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Boston Terriers: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, Behavior, and Training (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) Paperback – April, 1994

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Information and advice to help you take good care of your Boston Terrier.
  • The typical Boston Terrier: origins, temperament, physical traits, and more
  • Expert advice: selecting, feeding, training, health care, and more
  • Understanding your Boston Terrier: understanding its body and vocal language, living with a contented pet, and much more
  • Step-by-step directions for everyday care
  • Informative, easy-to-understand checklists and sidebars
  • Filled with handsome full-color photos
    The alert, friendly Boston Terrier is easy to groom and readily adapts as a good household companion. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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    Product Details

    • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
    • Paperback: 86 pages
    • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc (April 1994)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0812016963
    • ISBN-13: 978-0812016963
    • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.5 x 7.8 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,340,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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    63 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 15, 2000
    Format: Paperback
    This Boston Terrier book gives you some insight into the breed's origin and general characteristics but it does not get into true detail. Once you start to get further into the book they discuss general care, medical information, breeding, and training. This could have pertained to any breed of dog it was so general. Also there were not very many color pictures of this breed in the book. They did have some illustration type drawings of Boston's but it's not the same as color pictures of real dogs.
    This book was okay but it really lacked the detailed information people need when thinking about purchasing this breed. They also needed to get more into the health issues that actually effect this particular breed. The health conditions that they mentioned are important but they needed to be more specific to the breed itself. When I finished the book I still needed and wanted to learn more. This book did not tell me any more than what I already knew about this breed. I think that they should take more time when making this type of book because except for the few pages that told about the breed history and origin you could have placed the name of any breed of dog in this book and you wouldn't have known the difference. In fact, I have the same book for the Doberman breed, same exact information different breed name.
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    15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By R. Cannaday on March 15, 2002
    Format: Paperback
    This is a good starting book for those who are considering a Boston. It provides basic care information, but it is best paired with other books on Boston's so as to get the full picture. This would be a good starting book for someone who is trying to decide which puppy to get and wants a little information on the breed.
    Though I recommend it be combined with other books, this is still a good quick reference to have on hand.
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    19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 2000
    Format: Paperback
    This is a well written, and very informative book that covers everything you need to know on how to care for Bostons! House Training, Chew Toys, Dog food, Obedience Training, Breeding...everything! The pictures alone make it worth buying. :)
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 VINE VOICE on November 15, 2007
    Format: Paperback
    This book is a definitive look at the Boston bull. Readers learn about this spirited little hybrid dog which is the result of crossing English bulldogs with small white terriers. The breed was developed in the Boston area.

    Good coverage is given to breeding; dental and overall health and the special care that pregnant Bostons require. Since Boston puppies have large heads, they are often delivered by Cesarean.

    As much as I enjoyed the drawings of this beautiful breed, I wish there had been some photographs as well. Bostons are beautiful, intelligent and alert little dogs who make excellent pets and are ideal for families. Bostons are highly social and crave interaction.

    This is a decent book, but it does leave readers wanting more. Still, it will appeal to those who own or just love the Boston bull.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Catalina Florez on April 9, 2009
    Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
    I liked it, but expected more info on the temperament of the race, not just the fisique, that obvious. It has little info on the character of the breed; like it's energy level, likes dislikes, advantages abilities... hoped to read more, buts ok.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Woolery on March 11, 2008
    Format: Paperback
    Of the three books I purchased about Boston Terriers, this was by far the best. Tons of information, little stories from owners, and beautiful pictures.
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    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Maher on March 20, 2006
    Format: Paperback
    MY SON DECIDED TO GET A BOSTON TERRIER, HIS WIFE IS PREGNANT AND THEY WANTED A DOG THAT WOULD DO WELL WITH CHILDREN. THEY WANTED TO BE GOOD PARENTS TO THE PUPPY AS WELL AS THE BABY AND THIS BOOK HAD MORE INFO ON THE BOSTON TERRIER THAN ANY I LOOKED AT. IT COVERS THE FULL SPECTRUM FROM THE THOUGHT OF A BOSTON TERRIER TO ACTUALLY BRINGING IT HOME AND CARING FOR IT THROUGH IT'S LIFE. BEST BOOK I FOUND!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karrie on December 7, 2010
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    I felt like I was reading a generic book on dogs, not on the Boston Breed. Although it was informative, it was a tad misleading because there wasn't a lot of information on having a Boston. I found other books and magazine much more informative and helpful.
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