Bedford Kennel

Welcome

Welcome to our online home! We're so happy and fortunate to be fulfilling our dream of raising and living with our favourite "brachycephalic" (snub nosed) breeds; Boston Terriers and Boxers! While we love all breeds (and would have one of every breed if we could!), the "snub nosed" breeds are our favourite and we take great pride in raising your next family member! There aren't too many "jobs" where you can essentially, give families and individuals a "piece of your heart"...

Our Boston Terriers are of Champion Canadian, American and European bloodlines and our Boxers are 100% German/European. It's our priority to breed for health, temperament and companionship with the hopes of producing dogs/pups for show. We're preservation breeders and it's our intention to breed world class, healthy dogs and to improve and preserve our wonderful breeds. Showing/breeding is our hobby and the sale of puppies is not our source of income/livelihood - although we consider ourselves professionals at what we do!

We're small, private hobby breeders and our dogs live in our smoke-free home (not in a kennel), our puppies are home-raised, are well socialized (with kids, cats and other dogs) and our breeding dogs are extensively health tested. We guarantee our puppies against congenital and genetic defects and provide a written health guarantee and proof of parent's health testing.

We realize that it's a daunting task trying to find a reputable breeder. Not to mention, the amount of research involved in finding the right breed! Thus, we have tried to make this site as informative as possible! Our site should not be seen as a means to sell puppies. Rather, it's meant to showcase our dogs and their accomplishments, our breeding program and to introduce ourselves! After all, you're not just adopting/buying a puppy, but also, the ethics and integrity of the breeder!

​Adopting a puppy/dog is a lifetime commitment and should not be taken lightly! Enjoy your visit and come back again soon. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Winston is Still Available!

Winston is Still Available!

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Senior Female Available!

Senior Female Available!

Friday, 18 November 2022

Testimonials

  • We are having so much fun with our Boston pup Voodoo. He is bright and loving...and very mischievous! We love him to pieces are so happy to have him as the special addition to our family. Cassidy made the adoption process such a wonderful experience, and we were so impressed with the ethics and standards of Bedford Bostons that we wouldn't have considered getting a pup from anyone else! We have a vet in the family who told us what to look for in a breeder and also in the Boston bloodline, and Bedford Bostons far exceeded all expectations.Thank you soooo much again for holding such high standards in Boston breeding!

    DAN & DANIELLE, MAY 10, 2006

    Our Sweet Voodoo

  • Bedford Kennels exceeded my expectations of a breeder! Although I was initially intimidated by the comprehensive policies and screening process, my communication with Cassidy quickly put me at ease; she is approachable, knowledgeable, passionate, honest and ethical. It is obvious that the pups are home raised with children and well socialized. Our Boston girl, Juno, will soon be 1 year old. She is absolutely delightful with a wonderful disposition and personality; she is by far the best canine companion we have ever had. Thank you Cassidy and Bedford Kennels!

    VALERIE, FEB.10, 2012

    Juno

  • I do not even know where to begin. There are too many nice things to say about Bedford Bostons, Cassidy and of course my little girl Lilly. Lilly is the apple of my eye. She can do no wrong.(Well that is what I think). She is such a little explorer, full of energy and personality to spare. I can't imagine my life without her. Every night she walks up to my pillow and lightly scratches my cheek, I lift up the covers for her and down she goes. She LOVES sleeping under the covers down by my feet. I know that every Boston is loved at Bedford Bostons and that is why Lilly (and all of her brothers and sisters) are so happy and loving in return. Cassidy, I don't think I could have asked for a better breeder. I know you care about every single Boston and that makes all the difference in the world. My little girl came from a loving home and you always make sure your Bostons go to a loving home. Thank you for answering all of my questions during the adoption process (because you and I both know there were a lot!). It just goes to show that you care. If anyone is ever wanting to adopt a Boston Terrier, they need to get a Bedford Boston from a breeder that truly cares about each and every one of their puppies. Thank you Cassidy!

    LINDSAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006

    Lilly Girl

  • We could not be happier with our dealings with Cassidy. She is a remarkable and reputable breeder. Her love for her dogs and the breed is outstanding. I am impressed by her responses to all my questions, her time and effort, diligence and how she will continue to be a part of our lives and Betty’s. Meeting her and her family confirmed for us that this was right choice. Betty is well mannered, tempered and a fun-loving dog. She is great with the children in her circle and a joy for all the adults. We are very happy to have her in our home and to continue our relationship with Cassidy. Thank you and see you soon!

    MJ, JULY 10, 2012

    Betty

  • When I was doing research for a reputable breeder for Boston Terriers I discovered Cassidy's website. I couldn't have found a better breeder to deal with. From the initial application all the way up until now, she has been a great resource. She takes the time to answer any questions I might have. She works hard to take good care of the dog's she breeds and to find the perfect home for their puppies to go to. When we went to pick up Joey I knew we had made the right choice. She takes the time for you to meet with the dog and make sure the feel is right. You can tell she puts a lot of heart into all her pets and family. Joey is now just about to turn 3! I could not be happier with this match. Joey is such a well natured dog. He loves everything and everyone - including his love hate relationship with our cats. I cannot imagine my life without him! I constantly tell people about Cassidy. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a Boston. I hope to get another one from her in the future!

    EMILY M. APRIL 15, 2015

    Joey

    We are having so much fun with our Boston pup Voodoo. He is bright and loving...and very mischievous! We love him to pieces are so happy to have him as the special addition to our family. Cassidy made the adoption process such a wonderful experience, and we were so impressed with the ethics and standards of Bedford Bostons that we wouldn't have considered getting a pup from anyone else! We have a vet in the family who told us what to look for in a breeder and also in the Boston bloodline, and Bedford Bostons far exceeded all expectations.Thank you soooo much again for holding such high standards in Boston breeding!

    DAN & DANIELLE, MAY 10, 2006

    Our Sweet Voodoo

    Bedford Kennels exceeded my expectations of a breeder! Although I was initially intimidated by the comprehensive policies and screening process, my communication with Cassidy quickly put me at ease; she is approachable, knowledgeable, passionate, honest and ethical. It is obvious that the pups are home raised with children and well socialized. Our Boston girl, Juno, will soon be 1 year old. She is absolutely delightful with a wonderful disposition and personality; she is by far the best canine companion we have ever had. Thank you Cassidy and Bedford Kennels!

    VALERIE, FEB.10, 2012

    Juno

    I do not even know where to begin. There are too many nice things to say about Bedford Bostons, Cassidy and of course my little girl Lilly. Lilly is the apple of my eye. She can do no wrong.(Well that is what I think). She is such a little explorer, full of energy and personality to spare. I can't imagine my life without her. Every night she walks up to my pillow and lightly scratches my cheek, I lift up the covers for her and down she goes. She LOVES sleeping under the covers down by my feet. I know that every Boston is loved at Bedford Bostons and that is why Lilly (and all of her brothers and sisters) are so happy and loving in return. Cassidy, I don't think I could have asked for a better breeder. I know you care about every single Boston and that makes all the difference in the world. My little girl came from a loving home and you always make sure your Bostons go to a loving home. Thank you for answering all of my questions during the adoption process (because you and I both know there were a lot!). It just goes to show that you care. If anyone is ever wanting to adopt a Boston Terrier, they need to get a Bedford Boston from a breeder that truly cares about each and every one of their puppies. Thank you Cassidy!

    LINDSAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006

    Lilly Girl

    We could not be happier with our dealings with Cassidy. She is a remarkable and reputable breeder. Her love for her dogs and the breed is outstanding. I am impressed by her responses to all my questions, her time and effort, diligence and how she will continue to be a part of our lives and Betty’s. Meeting her and her family confirmed for us that this was right choice. Betty is well mannered, tempered and a fun-loving dog. She is great with the children in her circle and a joy for all the adults. We are very happy to have her in our home and to continue our relationship with Cassidy. Thank you and see you soon!

