Boston's are my joy and my life. There is nothing like a Boston. It has been said that " There is no better dog---no greater companion than a Boston Terrier". Many adjectives have been used to describe this little dog, the Boston has been called: lively, affectionate, delightful, intelligent, stylish, sturdy, handsome, elegant, loving, loyal, and most of all an extraordinary companion dog.
Boston's require time and attention. They are and have been bred to be a companion and thrive on human contact. They are not outside dogs and do not do well in very hot or cold weather.
With a nickname like "American Gentleman" you can expect your Boston Terrier to be good- natured, intelligent, and polite with a sense of humor. But like many American gentlemen, they embody a little bit of spunk and spirit that makes them unique. Breeders and fanciers describe Boston Terriers as gentle, alert, and well-mannered. The dogs can be rambunctious, dating back to their terrier ancestors. Boston Terriers are special dogs that can do special things. They are highly intelligent and learn quickly. They enjoy showing off in the conformation ring and do very well in Obedience, Therapy work, and Performance Events such as Agility, Flyball and even Weight pulling! Bostons excel in many roles. Not known to be barkers, Boston Terriers don't make the best guard dogs, especially because they can be too friendly to strangers! They adore children and senior citizens, making a properly socialized Boston an ideal pet for a young family or an empty- nester.
A Boston Terrier can be a child's rough and tumble best buddy, or a senior citizen's soul mate and confidante. Most of all they excel at being your best friend. Boston's get along splendidly with other canine and feline pets especially when introduced at a young age. They truly enjoy the companionship of other animals. If you've ever seen a pack of Boston's playing together, you know how much fun they can have! Boston Terriers are very active dogs that love to play. They love to go for walks and make very good travel companions. Without some basic training they may jump on you and maybe even give little nips while playing. Some Boston's have been given up for adoption or dropped off at the local dog pound for these very reasons.