Date of birth 11/22/2012 (almost 6yrs)
Was born on Thanks Giving Day (special little detail)
A little on the big side for the typical Boston Terrier. Parents were 19 and 20 pounds. Boston’s usually range between 15lbs. But it is not surprising that once in a while one grows bigger since their ancestors used to be much larger in size compared to today.
Bruno is our first Boston and the one who started the addiction!
Date of birth 04/25/2018 (4 months old)
She’s the wild child of the house. She loves to get in to everything and anything. Nothing intimidates this little one. She has been the easiest out of the three to teach anything to. Usually after a few tries she catches on.
Date of birth 04/25/2018 (4 months old)
He’s the sweetest little soul and the most affectionate little puppy. He has a special marking known to the breed. It is called haggerty spot or gods kiss. ( a spot on the top of his head). He’s also the only one out of the three that can wiggle his nub.
WHY I DECIDED ON THIS BREED ?..
I was not familiar with the breed 6 years ago. It all started with us deciding we wanted to add a fur baby in to our family. We looked at several breeds and after reading about several and looking at many photos we decided to go for a Boston. I had never met one but fell in love with their look.
I still remember walking in to the room where Bruno and his siblings were. We played with all the puppies for a while and even his mom. She was the sweetest.
There was just something about Bruno that made me know he was the one. We originally thought we would name him Oscar or Max but the moment we saw him and held him we said he was a Bruno.
After having Bruno for about 2 years we decided we wanted to add a second Bostie to our family but knew it wasn’t the time. It took us 5 years after getting Bruno to add Heidi.
Heidi's process was little different. We knew we wanted a red female Boston. Red Boston’s is not a standard color for the breed so it took a little more research to come across a breeder. Once we selected one we stayed in touch through the entire process. We were notified when the litter was born and first saw the puppies through photos. We drove out that weekend to meet them and picked out little half white face Heidi. We thought we knew we for sure wanted one with the standard markings but the moment we met Heidi all that was out the door. We fell in love with her.
We stayed in touch and got updates throughout the weeks until she was old enough to bring home 8 weeks later. The longest wait ever!
After a couple of weeks of Heidi being home I was messaging the breeder update pictures of her and during that conversation she let me know there were still two puppies left. She sent me the photos and I forwarded them to my boyfriend. I never thought we would get a 3rd one. He jokingly asked if we were going to get one more and I said can we?! An hour later I was heading out to pick our 3rd Boston....Shiloh. The first few days were wild ones. Our first wasn’t used to having puppies around. He was finally getting used to having Heidi around and surprise! We brought home a third!!
BOSTON TERRIER CARE...
Out of the three I can say Bruno is the highest maintenance baby. Maybe it’ll change as the little ones get older?
Bruno’s daily care routine consists of wiping his wrinkles and cleaning his tail pocket. He tends to have allergies. His skin can easily get irritated if he’s in a different environment than usual or eats something he’s not used to.
I use hypoallergenic wipes on both his face wrinkles and tail pocket and usually follow up with a cream.
The two little ones have nubs so they don’t have tail pockets. They only have to have their face wiped down to prevent any irritation. I have yet to experience this with them yet but I’m sure the wiping down regularly keeps it this way.
Heidi has a half white face so we feed them a natural supplement (angel eyes powder) to prevent her from getting any tear stains.
We find that the supplement in combination with the paste has worked wonders for Bruno’s face. He hasn’t had irritated wrinkles in over two months.(when we started him on the supplement) This was all learnt by trial and error and talking to our Vet.
Shiloh before surgery. Completely closed nostrils.