    MJ, JULY 10, 2012

    Betty

    When I was doing research for a reputable breeder for Boston Terriers I discovered Cassidy's website. I couldn't have found a better breeder to deal with. From the initial application all the way up until now, she has been a great resource. She takes the time to answer any questions I might have. She works hard to take good care of the dog's she breeds and to find the perfect home for their puppies to go to. When we went to pick up Joey I knew we had made the right choice. She takes the time for you to meet with the dog and make sure the feel is right. You can tell she puts a lot of heart into all her pets and family. Joey is now just about to turn 3! I could not be happier with this match. Joey is such a well natured dog. He loves everything and everyone - including his love hate relationship with our cats. I cannot imagine my life without him! I constantly tell people about Cassidy. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a Boston. I hope to get another one from her in the future!

    EMILY M. APRIL 15, 2015

    Joey

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Are your dogs health tested?

      Yes, our dogs are extensively health tested for breed specific issues, as well as DNA tested for these genetic disorders:

      • 2,8-dihydroxyadenine (DHA) Urolithiasis
      • Acral Mutilation Syndrome
      • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
      • Alaskan Husky Encephalopathy
      • Alexander Disease
      • Amelogenesis Imperfecta
      • Bandera's Neonatal Ataxia
      • Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy
      • Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (CLAD), type III
      • Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 1
      • Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 2
      • Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 3
      • Canine Scott Syndrome
      • Centronuclear Myopathy (Discovered in the Great Dane)
      • Centronuclear Myopathy (Discovered in the Labrador Retriever)
      • Cerebellar Ataxia
      • Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration
      • Cerebellar Hypoplasia
      • Cerebral Dysfunction
      • Chondrodysplasia
      • Cleft Lip & Palate with Syndactyly
      • Cleft Palate
      • Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA)
      • Complement 3 Deficiency
      • Cone Degeneration (Discovered in the Alaskan Malamute)
      • Cone Degeneration (Discovered in the German Shepherd Dog)
      • Cone Degeneration (Discovered in the German Shorthaired Pointer)
      • Cone-Rod Dystrophy
      • Cone-Rod Dystrophy 1
      • Cone-Rod Dystrophy 2
      • Congenital Dyshormonogenic Hypothyroidism with Goiter (Discovered in the Shih Tzu)
      • Congenital Hypothyroidism (Discovered in the Tenterfield Terrier)
      • Congenital Hypothyroidism (Discovered in the Toy Fox and Rat Terrier)
      • Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (Discovered in the Golden Retriever)
      • Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (Discovered in the Jack Russell Terrier)
      • Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (Discovered in the Labrador Retriever)
      • Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (Discovered in the Old Danish Pointing Dog)
      • Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB)
      • Craniomandibular Osteopathy
      • Cystic Renal Dysplasia and Hepatic Fibrosis
      • Cystinuria Type I-A
      • Cystinuria Type II-A
      • Deafness and Vestibular Dysfunction (Discovered in Doberman Pinscher)
      • Degenerative Myelopathy
      • Demyelinating Neuropathy
      • Dental Hypomineralization
      • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (Discovered in the Schnauzer)
      • Dominant Progressive Retinal Atrophy
      • Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (Discovered in the Central Asian Ovcharka)
      • Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (Discovered in the Golden Retriever)
      • Early Adult Onset Deafness For Border Collies only (Linkage test)
      • Early Retinal Degeneration (Discovered in the Norwegian Elkhound)
      • Early-onset PRA (Discovered in the Portuguese Water Dog)
      • Early-Onset Progressive Polyneuropathy (Discovered in the Alaskan Malamute)
      • Early-Onset Progressive Polyneuropathy (Discovered in the Greyhound)
      • Enamel Hypoplasia (Discovered in the Parson Russell Terrier)
      • Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis
      • Episodic Falling Syndrome
      • Exercise-Induced Collapse
      • Factor VII Deficiency
      • Factor XI Deficiency
      • Fanconi Syndrome
      • Fetal Onset Neuroaxonal Dystrophy
      • Focal Non-Epidermolytic Palmoplantar Keratoderma
      • Generalized Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in the Schapendoes)
      • Glanzmann Thrombasthenia Type I
      • Glanzmann Thrombasthenia Type I (Discovered in Great Pyrenees)
      • Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy (Discovered in Terriers)
      • Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy (Discovered in the Irish Setter)
      • Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ia
      • Glycogen Storage Disease Type IIIa, (GSD IIIa)
      • GM1 Gangliosidosis (Discovered in the Portuguese Water Dog)
      • GM1 Gangliosidosis (Discovered in the Shiba)
      • GM2 Gangliosidosis (Discovered in the Japanese Chin)
      • GM2 Gangliosidosis (Discovered in the Toy Poodle)
      • Hemophilia A (Discovered in Old English Sheepdog)
      • Hemophilia A (Discovered in the Boxer)
      • Hemophilia A (Discovered in the German Shepherd Dog - Variant 1)
      • Hemophilia A (Discovered in the German Shepherd Dog - Variant 2)
      • Hemophilia A (Discovered in the Havanese)
      • Hemophilia B
      • Hemophilia B (Discovered in the Airedale Terrier)
      • Hemophilia B (Discovered in the Lhasa Apso)
      • Hereditary Ataxia (Discovered in the Norwegian Buhund)
      • Hereditary Elliptocytosis
      • Hereditary Footpad Hyperkeratosis
      • Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (Discovered in the Greyhound)
      • Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (Discovered in the Labrador Retriever)
      • Hereditary Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets Type II
      • Hyperekplexia or Startle Disease
      • Hyperuricosuria
      • Hypocatalasia
      • Hypomyelination
      • Hypophosphatemia
      • Ichthyosis (Discovered in the American Bulldog)
      • Ichthyosis (Discovered in the Great Dane)
      • Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption (Discovered in the Beagle)
      • Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption (Discovered in the Border Collie)
      • Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption (Discovered in the Komondor)
      • Juvenile Encephalopathy (Discovered in the Parson Russell Terrier)
      • Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy
      • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
      • L-2-Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria
