In the last year or so, the popularity of the French Bulldog has skyrocketed, especially after the breed won Best in Show at the National Dog Show in 2022. In fact, the breed even knocked the Labrador Retriever out of the number one spot after more than 30 years in the top spot of popular dog breeds.
Knowing that the French Bulldog is so popular, you might be wondering how much it actually costs to own one. Well we have some numbers for you to help make it easier to decide if this pup might be right for your budget.
According to A-Z Animals, if you are purchasing a French Bulldog puppy, you may pay anywhere from $1500 to $3500 from a reputable breeder. And that doesn’t even take into account the fact that a puppy could cost even more if they are from a top-tier bloodline or they are a more rare color. And even at at rescue or shelter, you may be paying between $200 and $500 for your new Frenchie!
Of course, the cost of any dog doesn’t stop at actually purchasing or adopting one. So here are some other costs you may want to consider when it comes to adding a French Bulldog to your life.
How much does it cost to own a French Bulldog?
Among the costs associated with being a pet owner of any kind, we have food, veterinarian visits, and even grooming. And when it comes to being a French Bulldog owner, some of the costs may be a bit higher.
When it comes to veterinarian visits, you are looking at a range of costs including vaccines (the initial vaccines for puppies can cost up to $200), the preventative care for fleas and ticks (this can cost up to $200 every year), and yearly vet visits (on average you are looking at $100 per visit, which can add up if you need to go more than once per year). Another thing to consider with a French Bulldog is the fact that many have breathing issues associated with their flatter faces. The surgery that can correct brachycephalic syndrome, can cost upwards of $5,000 depending on your veterinarian.
And when it comes to feeding your pup, you may spend anywhere between $240 to $720 every year. Of course, their diet will depend on what your vet recommends and if they have any known allergies.
Honestly, being a pet parent can be expensive. But at the same time, we love our pups and these are expenses we are willing to take on when it comes to the dogs we love.