Are Boston Terriers lazy?

In our home, we needed a dog who was willing to run around and play with our youngest daughter whenever she wanted while also being ready to chill on the couch with my wife and I. Plus I have two teenage daughters who want to lay around playing on their computers all night. So we picked Boston Terriers….. two of them.

Boston Terriers love to lay around under the covers as close to their owners as they can get. Don’t be mistaken by this cuddling because Boston Terriers are not a lazy dog breed. They are ready to play and act up as much as any other active breed.

In the past two years of owning Boston Terriers, we have learned so much about the breed including how stubborn, lazy, crazy, and cuddly they can be. If you are interested in reading more about them and the experiences we have had please continue.

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What is a Zoomie and how do I know when my Boston Terrier has them?

Boston Terriers are known for their zoomies, also known as frenetic random activity periods (FRAPs). A zoomie is a burst of energy that can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. During this time, your pup will be running around in circles, zigzagging back and forth across the room, jumping on and off various surfaces, and engaging in other crazy behavior. It can be quite a sight to behold!

I would say these zoomies are one of the reasons I would say that Boston Terriers are not lazy. I mean think about any lazy person or thing that you know of. How often do they just decide to jump up from a deep sleep and lose their minds? Start running around and acting like the wildest dog you have ever seen. They go from 2-year-old dog to 10-week old puppy in a matter of a second. It’s very entertaining to watch.

So although some may argue that Boston Terriers are lazy, I would argue that they are actually quite the energetic and playful breed. Whether it be from their zoomies or just their general disposition, these pups love to run around and play with family or friends. If you’re looking for a lazy dog, this may not be the breed for you. But if you’re looking for a loyal and energetic companion, a Boston Terrier is definitely the perfect choice!

Boston Terriers love to relax and take naps

If you watch my Boston Terriers and wonder what they are thinking it is very easy to figure out. Well, most of the time it’s one thing. They are thinking when are you going to sit down so that I can curl up under the blanket by your legs and start sleeping and probably passing gas.

This breed of dog is well known for its love of napping and lounging around. They are the perfect companion to snuggle up with on the couch after a long day at work or school or curl up in bed with you at night as you drift off to sleep.

However, this doesn’t mean that these dogs are lazy! In fact, Boston Terriers are quite active and playful. Whether it’s chasing a ball in the backyard, wrestling with another pup, or just playing around with your kids, these dogs love to be fully engaged….. I’m not sure if they love it more than napping though.

I am kind of laughing to myself as I write this post because my Boston Terrier is snoring under the blanket by my knees. I am sitting her writing a post about how Boston Terriers are not lazy as she will not move even as I have a laptop just about sitting on top of her.

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Can a Boston Terrier be very active with that flat face they have?

Boston Terriers have a flat face also known as being a brachycephalic breed, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be very active. In fact, these pups are known for their high energy and generally love to play with kids and other dogs. Whether you’re playing a game of fetch in the backyard or just bringing them along on your daily walks and runs, these pups can keep up with you and your activities.

The only issue you will find is that they may push themselves too hard trying to play with you. This is especially true when it comes to playing in hot temperatures. The brachycephalic breed affects their ability to breathe and cool off when they are running around.

I realized the limits of my Boston Terriers when I was walking one a few months ago. It was warm outside, not hot but a little warm. My wife and I decided to go for a walk and took our 2 year old Boston Terrier with us.

We made it about a mile and you would have thought that we had been walking for hours and hours in the dead of summer. Our Boston Terrier had her tongue out as far as she could fold up in the air. She was breathing as if she was breathing through a thick mask.

After a few more minutes of walking, I ended up picking her up and just carrying her. After we got home I put her down by the water bowl. She drank as much as she could and then just laid on the cold floor. She must have laid there breathing deeply for 30 mins to an hour before she came back into the living room to hang out with us.

I say all of that just to point out she would have kept walking with me until she passed out if I would have let her. So if you get a Boston Terrier be careful not to let them overdo it. They love to please and play and don’t know when to throw in the towel.

Conclusion About are Boston Terriers Lazy?

Boston Terriers are a great breed for people who want a dog that loves to cuddle. They make great pets because they are so friendly and love being around their family. However, Boston Terriers should not be considered a lazy breed.

They need exercise just like any other dog and you need to be careful not to let them overwork themselves because of their brachycephalic head shape. This can cause health problems down the road if they are not given enough exercise and proper rest.

Another thing that makes Boston Terriers so entertaining is their Zoomies. When they get excited, they will take off running in circles around the house or yard – it’s definitely something you have to see to believe!

So if you’re looking for a playful, energetic dog that’s also great at cuddling, then a Boston Terrier is the perfect fit for you. Just be careful not to let them overwork themselves. Something as simple as a walk on a warm day can really take it out of a Boston Terrier.

If our case it took a Boston Terrier about an hours to stop breathing so hard after a little walk. The walk was only 20 minutes or so. I say all that to realize you are not getting a lazy dong when you add a Boston Terrier to your family.

So if you are looking for a dog that will play when you want and relax when you want a Boston Terrier is a good pick. They are also a very durable dog breed. So you don’t have to worry about them getting hurt at all times.

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