Know what a Boston Terrier Puppy should look like and why you should find a reputable breeder
If you’re looking for a Boston Terrier puppy, educating yourself with what they look like and how to find a reputable breeder should be a priority. I learned this lesson late and so I want to save you some heartache and time.
First thing is you have to know what the standard looks like. Not knowing what the breed standard is means you could easily be duped into buying what you think is a Boston Terrier puppy.
ANY breeder can register the puppy and tell you they are purebred and that they are AKC registered. This is just paperwork and words.
It’s not enough to be simply purebred, or mix bred. They must be PURPOSEFULLY bred.
Acquire your family member from a responsible AKC Breeder. Health tested families. They’re purposefully preserving the specific integrity of the breed of your CHOICE.
A purposeful breeders respects the standards of over hundred year plus tradition of excellence.
PaulaNovember 28, 2018
Something similar happened to us. Bought a puppy from akc marketplace but Puppy died before he was 12 weeks with leaver failure and we are still devastated…my kids pray daily for a dog (sometimes they pet-sit our neighbors’ dogs when they go out of town, but it is not the same). We love Boston’s and need one, where did you find yours?
MaggieLovesOrbitJanuary 3, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear your story. I live in San Diego. I joined the local Boston Terrier Club. The members have a deep network so they knew who was having puppies. I was referred to a breeder in Las Vegas so I flew to meet Maggie and then picked her up when she was older. About 5 months later I was referred again through the club to a breeder in Montana who just had puppies. We started chatting online and even did face time. When the puppy was 8 weeks old she agreed to let me be the puppy owner. I flew to pick her up. Neither are breeding anymore so it’s hard to refer you to them. The best recommendation would be to join your local club – and start there. The breeders want to get to know you as much as you want to get to know them. That’s a good sign.
MaryDecember 7, 2018
ElleMarch 8, 2019
Do you mind sharing the breeder you were referred to in Las Vegas where you found Maggie? I’ve been looking for a Boston Terrier but frankly am terrified and don’t know who to trust.
Maggie Loves OrbitMarch 12, 2019
Hi Elle – she’s actually no longer breeding her dog is fixed now. The nature of who is breeding and not changes and the best way to find them is through your local club.
MaryAnnM KennigerMarch 16, 2019
Thank you for this very informative article. As a breeder for over 35 years of another breed your comments are very true of love and dedication to a breed by good breeders. Shows ate a great place to find quality pets. Breeders keep the top dogs to continue quality.
Maggie Loves OrbitMarch 19, 2019
Thank you so much for reading and your comments. I truly want to help other dog parents know the difference of a well bred puppy. I have a lot of respect for breeders. It took mentorship from Orbit’s breeder. She really took me under her wing to help educate me and I love her for that.
Liana GaudenziMarch 25, 2019
This site was super helpful! I was looking for a Boston terrier if u know any available if you could let me know! Thank u!
Maggie Loves OrbitMarch 27, 2019
Hi Liana . I don’t know any breeders having puppies but if you follow the guidelines in the article and join the local club – you will find out who’s having boston terrier puppies near you.
JanetMay 1, 2019
I love Boston’s and I got stung too many times. I just recently lost an incredible Boston.His owner couldn’t take care of him. He was almost 11 when the problems hit. He had cushions disease, lost one eye, etc. I had to put him down. I emailed a reputable breeder it will be one week tomorrow and I haven’t heard from her. Should I call her
Maggie Loves OrbitMay 20, 2019
Hi Janet – I just saw your comment. From my experience the reputable breeders I met prefer phone calls or face to face meetings. Have you connected with her yet? I’m sorry you lost your boy. Sending you hugs.
redtubeNovember 23, 2019
Boston Terriers are compact, short-tailed, well-balanced little dogs weighing no more than 25 pounds. The stylish “tuxedo” coat can be white and either black, brindle, or seal (black with a red cast when viewed in sun or bright light). The head is square, the muzzle is short, and the large, round eyes can shine with kindness, curiosity, or mischief. Ever alert to their surroundings, Bostons move with a jaunty, rhythmic step.
Maggie Loves OrbitJanuary 20, 2020
YES!! and they are the best breed ever.