Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer training advice after I purchase a bulldog puppy from you?
How much does a bulldog puppy cost?
Why are bulldog puppies so expensive?
What is involved in the process of buying a bulldog puppy?
I want to have my bulldog puppy shipped; is it safe and what is the process?
How old does a bulldog puppy have to be before it can go to it’s new home?
Can I come see a bulldog puppy that is younger than 8 weeks old?
What payments do you accept when I buy a bulldog puppy from you?
Do you offer refunds for a bulldog puppy?
I have heard of scams on the Internet involving bulldog puppies. Is this true and how do I spot them?
Q. Do you offer training advice after I purchase a bulldog puppy from you?
A. Yes. In fact, we actively encourage you to call us with training questions. We can’t train your bulldog for you, but we have extensive experience training bulldogs and can help you. We have a bulldog puppy care package that outlines basic training strategies involving house breaking and such. Here are five steps to a better-behaved bulldog:
Exercise – Your bulldog needs a productive way to use his energy. Your bulldog’s exercise schedule should include a daily walk. You don’t have to take your bulldog for a five mile walk, but at least around the block should suffice. Watch the temperatures and don’t let your bulldog get too hot.
Walk like a leader – You should be the pack leader, and one of the best times to establish your position is on the walk. Start right: Walk out the door first. While on the walk, your bulldog should be by your side or behind you — never out in front! After the walk, be sure you’re first in the door. Never let your bulldog lead you.
Set rules, boundaries, and limitations – In the wild, dogs claim space by asserting themselves in a calm and confident way, and by communicating ownership through clear body language and eye contact. Follow their example. Set household rules for your bulldog — and stick to them. Be consistent!! Remember bulldogs are very smart but also very stubborn (it’s just their nature and it makes them so lovable), so be patient and consistent.
Reinforce only good behaviors – Share affection when your bulldog is in a relaxed, calm-submissive state, such as after exercising and eating. You can also show your love when he has changed an unwanted behavior into a behavior you asked for, or responded to a rule or command.
Only give affection when deserved – Remember that when you give affection or food you are reinforcing the behavior that preceded it. Don’t give your bulldog affection when he is not acting well.
Q. How much does a bulldog puppy cost?
A. Our bulldog puppies generally will start at $1800 and go up depending on the quality of the puppy. Most will sell for $2000 to $4000.
Q. Why are bulldog puppies so expensive?
A. There are several reasons bulldogs are expensive but to put it simply they are expensive to breed properly. We can have thousands of dollars invested in a litter. Sometimes we spend a lot of money on a breeding and, for many reasons, get no puppies to be sold. That’s the short answer. What follows is a more detailed description of what goes into breeding bulldog puppies.
First, due to their unique bodies (short to the ground, barrel chests, higher rear ends, etc.) bulldogs do not breed naturally easily. The pregnancy rate for natural breeding is around 30%. Plus there are other issues that can come up with natural breeding that make it the least desirable option.
Some bulldogs are bred by Artificial Insemination. This involves collecting the semen from the stud and injecting it into the bulldog bitch. The pregnancy rate improves over natural breeding but it’s only about 50%.
Therefore, most bulldog breeders prefer Surgical Implantation where the conception rate is a bit better, about 85%. However, this is an expensive process. When a bulldog bitch comes into heat she is taken to a vet and blood is drawn and sent out to a laboratory for a progesterone test. The purpose of this test is to determine that ovulation has occurred. Sometimes these tests must be performed several times. That means several trips to the vet. Sometimes we’ll have $200 invested in this process before she is even bred.
Once the proper reading is obtained, a bulldog stud must be brought to the clinic. His semen is collected and analyzed to make sure it is viable. Assuming it is, the bulldog bitch is Surgically Implanted with the sperm. This procedure takes a great deal of skill and not all veterinarians can do it properly. If it’s not done properly, there will be no conception and no bulldog puppies. At this point vet bills can run upwards of $1000 with no guarantees of any bulldog puppies.
Second, our bulldog mother-to-be gets the best of food, careful monitoring, and diet supplements to assist the development of the bulldog puppies. Unfortunately, even with all of our care, things can still go wrong; she can miscarry, re-absorb her puppies, or, worse, die. However, if all goes well the puppies will be due in approximately 60 days. The weeks before delivery are extremely important. As a bulldog breeder you have to watch her very closely for signs of stress or other issues. Bulldogs do not follow calendars and sometimes bulldog puppies come early and at other inopportune times such as the middle of the night or during holidays thus adding extra veterinarian expense. If a bulldog breeder is not experienced enough to know the signs to look for, her life and the life of the bulldog puppies can be in danger.
Third, Most bulldog breeders have bulldog puppies delivered by C-section because bulldogs do not deliver naturally easily. This is because bulldog puppies are usually too large to fit the birth canal, have large chests and flat muzzles. When you allow a bulldog to give birth naturally, you are risking a bulldog puppy getting stuck in the birth canal and dying. This can lead to the other puppies being lost and perhaps the bitch as well. Sometimes you can end up at the emergency room with a $4000 bill, six dead puppies, and a dead bitch. Therefore, it is better to have the bulldog puppies delivered by C-section rather than risk the lives of the bitches and puppies by allowing natural births.
