Although breeders generally do not sell French bulldog puppies for less than $1,500, some tips for buying puppies at a discount are to ask if any buyers no longer want their dog and to contact local animal shelters. It is also advised to keep in regular contact with your choice of breeders, in case a puppy is rescued or returned.
A reliable way to possibly acquire a French Bulldog within a budget would be to see if there are any buyers from certain breeders who have decided they may no longer wish to own a dog or have had a litter of new puppies. This way the original dog has come from the reputable breeders, but the premium price may be avoided. Registered and good quality breeders will normally take back dogs that can no longer stay with a buyer and there may be negotiations on price in this circumstance. Another alternative is not to buy a pedigree from a breeder, but to contact a local animal shelter to enquire about any French Bulldogs that may be there.
Customer research on imported dogs and from unregistered buyers is encouraged to ensure that a dog is healthy and has been well treated.