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By Donnie Gardner
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Episode 020: Should I Get A Boston Terrier? Real Owners Speak Out
If you are wondering whether a Boston Terrier is the right breed for you, you have come to the right place. In today's podcast, I'm going to be talking about the reasons Emily and I decided to get Bella, our Boston. As well as talk to five other Boston owners as to why they chose this dog breed. I highly recommend checking out the video, but I have included the full transcript of the video for your convenience. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see quizzes and articles related to choosing a Boston Terrier. Let’s get started… Still wondering if the Boston Terrier is right for you? If you need more information on deciding whether or not the Boston breed is right for you, check out these articles here on the Boston Terrier Society website. After reading these articles, you'll know if this breed is the perfect addition to your family. Take The Should I Get A Boston Terrier Quiz Is The Boston Terrier Right For Me? Are Boston Terriers Easy To Train? 100+ Owners Speak Out Are Boston Terriers Hyper? Are Boston Terriers A Good Dog Breed For First Time Dog Owners? 9 Reasons Why.
May 24, 2020
Episode 019: CBD Oil - Exclusive Interview With Dr. Verdino About How CBD Affects Boston Terriers
Are You Giving CBD To Your Boston Terrier? Exclusive Interview With Dr. Mark Verdino Discussing CBD.   Dr. Mark Verdino is with the North Shore Animal League, the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.   Dr Verdino's Biography:   North Shore Animal League: Join The Boston Terrier Community! Join thousands of Boston Terrier Owners in the Boston Terrier Society Facebook Group. In the group, we share photos, thoughts, and stories. As well as have contests with prizes and more! Facebook Group This is a fun and friendly group. Feel free to pose any question you have about your Boston Terrier. Other Articles You May Like Fun Quiz: Is This A Boston Terrier Of Frenchie   Fun Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Boston Terrier Breed   Fun Quiz: Should I Get A Boston Terrier
April 22, 2020
Episode 18: Boston Terrier Children's Book, Some Dogs Are Different Author Interview.
Are you looking for a good children’s book that teaches your child to be kind and caring? In Michelle Pendergrass’ book, Some Dogs Are Different, she takes us on a journey with Murphy and his friends who are all a little different. Some Dogs Are Different Some Dogs Are Different was the perfect book to read to my 2.5-year-old. My wife and I want our kids to grow up to be kind, caring, loving, and productive human beings. This book’s message is how we are all different and that is ok, the most important thing is to be understanding and kind to one another. Sofia loved looking at the beautiful pictures of Murphy and his friends. I highly recommend this book. Where to find the book You can find the book on Michelle’s website listed below. For a limited of time she is offering a coupon code of 10% off to the Boston Terrier Society readers and listeners. Coupon Code: BOSTONTERRIER How to contact Michelle and Murphy’s friends Website - Some Dogs Are Different Facebook - Some Dogs Are Different Twitter - @somedogsbook Stevie - @stevie_the_wonder_dogo Peppermint Patty - @mocks_tribe_of_3 Murphy - @some_dogs_are_different Join The Boston Terrier Community! Join thousands of Boston Terrier Owners in the Boston Terrier Society Facebook Group. In the group, we share photos, thoughts, and stories. As well as have contests with prizes and more! Facebook Group This is a fun and friendly group. Feel free to pose any question you have about your Boston Terrier. Other Articles You May Like Fun Quiz: Is This A Boston Terrier Of Frenchie Fun Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Boston Terrier Breed Fun Quiz: Should I Get A Boston Terrier
April 18, 2020
Episode 017: Want To Adopt Or Foster A Boston Terrier? A Rescue Tells All
Are you thinking about adopting a Boston Terrier? Or would you like to become a foster parent for dogs? In today’s podcast, I interview Tara Abston with the Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue. Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue is headquartered in Tennessee but serves more than a dozen states when it comes to rescuing Boston’s. The rescue is a 501 (c) 3 charity and has been in operation since 2005. In 2019 alone the rescue saved 82 Boston Terriers. Topics Covered In The Interview Who is the Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue How to foster a Boston Terrier How to adopt a Boston Terrier How Much Does It Cost To Adopt A Boston Terrier From A Rescue? The Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue charges an adoption fee based on the age of the Boston. This fee helps the rescue cover the cost of shots, fecal and heartworm tests, as well as other care costs for these wonderful Boston’s. 6 to 12 months  $400 13 months to 2 years  $375 3 – 7 years $350 8 years and older $150 What States Does Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue Cover? Alabama Arkansas Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Mississippi Missouri North Carolina Ohio South Carolina Tennessee Virginia West Virginia How To Contact The Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue If you want to adopt or foster a Boston Terrier, or you have a question here is how you can constant Southern Cross. Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue Website ( Email: Southern Cross’ Facebook Page Boston’s Available For Adoption Southern Cross’ Adoption Form How To Volunteer For The Rescue Donate To Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue Join The Boston Terrier Community! Join thousands of Boston Terrier Owners in the Boston Terrier Society Facebook Group. In the group, we share photos, thoughts, and stories. As well as have contests with prizes and more! This is a fun and friendly group. Feel free to pose any question you have about your Boston Terrier.
