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Depends. Boston can become frightened of strange dogs rushing unexpectedly into his space. As a result, he does not tend to have much exposure to other dogs.
Baxter has always been very social with other dogs, but because of Boston's limitations, he has not had exposure to other dogs for some time.
Baxter has always been very social and laid back. Boston is more wary and nervous around kids. We recommend a home where any kids are high school aged or older. The dogs do not like a loud, chaotic environment or rough play.
Boston 28 kgs
Baxter 28 kgs
Medium - playful and energetic.
How are these dogs on a lead?
Like many dogs they are ok unless they come across something exciting. As Boston can be anxious he can struggle near other dogs, people and traffic. In a quiet park without other dogs, he is very good.
Baxter tends to pull, but is well behaved when walked with a halti harness.
How are these dogs off the lead?
Not tested in > 2 years.
Nuisance barker or destructive.
The boys will alert you to something strange. When their owner is home they tend to bark less than when something startles them while alone.
If left alone for extended periods of time they may dig but this is the exception rather than the norm.
No, but as they are smart - we are confident they will learn when encouraged.
Tolerance to being alone.
Yes. As long as they have each other for company they will tolerate people who work full time as long as they get daily exercise, mental stimulation and plenty of attention when someone is home.
Boston: balls, pull ropes, general running around.
Baxter: cuddles, food, more cuddles:-)
The boys dislike lawn mowers and other loud mechanical equipment. In particular Boston is frightened of storms, cars, other dogs and meeting new people outside the home.
Baxter and Boston will need a good sized, secure yard for running around and playing in. They need owners who are dog savvy, firm but kind and reasonably strong. A relatively quiet exercise area close by will help too. They will not suit first time dogs owners or homes with other pets, very young, frail or elderly residents.
The boys are super happy, energetic and loving dogs. They have almost always been together over the last 6 years, only being separated for a few hours at a time i.e. vet visits.
Boston is generally a very active dog who constantly wants to play with you and his ball/rope. He can be anxious and respond when he is scared, especially outside the familiarity of his home. Boston is much more at ease in his normal, homely environment.
Baxter is the attention seeker. He just wants to be cuddled rather than to play. He does not like sharing food with Boston so care will need to be taken during feed times.
Due to a change in circumstances, the dogs spend a great deal of time alone or with different house sitters caring for them. This is contributing to Boston’s anxiety. They need a stable, consistent routine with plenty of exercise, attention and affection.
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