Why Frenchies Come with a Larger Price Tag?
Are you interested in getting a French bulldog? Between their adorable apartment-friendly size to their vast amounts of energy, there’s much to love. However, their price may come as a shock to you. There are many reasons for this, most of which have to do with the many challenges a breeder must face.
To start, Frenchies can’t mate naturally due to their stubby legs and slender hips. As a result, a breeder must pay for artificial insemination. To properly care for a Frenchie during her pregnancy, a breeder must provide a high protein diet. Without this, the mother dog will not be able to lactate.
Frenchies usually are expected to have anywhere between one to three puppies per pregnancy. This smaller litter size helps ensure there will be enough room in the womb for growing puppies. However, each Frenchie is different; therefore, regular vet appointments and ultrasounds are needed. Making sure both mom and her puppies are healthy and on track. French bulldogs also have small birth canals preventing them from giving birth naturally. Due to the size of the puppies, a pregnant Frenchie must undergo a C-section to deliver her puppies safely.
After pregnancy, a Frenchie mom is anticipated to bleed three to seven days. In addition, she will also go through a rough time as she recovers from her C-section. During the mother’s recovery, the breeder must take over as the care giver for the puppies. They must continually feed the pups, as well as deworm and vaccinate them.
If you are currently looking for your very own Frenchie, there are a few things you need to know. Firstly, avoid French Bulldog puppies with lower price tags. French Bulldogs are prone to a variety of illnesses. Due to the crossbreeding, the breed has undergone in the past.
Finding the right breeder for you can be a challenge. Researching on the internet and asking the right questions will help you determine if the French Bulldog breeder is right for you. One of the most important things to ask for is proof of the puppies’ family history. You may also ask to see the parents. The health of a Frenchie is greatly affected by the genes they’ve inherited.
You’ll want to be sure the puppies have socialized with other dogs and humans, which is essential for a well-behaved dog moving forward. Getting a record of vaccines and care a puppy has had, signed by a Veterinarian, is an excellent way to ensure the puppy is healthy.