Does Boston Terriers Really Look Like the Fake French Bulldogs?
The Boston Terrier French Bulldog mix is a cross between the two most popular breeds in the world today. French Bulldogs and Boston Terrier puppies alike are highly sought after at this time. Unfortunately, with two extremely lovable parent breeds mixed, this cross also sees a great deal of attention focused on these dogs that make them the poster child for Boston Terrier’s success. But it’s not that easy.
This cross has its share of health issues as well, including breathing problems, hip dysplasia, congenital eye defects, and several genetic health issues. These traits come from the French bulldog’s bulldog’s origins and the breeding of these dogs with different mother dogs. They were basically bred to be a strong competitor in dog shows.
The goal of the Boston Terrier French Bulldog mix was to produce a very athletic and powerful pet.
Because of the many health issues, the French Bulldogs became known as the “Chihuahua of the East.” Now, these dogs are considered some of the most expensive designer dogs available, and they are not the right dog for everyone. They are, however, perfect for people who enjoy owning large and powerful dogs, and who want to ensure that their pet is as healthy and happy as possible.
The most common health problem with these dogs is brachycephaly or a condition that affects the development of the brain and spinal cord. Because the brain of these dogs is very small in comparison to the size of their skull, there was not enough room for the brain to develop. Because of this, the brain will end up being bigger than needed, creating a deformed brain with an abnormally shaped head.
This is one of the most common defects in the Boston Terrier breed.
If you have any questions about the health of your Boston Terrier, you should speak with a veterinarian immediately. Having a vet check out the dogs, and/or the dog’s breeding siblings, is the best way to catch problems early, so they can be corrected before they cause any problems.
Another potential health problem is hypothyroidism. These dogs could potentially have problems related to the thyroid gland. These dogs may end up being extremely sensitive to changes in the temperature of the environment. If they live in an apartment or house with a high level of heat or cold, they could potentially become ill more easily because of this sensitivity to temperature changes. Because of their sensitivity to temperature changes, these puppies could potentially require a lot of extra care to remain healthy.
The Boston Terrier French bulldog mix also tends to suffer from kidney problems.
These puppies are very susceptible to kidney problems due to their size. Because these puppies are usually born before their kidneys start working fully, they are unable to break down toxins effectively and therefore begin to have issues with kidney failure much sooner than other breeds.
Because these dogs will suffer from kidney problems, it will be necessary to provide them with extra medical attention when they are puppies. However, the vet will be able to pinpoint which of the many potential kidney problems the Boston Terrier French bulldog mix has, and can avoid any future issues with these specific organs.
In terms of behavioral issues, both parents of the Boston Terrier French bulldog mix can display some signs of aggression. The aggressive nature of these dogs could reflect on the parent that is still in the pregnancy stage, as this could affect the amount of energy and time spent with the puppy.
As the puppy gets older, the level of aggression may decrease because the owner and puppy become more accustomed to each other. This type of aggression, however, may also be present if the puppy’s litter is mixed in with another aggressive dog or puppy.
The majority of the common Boston Terrier traits are good traits, but certain problems may plague this pet.
Some of these problems include being overweight, poor eyesight, short fur, and a wrinkled flat face. It is the presence of these negative characteristics that have caused the breed to be placed into the breed standard and prevented the Boston Terrier from ever being considered for purebred breeding.
Because of this, the only way to truly determine whether a Boston Terrier is a true French bulldog is by requesting the breeders to demonstrate the traits listed above in a purebred Boston Terrier with a French bulldog parent. Even though the breeders may not be able to prove that the traits are present in the Boston Terrier, the fact that the dog has been bred with a French bulldog parent will still indicate that the breed is in its purebred Boston Terrier form. However, it can never be 100% proven as there are just too many other contributing factors to determine the purebred origins of any dog.