The following guide containing information about buying bulldog puppies online is provided solely to help you make an informed decision when
purchasing a bulldog puppy on the internet.
Purchase Bulldog Puppies on the Internet
Use a form of payment that offers payment protection to purchase your bulldog puppy online. Most major credit cards or Paypal offer some form of payment protection. DO NOT use Western Union. Ask questions, the bulldog breeder should care where and how the bulldog puppy is going to live. Check the bulldog breeders references and be sure to include veteranarian references. Bulldog breeders have a close relationship with their vet due to the necessary c-sections, ultra sounds, and artificial insemination. Ask for new pictures of the bulldog puppy or puppies. You can request a picture with your name written on a piece of paper and another angle of the bulldog puppy or request a specific item be added to a new picture of the bulldog puppy, like a soda can or crayon. This insures the breeder actually has the bulldog puppy and hasn't stolen the pictures, they steal pictures of our bulldog puppies constantly. Be cautious of broken English or not being able to speak over the phone and only by email. Look for puppies born and bred in the U.S.A. Also be cautious when you hear a lot of religious references, like God bless you, God be with you, etc. They often use religion as a tactic to build trust. Find out what kennel clubs the are associated with, a scammer will most likely not be affiliated with bulldog clubs.
Bulldog Internet SCAMS
There are lots of internet scams that hurt both the new bulldog puppy buyer and the honest bulldog breeder. Scammers will steal bulldog puppy pictures from bulldog breeder's websites and advertise them as their own. Their prices are usually to good to be true. They often want the money sent by wire or Western Union because you have no recourse if they rip you off. Scams are often initiated from outside of the country. If they say they are in the country you can tell them you will be picking up the bulldog puppy and then they will say the bulldog puppy is in another state and they will deliver. They usually won't communicate by phone. An informed bulldog buyer is a happy bulldog buyer. Do your research and get references.
Avoiding Bulldog SCAMS Online
Getting references, current pictures, and paying with credit card will help you avoid scams. Have them email you a picture with a different angle and request they include a piece of paper with your name written on it in the picture or have them add an item you discuss like a soda can or crayon, something unique. Also talk directly to the person and trust your gutt. If it sounds to good to be true it probably is.
Find English Bulldog Puppies Using Search Engines
Searching for "Bulldog Puppies", "Bulldog Puppies for Sale", "English Bulldog Puppies", "English Bulldog Puppies for Sale", or "English Bulldog Breeder" in a search engine like Google or Yahoo will return hundreds of thousands of results for bulldog puppies. Unfortunately the top results from these searches do not always equate to high-quality, scam-free bulldog puppies. Look for bulldog websites that are established. For example, I've been breeding english bulldogs for more than 12 years and my website has been active for 9 years. A young bulldog website has little to risk by scamming or defrauding bulldog puppy buyers.
Use caution when clicking on paid advertisements for bulldog puppies within the search results. These can easily lead to fly-by-night fradulent websites.
Find English Bulldog Puppies Using Pet Forums and Blogs
Finding bulldog puppies on pet blogs and forums is another way you may come across bulldog puppies for sale on the internet. Comments on these sites are typically littered with spam links to bulldog puppy websites. Websites try to place their web address all over the internet so search engines will count them as an inbound link to that website and drive the website to the top of search results. It's a waste of your time when it comes to finding quality bulldog puppies.
Find English Bulldog Puppies on Breeder Classifieds Sites
These are websites where breeders will list their puppies for sale, an example is http://www.petgetter.com. You'll want to exercise extreme caution when looking for a bulldog puppy on these types of sites, they are littered with scammers. A nice feature of petgetter.com is they provide a meter next to each bulldog puppy listing that measures the quality of the listing, so it's pretty obvious to spot the scammers. You should generally avoid using these sites to select an english bulldog puppy, there are simply too many scams.
Find English Bulldog Puppies on Reseller Websites
Similar to breeder classifieds, the difference being that these websites are the middle-man between you and the bulldog breeder. A good place to look, but you'll find the bulldog puppies there are much more expensive, typically $3000 or more.
Find English Bulldog Puppies From Newspaper Claissifieds
I used to use newspaper classifieds early on in my breeding days. You can still get scammed even though you are not online, but typically the only downside is your selection is very limited.
Find English Bulldog Puppies From A Pet Store
A little research on the Internet and you'll discover, for every breed of dog, that pet stores typically get their dogs from puppy mills. I do not know this to be true or not.
How do I find a good Bulldog Breeder?
There are many bulldog breeders. The best way to find a bulldog breeder is by referral from a bulldog owner. You can also find them online, in magazines, or even referred by a vet. Finding a bulldog breeder is the easy part, getting references and other due diligence is the important part.