April 10, 2020
Episode 016: Exclusive Interview With Champion Boston Terrier Breeder
In today’s podcast interview I talk to American Kennel Club Gold Breeder of Merit Joyce Davis. We discuss her breeding program, how she chooses Boston Terrier puppies, Boston puppy prices, and more. Interview With Champion Boston Terrier Breeder Joyce is an AKC "GOLD" Breeder of Merit, bred 78 Champions and 15 Grand Champions with the prefix "Davane". Topics Covered In The Interview How Joyce got started with Boston Terriers. How she chooses puppies for her program. What she does in her breeding program. Discuss the pricing of Boston Terrier puppies. What she looks for in someone who is buying her Boston’s. What buyers should look for in a breeder. How To Contact Joyce Facebook Page Cell # (412) 370-9546 Articles You May Like To Check-Out: Teach Your Boston Terrier How To Sit Fun Quiz: Is This A Boston Terrier Of Frenchie Fun Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Boston Terrier Breed Fun Quiz: Should I Get A Boston Terrier 15 Interesting Facts About Boston Terriers Boston Terrier Zoomies Everything You Need To Know 20 Winter Exercises You Can Do With Your Boston Terrier How Much & How Often Should You Feed A Boston Terrier
April 6, 2020
Episode 015: The Buying Process: Boston Terrier Breeder Exclusive Interview
In today's interview, I talk with Gabby Vogler to discuss her process for selling Boston Terrier puppies. The goal of this interview is to help someone learn what a breeder will expect of them when buying a Boston Terrier. Also, knowing the process can help you avoid the numerous online puppy scams. Boston Terrier Buying Process Explained: Breeder Interview I spoke with Gabby Vogler about her process for selling Boston Terrier puppies. Gabby’s experience with Boston Terriers starts all the way back to the age of 10 when her mom bought Gabby her first Boston named Patty. In the early 1990's Gabby's mother began breeding Boston Terriers, and Gabby shortly followed in her mother's footsteps around 2005. In addition to breeding Boston's, Gabby has also shown her dogs in the American Kennel Club shows. On with the episode... Gabby’s Contact Information If you would like to get into contact with Gabby, the best place to start would be Facebook. Gabby’s Boston Terriers Facebook Page Final thoughts… Buying a Boston Terrier online for the first time should be fun and exciting. The more you learn about the buying process of puppies, the better prepared you will be to avoid any possible scams. If you are looking to find reputable Boston Terrier breeders be sure to check out the breeder referral page on the Boston Terrier Club of America’s website here, Breeder Referral. Want To Join The Boston Terrier Society’s Community? Other Articles You May Like To Read How To Find A Reputable Boston Terrier Breeder Is A Boston Terrier Right For Me? 7 Items Every First Time Boston Terrier Owner Will Need Fun Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Boston Terrier Breed Fun Quiz: Should I Get A Boston Terrier
March 23, 2020
Episode 014: Want To Make Your Boston Terrier Famous? How-To Interview With Patty
Want To Make Your Boston Terrier Famous? How-To Interview In this interview, I talk to Patty Alleman on how she was able to turn her Boston Terriers into models. Patty has done several photoshoots as well as short videos with her Boston Terriers. Some of her biggest gigs have been working on the set of Saturday Night Live as well as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this interview, Patty explains the type of Boston you need, demeanor, and characteristics, as well as talks about the kinds of gigs available. Let’s get started… List Of Dog Model Agencies And Resources Thanks for checking out this article here are some great links to help you get started on your dog modeling journey. Agencies Got Pet-Ential Animal Talent: Services 21 States Models Direct Hollywood Paws Resources Top Dog Tips: How To Get Your Dog Started As A Dog Model Iheart Dogs: Dog Modeling: Secrets From A Professional Contact Info And Links Here are the different places you can contact Patty. Website: Talavera Bostons Email: Facebook Page: Patty Alleman Bowies Instagram Account: @bostonterrierbowie If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the Boston Terrier Society Podcast as well as its YouTube Channel. Other Podcasts And Articles How Well Do You Know Boston Terriers? Take This Fun Quiz Is This A Boston Terrier Or French Bulldog Quiz Interview With Jani Martin: The Truth About Colored Boston Terriers Interview With MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue Interview With Dog Attorney Interview With Dog Masseuse
March 10, 2020
