleep when you want to sleep is an amazing feature, as well as a companion to walk, cuddle and watch movies, play games or go for a drive whenever you want. Once you take that into consideration, then it makes sense to have a Boston.

The above points show the positive side of Boston ownership. There is also a negative side. Let’s focus on the various disadvantages.


1. They can be difficult to tame

If you have a Boston terrier, it can be difficult to tame them. That is definitely a bad thing. For some people, it may be a good reason to avoid having one altogether. Wait 4-6 months of crate training before they stop having accidents.

2. They can be stubborn if not properly trained

Most Boston Terriers are headstrong by nature and you need to show them who’s boss at a young age. Otherwise, they’ll think they’re running the show.

3. Problems derived from his very short face

A final justification for avoiding getting a Boston terrier is that they may have health problems stemming from their very short face. Everyone should think very carefully about this point, as it can lead to respiratory problems. Breathing, snorting and snoring are common in the breed. It is important to remember that special care must be taken with these dogs, as they do not tolerate heat well and must have a cool place to rest when they live in a hot climate.

And that’s it. There are real pros and cons to owning a Boston Terrier. It may not be the right one for everyone, but it is certainly the perfect dog for many people. You may now want to consider the points mentioned above and choose if it is right for you. This information should help you be ready to make the best decision.

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