Week Old Boston Terrier: What To Expect From Your New Pet?
The Boston terrier breed originated from England, but it was not until 1774 when William Blyth brought back two puppies from America that the breed became popular in Britain. Today there are around 20 different breeds of dogs called “terriers” or “hounddogs”. Some of these breeds include the dachshund, bulldog, pug, shih tzu, mastiff and even the pitbull. There are many different types of dog breeds with varying characteristics such as size, coat type and temperament. These differences make each one unique.
Boston terriers are among the most popular dog breeds in North America due to their friendly nature and love for children. They have been known to live up to 15 years in some cases. Although they are very loyal and affectionate towards humans, they do need a little extra training before being able to live indoors with them.
There are several things that you will want to consider when deciding if your new pet is right for you. You may decide that your family would like a smaller dog or perhaps a larger dog. Large dogs do not always require as much exercise and are usually easier to train. However, some people prefer smaller dogs because they live in smaller homes and have limited space.
You may want to look into getting a purebred dog so that you know what to expect when it grows. If you decide on a mixed breed dog, there is no predicting how big it will be or how long it will live. With a pure bred dog, you know generally what to expect concerning size and temperament.
Whether you decide to get a pure breed or mix breed dog, it is important that you remember to take your new pet to the veterinarian for a check-up as soon as possible. Your new friend will need to be given all of the necessary vaccinations to prevent from getting sick and possibly costing you more money in medical bills. Your pet will probably need to be de-wormed and receive other types of shots as well. Be sure to keep all of your pet’s medical records in a safe place since you may need to refer to them in the future.
Picking up your new friend
When picking out your new pet, there are several factors that you should take into consideration.
1. Larger dogs typically require more exercise than smaller ones.
They will also eat more food than smaller breeds and therefore cost you more money in food expenses.
2. If you live in an apartment or a home with only one or two floors, you will not be able to have a large dog that is known to jump high or great distances.
Large dogs may also be too heavy causing your home to collapse.
3. Smaller dogs will typically cost less to feed since they eat less food than larger breeds.
4. Large dogs typically require more medical attention such as surgery and medication should they get hurt or sick.
5. If you have small children, larger dogs may unintentionally knock them over or step on them while playing, without meaning to of course.
6. If you travel a lot or do not plan to be home very often, a larger dog may get lonely and depressed since they typically prefer human companionship.
7. Many people think that large dogs are good for protection, but many are also able to be tamed or trained to calm down and not attack people.
The choice is up to you. You can either choose a large dog that will be great for security or you can choose a smaller breed that will require less food and won’t knock people down as much. It’s your choice but whatever you decide, make sure you are ready to take care of a pet. Dogs require a lot of attention and should not be left at home alone for long periods of time.
Also, before bringing any pet into your home, be sure to ask your parents first!
After you have picked out the perfect pet for you, you will need to consider the amount of exercise that will be required and if you will be provided enough time to take care of this new pet. For example, a cat typically requires less exercise and can get bored more easily than a dog. Dogs are obviously able to walk longer distances than a cat or any other pet for that matter.
Now that you have chosen your new pet, make sure you are able to care for it properly and remember to have fun!
Once you have finished reading the passage above, you will be asked a few questions about it. This is similar to a vocabulary or cloze passage in a reading comprehension section of a standardized test. When you are finished reviewing the passage, you will find out what police department the best job candidate was hired to work for.
1. Why does the man go to the police station?
2. What is the main idea of the passage?
3. Why does the man think he will not get the job?
4. Why does the man decide to get a dog instead of a cat?
5. Why is a large dog not a good choice for the man?
6. Which pet does the man finally decide to buy for his mother?
7. What does the man’s mother think of his choice?
8. What does the man buy his little brother?
9. Why does the man not want a cat or a bird?
10. What is unusual about the man’s choice in a pet?
Answer #1: He wants to join the police force but he is nervous about his chances of being hired.
Answer #2: He wants to join the police force but he is nervous about his chances of being hired.
Answer #3: The job involves a lot more responsibilities than he thought.
Answer #4: Dogs are able to protect people and property, while also providing companionship.
Answer #5: Large dogs are unable to fit in most apartments and homes, they also have a habit of knocking people down accidentally.
Answer #6: A smaller dog that is easy to care for and can be carried around the apartment if necessary.
Answer #7: No, his brother has a cat and he does not like it.
Answer #8: A tarantula, because his little brother is scared of spiders, and a snake because he thinks a pet should not have to live in a cage.
Answer #9: He has read that birds have a high rate of death because of their delicate respiratory systems and that cats are able to reproduce at an alarming rate.
Answer #10: Gold fish are not big enough to scare anyone, birds fly away if they are in danger, and a dog can be more than just a pet…it can be a protector.
Sources & references used in this article:
Obtaining a pet: realistic expectations by A Marder, MM Duxbury – Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal …, 2008 – Elsevier
” My Baby is a Dog”: Exploration of Pet Parent Identity by LY Boston – 2014 – cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu
The Young Adult’s Guide Pet Ownership: Everything You Need to Know About Caring For Your First Pet by M Schaffer – 2009 – Macmillan
Rutgers University Rent-A-Pet Animal Shelter by H Litwiller – 2018 – books.google.com
Dogs for dummies by H Ott, A Sherman, M Zaccaro, JM Fagan – 2010 – rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu
Your Child’s First Pet: A Parent’s Guide to Ensuring Success by B Brevitz – 2009 – Workman Publishing
Your Older Dog: A Complete Guide to Helping Your Dog Live a Longer by G Spadafori – 2019 – books.google.com