Episode 013: What is the Boston Terrier standard for Colors? The Truth About Boston Terrier Colors Episode
Would you like to learn more about the Boston Terrier breed standards when it comes to colors and their history? In this interview, I talk with the creator of, Jani Martin. In the interview, we discuss the history of the standard colors as well as the importance of upholding the standard. Plus much more. Topics Discussed What is the Boston Terrier Breed Standard For Colors Why is it important to promote the correct standard breeding of the Boston Terrier On your website, you reference a timeline of disqualified colors...was there ever a time all colors were accepted? How long was this period? How often does the standard change? Do you know the process for changing the standard? Please explain Brindle in a little more this truly a pattern or is there a color to look for? Do you know of any health issues related to breeding for color? You mention you are not against breeders of disqualified colors, but there are breeding practices they should follow. What should a buyer of a DQ color “Boston” do to protect themselves? there something they should look out for to know they are buying from a reputable breeding program. Contact Info And Links Here are the different places you can contact Jani. Website: Other Website: Facebook Page: Final thoughts… Thank you to Jani Martin for coming on to the podcast. Knowing exactly what the breed standard is and why it is important is crucial to advancing the Boston breed into the future. If you want to learn more I highly encourage you to contact Jani via here contact form on her website here, Colored Boston Terrier Truths Contact Form. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the Boston Terrier Society Podcast as well as its YouTube Channel. How Well Do You Know Boston Terriers? Take This Fun Quiz Is This A Boston Terrier Or French Bulldog Quiz
February 10, 2020
Episode 012: Interview With The Owner Of The K9 Virtual Academy
In this episode, I talk with Mary Beth the owner of the K9 Virtual Academy. If you would like to have professional dog training on your terms this type of training would be perfect for you. Have you ever wanted to train your dog professionally, but you don't have the time? Well, you're in luck. There is now an option to train your dog professionally, thanks to the K9 Virtual Academy. I recently had the chance to interview Mary Beth, the owner of the K9 Virtual Academy, to talk about her training program and how it works. Who Is Mary Beth? Mary Beth is someone who has extensive knowledge regarding dogs and their behavior. Following her passion, Mary Beth holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Animal Sciences with a focus on puppy development and behavior. She has taught many canine classes over the years. Also, Mary Beth raises companion dogs for Canine Companions for Independence, she has been doing this with her husband since 2001. Why Create An Online Dog Training Program? After Mary Beth realized how busy life was for her, especially with three kids, she had an epiphany. Nearly everyone these days are busy. It is hard for people to commit to anything that is not a priority. And sometimes, dog training is at the bottom of the list, but it is important. It was from this realization that Mary Beth decided to create a flexible program that can help dog owners train their pets on their own time. What We Talked About On The Podcast Please tell me about K-9 Virtual Academy? What is it… How does it work… What motivated you to create K-9 Virtual Academy? Who is the ideal client… What type of training philosophy do you use? What tips do you have for people hiring a dog trainer in general? Are there questions people should ask… Are there credentials one should have… Are there red flags to be aware of… Are you taking on new clients? What is the process for someone to get on your schedule for training? Contact Information For Mary Beth & K9 Virtual Academy Mary Beth’s Email: K9 Virtual Academy: Facebook Page Final thoughts… Online virtual training for your dog is really ideal for anyone. Even if you have done training in the past, you could benefit from this type of training. Especially if you have seen a regression in your dog. I personally have seen a regression in Bella since we had trained her two years ago. Also, if you are someone who has a pretty busy schedule, this type of dog training is ideal for you. You can train your dog on your own terms with the guidance of a real expert. I hope you enjoyed this episode on the podcast. If you have someone in mind, I should interview, please reach out to me via the contact form to let me know, contact me here. Thanks for your support!