Fourth, when born, the bulldog puppies are not breathing, and must be resuscitated by vet-techs and the bulldog breeder. This is when you find out what you have. Sometimes a bulldog bitch will not look very big and will have eight small puppies in her. Sometimes she’ll be as big as a house and you’ll end up with one big puppy. Then there are the unfortunate times when the puppies have some birth defect and must be humanely euthanized or not resuscitated. This is tough on even the most experienced bulldog breeder’s emotions.
Fifth, assuming at this point there is a viable puppy or litter of puppies, the real work and expense begins. They are brought home in a box with a heating pad. Bulldog bitches do not raise their own puppies. They can accidentally smash, suffocate or kill them while trying to clean them. Therefore, the bulldog puppies are kept separate from the mother and every two hours twenty-four hours a day they are moved to the mother to nurse. If the mother does not produce milk the puppies are bottle-fed. Since the mother won’t take proper care of the bulldog puppies we must physically stimulate them to make each puppy urinate and defecate before and after each feeding, and clean them to prevent infections. Then there are the sick bulldog puppies and the costs of all the medications. Sometime we do all this work only to find out a puppies have hidden genetic defects. Sometimes we can save them and sometimes we can’t. It can be very trying on your patience to come this far and after sleepless nights and great expense the entire litter dies. It has happened and it’s very heartbreaking emotionally.
Sixth, bulldog puppies must go through the process of being weaned off milk and onto dry food. This can present its own challenges. They are fed a mush (our secret recipe) that gets everywhere. At this point most of our time is spent washing their bedding. During this time it’s impossible to keep them clean and pictures are difficult to get, so if you are waiting for a picture, be patient.
Bulldog puppies are ready to go to their new home at approximately 8 weeks. At this point we have thousands of dollars and many hours invested in the litter. Now we have to find them a new home, which involves answering lots and lots of questions via email and phone. Pictures must be taken, which is a skill in and of itself, as bulldog puppies don’t always hold still!
Now after all of this, we ask you: how much would you sell these little guys for? Q.What is involved in the process of buying a bulldog puppy?
A. First, decide on the bulldog puppy you would like to purchase. We are here to help you make that decision. Please feel free to contact us to ask questions so we can help match you up with your perfect puppy. Be prepared to tell us what your budget is and also what colors, markings, sex, quality (pet/show/breeding) puppy you prefer. If you do not see a bulldog puppy that interests you contact us to inquire about puppies that are not on the site.
Second, once you decide on a bulldog puppy you may want to secure it with a non-refundable deposit. We charge a non-refundable deposit of $500 to $2000, depending on the price of the bulldog puppy, to reserve a puppy. Deposits are recommended as all sales are first come, first served.
Third, make arrangements to receive your bulldog puppy. If you wish, you can make arrangements to come to Southern California and pick up your bulldog puppy. If shipping is required we will set up the shipping arrangements, at which time the remaining balance must be paid. Full payment is required before a bulldog puppy can be shipped.
Q. I want to have my bulldog puppy shipped; is that safe and what is the process?
A. Absolutely. We have been shipping bulldog puppies for years and have yet to have a problem. If there were a significant risk to the bulldog puppies we would not ship them. In order to ensure bulldog puppies are safe, they will be shipped, weather permitting. The weather is decided safe or not by the airlines, not us. In the summer, please be patient for a safe temperature to come.
Q. How old does a bulldog puppy have to be before it can go to it’s new home?
A. Bulldog puppies will not be allowed to go to their new homes until they are at least 8 weeks old.
Q. Can I come see a bulldog puppy that is younger than 8 weeks old?
A. Absolutely not. For health reasons we will not allow bulldog puppies to be seen in person by anyone that is not necessary for their well-being. We are more than happy to show you pictures. We learned this lesson the hard way and will never let young bulldog puppies be seen again.
Q. What payments do you accept when I buy a bulldog puppy from you?
A. We accept cash, cashier’s checks, checks (in certain circumstances), and credit cards (through Paypal, subject to a 3% fee). If necessary, we can split the payment up with different payment forms. Payments made with credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, & American Express) are the safest way to buy a bulldog puppy. You are protected against fraud with your credit card company and Paypal.
Q. Do you offer refunds on a bulldog puppy?
A. No. All purchases are final – there are no refunds on deposits or purchases. Before you purchase or pay a deposit, please make sure you are ready to buy and care for your bulldog puppy.
Q. I have heard of scams on the Internet involving bulldog puppies. Is this true and how do I spot them?
A. Yes, there are many scams on the Internet involving bulldog puppies. Most all of them are designed to prey on people looking for purebred bulldogs for really cheap prices such as $1000 or less. Please read how much bulldogs cost in this site to understand what goes into bulldog puppies to understand prices. We have talked to hundreds of people that have been scammed or were very close. The thing they all have in common is they were trying to buy a purebred bulldog puppy for about $1000 or less!! Some of these sites are very difficult to spot, but here are some general tips to keep you protected:
Most of the scams out there will ask you to send money Western Union
Most scams will make it hard to talk to someone on the phone.
There won’t be a phone number listed on the site.When you do talk to someone they are calling from an ‘UNKNOWN NUMBER’
The website appears fake, no names, no phone numbers, etc.
The deal sounds to go to be true (gorgeous puppy for only $500) Always speak to someone before you send money. Use credit cards to pay for the purchase if possible. The breeder should at least give you this option. Make sure the breeder has a contract and is willing to go over it with you. This person should answer all your questions and be available for you to call them.