About me and my Bullies
Most people wonder why bulldogs are so expensive. There are many reasons, the biggest one being how incredibly much work is involved with the breeding and whelping of the mother along with the raising of the puppies. Plus, they're so dang cute and worth it!
To quote Arrogant Bastard Ale, "It's not too expensive. You're too cheap!" (And please don't email me about this if you don't have a sense of humor!)
Meet Roxy, the farm dog leader of the Cherie's Bulldogs household! Roxy is more on the mellow side, but she's sure to boss around the other dogs!
Meet Charlotte, aka Charlie, a member of the Cherie's Bulldogs household! But don't let her cuteness fool you, she has more energy than a firecracker sometimes! I'm sure she'll be excited to greet all the new parents when you pick up your pups in the future.
But I have a very good reason why I am willing to do all this hard work!
I am a single mother, and my youngest son has ADHD and Aspergers' Syndrome, which is on the Autism spectrum. I finally found a wonderful, albeit private, school where he got all the help he needs to succeed. The only problem is that this school cost me more than my annual income of what I earn from my regular job. So if it's any consolation, every penny that I earn from the dogs I sell goes directly to pay my son's tuition for the education he needed.
Why bulldogs, you may ask?
You’ll often hear French Bulldogs described as ‘gregarious’, which is usually a polite euphamism for ‘they’re sorta slutty and will ditch you for the first person to offer them a cookie and a scratch on the head’.
I have bred several different breeds over the years as I have been breeding dogs since 2003. But I have to admit that Frenchies have by far become my favorite breed, despite all you may have read about possible health issues. They have an unmatched, quirky personality and a lovable sense of humor. They don't run off when you open the front door, they don't have to be exercised (I tell people that if you try to take a bulldog for a walk, you're carrying it back home!), and they hardly shed.
Frenchies should come with a warning label slapped on their sides – something to let all us poor suckers know that owning one is never enough. Once you’ve owned one, nothing less will ever do again. Consider yourself forewarned!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here's the deal:
- What puppies do you have?
Believe it or not, I actually keep my website updated! PLEASE check the puppies page and see what is available instead of asking me this question. (I will be the first to admit that this question drives me batty. I WILL refer you back to this site if you ask.) Then when you email or call me, you can tell me which one you're interested in and you will already have seen a picture, know the gender, and know the price. I appreciate when someone takes the time to read what I've put so much effort into putting on my site. You'll save us both a lot of time! :-)
- Will you take [insert ridiculously stupid low number here]?
No. If I wanted [ridiculously stupid low number] I would post them for sale for [ridiculously stupid low number]. If you want a cheap dog, please go to your local shelter or humane society. They would love to place a dog in your home!
- But 'so and so' other breeder sells their dogs for less!
I cannot account for how much other breeders do or don't ask for their puppies. I may not be the cheapest, but I am not the most expensive. I stand behind my health guarantee and I am a legitimate person who has legitimate puppies. I've heard too many sob stories of people getting scammed.
Okay, bear with me while I rant for a moment. I've been doing this for a LONG time. Maybe that dates me and I'm starting to show my age? But if you send me a text, email or online chat with something like, "send me more pics", or "yo, what's your address", or "can I ask you a question" (which always results in 20 back and forth Q&As) you WILL receive the response to CALL me. No one gets a puppy from me without having a conversation first. How do I know you aren't gathering pictures of the puppies and their parents to turn around and scam someone (yes, this has happened before), or that you're going to randomly show up at my house (yes, this has happened before too)? And those questions you want to ask? I want it to be in the forum of a voice conversation, not text, type, or twitter. So while I have a website and a Facebook page, I am still old-fashioned enough to demand a conversation. Now pass me my cane and my coffee and let's chat...