Southern Style Bulldogs
If 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 are not cheap!
There is a great deal of time, effort and expense involved in raising a Bulldog litter. Without
going into too much detail, it can cost $3000-$4000 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. - approximately 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 pregnant). 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 $800 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, including
worming and puppy shots. It is a breed that requires maximum effort on the part of the
breeder to make sure that all the very costly. You will find that most breeders range their pet
bulldogs around the $2200.00 mark.
Beware of "great deals" and "cheap puppies", they may cost you a lot more in the end - not
just money, but heartache too.