Boston Terrier Breeding Issues
If you are thinking about adopting a Boston Terrier, you should know that they can be quite expensive. The Boston Terrier has become extremely popular as a pet. Because of this, many people who want to own a Boston Terrier opt to adopt a dog from the local shelter. However, you may want to reconsider this option if you are going to raise your pet on your own.
Boston Terrier breeders tend to think that having Boston Terrier puppies is more affordable compared to getting purebred terriers. However, this isn’t true. Aside from the cost of bailing or adopting them, Boston Terriers also have high costs when it comes to food and vet expenses. In addition to that, Boston Terriers also have increased risk when it comes to hip dysplasia and genetic diseases. So it is better if you raise your Boston Terrier puppies on your own.
There are two common ways to get your hands on good Boston Terrier breeding dogs.
One is by having a backyard Boston Terrier where you can leave him with other dogs. This is one of the least expensive means to get a Boston terrier. But keep in mind that even these dogs have their demanufacturing periods, which could make them less trainable, which makes them less enjoyable companions.
There is another way to obtain long-lived, healthy dogs. And that is by engaging in Boston Terrier breeding. Yes, there are now Boston Terrier breeders whose main goal is to produce show champions, the highest quality in Boston Terriers. However, despite their devotion to raising the best, there are still things you need to consider when getting your dogs ready for Boston Terrier breeding.
The first and foremost factor is health. You need to be sure that your male Boston Terrier has no health problems that can lead to reproductive failures, which in turn could lead to the premature death of your pet.
Male Boston Terriers, as well as male non-Boston Terrier dogs, should go through a battery of tests to ensure that reproductive health is sound before proceeding to Boston Terrier breeding.
Male breeders have to take special care when breeding their pups as pups of certain strains have been known to suffer from reproductive problems such as congenital defects, fertility problems, and even leukemia. You don’t want to lose a potential life-long companion over a trivial medical issue.
Make sure that the prospective Boston Terrier breeder takes a complete medical check-up on his breeding stock, to eliminate the possibility of inheriting genetic diseases and health issues. Breeders should also ask for a complete medical history of the dogs’ parents to find out any possible genetic problems that the puppies may inherit from either or both parents.
You would also need to find out about the mother’s health before you proceed to the mating process. Ask the breeder to do a DNA test to confirm that the mother is purebred. If the test is positive, then only the female dog should be bred and no boy puppies should be considered.
It is important to know if the mother of your future Boston Terrier puppies has hereditary cataracts before breeding.
There are several breeds of dogs that are susceptible to developing hereditary cataracts, and Boston Terrier dogs are not exempted. The most common genetic disease linked to Boston Terriers is the jhc gene, which causes the disease known as “biliary colic”, or wind in the belly. Wind in the belly results in extreme abdominal pain and diarrhea in the puppies.
In the case of dogs with genetic diseases like the baos, the abnormal inflammation of the abdominal lining can develop into “pleuritis”. This condition can lead to severe complications, such as perforated stomach lining. Another very common disease linked to Boston Terrier brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome is “meconema”.
This is a bacterial infection that causes a thickening and puffing of the membrane that lines the lungs. Treatment for this bacterial infection is through antibiotics, but in order for this treatment to work effectively, it is imperative that the bronchi are kept in a healthy balance.