For dog lovers, few things are more exciting than buying their favorite breed. However, there’s more to finding a match than simply picking from random pure French Bulldogs for sale. There are responsibilities that each potential owner should be ready to take on.
In this post, we’ll share four of those responsibilities so owners can be as prepared as possible and get the most out of their new friends!
Be Ready to Pay
There’s no denying it—French Bulldogs make some of the best companions. But even though they’re fun, they’re expensive—most cost between $1,500 and $3,000. This is because of the costly care the breeders themselves have to pay for, which is then passed on to buyers.
Remember that this is only an estimate and that costs often change depending on location and the seller's reputation.
Another cost to consider is dealing with a dog’s health problems. Before bringing them home, it’s always a good idea to have them seen by a vet. This will help identify any current health problems and help anticipate ones moving forward.
Know Their Health Issues
On that note, consider buying health insurance as well. This makes it much more affordable to give your dog a longer life.
This is especially important since Frenchies can suffer from many specific health issues. These include ear and eye infections, pyoderma, dermatitis, breathing problems, heatstroke, abnormal vertebrae, and hip dysplasia.
If you stay on top of your Frenchie’s health, you can enjoy their company for about 12 years.
Be Ready to Train
Frenchies are highly intelligent, and this can be a two-edged sword. On one hand, they can learn quickly. On the other, they can be crafty at getting their own ways.
That’s why training is key to enjoying these dogs. Giving puppies plenty of structure keeps them out of trouble and spares owners headaches.
One of the most basic training exercises is potty training, which should begin the day a puppy comes home. First, pick and stick with a specific potty area; this will include showing them the area so they know exactly where to go. Over time, this will make them make a mental connection and start going on their own.
Lastly, it’s a good rule of thumb to let a puppy out every two hours once they move past the stage of pottying inside.
Consider Spaying and Neutering
When finding a pure French Bulldog for sale, owners should seriously consider spaying and neutering unless they plan to breed.
There are numerous benefits to this, including the following:
- Controlling the number of homeless pets
- Preventing certain cancers and infections later in life
- Keeping females from going into heat
- Making males better behaved.
People usually choose to spay and neuter around six to nine months. Healthy puppies as young as eight weeks old can undergo the procedure, though.
The average cost to fix a dog is between $50 and $500. While this is a wide price gap, the higher cost pales in comparison to medical procedures for serious health issues down the road.
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We’ve treated Frenchies like royalty for over 20 years, and we’re dedicated to raising the happiest, healthiest dogs possible. Our French Bulldogs all undergo DNA testing that clears them of any genetic health problems. We also import European French Bulldogs from champion bloodlines, keeping the most favorable characteristics in our pedigree. We know the breed and what it takes to improve them.
Are you ready to find your new companion? We’re here to help. Reach out, and let’s start today!