I have a question that is open for anyone to answer because I really have no clue. Why are english bulldogs so high in price? Like I said, I am not a dog expert and am just looking for the answer. I'm sure there is a good reason and I'm sure someone here has it. The reason I am asking is because I am looking for a bulldog as a pet for my family. It's my wife, our one year old son, and myself. I'm trying to talk my wife into the bulldog since I've always wanted one, but she can't see us paying $1500 or more for a pet. I was also wondering are bulldogs a good pet to have if you have children. Any answers to these questions would be helpful or maybe even a way to coax my wife into allowing me to get one. Thanks!!
Lots of bulldogs today are bred using AI, plus, they are usually cesearians. Add to that, bulldogs have just a plethora of health problems. Anyone purchasing a bulldog better have deep pockets! (they ARE cute, though, aren't they?!!!)
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You know what, I have wondered that myself! Couldn't understand why a EBD would cost $1500 or more when it's just a puppy! But the reason behind it makes sense, it costs a lot to have a good pregnancy and a small litter means higher prices!! Thanks for clearing that up!! :)
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English Bulldogs are really no higher priced than alot of other purebred dogs. The puppy I want, from a kennel in the U.S is $3,000.00, and if I don't hurry up, someone else will grab her. I also have to fly down to get her, because the kennel won't ship. It will be more like $5,000 by the time it's all said and done.
well, personally I think it's a ridiculously high price, then again, I can sell this dog's pups for the same price; so it's all relative. There are a lot of high priced dogs out there, and not all of them are responsibly bred, like the kennel I'm going to. You can pay $1000 for a dog from a pet store, and likely it came from a mill.
I have French Bulldogs, and am fostering an English bulldog. The artificial insemination and c-section, is a major reflection in the cost of puppies. They are prone to health issues, but if you purchase from a reputable breeder, you can get a healthy pup. Most Bullys are excellent with kids, but as with any breed, there are exceptions. There is more care involved with this breed. Our foster has infection in both eyes, and an ear infection. Her skin folds are dry and crusty. She is chewing on her paws. All things that stemmed from poor care. Things that we will work on getting healed up. This is our first day with her. Study up on the breed before purchasing. They require alot of attention and care. They can fall into poor health real quick if not cared for properly. Some of the ones that end up in rescue would make you cry.Just total human neglect. Its shameful.
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I'm gathering there's alot of $$ that goes into breeding a dog, things the commoner (ie...ME!) would have no clue about!! It's realy interesting to hear the breeders side of everything!!! Another reason i love this place!!! :)
Another factor in the cost is most breeders and there families are awake around the clock 24/7 with these pups for the first two weeks of there life. It is not uncommon for a bulldog female to accidently lay on a pup and it will suffocate. So they must have constant supervision with there litter. I am still kicking myself for not taking the pair I was offered several years ago. I have always loved the breed, and someone I knew had decided it was not for them. They offered me a finished Champion male and a female with points. Both born from natural breedings, natural whelping of litters of 9. I have gotten to show the breed and really enjoyed the dogs. And they only wanted $2000 for the pair if I would agree to finish the Champion title on the female. My loss.
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Yup good bred dogs of show quality will usually cost some $$$ The stud that I bred one of my girls to was up for sale the year after and they were asking $12,000 for him at 4 years old. A show pup of my breed "should" cost at least $2500+ and a pet usually about $1500-$1800 depending on breeding. We have similar complications in whelping as the EBD. AI, breedings that do not take, small litters, and the sleepless weeks or loss of pup due to acidental smothering by the mother. Much like the EBD my dogs can be found in a pet shop at a even higher price at about $4500 and it is a mill puppy :(
My best advice is to take your time and research where you get your dog from. Wait the few extra months to afford a bully of good breeding with a breeder who will stand behind the health of there dog. If you "price shop" you very well may end up spending thousands later on vet bills that you could avoid by purchasing a dog that costs a bit more in the begining. Although it's no guarantee that your pup will be perfect at least you have a better chance at a healthy dog and you have a breeder you can go back to for help and advice when you need it the most ;)
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Its not just EB. Purebred dogs that are wellbred are generally costly. This doesn't always mean you get what you pay for. Breeders know this is the "Average cost" even if they don't do all the proper things they will still charge the same price or more. People should watch out for others saying "rare" and such and asking more.
There is a lot of money that goes into owning dogs period, let alone the cost associated with showing, breeding, pups, ect. Even unforeseen cost.
Our most expensive Pit was 3k. One of our male's grand sires was 10k. A female that we got had been 4k and we were able to get her for a better price with a trade of our $1500 male. A friend has her sister and people are still trying to buy her for those prices. They also have a "top producer" of a not so common bloodline that a couple of the people together offered her 15k for him. She refused and had to make sure she was still sane. I have seen APBTs for $0-20k that were not quality dogs. However there are quality ones within that price range. So you just have to know what you are buying. When I bought one pup that was $750 others were charging $900-1800 for the SAME THING and the kennel I bought from had a good reputation and had been breeding longer then these other guys. Don't get ripped off, one guy told me his prices were 1500-2500 then when I asked how much for a show quality male from his breeding he said $3000....lol He then said with breeding rights to him if I am going to make him a Champion it'd only be 2400, needless to say he didn't get my $$. The other breeder was selling 1st pick for that price without any conditions. I ended up getting a female. This was a Cani Corso and not American Pit Bull Terrier.
Research before you make any decisions. If you can't afford to pay the $1500 then you might not be able to afford an EB. They can have other health problems that will get expensive after purchase. Maybe you should look into a more hearty breed?