January 14, 2020
Episode 010: What is a Dog Massage? And is Hiring A Dog masseuse right for you?
In today's episode I was able to interview the owner and founder of Sound Hound Canine Massage, Heidi Hesse. We discussed the benefits of dog massages and how she got into this very interesting career choice.  Sound Hound Canine Massage Website: National Board of Certification For Animal Acupressure and Massage Website:
November 14, 2019
Episode 009: What legal issues do you have with your dog? Boston Dog Lawyers Interview
Podcast interview with the Boston Dog Lawyers. A law practice dedicated to helping pet owners and their legal issues. Visit The Boston Dog Lawyers Website: Call Jeremy Cohen And The Boston Dog Lawyers Here: 1-844-364-2889 (844-Dog-Atty) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visit Everything Boston Terriers at: Be sure to subscribe to The Boston Terrier Society:
November 8, 2019
Episode 008: MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue Interview: How To Adopt A Boston Terrier
Interview With Founder of MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue. Listen to this before you get a Boston Terrier! In this episode, we talk to Jennifer the founder of MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue. We cover topics such as: Adopting A Boston Terrier From A Rescue How To Become A Dog Foster Parent Where to find great resources about Boston Terriers And much much more! Links To Connect With Jennifer And The MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue: Website: Link to Support MidAmerica’s Amazon Smile Account: Link To Give To MidAmerica: Link To Adopt A Boston Terrier: Link To Becoming A Dog Foster Parent: Become A Boston Terrier Transporter: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visit Everything Boston Terriers at: Be sure to subscribe to The Boston Terrier Society!
October 31, 2019
Episode 007: Questions Every Dog Owner Should Ask Their Veterinarian
In this episode we discuss questions every dog owner should ask their veterinarian. To get the full article visit: Having a dog is a lot of responsibility. It is not enough just to love them unconditionally, it is absolutely necessary to know a thing or two about how to keep them healthy. I’m not expecting every pet owner to take medical classes. I am saying, find a veterinarian that you and your dog trust, then dive into their vast knowledge pool.  If you don’t know where to start, here are some of the top questions that every dog owner needs to ask their veterinarian. 1.  What Vaccinations Does My Dog Need and When? Vaccinations are one of the best ways to keep your pup healthy. They help prevent your dog from contracting illnesses or at least decrease the severity of these illnesses if they do get them. The vaccinations your dog needs varies depending on their lifestyle and the area in which you live.   Every dog, regardless of lifestyle, age, or location, should receive the core vaccines for rabies, parvovirus, distemper, and canine hepatitis. Additional vaccines for leptospirosis, influenza, Bordetella, Lyme disease and others should be given if your veterinarian deems necessary. How Old Should Your Dog Be? Pups should be vaccinated, starting at six to eight weeks of age. Depending on the specific vaccine, boosters should be given every three to four weeks for a total of at least three.   Rabies vaccine can be given starting at 12 weeks of age. After that, some vaccinations may be given yearly or every three years or longer. This is why it is vital to discuss vaccinations with your vet to determine your dog’s best schedule. 2.  How Often Should I Bring My Dog to the Vet? Again, this is going to depend on your veterinarian. Most vets like to see you at least once a year, even if no vaccinations are required at that time. This is just to perform a general wellness exam checking for internal and external issues.  Vets also like to monitor oral health and may recommend blood work to check for hidden health issues. Don’t be surprised if your vet asks that you come in every six months, especially as your dog ages. This just helps them to keep better track of your pup’s health and to catch any problems before they become big. Of course, you’re welcome to visit as often as you see fit! 3. What Should I Feed My Dog? All dog foods are not created equal. In fact, there are vast differences out there between dog foods, and it may seem like an impossible task to pick which one is right for your dog. Obviously, if your pup has a condition in which diet is a factor, such as allergies or irritable bowel syndrome. Your vet is your number one source for dietary recommendations. However, you should also utilize your veterinarian’s knowledge to help you choose a dog food for a pup without special nutritional needs. Your veterinarian will help you choose a product that provides proper nutrition for your best friend. As well as find a dog food one that tastes good and is priced within your range. Don’t be afraid to do a little research on your own and then ask your vet’s opinion about certain dog food brands to help narrow down your search. To get the full article visit:
August 12, 2019
Episode 006: The Stink on Why Boston Terriers Eat Poop
