Want a Cheap Frenchie”?

Sometimes we get people that think our puppies are too expensive. Unfortunately, that’s because the market is flooded with (back yard breeders) and puppy mill mixed-breed dogs being sold as Frenchies to the unsuspecting public. These cheap dogs come with major health problems and short life spans. You think you’re saving money but in reality, your going to spend triple the amount of money because of all the health problems your fur baby will most likely have.

If you’re looking for a “cheap” French bulldog puppy, then you are in the wrong place.

We take raising French Bulldogs as seriously as we take raising our own children. We want families that appreciate the time, money, attention, blood, sweat, tears, sleepless weeks, and devoted love we put into our dogs. These are the families that can truly appreciate a Frenchie for the unique precious family pets they are.

Why are French Bulldogs more expensive than any other dog breed?

Most Frenchies can’t have live babies the normal way. Here are some general figures to help you understand why French Bulldogs are expensive:
Progesterone test $100 (usually 3 tests needed, this lets you know when the female can get pregnant. Her levels have to be at a certain number, so we have to keep testing until the numbers are precise.)

  • Vitamin supplements – $100 a month
  • Shipping semen – $100 – $300
  • Male stud fee – $3,000 – $25,000 (the cost of the male Frenchie sperm)
  • Breeding insemination – $100 – $300 ( To insert the sperm into the female at the right Progesterone number)
  • Ultrasound or X-ray – $100 – $300
  • C-section – $1,800 -$4,500 (emergency c-section after normal hours gets expensive)
  • Dog food – $300 a month (varies on kennel size)
  • Full vaccinations entire litter – $300 – $900
  • Supplies misc – $300-500
  • DNA/Genetic testing – $1,000 -1,300
  • Not including when you hire a whelper that can be 1200 a week for litterI

If you consider the initial investment for the breeder to buy a quality well bred female; this on average is anywhere from $5,000-$40,000 or more!
Then you have the cost of raising that female on a quality diet, vet care, and grooming supplies which in an average year that can add $1,000-$2,000 per dog. When the female finally reaches breeding age (IF she turns out to be breeding quality) you then begin your search for the right stud. This can consume countless hours of researching pedigrees and healthy lines.

Once you find the right stud you pay another $ 3,000 -$25,000 for a stud fee!

In MOST cases the stud is in another state or country. You then have to pay to have the semen shipped to you. If this is a state to state shipment the average cost is about $200 per collection and overnight shipment; and we always do two inseminations on our females. If the semen is coming from another country it has to come cryogenically frozen and shipped in a nitrogen container which means you have to pay for the return shipping of that container, as well. Overnight cryo shipments from Europe are $1,000 and that does not include the cost for the stud owner to have the semen frozen! That can add another $1,000-$1,500 to the stud fee and the shipping. If you are using frozen semen you have to have it surgically implanted in the female, that is another $500-$900!

When the female finally comes into heat you have to begin progesterone testing to determine when she will ovulate and can be bred. These tests run, on average, $100 each and they should be done every other day until peak levels are reached, that’s another $300-$400. Once she is ready and you have your chilled semen shipped to you the artificial insemination is another $100 per a.i.!

Then you wait four weeks to do an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy, that’s another $85.

IF you are lucky and the female is confirmed pregnant you now have to purchase your supplies to prepare for your litter!

Hospital grade puppy Incubators are $1,500 and up, you will need towels, tube feeding supplies, heating pads, blankets (lots of them, it will be messy) medical supplies, milk replacement, puppy weight scale and the list goes on…
(you can add at least another $1000 in supplies and food.)

Then comes the c-section, another $$1,500 -4k if it’s scheduled during business hours. If your female needs a late night or weekend emergency c-section you can double that!

MOST french and English bulldogs do not deliver naturally and after all the time and money invested it is safer to not risk the life of the mother or her litter to “see if she can deliver naturally.” Bulldogs always need assistance from humans during labor as they have short flat faces and can have trouble tearing the sacks by themselves, not to mention puppies getting stuck! C-sections are the safest way to deliver for mom and her babies.

Some females will not have anything to do with the puppies once they are born, some are inexperienced in the matter and don’t understand what to do with the pups, thus, countless hours are spent in assisting in raising the puppies.

You have to constantly watch the mother so she doesn’t accidentally lay on one of her pups and suffocate it not even realizing it. The puppies need to be fed every 2 hours around the clock for the 1st couple weeks of their lives. This means you can kiss sleep goodbye for at least 2-3 weeks and if you have a job you better plan to take your vacation during this time! If mom’s milk doesn’t come in or she isn’t producing enough milk, which is quite common, you will be tube feeding a litter of pups every 2-3 hours around the clock!

The average size of a french bulldog litter is only 2-4 puppies and 4-6 for English bulldogs! So, after the breeder chooses who they are keeping there may only be a few pups available

  • $2.99 per can for Farmina puppy food X 4 per day for mom for 3 weeks = $251.16
  • $2.99 per can for puppy food X 3 per day for puppies X 2 weeks = $125.58
  • $67.99 per bag for 26 pound bag X 2 for last 3 weeks = $136
  • $239 for multiple litter registration
  • $200 minimum for puppy pads for whelping pen
  • $50 minimum for baby wipes

This does not include the 24-hour care, Every 2 Hours for feeding

We do not go cheap on any of our dogs or puppies.  And in return you get a healthy loving, well socialized dog.

All Bossalini French Bulldog Puppies come from GENETICALLY HEALTH TESTED HEALTHY & HAPPY PARENTS. Our breeding dogs live in our family home as family pets. They enjoy the creature comforts of family, toys, treats, beds,T.V. binge-watching, belly rubs, etc. Our Frenchies come home with: A One year health contract & guarantee Health checked by our veterinarian Up to date on shots A coccidia schedule from 3 weeks of age A deworming schedule from 2 weeks of age AKC registration Info packet pertaining to your new Frenchie puppy LIFETIME breeder support

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