Why do French Bulldogs Cost so much Money?
In order to breed high quality French Bulldogs it is not cheap. We do DNA Health Testing on All of Our dogs and puppies thru Embark. We also have Our dogs hips, heart, and elbows tested at 2 years of Age.
There is a great deal of time, research, effort and expense involved in raising a bulldog litter. It can cost around $6,000- $11,000 to breed, deliver and raise a litter without consideration for the time invested. The average litter size is about 2-5 puppies, getting a female ready for breeding requires ovulation testing, approximately 3-4 trips to the vet. Usually the female is artificially inseminated, more trips to the vet, not to mention the cost of the stud.
Then you wait four weeks for ultrasound/x rays which can cost from $125-$150 depending on the vet, this is important to be sure that the female is pregnant. Special diets and constant monitoring for the next five weeks, plus getting the nursery ready with all the necessary tools, whelping box can cost around $500-$800 depending on the size, besides all that you need towels, bottles, heating pads, blankets medical supplies, milk replacement, puppy weight scale and the list goes on.
Then comes the C-SECTION which can cost up to $3000. We Often Need A C-SECTION! French Bulldogs' heads are very large and can get stuck. Raising a litter is exhausting yet enjoyable. We watch the puppies around the Clock until the puppies are 4 weeks old and then you can take a short break :) You have to constantly watch the mother and the puppies (until 4 weeks) so the mother doesn’t accidentally lay on one of her pups. The puppies are usually checked 3-4 times by the vet during the 9 weeks including deworming, shots and health tests.