Boston Terriers are popular dogs with the cutest faces and batty ears! They’re simply adorable! Who wouldn’t want to adopt one of these little cuties?
Are you thinking about adopting a Boston Terrier? If so, then you’ll need to know how much these dogs cost to adopt. And you’ll want to know how much it costs to buy the supplies your fur baby needs! We’ve done the research and put all the information in this article. Read on to learn more about Boston Terriers and how much it costs to adopt one of these sweet dogs!
What is a Boston Terrier?
Boston Terriers first made their appearance in the late 1800s in Boston, Massachusetts! Naturally! No one’s really sure about who first bred the dogs. There are various stories, such as a coachman from a wealthy family who developed these sweet dogs by mixing Bulldogs and the English White Terrier (now extinct). However, it’s really not certain. What is certain is that the dogs are sweet and make wonderful family companions!
Boston Terriers are intelligent dogs who are very lively and affectionate. However, they can also be somewhat stubborn. Some of these dogs also go through periods of hyperactivity! So, watch out! However, pet parents of Boston Terriers fall in love with their sweet dogs.
These dogs are small, sturdy, and muscular and have shiny, straight coats. The dogs are colored black and white; they look as if they’re wearing a tuxedo! They also have ears that stand erect and look somewhat like a bat’s ears. When it comes to their faces, Boston Terriers have large eyes that make their faces even sweeter.
While Boston Terriers have a sweet face, they can have trouble breathing. They suffer from a condition called brachycephalic syndrome. The problem is these dogs have flat noses, long palates, and narrow airways. In addition to breathing problems, brachycephaly also causes the dogs to suffer from heat exhaustion from being in the heat and/or strenuous exercise.
Another thing to know about these dogs is that they’re prone to flatulence. This condition may be caused by certain things in the dogs’ diet. So, if you can’t deal with a gassy dog, then a Boston Terrier may not be the right dog for you.
When it comes to training, Boston Terriers can be challenging because they are somewhat stubborn. These dogs respond best to positive reinforcement training methods. In addition, these dogs are sensitive to their pet parent’s voice and don’t take well to punishment. So, a pet parent must use patience, persistence, and consistency to achieve good results. Boston Terriers also require plenty of socialization to be well-rounded, happy dogs.
Boston Terriers usually weigh between 15 to 25lbs and stand between 12 to 15 inches tall. They have a life expectancy between 13 to 15 years.
How Much Does a Boston Terrier Cost?
The cost of adopting a Boston Terrier depends on various factors. For one thing, adopting from a reputable breeder is more expensive than adopting a dog from a rescue. In addition, adopting a dog in an urban area is usually more expensive than adopting a Boston Terrier from a smaller town or rural area.
Other factors include whether the dog has excellent bloodlines and pedigree. And if you’d like to buy a show dog, then expect to pay an even higher adoption fee.
Boston Terriers can cost between $500 and $1,400 when adopting from a reputable breeder. These are dogs that are meant to be companions. A show dog, from excellent bloodlines, can cost between $2,100 and $5,000.
On the other hand, Boston Terriers adopted from a rescue may cost between $100 and $300.
What’s the difference between adopting from a reputable breeder or a rescue? For one thing, a reputable breeder cares for their dogs in every way and may specialize in one dog breed. In addition, breeders also ensure their dogs receive all the necessary medical care, vaccinations, and more. They may also begin training and socializing their dogs from a young age.
Reputable breeders also use these factors to determine the adoption prices of their dogs:
- Purebred or mixed: mixed dogs are usually lower priced than purebred dogs.
- Bloodline & breeder’s reputation: if a dog comes from excellent bloodlines and the breeder has an excellent reputation, the Boston Terrier will cost more.
- Registration papers: if a breeder is a member of a kennel club, having their dogs registered costs money. Registered dogs are usually more expensive.
- Medical care: breeders who are reputable and care for their dogs ensure they have the medical care they need. In addition, they ensure their dogs are evaluated for genetic medical conditions and their dogs are regularly checked by the vet, and more.
Other Costs with Adopting a Boston Terrier
In addition to adopting your Boston Terrier, it’s necessary to buy the supplies your fur baby needs. And it’s best to buy these and set them up before bringing your canine companion home for the first time. Here’s a list of items your Boston Terrier needs and how much these items cost:
- Food & water bowls: $5 to $20
- Dog collar: $5 to $20
- Leash: $5 to $20
- Harness: $10 to $30
- Dog bed: $15 to $65
- Dog crate: $20 to $80
- Toys: $5 to $50
- Brush: $5 to $45
- Dog food: $12/month
There are also additional costs to consider, including:
- Microchipping: $25 to $50
- License: $10 to $20
- Medical care: $385 to $795 (a year)
Are Boston Terriers Good with Kids & Other Pets?
Boston Terriers are wonderful with kids! They love to play and charm and play with kids. However, they may be a little too playful for toddlers. Even so, these dogs are great with kids of all ages.
What’s more, Boston Terriers are also good with other pets and dogs, especially those they’ve grown up with.
Summing It Up
So, there you have it! Boston Terriers make wonderful family companions. They’re loving with everyone in the family, and even get along with other pets.
If you choose a Boston Terrier, you’ll have a loving companion for years to come!