Why are French Bulldogs so expensive?

The main reason why a puppy French Bulldogs cost so much is because it is expensive to breed them in general. Many French Bulldogs are incapable of mating naturally, so they have to go through a process of artificial insemination. Everything is dependent on the vet and area, but typically the process is long, and onerous.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the US, French bulldogs cost at least $2,000 to $3,000 depending on the breeder’s geographic location. First, is the process with the female, making sure to have proper timing. To ensure this there needs to be multiple tests, blood levels, vaginal smears, undergoing fertility treatments, etc…the list goes on for how much it takes for the female to be prepared for artificial insemination. The male cost can be close to a couple hundred dollars for whether or not the semen is to be inseminated fresh, frozen, chilled, etc…it can be cheaper to do this with a local male French Bulldog, but can be more expensive if doing this cross states/countries.

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Then to add those expenses there is also an expense for having the puppies delivered, most French Bulldogs have to go through a c-section since the puppies heads are so large that they cannot pass easily through the birthing canal. Majority of French Bulldog’s have an average litter of about three puppies as well, which is another reason for the cost inflation.

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French Bulldogs’ Price Range

These vary from breeder to breeder, but you should always look at if they are AKC registered French Bulldog breeders. This way you can ensure that they are quality dogs, meaning they do not breed with what is known as the “fad”/rare coat colors that are going about. If they do sell the “fad”/rare coats it is because the litter was born with a gene defect, which can happen. This is simply recommended for the health of the dogs, there are some breeders that probably maintain a good reputation without an AKC registered dog. Majority of French Bulldogs range from $2000-$3000, it is good to look between this range, anything inflated could mean that they are selling “fad”/rare coat puppies.

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French Bulldogs’ Costs of Maintenance

There are pet basics to owning a dog in general, like the cost of dog food, the yearly vaccinations, cost for toys, dog crate, leash, collar and now jewelry gifts :). Yet, there can be some hidden expenses if the dog has some abnormalities. There are some dogs that have allergies, while others do not. The French Bulldog usually has health concerns with:

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This isn’t abnormal since most dogs typically can have these kinds of issues, some more than others. Since the French Bulldog is flat faced they usually have what is known as brachycephalic airway syndrome, which is where they have breathing problems which often need to be fixed with surgery if the dog absolutely can’t breathe. They usually cannot handle excessive exercise or heat because of the way that they breathe, it is important to keep note if the dogs breathing worsens. Other than that French Bulldogs are typically very healthy.

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