Brett's Painted Bostons

AKC Boston Terriers- Traditional Tuxedo Bostons!

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How are Boston Terriers around kids?
A: Wonderful!!! Every breed can have bad apples or an occasional dog with behavior problems due to mishandling or improper socialization, but Bostons in general
have very playful, fun-loving dispositions to all ages and other pets.           Boston Terriers give their heart to you for a life time of happiness.

Q: Do Boston Terriers shed?
A: Yes they do. Though they are a short coated breed, they shed just like any other dog. If you are wearing light colors, count on seeing some black hairs on your clothes. If
you're wearing dark colors, count on seeing some white hairs on your clothes. They tend to have both bases covered! (It isn't that bad!)  If you use a shedding glove on them outside once a day or every other day, it helps a lot!

Q: What are they like to groom?
A: FUN! Though they shed, they ARE easy to groom. A good brushing and a washcloth on the face can often take care of basic grooming if you don't want to go all out
with a bath. Unless they're a total piglet, it's easy to keep a shiny healthy coat with light regular brushing and good quality nutrition.

Q: What is the typical cost for a Boston Terrier puppy?
A: It varies depending on Quality, Pedigree, Breeder, Registry, etc. My puppies start at  $1500 for pet and $2000+ for breeding/show, depending on the puppy
and the future plans of their new family. (Occasionally there are exceptions.)  Pets are sold on Limited Registration (cannot be bred or shown) and are required to be spayed or neutered.  Breeding/Show
prospects are sold on a breeding/show contract.  Occasionally I have adults that are available as "retirees" that can be placed in homes where they will have lots of
one-on-one attention and be spoiled.

Q: What are some things I should know about before buying a Boston for our family?
A: Bostons have their own quirks and you need to decide if you are willing to live with those quirks before you purchase one. However, despite the facts below, Boston Terriers are just about the perfect pet as they do Not require lots of exercise, they are happy to run with you, play with kids, sleep by you when you read or work on the internet, they love going on car rides anywhere with  you....anything as long as they are with their humans!!!!                         Here are the honest facts:
  1. Bostons have gas.... and there's no fluffy hair over the rear or long tail to diffuse the smell or sounds of your beloved Boston's tooting.  Be prepared for friends and family to snicker at the sounds and for them to cover their noses at the smells. It's not that bad all day, just around dinner time and certain types of dog
food seem to help the stinkiness.
  2.  Some Bostons do snore. 
Not all of them snore,... you don't know how bad they snore until you share the house with them and by then it's too late because
they're too cute and you're too attached to kick them out.  This is also true in regards to item #1.
  3.  Bostons are sensitive to heat and cold. These are not dogs that you can leave out all day in 90 degree weather or outside for more than a brief time in the snow.
Dogs cool themselves through panting, and bracycephalic dogs have a tougher time due to their airway structure.  They can also get frostbite, just like anyone else
outside without a coat on.
  4.  Bostons often need C-Sections.  Breeding Bostons is not something to be taken lightly. They often need C-Sections to have their puppies and it can be costly,
especially if it's an emergency C-Section and after hours (which is when mine have always chosen to need help!).  It varies by area and vet.  This is on top of all of the other costs involved such as vet visits, radiographs, stud service, etc.  When only two or three puppies
are born, be prepared to lose money on litters but on the whole, if you love Boston Terriers....and I DO....it is all worth it!!  Seeing the smiles on new parents' faces and hearing the happy reports....just makes it all worthwhile!!