Welcome to our guide to the Boston Cattle Dog.
The Boston Cattle Dog is a mix of two different breeds, the Australian Cattle Dog and the Boston Terrier.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Boston Cattle Dog breed of dog.
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Why Choose a Boston Cattle Dog?
What type of owners buy a Boston Cattle Dog?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Boston Cattle Dog breed?
Why do you think the Boston Cattle Dog is special?
What are your favourite things about the Boston Cattle Dog?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Boston Cattle Dog and not another breed?
How would you describe the Boston Cattle Dog temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Boston Cattle Dog over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Boston Cattle Dog?
About The Breed
What colors of Boston Cattle Dog are most popular?
What does the Boston Cattle Dog look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Boston Cattle Dog breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Boston Cattle Dog and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Boston Cattle Dog have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Boston Cattle Dog?
What is the breed standard/description for the Boston Cattle Dog?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Boston Cattle Dog that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Boston Cattle Dog breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Boston Cattle Dog?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Boston Cattle Dog breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Boston Cattle Dog match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Boston Cattle Dog – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Boston Cattle Dog puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Boston Cattle Dog home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Boston Cattle Dog, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Boston Cattle Dog weigh?
When the Boston Cattle Dog is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Boston Cattle Dog ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Boston Cattle Dog smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Boston Cattle Dog growth chart?
What breed group does the Boston Cattle Dog come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Boston Cattle Dog is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Boston Cattle Dog with children?
Do you think the Boston Cattle Dog is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Boston Cattle Dog get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Boston Cattle Dog owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Boston Cattle Dog or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Boston Cattle Dog be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Boston Cattle Dog during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Boston Cattle Dog?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Boston Cattle Dog breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Boston Cattle Dog puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Boston Cattle Dog?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Boston Cattle Dog cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Boston Cattle Dog and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Boston Cattle Dog owners?
What types of people are buying the Boston Cattle Dog and why?
Where can I buy Boston Cattle Dog rescue dogs or find a Boston Cattle Dog for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Boston Cattle Dog can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Boston Cattle Dog puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Boston Cattle Dog?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Boston Cattle Dog?
As a Boston Cattle Dog breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Boston Cattle Dog?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Boston Cattle Dog’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Boston Cattle Dog puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Boston Cattle Dog have popular names?
If my Boston Cattle Dog is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Boston Cattle Dog be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Boston Cattle Dog biting?
How do you prevent a Boston Cattle Dog chewing?
How do you stop a Boston Cattle Dog jumping up?
Does the Boston Cattle Dog have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Boston Cattle Dog keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Boston Cattle Dog dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Boston Cattle Dog and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Boston Cattle Dog owners?
As a breeder of the Boston Cattle Dog , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Boston Cattle Dog breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Boston Cattle Dog owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Boston Cattle Dog?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Boston Cattle Dog compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Boston Cattle Dog owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Boston Cattle Dog?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Boston Cattle Dog shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Boston Cattle Dog a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Boston Cattle Dog?
Can you offer new Boston Cattle Dog owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Boston Cattle Dog?
What started your interest in showing the Boston Cattle Dog?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Boston Cattle Dog – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Boston Cattle Dog and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Boston Cattle Dog?
What official organisations are there for the new Boston Cattle Dog owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Boston Cattle Dog, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Boston Cattle Dog out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Boston Cattle Dog special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Boston Cattle Dog and do you have any tips or advice for new Boston Cattle Dog owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Boston Cattle Dog home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Boston Cattle Dog to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Boston Cattle Dog sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Boston Cattle Dog owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Boston Cattle Dog?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Boston Cattle Dog have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Boston Cattle Dog have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Boston Cattle Dog vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Boston Cattle Dog for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Boston Cattle Dog be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Boston Cattle Dog spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Boston Cattle Dog is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Boston Cattle Dog not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Boston Cattle Dog?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Boston Cattle Dog dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Boston Cattle Dog?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Boston Cattle Dog?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Boston Cattle Dog – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Boston Cattle Dog dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Boston Cattle Dog or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Boston Cattle Dog.