Boston Terrier Breed Maintenance
The Boston Terrier is not a big shedder so he only needs to be combed out once a week and bathing is only necessary when he gets dirty. The creases in their face must be cleaned and dried daily. Their eyes should be cleaned regularly. Cleaning their ears and teeth may be done weekly; be sure to get the proper technique demonstrated to you by a member of the veterinary team. The Boston Terrier’s nails should be clipped monthly. Boston Terriers have a lot of energy and enjoy fun activities such as fetch, running, walking daily, catching discs, and agility training. Please keep in mind that the breed does not tolerate heat or extremely cold weather. Brachycephalic breeds usually have respiratory problems and should only be walked with a harness. A collar around his neck may cause injury. Because of their short muzzles they snort, drool and snore loudly. The Boston Terrier can easily live happily in an apartment or in a house. They enjoy being wherever their owner is and can do well in an apartment environment provided that they are walked daily. Boston Terriers are known for having flatulence. Feeding them a diet high in grains can make the flatulence worse. Boston Terriers can also develop food sensitivities and allergies. It is best to feed them a good quality diet that is high in animal protein and low in grain. It is important to watch his caloric intake. Obesity can worsen the symptoms of brachycephalic syndrome.