Why do Frenchies Cost So Much?
Did you know?
Almost all French Bulldogs have to be artificially inseminated.
They also have to have c-sections.
Since they have to be artificially inseminated and have a c-section, breeders have to do progesterone testing as well to time everything just right.
Good breeders also DNA and health test their dogs to ensure they are top quality and will not pass on any genetic diseases or other problems to their puppies.
Most French Bulldogs have small litters (3-5 usually).
Sometimes they will only have 1 puppy!
Remember you get what you pay for. If someone is offering a Frenchie for much less money, it's a good possibility that it is either a scam or that puppy might not be the very healthy.
Here's a breakdown of some costs
DNA genetic testing - About $300
Health Screening - $200-$500
Stud Fee - $1000-$5000 or more depending on quality and color of stud
Progesterone tests - About $120 each (Usually need about 3-6)
Artificial Insemination (Depends on type) - $150-$750
C-section - $1500-$4500 (The high end would be after hours emergency vet)
Whelping supplies - $500 and up
Puppy health check and vaccinations - $100 each
Puppy microchips - $40 each
Puppy Health Certificate if going out of state - $80 each
**These costs don't even include time off work, incubator, whelping pen, cleaning supplies, emergencies that could come up with mom or pups, food for mom, supplements, and a million other things that could happen along the way.**
Sapphire Blue Frenchies puppies start at $4500 for pet homes. Pricing varies according to color, DNA, pet home vs. breeding rights, and structure.