your first question is PRICE.maybe this is not the breed that you
should be looking into.In order to breed HIGH QUALITY and HEALTHY
bulldogs it is NOT cheap!
is a great deal of time, effort and expense involved in raising
a Bulldog litter. Without going into too much detail, it can cost
$2000-$3000 to breed, deliver and raise a litter, without consideration
for the time invested. The average litter size is 4. Getting the
female ready for breeding requires pre-breeding testing, ovulation
testing, etc. - approxiamtly 3 trips to the vet. Then the female
is usually artificially inseminated, another 3 trips to the vet,
not to mention the expense for the semen/stud service which is $500
and up. Then you wait 4 weeks for an ultrasound and/or x-rays. (It
is important to be sure the female is pregnet). Special diets and
constant monitoring for the next 5 weeks, plus getting the nursery
getting with heating pads, bottles, blankets, medical supplies,
milk replacer, puppy scale, and the list goes on and on. Then comes
the C-section which can cost upwards of $500 assuming she went into
labor DURING regular office hours and all went well. Females produce
only 2 -3 litters. This is a special breed which requires the help
of humans to bring a litter to 8 weeks of age. In spite of their
appearance the Bulldog, as a newborn puppy is extremely fragile.
It requires constant monitoring of the puppies (24 hours a day,
7 days a week). Bulldogs don't make the best mothers because they
may lay on a puppy on accident and not even realize it. The puppies
are normally checked by the vet at least 4 times during their first
8 weeks, uncluding wormings and puppy shots. It is a breed that
requires MAXIMUM effort on the part of the breeder to make sure
that all the puppies turn out healthy.
The whole procedure is VERY costly.You will find that most breeders
range their pet bullys around the $1800.mark. Beware of "great
deals" and "cheap puppies", they may cost you alot
more in the end - not just money, but heartache too!