From a french bulldog owner: Pure-bred French Bulldogs can range in price from around $1,200 to $5,000 or more depending on the pedigree. Their fur is short and smooth and they do shed, somewhat, but it's not as bad as some breeds with longer or "fuzzier" textures. The fur is "needley" and can stick into carpet or upholstery, though, but can be easily vacuumed from most materials. Please read everything you can about the french bulldog breed because they are true to their namesake and can be quite "determined" in everything that they do, which makes training a bit of a challenge with some of them. The people who wrote about not buying from pet stores are trying to help - Pet stores buy puppies from puppy-mills to get a low price so they can turn around a good profit. Pets from pet stores may be ok - healthwise, but it's a risk that physical or behavioral issues may show up later on, plus if you purchase a dog from a pet store you may be unknowingly advocating cruelty to the animals by supporting the puppymill owners. And you may end up paying much more for a puppy through a pet store, than if you went to a reputable breeder. Good, caring breeders would NEVER sell their puppies through a pet store and would be a member of a national breed club, such as the French Bulldog Club of America (FBDCA)....they have to sign a code of ethics. That's why puppymills and backyard breeders do not belong to the FBDCA or any local dog clubs. I'm not saying that every breeder that is a member is above reproach. Many breed more litters each year than they should, but the majority of them ONLY BREED TO BETTER THE BREED or to get a puppy for themselves to show, and not for profit or financial gain. To find a reputable breeder, check the AKC website for French Bulldog puppies for sale or visit the French Bulldog Club of America's website (www.frenchbulldogclub.org) to see the breeders they list. It's a good place to start. I also recommend visiting a dog show and talking to the breeders or the people showing their dogs to get recommendations. You could also get a rescued frenchie from the French Bulldog Rescue Network (www.frenchbulldogrescue.org) for much less than from a breeder. There are some wonderful dogs with FBRN who are looking for forever homes. I hope you'll decide to get a frenchie - they're wonderful!!
French Bulldog Club of America: www.frenchbulldogclub.org
French Bulldog Rescue Network: www.frenchbulldogrescue.org
· 1 decade ago