Boston Terrier Or Boxer?

@jess368 (3368)
United States
December 5, 2006 1:24pm CST
We have an eight year old black lab mix, and we want to get another puppy for the holidays. my boyfriend has limited it down to either a boxer or a boston terrier. i dont think i like either, so i wanted to know what others thought, and which one i should choose. help me make this decision!
4 responses
• United States
5 Jan 07
We have a Boston Terrier named Daffy who is just like a child! She is very gentle with our young children and very tolerant of their antics. She is very sweet, affectionate and always wants a lap to sit on. She follows me around the house and is always close. The thing about your post that gives me pause is that I have read that Boston's tend to like being the 'only' dog. Daffy does seem to get her feelings hurt and can have an attitude when it comes to attention. She is never mean but I have seen her do little destructive things to snub the person who snubbed her. I can see where she would be jealous of another dog. Good luck with your decision!
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
5 Jan 07
thank you so much for your advice, i don't want to make my dog or another jealous
• United States
1 Feb 07
I often babysit other dogs or train puppies of different breeds and I have never had my Bostons become jealous. I wonder if Daffy was fully socialized with other dogs? It is really important that dogs have play-dates or else they will think they are humans and find other dogs to be disgusting or annoying.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
I'd have to go with Boston's.
@Nanette99 (220)
• Canada
6 Jul 07
I have an adorable Boston Terrier. She is sweet and precocious and so loveable. But if you don't think you like either breed, don't get either of them! After all, you are going to be resposible for this dog for several years. Your boyfriend should understand. My boyfriend and I spent months searching for a breed we both loved. i am so glad we did!
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
6 Jul 07
thank you for the response. My boyfriend really wants a boxer puppy to train, and give to his mom.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I have a 5 year old female boxer. She is super sweet, intelligent, very mild mannered and gets along with everything & everyone, cats, ducks and kids of all ages included. She's active but not hyper, content if she's left alone while we go out, gets along great with other dogs in our neighborhood and is loyal and protective. I don't have any real experience with boston terriers so I really can't compare & contrast them.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you. He really wants a boxer, but im not sure. i like bigger dogs.
@dalejr38 (2421)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I've had Boston Terriers all my life so I say Boston Terriers.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Thank you for responding. I think i am leaning towards those as well!