(Closed) bees that own boston terriers i need your help

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have done a lot of research on boston terriers since our little Molly is a Chihuahua/Boston Terrier mix.

Here is some info on one website that was very helpful:

The Boston Terrier is gentle, alert, very intelligent, well-mannered and enthusiastic. Without the proper amount of mental and physical exercise it can become rambunctious and a bit high strung. They are very sensitive to the tone of one’s voice. Boston’s like to learn and therefore are not difficult to train. Their intelligence ensures they pick things up quickly. If the humans around the dog do not display the leadership that all dogs need, they will become willful as they begin to believe they are running the show and need to tell YOU what to do. Do not allow the Boston Terrier to develop Small Dog Syndrome, human induced behaviors where the dog believes he is pack leader to humans. This can cause a varying degree of behavior issues. Bostons need a gentle, but firm, confident, consistent pack leader who knows how to display authority over the dog. It is canine instinct to have a strong leader and this little guy is no exception to the rule. Either the human will be that leader, or the dog will.

Prone to eye problems, such as juvenile cataracts, late-onset cataracts, entropion, distichiasis, glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, corneal ulcers, cherry eye, dry eyes (Keratitis Sicca). The Boston Terrier’s prominent eyes are prone to injury. Also, deafness, patellar luxation, heart and skin tumors, including mast cell tumors. These short-faced dogs may have breathing difficulties when stressed by exertion in hot or cold weather and can overheat if they are pushed too hard. They may also snore or drool. Whelping is often difficult as the pelvis is narrow; the large-headed pups are often delivered by cesarean section.

A long daily walk and sessions of free play in a fenced-in yard are all the Boston Terrier needs to stay in shape. They are fairly lightweight and can easily be carried. Boston Terrier can live to be 15+ years old.

And another picture of our Molly. 🙂 I know you saw her on your other thread. But I can’t help but post! (At first I couldn’t really see the Boston Terrier in her. That is until I looked up all white Boston Terrier puppies.)

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What drew you to this breed?

Wanted a smaller dog with lots of personality, who had more of a big dog attitude. I didn’t want a little fluffy dog but I like having the option of picking my dog up if needed. 


What useful info about the breed would you give a first time Boston terrier owner?

They have pretty sensitive stomachs.  It’s the only thing that a was surprised about (even though I was warned)  


Is this a breed you would recommend?

Most  definitely!! I cant wait to add another one to our pack 
 
 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Their personality, not much grooming required, seeing how much people love their bostons. They do have gas, sensitive stomachs and breathing difficulties. Yes, I would recommend.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I love my Charlotte! Ok, she’s our family dog (named by my mom) but she’s like my baby.

She’s so amazing. So sweet, so well-tempered, she seems so in tune with our emotions and seems sensitive herself. She was very easy to train, is very friendly (although sometimes shy), and she loves to play.

I love that she’s also hilarious – Bostons seem to be super entertaining overall.

I have to second a PP about the gas and sensitive stomach. Definitely the case with Charlotte.

I don’t know if this is a breed thing or just her, but our Boston Terrier also gets rashes quite easily.

Here are some recent pictures of our pup (6 years old):

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

So odd I just came across this thread.  My Fiance and I have two Boston Terriers Lillie and Lovie (Lovie our male is named after the former Bears coach Lovie Smith) and we have six boston pups that are 1week and 2days old. 

What drew us to this breed:  My Fiance had always wanted to own a Boston and I did some research on the breed and fell in love. They have the most amazing personalities!

Usefull info:  We are struggling with some behavior problems with the male right now.  I attribute this to our busy schedules with both of us working full time and quite often overtime he has gotten a little wild (chewing things he should not and such) but he is just so sweet that even when I am so angry at him, he can snuggle up with me and I forget anything he has done wrong!

I would absolutely recommend this breed to someone who has done their research and is aware of the needs of this breed. 

Lillie:

Lovie:

And puppies:

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I commented on your other thread! Love seeing other Boston obsessed bees! Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Geez! I need to learn how to upload pictures better, I have no idea why the first one is so big and the other two are so small!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@happyheartbee  Super envious of your puppies!! We adopted our boston at 5, and then got boston hooked. Cant wait to have a puppy! So cute

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have several family member who own boston terriers.  They fart a LOT.  And they snort.  But they’re cute and playful.  They do shed some.  My aunt’s bostons like to sit on the back of the sofa like cats.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My boston Andy (above) is just so cute and full of personality.He loves to snuggle and play and go for rides in the car. He is just an awesome! We wanted a smaller dog that didn’t shed that much which lead us to bostons. Only cons smelly farts and snoring.

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