      • L-2-Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria (Discovered in the Westie)
      • Lagotto Storage Disease
      • Lamellar Ichthyosis
      • Lethal Acrodermatitis (Discovered in the Bull Terrier)
      • Ligneous Membranitis
      • Lung Developmental Disease (Discovered in the Airedale Terrier)
      • Macrothrombocytopenia
      • May-Hegglin Anomaly
      • MDR1 Medication Sensitivity
      • Microphthalmia (Discovered in the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier)
      • Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIA (Discovered in the Dachshund)
      • Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIA (Discovered in the New Zealand Huntaway)
      • Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII (Discovered in the Brazilian Terrier)
      • Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII (Discovered in the German Shepherd Dog)
      • Muscular Dystrophy (Discovered in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
      • Muscular Dystrophy (Discovered in the Golden Retriever)
      • Muscular Dystrophy (Discovered in the Landseer)
      • Muscular Dystrophy (Discovered in the Norfolk Terrier)
      • Muscular Hypertrophy (Double Muscling)
      • Musladin-Lueke Syndrome
      • Myeloperoxidase Deficiency
      • Myotonia Congenita
      • Myotonia Congenita (Discovered in the Labrador Retriever)
      • Myotonia Congenita (Discovered in the Miniature Schnauzer)
      • Myotubular Myopathy
      • Narcolepsy (Discovered in the Dachshund)
      • Narcolepsy (Discovered in the Labrador Retriever)
      • Nemaline Myopathy
      • Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration
      • Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures
      • Neuroaxonal Dystrophy
      • Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (Discovered in the Papillon)
      • Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (Discovered in the Rottweiler)
      • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1
      • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 7
      • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8 (Discovered in the Alpine Dachsbracke)
      • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8 (Discovered in the Australian Shepherd)
      • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8 (Discovered in the English Setter)
      • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8 (Discovered in the Saluki)
      • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 12 (Discovered in the Australian Cattle Dog)
      • Obesity risk (POMC)
      • Osteochondrodysplasia
      • Osteochondromatosis (Discovered in the American Staffordshire Terrier)
      • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Discovered in the Beagle)
      • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Discovered in the Dachshund)
      • P2RY12-associated Bleeding Disorder
      • Paroxysmal Dyskinesia
      • Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome
      • Phosphofructokinase Deficiency
      • Polycystic Kidney Disease
      • Prekallikrein Deficiency
      • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
      • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (Discovered in the Alaskan Malamute)
      • Primary Lens Luxation
      • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (Discovered in Basset Fauve de Bretagne)
      • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (Discovered in Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen)
      • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma and Lens Luxation (Discovered in Chinese Shar-Pei)
      • Progressive Early-Onset Cerebellar Ataxia
      • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in the Swedish Vallhund)
      • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in the Basenji)
      • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in the Golden Retriever - GR-PRA1 variant)
      • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in the Lhasa Apso)
      • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in the Papillon and Phalène)
      • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in the Shetland Sheepdog - BBS2 variant)
      • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in the Shetland Sheepdog - CNGA1 variant)
      • Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1 (Discovered in the Italian Greyhound)
      • Progressive Retinal Atrophy Type III
      • Progressive Rod Cone Degeneration (prcd-PRA)
      • Protein Losing Nephropathy
      • Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphatase 1 Deficiency
      • Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (Discovered in the Basenji)
      • Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (Discovered in the Beagle)
      • Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (Discovered in the Pug)
      • Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (Discovered in the West Highland White Terrier)
      • QT Syndrome
      • Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis
      • Rod-Cone Dysplasia 1
      • Rod-Cone Dysplasia 1a
      • Rod-Cone Dysplasia 3
      • Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy
      • Sensory Neuropathy
      • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
      • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (Discovered in Frisian Water Dogs)
      • Shaking Puppy Syndrome (Discovered in the Border Terrier)
      • Skeletal Dysplasia 2
      • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (Late-Onset Ataxia)
      • Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures
      • Spondylocostal Dysostosis
      • Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia
      • Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia (Discovered in Belgian Malinois)
      • Stargardt Disease (Discovered in the Labrador Retriever)
      • Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome
      • Van den Ende-Gupta Syndrome
      • von Willebrand's Disease, type 1
      • von Willebrand's Disease, type 2
      • von Willebrand's Disease, type 3 (Discovered in the Kooiker Hound)
      • von Willebrand's Disease, type 3 (Discovered in the Scottish Terrier)
      • von Willebrand's Disease, type 3 (Discovered in the Shetland Sheepdog)
      • X-Linked Ectodermal Dysplasia
      • X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy (Discovered in the Navasota Dog)
      • X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy (Discovered in the Samoyed)
      • X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy
      • X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1
      • X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2
      • X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (Discovered in the Basset Hound)
      • X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (Discovered in the Cardigan Welsh Corgi)
      • X-Linked Tremors
      • Xanthinuria (Discovered in a mixed breed dog)
      • Xanthinuria (Discovered in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
      • Xanthinuria (Discovered in the Toy Manchester Terrier)

