(Closed) Boston Terrier / French Bulldog mix

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

There is!  “Pets” board under Nesting. 

I do not have experience with that breed, but I can’t wait to see pics!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Since a mix isn’t a “breed” you will probably only find experiences with each of the 2 breeds.

One thing I’d really worry about is breathing problems since both are brachycephalic breeds.

Also, be careful around pools, water, etc as many bostons, frenchies, pugs, etc have a hard time swimming due to how wide and heavy their chests are.

Terriers are also VERY smart and will need a lot of mental stimulation to ensure they don’t become yappy/destructive.

Since you don’t really have a “breed” though it’s harder to predict behavioral traits. 

The most important thing though is to watch for breathing problems and the possibility for overheating.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ms.oregon.state:  I HAVE A BOSTON! AND I LOVE HER! She is so smart, easy to train, and she loves to be around people. When she was a puppy though, she had a few health issues in regard to her immune system. But she is by far the best dog I’ve had!

ETA: THOSE PICTURES! I DIE! And I don’t think a humidifier would be necessary.

Here’s my girl, Ruby!
 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ms.oregon.state:  Sounds like you should get some puppy care books ASAP. 

Also, look into crate training (to help with house breaking) and puppy classes.

Make sure not to take the puppy anywhere where other dogs have been until he is fully vaccinated against parvo. 

How old is he? 

Here are some good sites on dog training/raising:

http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm

http://www.aspca.org/Home/Pet-care/dog-care

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
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@ms.oregon.state:  Ok, first off he should not leave his mother/litter mates until he’s at least 8 weeks old and since he’s a smaller breed it should be closer to 12 weeks. 

Staying with mom/litter mates longer teach the dogs how to interact with other dogs, it teaches them bite inhibition as well.

I don’t know if you are tied into purchasing this dog, but if you are not (as cute as he is) I’d recommend walking away.

The dog you are buying has come from irreputable breeding practices and all you are doing is encouraging this breeder to keep breeding mixed breeds for money. 

I’ll get off my soap box now, but I’d recommend you read the thread stickied at the top of the pets section about finding a responsible breeder:

Adopting Vs. Buying, and How to Tell if Your Breeder is Responsible

By getting a dog from an irresponsible breeder you could be signing yourself up for a lifetime of health issues, especially with the mix of breeds you have selected.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
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@ms.oregon.state:  Yes, there are a lot of in bred pure bred dogs, they also come from irreputable breeders. Breeders breeding pure breds can be bad as well. In fact the vast majority of breeders you will find are not reputable, that’s why doing your research is SO important.

There are also tons of mixes (including puppies) at your local shelter/rescue organizations. 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
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@ms.oregon.state:  Mixing two breeds to sell IS an irreputable practice

Reputable breeders show and health test their dogs, they only breed to better the breed lineage (not to make money), the will only breed the proven best specimens of the breed (as evidenced by their titles in conformation or working). There are SO many unwanted dogs in shelters/rescues, there is no reason to intentionally breed mixes. Reputable breeders make sure (as much as they can through genetic testing and orthopedic exams) that their dogs will be healthy and sane. They will also ALWAYS take their dogs back if for some reason the owner can no longer keep it. And they will never sell an intact dog unless they are keeping part ownership for future showing/breeding rights. 

There is a TON of info on this in the thread I linked. 

By saying the breeder is irreputable, I’m not saying she’s lying, I’m saying she is not following reputable breeding practices. 

If you cannot get your money back for this puppy, then you can still be a great dog mom and just educate yourself if you ever decide to get another.  Educating yourself whenever you can is the most important part. 

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