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Average Cost to Buy French and English Bulldog Puppies

French bulldog puppies cost around £1,300 and English bulldog puppies cost around £1,900 to buy. We've researched prices so you'll know what to expect to pay for a bulldog, including the extra cost to get a puppy who's had health checks.

How Much are French and English Bulldog Puppies?

The average cost of a French Bulldog puppy is £1,340 and the average cost of an English Bulldog puppy is £1,900 in the UK. To find these prices, we gathered hundreds of pricing data points for Bulldog puppies for sale in the UK from Pets4Homes, for puppies with a pedigree and without, and for puppies with a health check and without.

In particular, we found that 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 so expensive?

One reason English Bulldogs cost so much 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 around £600 a year for Lifetime cover and rises with age.

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FAQs

Cost of bulldog puppy around £1,340, but a French Bulldog puppy with health check certificates costs around £1,450.
Cost of bulldog puppy around £1,900, but a Bulldog puppy with health check certificates costs around £2,100. We think the additional cost is well worth it.
When choosing an English Bulldog puppy, you'll first want to make sure the puppy came from a good home and breeder—not a puppy farm. That means visiting the puppy's home and ideally meeting both its mother and father. Be wary of anyone who wants to bring a puppy to you—even if they pitch it as for your convenience. Also, look for a puppy that has been health checked.
Puppies tend to act like puppies until 12 to 18 months of age. Until that time you should expect chewing, nipping and other puppy behaviour like the "crazies" when they run around the house like a lunatic! By two years old, they should be very settled and well into "adult" dog behaviour.
Legally, a dog cannot have more than 6 litters of puppies—however the more common guidance for the mother's health is to limit the number to a maximum of 4 litters, or even 3. Before buying a puppy ask how many litters the mother has had.

Methodology

To find out how much the average Bulldog puppy costs in the UK, we gathered hundreds of data points on the cost of French and English Bulldog puppies for sale from Pets4Homes. This included a mix of puppies that have been health checked and puppies that have not. We analysed this data to determine average costs for each type of Bulldog and also for the additional cost to buy a health-checked puppy.

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The guidance on this site is based on our own analysis and is meant to help you identify options and narrow down your choices. We do not advise or tell you which product to buy; undertake your own due diligence before entering into any agreement. Read our full disclosure here.