Looking to buy a Frenchie/French Bulldog

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Wednesday 22 October 2014 7.37am
HI there,

I'm looking to buy one of these dogs, I live in Bermondsey and I'm aware there are quite a few of them around! I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of a reputable/trustworthy source from which to buy a puppy.

Anyone got any tips?

Many Thanks!
Wednesday 22 October 2014 1.32pm
Hi there
You should be able to get local accredited recommendations from the kennel Club website.
Friends of mine have purchased on 10 months ago and purchased via an breeder on the website.
Good luck!
Wednesday 22 October 2014 1.52pm
Try looking for a French Bulldog group on Facebook. They will probably know of home bred puppies
Thursday 23 October 2014 9.11am
Thursday 23 October 2014 10.27am
You could visit Battersea and give a home to one of their dogs.
Click here for link

Giving a home (and a life) to a condemned dog might be more fulfilling than supporting the breeding trade.
Thursday 23 October 2014 11.23am
Sorry for going off-topic, but the whole Battersea thing is a bit too commercialised for my liking.

Whilst I wholeheartedly agree with Graham re rehoming a condemned dog - and it is very sad to see the dogs (and cats) so sad - Battersea is run on commercial viability lines to such an extent that we walked away from proceeding.

Not only do they want a donation, but they charge well over the odds for the pets, whilst receiving funding from local authorities and others for the actual work they do in caring for them temporarily.

If you visit Battersea, you will be misled into believing there is an admission charge, but actually this is a supposedly "voluntary" donation too!

Good luck in your search!
Thursday 23 October 2014 5.09pm
One more point - I think there may be a dog expo type thing coming up in London where you get to meet breeders etc.

I am sure if you google it you will be able to find out details.
Thursday 23 October 2014 10.41pm
Maybe there are other ways of taking in a dog that has no home, and Battersea is the equivalent of an out-of-town shopping centre.
Either way, the idea of paying someone to breed dogs, and possibly perpetuating the 'rape-rack' (sorry 'mating cradle' ) system or artificial insemination is less attractive than collecting a homeless animal.
Friday 24 October 2014 1.31pm
I engaged with Battersea about rehoming cats not dogs but overall I was impressed with how thorough they were to make sure we were able to provide an appropriate home. I have no issue with answering questions or paying a fee for rehoming which means the animal has already had inoculations, is neutered etc. I'm sorry other people that charge is unreasonable but I guess for every animal which is rehomed there are also many who aren't and the fees contribute to upkeep of all.
Saturday 25 October 2014 12.57pm
Sophie, unless I'm missing the point, isn't that the reason that they receive funding from virtually every London council, who in turn no longer have in-house dog wardens and kennels? Battersea is run as a profit-making business masquerading as a charity.
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