Who doesn’t relish a good puppy kiss from man’s best friend? Those of us who own Boston Terriers know they are notorious for eating poop. It can be hard to comprehend why someone that we love so much can have such a dirty little habit.  Check out the full article here: You might also be wondering if this bad habit can cause other issues besides just being disgusting. Let’s talk about the reasons behind why Boston Terrier might eat poop and what you as the loving pet parent can do to stop it. Why Boston Terriers Eat Poop There are several reasons for a Boston Terrier to eat its poop. These reasons include Nutritional Deficiencies, Hunger, Prebiotics, and Bad Behavior. For a Boston, eating its poop is relatively safe. However, it is disgusting to their pet parents. Before we can understand why Boston Terriers eat their poop, let us see why other animals eat its own feces. Why Other Animals Eat Their Own Poop Before we cover Boston Terriers, let us explore why other animals eat poop. For some species, coprophagia, or eating feces, is healthy and even necessary for existence. There are large groups of insects that make poop their primary nutrient source.  Without them, we would all be drowning in it. Cecal or hindgut digesters like rabbits and hamsters eat their feces because it takes a trip twice through the system to get the full nutrient punch that they want.  Baby Elephants, Hippos, and Other Animals Baby elephants, hippos, and various other animals eat their mother’s poop to populate their gut with the good bacteria that are necessary for proper digestion. And mother dogs and cats have to stimulate their little ones to defecate and urinate by licking their genital region. During this process, they also consume the feces and urine that comes to keep their babies and the bed clean. Coprophagia (eating of poop) is even seen in humans! Before you find yourself trying to picture that, fecal transplantation is a common procedure in treating different intestinal infections. The idea is that providing the patient with normal, healthy gut bacteria will crowd out the harmful bacteria and get rid of the infection.   This procedure can also be used in our dog and cat friends to treat severe types of diarrhea. All of these animals or reasons for eating poop seem pretty viable, so what is your Boston Terrier’s excuse? Reason Why A Boston Terrier Eats its Poop While eating poop in other animals is widely understood, when it comes to our pups, it’s not so much. However, there are many theories out there. Let us take a look at them, and then you can decide if any of these apply to your specific pooch. Nutritional Deficiencies No digestive system is 100% efficient meaning that there are always undigested nutrients remaining in any form of poop. Dogs may seek out poop to get these nutrients if they lack it from their diet. Also, these nutrients can be enticing.   If your Boston has a particular affinity for cat poop, it’s because cats require a diet that is very high in protein and the leftovers taste better because of it.   Check out the full article here:
July 26, 2019
Episode 005: Why Boston Terriers fart so much! And how to reduce their GAS!
In this episode we discuss why Boston Terriers fart as well as tips on how to lessen the amount of gas they have.  To read the full article check it out here: Each breed of dog has its own little quirk that makes the experience of being with that dog unique. Chihuahuas are territorial and very protective of their friends. And Boston Terriers well… they fart. They fart a lot. Boston Terriers really do fart more than other breeds of dog. I’m sure I speak for all Boston owners when I say that we still love them, farts and all. Of course, there are times when it wouldn’t be ideal to have a gassy dog hanging around. In this article, we’ll learn a little more about why exactly your Boston Terrier farts and what strategies you can employ to minimize their gas. How to Stop Your Boston Terrier from Farting To stop your Boston Terrier from farting you will want to ensure they get at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. Limit the amount of human food you give them. Change their diet to one with fewer carbohydrates. Do Boston terriers really fart that much? Yep! This is not just a myth, they really are predisposed to be more flatulent than other dogs. This is a trait shared by a lot of brachycephalic dogs. Their shorter, broader skull seems to affect the way that food is digested, and that ends up causing more flatulence. Also, their shorter nose causes them to swallow more air while eating. More air took in means more air needs to come out. We must begin with this simple understanding, that even very healthy Bostons will still be prone to farting. Some techniques can minimize this issue, but nothing will make it go away completely. Your dog is not sick just because they seem to have a lot of gas. Why do Boston’s fart so much? The main factor that sets apart the flatulence issue in Bostons is the presence of the brachycephalic face. That being said, there are lots of other factors that contribute to flatulence in dogs and which might be at play for your specific dog. Swallowing Air One such factor is the way your dog eats their food. Dogs who quickly gobble down their food tend to swallow some air along with each bite. This air can work its way through the digestive tract and come out as flatulence later on. Carbohydrates and Food Change Your dog’s diet can inadvertently cause gas in several different ways. A diet that contains a lot of carbohydrates that the dog can’t digest will lead to more gas and will affect your dog’s stool in different ways. Your dog also tends to get used to whatever your main feed is, and any changes to that diet can bring on a spell of more gas. Food Allergies Also, dogs with food allergies will have gassier compared to a dog with non-food allergies. Bella, my Boston Terrier, has a sensitivity to grains. We switched her to a salmon dog food. The switch to salmon not only helped her irritated skin but her gassiness as well. Eating Human Food or Worse Finally, we should note that while this breed is prone to gassiness, that does not mean you should just ignore your dog’s farts. Flatulence can still be a sign of a severe issue like irritable bowel syndrome, or a signal that your dog has eaten something it shouldn’t have. Make sure you understand what your dog’s baseline flatulence looks like so you can tell when something has gone wrong.  To Read more check out the article:
July 24, 2019
Episode 004: How much exercise should your Boston Terrier be getting?
