In the world of French Bulldogs, we sometimes find the word rare in front of their name. Often the term rare will be associated with color coat and pattern. This can be a very confusing term and adding it is often a selling tactic. Take for instance the Fawn French Bulldog. These lovely dogs are very cute, but the truth is they are not actually all that uncommon. Some breeders, who are looking to make large amounts of money for their puppies, will often raise the price to unfair levels.
While you may have to pay a little more for a Fawn French Bulldog puppy, there is no reason to shell out ten thousand dollars. There are plenty of breeders that specialize in producing these animals and sell them for a fair price. A fair price for one of these dogs is around the $3500 mark. While some areas of the country you might find some breeders with lower prices, this is the going rate. But you need to also watch out for those selling too cheaply. This should also send up a big red flag.
If you find a breeder selling these dogs for under $500, you should stop and ask yourself why are these puppies so cheap? You see, just about every French Bulldog puppy is born via c section. This drives up the cost of producing these animals greatly. The price of a c section alone will set you back around $500 or more depending on where you live. So if you run into someone selling these dogs for say $300, you might not be getting a true AKC dog.
But there are many good breeders out there that take good care of their animals. Finding one can be as simple as asking your local Vet. Since local Vets deal with many different breeders, they can often point you in the right direction.
These dogs make lovely pets and if you have your heart set on getting one, then you should by all means pursue your dreams. Just remember to watch out for both underpriced and overpriced pups.
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