Im looking for a new Boston Terrier for a pet. How can I tell a good Boston from a bad one?
A. Some people will tell you that there is no such thing as a bad Boston Terrier but in reality there are good ones and there are bad ones. The first thing you need to do is to read and study the Official Boston Terrier Standard. The next thing you need to understand is that more bad Boston Terriers are bred by people who have no regard for the well being of the breed than any other reason. Puppy mills can turn out Bostons faster than the shelters can rescue them. A Boston, when bred without due consideration as to the Official Standard, often has faults that are so severe that the quality of life for that puppy will not be as good as one that was produced by a knowledgeable and caring breeder. Choose your breeder and your new Boston carefully and you will be rewarded with a wonderful companion for many years. Remember, getting a new Boston Terrier is one of the few times in your life that you can choose a family member !