So, You Think You Want A French Bulldog . . .
Adding any dog to your family is a major commitment that requires a lot of thought and planning.

French Bulldogs are not for everyone.  Due to the increasing popularity of the breed there has been an enormous increase in puppies being sold by importers, pet shops, and puppy mills.  Stop, think, and do some careful research before even thinking about buying a French Bulldog puppy.

An ethical breeder breeds solely to improve the breed.  Is the breeder you are considering actively involved in showing their dogs in AKC conformation dog shows?

Has the breeder had you fill out a questionnaire?  Was a home inspection required? 

Are you able to visit the breeder's home?  Is the puppy's mother at the breeder's home?  These are just a few of the questions you need to ask.  If something sounds too good to be true it probably is. If the "breeder" has a lot of puppies to chose from and is overly eager to sell them you need to ask yourself if this is an ethical breeder who is breeding dogs to improve the breed or someone who is looking to cash in on the popularity of these dogs. 

Here are some links to information we believe you can't afford not to review before considering adding a French Bulldog to your family:


The Wrong Puppy
French Bulldog Rescue Network
The French Bulldog Club of America
(contains links to a lot of useful information)

An ethical breeder's dogs will never be found in pet stores, no matter how clean or "upscale" the pet store appears to be:  click here to read why you should never shop for a dog in a pet store.  The internet is a great place to do research, but it's not the place to buy
a puppy.  Learn the difference between those breeding French Bulldogs to improve the breed and those doing it for profit.