      Please see our dogs' individual pages and Optimal Selection™ archives for results.

    • Are your dogs Canadian Kennel Club Registered (CKC)?

      Yes! In some cases, our breeding stock is also AKC and/or FCI registered if imported. All of our puppies are CKC registered and our pet puppies are sold with Limited Registration.

    • At what age are your puppies typically ready to go?

      Our puppies are typically ready to go at 9 weeks. IF they are small or not over 3 lbs by the time they are to be vaccinated however, or if we feel they need more time to develop, we will keep them back until they are over 3 lbs and a little larger. We do this to prevent vaccine reactions.

    • How long have you owned your breeds?

      We got our first Boston in 2001 and we have been in the "dog world" long before that. We have been around, trained, shown, etc. for many years (including Pugs), but we imported our own Pugs (as adults) and had our first litter in 2018

    • Will you be available to answer questions and offer advice?

      Absolutely! We offer lifetime support, in addition to a lifetime “welcome home” policy for our dogs. Indeed, our contract prohibits our dogs being relinquished to a shelter, rescue, etc. and MUST be returned to us!

    • Where do your adult dogs live? Where are they kept?

      Our dogs live in our home and not in a kennel or barn. Our dogs play inside our home and outside during the day and have lots of outdoor time, house time and rest time. Our dogs are crate trained and housetrained and are crated when we're not home and at night. We also allow some of our Bostons to sleep with us.