Not all dog breeds will suit your lifestyle. There are certain canines that have unpleasant characteristics or behaviours for some people. In this case, we will talk about the Boston Terrier since there are aspects about this dog that make a person doubt when purchasing one.
Boston Terriers can be cheerful, calm, and gentle, but at the same time aloof and stubborn. They are dogs that have constant mood swings and are very sensitive to the moods of their loved ones.
It is important to know the aspects that many people consider negative about these dogs:
Boston Terriers Have Flatulence Problems
Boston Terriers tend to fart frequently. That is because they are brachycephalic dogs; that is, they have a short face and a small nose that forces them to breathe through their mouths. Just because they constantly fart doesn’t mean they’re unhealthy.
Some common reasons for flatulence in Boston Terriers are:
They Swallow Air When They Eat
Boston Terriers are known for eating quickly. Eating fast forces air into its mouth with each bite. Therefore, these canines will end up releasing the accumulated air through flatulence.
They Eat Human Food
Human food causes various digestive problems in this breed of dog. Flatulence is no exception. They can eat certain types of human food, but we must avoid giving them those foods that are high in sugar and fat.
Boston Terriers Produce Irritating Sounds
Boston Terriers are known for producing sounds that could be annoying and irritating to some people. They usually snort, pant, bark, and growl loudly. However, one of the most common sounds that it usually produces is snoring.
If you’re used to sleeping with someone who tends to snore, then you shouldn’t have a problem with a Boston Terrier.
Boston Terriers Don’t Have Good Resistance.
If you are looking for a dog breed to exercise on a daily basis, then the Boston Terrier is not for you. These dogs are not designed for running or long walks in the park.
Boston Terriers tend to tire quickly because their short nose makes it difficult for them to breathe, causing them to overheat quickly. When your pet begins to pant heavily and loses the desire to continue walking, you can quickly notice this.
Boston Terriers Drool from Time to Time
Although Boston Terriers are not the most drooling of dogs, they do tend to drool under certain circumstances, and that’s because they have droopy lips. That is completely normal, so you should not worry.
Generally, these dogs tend to bark when:
- They drink water
- They see or smell delicious food
- Its permanent teeth are coming out
- They are tired and panting
Boston Terriers are Not Hypoallergenic
We have to remember that a hypoallergenic dog is one that is compatible with allergic people. In this case, Boston Terriers are not hypoallergenic, and that is because even if they shed minimally, their dander spreads throughout the house. Dander is the allergen that causes allergies in people and not the hair, as many think.
If you suffer from allergies, then the most advisable thing would be to acquire another breed of dog.
Boston Terriers are Stubborn Dogs
Although they are quiet at times, Boston Terriers can be very stubborn. You must show them from the beginning that you are the leader of the pack. They will want to do what they want when they want, and that is something you cannot allow.
It is important to provide training at an early age so that it knows that you are the leader and will obey you.
Boston Terriers suffer from Separation Anxiety
Like many dog breeds, Boston Terriers suffer from separation anxiety. These canines need to receive a lot of attention from their loved ones. They cannot be alone for a long time as they will feel sad and anxious and, therefore, develop unwanted behaviours.
If you have a full-time job that requires you to be away from home for more than 5 hours, then you must take the necessary measures to avoid anxiety in your pet. You can train it and condition your home so that it feels safe. In addition, you could leave a family member, neighbour, or dog sitter in charge to take care of your Boston Terrier.
Boston Terriers Have Several Health Problems
Generally, Boston Terriers should live a long time, but due to the negligence and lack of responsibility of many breeders, who breed these dogs to be misshapen with a small and short face, life spans are shortened.
This situation triggers more diseases than this breed should suffer from. We are not only talking about breathing problems due to its short nose but also other diseases in the joints, eyes, heart, etc. In addition, Boston Terriers could become prone to cancer, epilepsy, etc.