How Much Does a French Bulldog Cost?

How Much Does a French Bulldog Cost?


French bulldogs are much pricier than other breeds of dog, and the reason is not so far from their high demands and a couple of other factors we would be discussing in this article. Knowing what a French bulldog cost will help plan a budget for it.

If you are looking to get the ever-charming cute puppy, then you could do well to improve on your savings; nevertheless, I can assure you that it is worth every dime you spend.

The average French bulldog cost varies in prices ranging from $2,000 to $8000, and in some cases, depending on the quality of its breed line, it could cost up to $15,000

Factors that affect the French bulldog's pricing

  1.     Ancestral Pedigree

The franchise's lineage is also a huge factor in determining its pricing. Frenchies that come from the lineage of ancient bulldogs are more highly-priced than other breeds of Frenchies.

  1.     The breeder

Some puppy breeders have been known for their top quality breeds. They are pretty reputable in their fields and also get a lot of recommendations. Buying from these guys also means buying at a higher price as their skillfulness comes with a cost.

  1.     Trends

Like every other thing high in demand and owned by celebrities, the Frenchies are also relatively higher in price than other breeds.

  1.     Appearance

The French bulldogs come in black, blue, lilac, and chocolate, some of which are unusual for the everyday dog breeds. Another good selling point of the franchise is its size.

  1.     Gender

The female breed is higher in demand than the male breed; hence there are more expensive than their male counterparts. I will suggest you aim for a male breed if you need to get one with a not-so-friendly budget.

  1.     Vaccination

The French bulldog is commonly vaccinated by its breeder. Vaccinations usually come at a high price which is in turn added to pricing.

  1.     Training Received

If you have your eyes on an already trained, smart-looking pup, you should also be aware of the training cost, which will, of course, be included in the purchasing fee.

The average French bulldog Cost varies depending on whether you buy from a professional breeder (which I would highly recommend), sizeable commercial breeder, or a backyard breeder.


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For a professional breeder, the pricing usually comes at $2000 -$7000. Buying from these professionals means a smooth ride with your puppy after you pick it up. They ensure all safety precautions to keep you and your dog safe from diseases.

For a backyard breeder, their French bulldog Cost comes at $1000-$3000. Though some people may like the Frenchies from the backyard, some others think they are not as reliable as the professional breed. One of the reasons for this is that they do not come with any veterinary records or evidence of deworming posing risks to the buyer and the puppy.

Puppy mills are the least recommended when it comes to purchasing French puppies. The dogs are not usually adequately groomed. They develop psychological problems resulting from the stress in the environment they were raised in. They are as cheap as $500 -$1500 but are not worth the stress.



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Interested in maybe 2000 one bit info on how I get it ???


Although the AKC recognizes and registers the “fad colors” (blue, lilac, black, brown, brown and black, brown and tan, merle etc.) they are not “rare” and do not represent the AKC accepted colors. The accepted colors can be found in the AKC breed standard for the French bulldog.

Linda McAuley

Please remind your readers that if the price is “too good to be true” or ayou need to buy “NOW”(The dog won’t last,etc) consider that the dog might be STOLEN! Remember Lady Gaga’s Frenchies!
Frenchie’s are small and a hot commodity.
If there are NO vet records or info on birthday, parents’ health etc BE WARY!
If you end up with a “great deal” on a Frenchie, please take to your dog to the vet for an assessment of health and to be checked for a chip!!!
You’d hate for your sweetheart to be a stolen pet for someone else, so you don’t want to be the owner of a stolen pet.
Thanks for awareness of this growing problem!


You’ve neglected a couple of important points. Any color deviation from the AKC Standard has a high possibility of also bringing out recessive traits that can lead to high probability of genetic issues. French Bulldogs are also Brachycephalic and have can have severe issues with breathing, esp in the heat. Vet bills are extremely high so the initial cost of the dog is only part of the expense. Pet insurance is a must unless the owner is independently wealthy. Most Frenchies that end up in rescue are there because their owners are unable to bear the cost of their care.

Marti Serensits

Do you have any recommendations in ways to help my frenchy breath better, she gets so agitated after playing or a little walk. Thanks

Claudia Jaramillo

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