French Bulldog History - Colors and  Facts





I have written and re written this page in my head 100 times.
What can I say? Basically, a well bred French Bulldog cost a lot to make. 
They cost even more to make if you are a breeder in California.
Starting in 2018 they will cost us even more due to higher costs and new laws on medicine that we can no longer buy in California. 
The average puppy to make for me in 2016 was $2400  
The new average cost is $3200. 
These are real numbers. I've kept all my records of money spend and losses in 2017. It was tough to see how much I spend in order to raise these amazing dogs that I love. I don't include my time or the sacrifices that my family makes.  
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I love our breed and they do cost a lot to make and keep. I wish I could get the cost lower so that more families could afford to be owned by on of my French bulldogs. I'm going to lay it all out to help families understand how much it costs to make a well bred frog dog. I'm not counting my time, heartache, headache, tears, laughter, zombie mode, endless emails, pictures, paperwork, vet visits, puppy visits, shows, prep (I could go on ) but  just out of pocket expenses.



There are several different categorizes of  costs: bitch, stud, litter & business.

1st year

birth-12 months bitch (we hope she has her first heat cycle)

Cost to buy a female puppy
or hold one back                                             $3600-$5600

Veterinary care 1st year
vaccinations & deworming                               $450-$640

Toys & Treats                                                 $150

Premium Kibble                                               $110-$350

Vitamins                                                         $240

Pee pad, cleaner, paper towels,
shampoo, collar & lead                                     $220-$420

Flea topical                                                     $100

                                                                    
                                                                     $4870         $7500


NEXT six months bitch (breed on her second heat cycle if she had her 1st)


Register                                                        $35

Health tests  
French bulldog panel                                      $95

Progesterone Testing                             $150

Artificial insemination (AI)                           $120 X 3 =$360
Surgical Insemination                                     $380

Ultra sound                                                    $65

pregnancy vitamins                                        $80

kibble & can                                                   $300

DNA                                                               $50

Reverse Progesterone                                     $90

C-section                                                       $650-$3500 (CA)

beef liver & nutroCal                                       $25

                                                                    $1900         $4770


BITCH EXPENSE 
 cost between  $6770  to  $12270 now this works most of the time. I've also had girls that never had a litter and than everything I spent is absorbed. I have several green sheets that ran in the red in-defiantly over the years. You never know whats going to happen, infertility, death ??




THE STUD

You either buy a boy or buy semen.

Stud fee: a set price or a pup back.  Although buying semen is much cheaper you have no guarantee of the health or genetics of said stud. I prefer owning my boys so I know exactly what I'm using.

Stud fee                                                         $500-$3600

Owning stud dog same start up cost as with a bitch.

Stud 1st yr  (not old enough to breed same a bitch)             $4,865

2nd yr

Kibble                                                                  $110

Check his semen                                                   $100

Vitamins                                                               $240

Register                                                                 $35

DNA                                                                       $50

Health test                                                            $95
 

                                                  
THERE ARE OTHER COSTS. DOGS SHOWS, UNEXPECTED VET VISITS






***PUPPIES*****LITTER OF 4 COST******* 

WELP-8 WEEKS  

VET VISITS      $240
GAS                $40
DE WORMER    $200
VACCINES       $100
KIBBLE           $165
PEE PADS        $200
PUPPY KITS     $50
BLANKETS       $200
LAUNDRY        $50
HEATER/PAD    $30 
OXYGEN           $50
MEDICINE         $150
DROPPERS        $20
PUMPS              $5
WIPES               $75
VITAMINS          $65
BATHS              $25
REGISTRATION   $65
FOLDERS           $15 

Again these numbers do not include my time. These numbers are based on a litter of four puppies that survive. If we have one pup than he or she is priceless.

 




BUSINESS COSTS 

BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS. NO JUST KIDDING BUT A WHOLE LOT AND I'LL ADD THOSE SOON.  



























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