What is a reasonable price to pay for a French Bulldog?

  1. jgetsmoneyy profile image73
    jgetsmoneyyposted 5 years ago

    What is a reasonable price to pay for a French Bulldog?

    I was curious what a reasonable price to pay for a French Bulldog is. I was at a petstore this weekend looking at English Bulldogs and they were asking $3800 however I go online and see reputable breeders not backyard breeders I know b/c they test for hip displacia, cherry eye, etc and they were selling for like $1600. I see prices all over the place for French Bulldogs as well. What's the minimum price do you think to get a well bred healthy French Bulldog?

  2. agilitymach profile image98
    agilitymachposted 5 years ago

    Prices for purebreds vary greatly across the country and depending on the lines and quality of the pup.

    Good for you for knowing NEVER to buy a dog from a petstore.  These dogs are purchased from puppy mills where the conditions are deplorable, the genetics are not considered and genetic and other illnesses are common.  However, while a reputable breeder will test for genetic conditions like hip dysplasia and cherry eye, testing is not an indicator that a breeder is reputable.  There is MUCH, MUCH more involved in being reputable than a few genetic tests. 

    I recommend you spend hours researching what makes a breeder reputable.  There is so much to learn before purchasing a puppy.

    And in the end, I would recommend unless you need a purebred pup for a purpose (ie. herding, hunting, etc.), I would strongly recommend you go to a shelter and get a shelter pup instead.  There are plenty of bulldog type dogs available in the shelter systems and breed rescue groups.  Go out and save a life instead of paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars. smile

 
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