So you’re interested in owning a bulldog, but where do you begin? Picking a dog breeder depends on numerous criteria, such as location and reputation. In addition, you want to make sure you choose the right breeder who can provide your new family member with a happy, healthy, and long life.
This post will cover how to choose Michigan’s best bulldog breeder and what to check for.
Research the breeder: This is the most important and first step. Start by researching French Bulldog breeders in your area. Ensure they have a good reputation and are registered with National and local kennel clubs. You can also check online directories and social media platforms for credible breeders.
- Check if they are AKC registered:
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is a registry of purebred dog breeds in the United States. A breeder who is AKC registered has agreed to abide by the organization’s rules and regulations, which are designed to promote responsible breeding practices and ensure the health and well-being of purebred dogs. AKC registered breeders are required to sign a code of ethics that outlines responsible breeding practices. This includes things like not breeding dogs excessively and providing proper care.
- Visit the breeder:
Once you have a list of potential breeders, visit them to examine and rate their facilities and meet their dogs. This will help you assess the cleanliness and overall condition of the breeder’s environment and whether the dogs are well taken care of. When you visit, check if:
- The facility is clean, safe, and free of any potential hazards for puppies.
- The insides of each kennel are warm and clean.
- Clean water is always available for their Frenchies.
- Proper ethical breeding practices are being followed.
- Ask questions:
Be sure to ask about their health testing, breeding practices, puppy contracts, and more. By talking to the breeder, you can gain insight into their breeding practices, including how they care for their dogs.
- Demand medical records:
A good breeder is transparent about their breeding practices and is always willing to provide you with documentation of health tests and other relevant information regarding their frenchies. So, when you visit, be bold and ask for clear, documented proof that the puppy is healthy, immunized and has no genetic problems.
- Consider costs:
Lastly, compare prices of different breeders to find one that fits your budget while still meeting high standards for quality care and attention for their french bulldogs.
How do you know the breeder is right for you?
A good breeder:
- Prioritizes the health and well-being of their dogs over making a profit.
- Is well knowledgeable about the Frenchie breed.
- Ensures that the Frenchie mother is clean and free of any kind of infections before breeding.
- Has a clean, safe, and healthy breeding environment.
Blue Star Frenchie is the best choice if you are looking for an AKC-registered French bulldog puppy. We are committed to responsible breeding practices and follow the standards set by the AKC to ensure the health and well-being of our dogs and puppies. Our puppies are raised in a clean, safe environment and have all undergone health tests to ensure they will be healthy companions when they come home with you.
You can contact us today to learn more about our available puppies and see why Blue Star is the right choice for your adorable French Bulldog.