Why Do Bulldogs cost so much?
There are many elements to breeding dogs, from the cost of purchasing the dogs, to veterinarian fees for c-sections and Artificial Insemination, to stud fees and overnight shipping of semen, quality dog food and general cost of upkeep, and on and on... People who breed dogs are not rolling in the bucks, although there is some profit to be made, it is not without a lot of hard work and care giving. On average, if I were to 'pay' myself an hourly wage for the 8 weeks we have new puppies in our home, the pay rate would be $5.50 an hour for a job that demands 24 hours a day on call performance (assuming all goes perfectly). Bulldogs cost a lot to buy because they cost a lot and demand a lot to breed. An honest dog breeder is not in business because it is an easy job, but because they love the breed and the joy it brings the families that adopt the puppies.