If your first question is the price... maybe this is not the breed you should be looking into. In order to breed high quality French Bulldogs it is not cheap. There is a great deal of time, research, effort and expense involved in raising a bulldog litter. It can cost around $6,000- $11,000 to breed, deliver and raise a litter without consideration for the time invested. The average litter size is about 2-5 puppies, getting a female ready for breeding requires ovulation testing, approximately 3-4 trips to the vet. Usually the female is artificially inseminated, more trips to the vet, not to mention the cost of the stud.
Then you wait four weeks for ultrasound/x rays which can cost from $125-$150 depending on the vet, this is important to be sure that the female is pregnant. Special diets and constant monitoring for the next five weeks, plus getting the nursery ready with all the necessary tools, whelping box can cost around $500-$800 depending on the size, besides all that you need towels, bottles, heating pads, blankets medical supplies, milk replacement, puppy weight scale and the list goes on.
Then comes the C-SECTION which can cost up to $3000. We always C-SECTION our females as the puppies' heads are very large and can get stuck. We will never risk the lives of our females by allowing her to deliver naturally. Raising a litter is exhausting yet enjoyable. We watch them 24 hours a day 7 days a week until the puppies are 4 weeks old and then you can take a short break :) You have to constantly watch the mother and the puppies (until 4 weeks) so the mother doesn’t accidentally lay on one of her pups. The puppies are usually checked 3-4 times by the vet during the 8 weeks including deworming, shots and health tests.
French Bulldog Temperament
He's been called "the clown in the cloak of a philosopher," and this loveable little companion dog is exceptionally good-natured. He is particularly affectionate toward his master and the children, and can even be a bit possessive. They are excellent with children! He will need to be a part of the family and will want to be in close contact with you. Each "frenchie" possesses his own unique personality, but they are usually independent thinkers, intelligent, with a bit of a mischievous side.
French Bulldogs are usually well-behaved if trained to be. They are trainable, but stubborn, and do best when they are convinced that they are interested in the task at hand. Their favorite task, of course, is that of lap-warmer, and that requires little to no training. You will need to be willing to share your favorite chair. They are compatible with other pets. They are active, alert, and playful, but they don't require a lot of exercise. They will have short bursts of high energy, but these are interspersed with long periods of napping and lounging around. Because of their short nose, you have to be careful that you don't exercise them to the point that they overheat.
They also don't do well in high temperatures and they do best with air-conditioning on hot days. They can be territorial and protective, and will sometimes alert their owners to danger, but not all the time. Some frenchies never bark at intruders. They are typically a quite breed and are not excessive barkers.
French Bulldog Care
It is important that you are consistent with everything you do. If you maintain how you feed, exercise, train, clean their eyes, ears and wrinkles with occasional baths and nail trimming, you will do just fine and your Frenchie will be happy and healthy.
We start the potty training process by going potty outside at about 6 weeks. Before they are 6 weeks of age they are trained on Wee Pads. When you get your new puppy home start house breaking immediately. Get him/her on a regular feeding schedule and make plenty of trips outside. When the puppy runs around like he/she is looking for something... he/she is. Take your puppy outside immediately (or to the pad). Upon waking from sleeping, right after eating, right before bed time and anytime you just get home take him/her out or to his/her pad. Praise your puppy like crazy when he/she has went potty in the desired area, we make such a big deal out of our puppies going potty (in the designated area) that we call it a FRENCHIE PARTY! Accidents will happen. If you catch your puppy in the middle of the act rush him/her outside (or to the puppy pad). It does no good to rub his/her nose in it. Do not yell at him when you discover a mess, they will not understand why you are angry. Every Frenchie has it's own rate of learning, but they are usually potty trained by four to five months of age.