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Average Cost to Buy French and English Bulldog Puppies

Bulldog puppies cost between £1,000 and £2,000 to buy, depending primarily on the type of bulldog and whether the puppy has been health checked. We've researched prices so you'll know what to expect to pay for English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs, including those with health checks.

How Much are French and English Bulldog Puppies?

We've gathered hundreds of data points for Bulldog puppies for sale in the UK from Pets4Homes, and found that the average cost of a French Bulldog puppy was £1,340 and the average cost of an English Bulldog puppy was £1,900.

Puppies who've had a series of recommended health checks cost a bit more—£100 on average—but we think this extra cost is worth it to buy a puppy less likely to suffer from health problems later in life.

How Much are Bulldog Puppies?French BulldogEnglish Bulldog
Average Puppy Cost£1,341£1,903
Cost of Health-Checked Puppies£1,449£2,019
Chart showing the average cost of French and English Bulldog puppies
Pay a bit more for a healthy puppy

Why are English Bulldogs more expensive than French Bulldogs?

One reason English Bulldogs cost more than French Bulldogs is that 80% of English Bulldog births are performed via caesarian section due to their large heads. As a result, breeders need to factor in the cost of birthing by a qualified vet to make sure mum and pups are all safe, which contributes to the cost of the puppies. While the average cost of a scheduled dog C-section in the UK is around £800, the cost of a cesarean for litters born at night jumps up to around £1,450.

Other Costs of Bulldog Ownership

Besides the purchase price of your puppy, the other major cost of Bulldog ownership is the cost of health care. Bulldogs are known for recurring health illnesses such as breathing problems, spinal, eye, skin and dental conditions, which can cost their owners hundreds or even thousands of pounds to treat. For this reason we recommend that you also budget enough for pet insurance. The average cost of pet insurance for a bulldog starts from £492 each year for Lifetime cover or a French Bulldog and £612 each year for an English Bulldog.

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