Do you want to know the inside scoop on Boston Terriers?
After enjoying Bella my Boston for a decade and talking to other Boston parents here is a list of ten things you can expect your Boston Terrier to do!
10 Things Only Boston Terrier Parents Would Understand
If you have been a Boston Terrier parent for a few weeks chances are you have seen a couple of these traits in your cute little pup.
Boston Terriers actually run on solar, and all food is just a bonus! Many would argue that the reason why a Boston loves lazing in the sun is because of their need for warmth. As short-haired breeds, Bostons tend to be less tolerant of cold than other breeds.
So when they feel warm air and sunrays on their bodies, it must feel like a very comforting experience. Alternatively, some speculate that they simply enjoy soaking up the Vitamin D from the sun! Either way, these gentle fur babies seem to really appreciate a good lazy snooze in the sunshine.
Watch this video of Bella chilling in her sunspot!
9. Cocked Head
They may look at your funny if you say something stupid! Boston Terriers have an adorable quirk — they often tilt their heads when they are trying to make sense of something. This seems like a kind of questioning behavior, as if a Boston is wondering why we humans just don’t understand basic things.
Researchers believe that the head-tilting behavior is triggered by sound waves more than anything else. Their ears swivel around, searching for the source of certain noises, and this causes them to tilt their heads in curiosity.
It’s not just sound waves that can cause this reaction either; visual cues such as moving objects or unfamiliar people often cause the same reaction too. The mystery of why Boston Terriers tilt their heads may never fully be understood, but it’s certainly an endearing quality that we all love about these dogs!
Watch this video about Boston Terrier head tilting…
8. Not Afraid To Speak Their Mind
If you are not giving them the attention they need they will let you know. Or if they don’t want to do something, like going potty in the rain, they will tell you.
Watch this video where Bella speaks her mind, “I’m not going potty in the RAIN!”
7. Funny Sleeping Positions
Sometimes the best sleeping position is not the one that looks the most comfortable. Here is Bella tucked in like a little taco.
6. Reverse Sneezing
No, my dog is not choking, it’s having a reverse sneeze episode!
One behavior that may be a bit worrisome and curious at first is reverse sneezing. Reverse sneezing in Bostons occurs when the muscles spasm at the back of the dog’s throat, and they make an odd snorting sound. Typically lasting only a few seconds, this event is not dangerous and is often caused by allergies or excitement.
Thankfully it can often be quickly stopped by lightly rubbing or massaging your pup’s throat until it passes. With a better understanding of why Boston reverse sneeze, owners can relax in knowing that this isn’t an emergency but is simply a loud expression of joy for their pup!
Watch this video where I talk about how I calm Bella during her reverse sneeze episodes…
Who is the old man in your bedroom? That’s my Boston.
3. Blankets & Beds
Boston Terriers have human tendencies and nothing is more evident than when they sleep under the covers in their bed.
Your Boston Terrier is sure to love these dog beds, Best Friends Calming Donut Dog Bed, Best Friends Cozy Cuddler Luxury, Best Friends Cozy Cuddler Luxury Orthopedic, and Best Friends Deep Dish Cuddler.
2. Poop Chain
Yes, the infamous poop chain because your Boston swallowed a hair. While I have had some people say they never experienced this, chances are they might not have long hair.
Also known as the “witching hour”! Bella’s witching hour used to be at 9:00 pm every night.
The Boston zoomie is an amusing and energetic display of joy that the breed is known for. It involves frantic running, often in circles or around a room, as the dog jumps up and down excitedly. Some refer to this as a “zoom” because it looks like they are soaring through the air with energy and enthusiasm.
This kind of behavior is most often seen when playing outdoors or when a beloved toy or treat is brought out – both activities that should be encouraged in order to keep your pup healthy and happy.
For owners who love their Bostons, these pet zoomies bring a smile to the face, no matter how much effort it takes to wear out those powerful little legs!
Watch this video about Boston Terrier ZOOMIES!…
If you want to learn more about Boston Terriers be sure to check out these articles on the Boston Terrier Society down below.