About Us: Boston Terrier Frequently Asked Questions
What color(s) are Boston Terriers?
Boston Terrier's are multi-colored. Standard colors are Black and White, Brindle and White, and Brindle Black and White. BT's are very special and unique unto themselves. No two Boston Terrier's have the exact same markings. For instance, some may have more white than others and the markings will always be slightly different.
How big will my Boston Terrier get as an adult?
There are three weight classifications for Boston Terrier's:
- Toy 10 - 12 lbs
- Standard 15 - 18 lbs
- Large up to 25 lbs
How are Boston Terriers with children?
Boston Terriers usually do well with children. They are sturdy, have a fun loving temperament and can be quite entertaining. They can adapt quite nicely in a lively family setting. We make every effort to match your lifestyle to the dog's personality. However, any interaction should be closely monitored.
Will my Boston Terrier make a great house pet?
Without a doubt! Since they are highly intelligent, they are easily housetrained. They are also short-haired, don't shed and require very little grooming care.
Will my Boston Terrier get along with my other pets?
This highly depends on your other pets and how well they adapt to having a newcomer in the house. Remember, pets are just like people and each has a personality all their own. Boston Terrier's can be quite playful and are very adaptable, however the pets must be introduced properly, in a way that will ease conflict between the animals. Pets should also be supervised together until the new family member has been accepted.
What about fences?
Because of their adaptability, Boston Terriers do well in modest sized apartments, townhouses, and houses. A fenced yard or patio area ensures your Boston Terrier's safety. We feel that a fence is critical in homes with children younger than 10, who may not appreciate or understand the quick nature of these little dogs. However, we are prepared to assess each situation individually.
Do Boston Terrier shed?
Yes, but very little compared to most breeds. They are generally clean dogs, and do not require constant bathing.
Are Boston Terriers housebroken?
Most are, and whatever we know we will gladly share with you prior to placement. Remember, we want this adoption to work as much as you do!
We strongly recommend the use of a crate, as most dogs will not relieve themselves in their "house." It is usually only a matter of working with them for the first few days so that they understand that "outside" is where they go. They are intelligent dogs, and want to please, so it is important to get them into a routine as soon as possible.
A crate is used to ease the dog's transition into the open spaces of your home. It serves a number of purposes. First, it gives the dog a safe haven during the adjustment period. Secondly, if you work, crating the dog while he is unsupervised can prevent a host of problems!
In addition, if your dog is crate trained, you will more than likely be able to find many friends and neighbors willing to "baby-sit" while you are away. Having to kennel your dog is usually a very great concern to owners, as the majority of kennels are un-manned during the nighttime hours. And, being creatures of habit, a kennel is not an environment in which most Boston Terriers will thrive.