My husband and I have seriously started to think about getting a new pet. We both have allergies, although I think they’ve decreased over the years. Still, having said that we’ve begun to look into a few different dog breeds that we think might be suitable for our small home and our lifestyle.
One of the dogs that’s made the short list – excuse the pun – is the Boston Terrier. We have a house so I suppose we could get any type of dog, however it’s a small house with a small yard so I think a small to medium sized dog would suit us better.
So I’ve been spending time reading articles such as the Boston Terriers Dog Guide Article to get a better idea of the terrier temperament, personality, health issues and it’s over all needs.
They are actually companion dogs who thrive on attention. If you’ve also been thinking of getting a terrier don’t get one if you can’t spend a good amount of time with your new pet. I’m home all day so I’d be able to give a Boston Terrier all the attention it needs.
They are also supposed to be quite intelligent and playful. A good mix. I like playful dogs and one that’s said to be intelligent should be easy enough to train, unless of course it gets stubborn as these dogs sometimes can be on occasion.
These dogs have large bulging eyes which I believe is part of their attraction. Of course their large eyes are also the source of most of their health problems. Some of their eye problems can be prevented or minimized with care and attention, but others go with the territory. I would think that anyone who owns a terrier should be on the lookout for the first sign of eye trouble and get it treated if possible as soon as possible.
If we get a terrier or another type of dog it probably won’t happen until Mid-November onward. We have a lot going on here at home over the summer what with all the house guests we are expecting and then in early November I’ll be going out of town for a while. I think it’s best to get our new pet, if we get one, when the house will be settled and we don’t have holiday plans.
Do any my readers have experience with Boston Terriers? If you do have you seen any eye problems?