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!
But I have a very good reason why I am willing to do all this hard work!
I got started breeding dogs because I am a single mother, and my youngest son was diagnosed with 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 needed to succeed. The only problem was that this school cost me more than my annual income of what I earned from my regular job. This hobby was my solution for putting him through school and getting to play with puppies all the time.
Many of you may know that I was a flight attendant - but I was forced into retirement when COVID closed my company in September 2020. Now that my youngest son is grown and flown the coop, I use my time as an empty nester to raise the pups and donate my time for several groups in the area. I drive for Meals on Wheels, volunteer with Casa Alterna to help asylum seekers at the Atlanta airport, help grow vegetables at a community garden for shelters and food banks, and most recently I've sponsored a Ukrainian woman and her son to come live with me for the duration of the war.
I don't say these things to pat myself on the back. I share them because It is my personal belief that we have a responsibility to give back to those around us when we have enough for ourselves. I invite you to find ways to make a difference in your local community!
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. They're like Pringles - you can't have just one! Once you’ve owned one, nothing less will ever do again. Consider yourself forewarned!
Meet Ramona, the youngster on the farm. She can't wait for you to pet her as she's sure you're only here to see her!
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!
Meet Black Beauty, aka Badass Baby, aka BeBe. My brindle beauty that took out a copperhead!
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. (I will be the first to admit that this question drives me batty. I WILL refer you back to this site if you ask this in an email or text.) 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 , an Instagram 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...