Finding a Reputable Boston Terrier Breeder
Finding a reputable Boston Terrier breeder may not be easy. How do you know the puppy will be healthy? Will your puppy come from good stock, free of genetic problems? Unless you have found a reputable Boston Terrier breeder, you can’t. A few tips below will help you find a healthy Boston puppy.
You have searched the net and read a ton of information. Now, you need to find a breeder. When you are interviewing potential breeders, you should never feel uncomfortable speaking to the breeder, and you should not feel as though you are being interrogated. The conversation should be give-and-take.
You’ll have questions as you go along, and you should not be afraid to ask the breeder. Even if you think it is a dumb question, you should feel comfortable enough with your breeder to know that they will not get annoyed or mad because you do not know something.
What should you ask the breeder?
1. Do you require that my puppy be spayed or neutered?
2. What is your worming schedule for your puppies?
3. Do you vaccinate your puppies, and when do you do it?
4. When do you wean your puppies?
We prefer to let nature take its course. If a breeder has a set time for weaning, we suggest that you look elsewhere.
5. Along the same lines of emotional stability and health you should ask when your puppy will get to come home? The answer should be that it depends on mom and the individual puppy.
6. By this time, your prospective breeder will usually have already told you about the bloodlines and pedigrees they use, and what testing they do.
Each family has a different temperament in mind. Some want cuddly, others rambunctious, some laid-back, some independent, some very obedient. Each puppy is an individual, and it is important for the buyer and the breeder to communicate effectively so they can pick the right puppy together. The buyer should realize how they treat the dog has a lot to do with how the dog will behave. A good breeder will keep you involved throughout the process.
While finding a reputable breeder is very important, it is much more rewarding to get a puppy or adult Boston Terrier from an animal rescue group such as the Humane Hociety.
I have rescued three dogs from the Humane Society and all have been the best dogs I have ever had. They were all adult dogs and all were housebroken. I highly recommend looking for a rescue dog first.