Before taking up breeding of a Boston terrier, one must be sure he wants to do this as this job is demanding and needs care and attention. One must have ample time on hand to take up the challenge of breeding the Boston terrier.
Things To Consider
If you are sure you want to breed the Boston Terriers, the very first thing that you should do is wait till the dog is two years of age. This will help them grow mentally and physically and make them ready to give birth to young ones. At this age the dogs are physically tough and ready to bred healthy puppies. In fact, if you want to get the best of the breeds, it is highly suggested that you must approach the kind of dog that has taken part in dog shows and has been successful.
Although the professionals know the best about breeding, many owners of the Boston terriers are also enthusiastic about indulging in breeding as the main attraction is good money. One should also take a note that breeding is a difficult task and is not easily achiever if there is no proper guide to show you the original ones to breed and might end up with the wrong breeds of puppies. Therefore it is necessary to mate only those that are compatible, healthy and are able to produce robust puppies.
Boston Breeding Concerns
It is recommended that only a top quality Boston should be taken to breed. Also test for an eye examination, hearing test, physical test that have been recommended by the veterinarian. The Boston should also be tested for other health problems like normal patellas, or if there are any signs of genetic disease. Also no Boston terrier should be used if he has a bad temperament. A good dog should be a representative of his breed and meet all the standards of the AKC. Therefore, before you use your bitch or stud for breeding, it should be free from any genetic defects. Suppose a puppy is born with such defects, then the parents are the carriers and should not be sued for breeding further.
Remember, the litters are small and the average litters produced are 3 to 5 puppies. Often a C-section is required in order to protect the puppies and the mother.
Breeding is a responsible task and one should have a certain knowledge and skill before going further. Breeders also need to devote time to properly socialize the puppies.