In this episode Donnie talks about how long your Boston Terrier should exercise as well as what kind of exercises you can do. If you want to learn more visit and be sure to search exercise. or... One look into your Boston Terrier’s playful eyes and you know he is ready for anything.  That is if you can get him to hold still long enough to look into those eyes. With very little observation, you will note that Boston Terriers are not couch potato dogs. They are bright and bouncy and can be prone to mischief and obesity if not allowed to burn some of that energy off every day.   However, Boston Terriers are also small dogs, so maybe not the best choice to be your marathon running partner.  Where is that Goldilocks-just-right amount? Keep reading to see if you’re giving your Boston terrier the right kind and amount of exercise to keep him mentally and physically healthy. How much exercise do Boston Terriers need? Most Boston Terriers will need 30-60 minutes of exercise per day. The activity can be as simple as a walk or run per day. How long to work out your Boston Given their size and personality, Boston Terriers are a great fit for indoor life. They don’t require a lot of space, but they do require movement every day. How much movement depends on each individual dog and can vary from a trip around the block to running a 10K.   As a general rule, most Boston's require 30-60 minutes of exercise per day. This means every day. Don’t think you can sneak 60 minutes in one day and none the next. This exercise is necessary to not only keep your Boston Terrier from bouncing off the walls, but they also need it to be in a healthy emotional state like humans.  Your personal judgment Use your best judgment when trying to decide if your Boston is getting enough exercise.   Is he starting to wear out after 30 minutes of fetch or does he still want more after you’ve covered 3 miles?  Is he ready for a nap immediately following the activity, or is he looking for more toys?   Do you come home to a house of mass destruction, or has he behaved himself all day while you’re away?   You may also find that your Boston prefers one type of exercise over others. For example, he may swim for 45 minutes but only want to run for 15 minutes. It never hurts to switch things up to help keep your pup and you interested in the activity. What are good exercises for Boston Terriers? Chances are you know how much your pup just likes to be with you. Given that and a Boston’s overall happy demeanor, they’re game for any, activity you want to provide them. Get creative when it comes to exercising your Boston terrier. It doesn’t all have to be going for walks or runs.   To read more check out the article here:
July 20, 2019
Episode 003: The Difference between the Boston Terrier and the French “Frenchie” Bulldog.
