If you are looking for a puppy to buy, PLEASE, buy from a reputable breeder, not a "back yard breeder, a "Kitchen" breeder, pet store or a puppy mill. These people have no idea what goes into producing a fine, healthy, sound temperamented specimen typical of the breed. They have no more intention of standing behind this puppy than does the pet store beyond the usual 48 hour health guarantee.
Although you might pay less for the breed of your choice from a pet store or backyard breeder, it's almost a given that in the long run, you'll pay a good deal more in vet bills and perhaps emotional bills (if the dog has to be euthanized due to a health or temperament problem), than you would from a reputable breeder.
A reputable breeder is a person who is breeding to "improve and preserve" the breed.
A reputable breeder will sell their puppies with a health guarantee and a sales contract.
NOTE: No breeder can guarantee against all hereditary diseases, but a reputable breeder is well informed about their breeds health issues, routinely tests for them, and informs prospective puppy buyers of any problems they have found.
Buying from a reputable breeder is your best bet for a healthy pup. They should be able to show you the certificates on their dogs.
Text Source: Boston Terrier Club of America
To find a reputable Boston Terrier breeder in your area, please contact Boston Terrier Club of America or take a look at our members page.