In this episode Donnie talks about the different histories of the Boston Terrier as well as the French Bull Dog. In addition to the health concerns of each dog. Finally, the nature of the two dog breeds is covered. You can find the article to this post at Two of the most popular dog breeds in America are the Boston Terrier and the French Bulldog. They are both adorable, smaller dog breeds, and they easily capture the attention and hearts of everyone who crosses their paths. Yet these two breeds are often confused with each other, and as they are individual in their own respective ways, it’s essential to acknowledge and respect their differences. If you are considering adopting one of these breeds, you will want to choose the one who fits best with your lifestyle. Where do the Boston Terrier and French Bulldog differ from each other? Let’s take a closer look. Breed Histories The creation and history of both the Boston Terrier and the French Bulldog breeds are quite different from each other and span the Atlantic Ocean. Here are the stories behind the breeds. The Boston Terrier History The Boston Terrier breed was first bred around 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts, making the breed a true American dog. How the breed began lies with a Bostonian named Robert C. Cooper, who purchased a dog named Judge from William O’Brien. It is generally recognized that O’Brien had imported the dog from England, and Judge was a cross between a white English Terrier and an English Bulldog.  Once the dog changed owners, he became known as Hooper’s Judge. The dog was sturdy, around 32 pounds, and had dark brindle coloring with a white blaze on his face. Judge’s head was blocky and square, and he had an even mouth. It is this dog who is considered the ancestor of nearly all true modern Boston Terriers.  The Breads Making Up Today’s Boston Terrier Judge was bred to a white dog named Burnett’s Gyp, nicknamed Kate, who was owned by Edward Burnett. Kate was low stationed, about 28 pounds, had a stocky build, and a square head. From this mating, the path to the modern Boston Terrier was paved. The male dog born to Judge and Kate was not a particularly handsome dog, but he had the personality that the Boston Terrier would become so well known for: gentle and kind.  This dog, Well’s Eph, was mated to a female called Tobin’s Kate, and historians suggest that their offspring were then crossed with the French Bulldog. That crossing formed the foundation of the Boston Terrier breed. Naming the Boston Terrier The Boston Terrier did not carry that name at first. The fledgling breed was called several names, including round heads, bullet heads, Boston Bulldogs, and American terriers. In 1889, a group of 30 owners of the new breed formed the American Bull Terrier Club, and they settled on calling the breed Bull Terriers or Round Heads. Fanciers of the breed loudly objected to these names, so to please as much of the base as possible, the club changed their name to the Boston Terrier Club in recognition of the breed’s birthplace.  Read more of the article here:
July 20, 2019
Episode 002: How much does a pet store cost? And why a Pet Store is like a used car lot.
In this episode we look at 5 major websites selling registered Boston Terriers. We look to see what the average cost is of each. To read the full article go here: Are you looking to buy a Boston Terrier, but unsure what it will cost you. When I bought Bella, a purebred Boston Terrier, back in 2009 we were able to get her from a breeder for $350.00 in Missouri. But that was over a decade ago. After a few hours of research, here is what I found out. How much does a Boston Terrier cost? The average price for a purebred Boston Terrier puppy online is $1,299.68. The median price of over 137 different breeders across the country was $1,050. The price can vary wildly from as low as $350 to as high as $3,299. Where is the best place to find affordable Boston Babies? Buying a puppy can be expensive, so be sure to do your own research online. The most affordable place I could find was Craigslist as well as shelters. The only thing you may be missing from the shelter or Craigslist is the American Kennel Club (AKC) registration, which ensures the dog is a purebred. If a purebred Boston is important to you, make sure you see and receive the AKC Dog Registration Application before buying your new puppy. For more information about what to look out for when buying an AKC Registered Dog, check out AKC’s article on What Buyers Need To Know. How I did my research In doing my research for this article, I used the following marketplace websites: American Kennel Club Greenfield Puppies Puppy Spot Puppy Find Craigslist The process I went to every site and found 30 different breeders to compile an average cost of Boston’s for that site. The only place I was unable to pull 30 breeders from was Craigslist. In Craigslist, I was unable to verify if the puppies were purebred, so I did not include them in my sample. The Craigslist sample size included 17 breeders. Final thoughts… Buying a Boston Baby should be an exciting time for you. Emily and I drove eight hours round trip to buy Bella. A local pet store was selling Boston’s for $1,200.00, and we purchased Bella for $350.00, the weekend drive was worth it. Do your research and call around to see where you can get the best price. If you scoured the internet long enough, and you’re patient, you should be able to buy a purebred Boston under $1,000. How much are you planning on spending to buy a Boston? Did you already buy a Boston, how much did you spend? Please leave a comment below. Check out the chart in the article here:
July 18, 2019
Episode 001: History of the Boston Terrier and Welcome to the new podcast!
Welcome to the Boston Terrier Society Podcast! Your place for all things Boston Terrier. Emily and I have owned Bella the Boston since 2009, 8 months after my wife and I got married. Boston Terriers are the best breed when it comes to having a dog that is literally part of the family. We were worried about how Bella would act when our daughter was born in 2017 because at the time Bella was 8 years old. Bella accepted her with all the love and affection she shows us. Our goal with this site is to help you answer all your Boston Terrier related questions. We want to help you if you are making the decision to buy a Boston or have owned one for years, but just want answers. Thanks for visiting! Sincerely, Donnie, Emily, Sofia, and Bella
July 18, 2019