French bulldog - cane corso breeder in Bellingham, WA, north of Seattle, WA, moving to Nashville Tennessee  fall of 2022


With the explosion of puppies being produced in this country, we are seeing the quality of many breeds suffer, if not all breeds. It seems as though 70% or more of Cane Corsos for sale, are badly bred and don't even look like as a Cane Corso should, or adhere to the standards.  Badly bred French Bulldogs are even worse, with pups being sold that die shortly after their new families buy them or they need thousands of dollars in surgeries. BE CAREFUL! Buying from a back yard breeder or puppy miller is a formula for disaster.

Having bloodlines set, in all aspects, brings consistency throughout the litter and insurance that you are buying a well bred healthy pup. You end up with a dog that conforms or exceeds the breed standard for looks, confirmation, temperament and health.

Buying a cheaper pup from a back yard breeder or puppy miller can cost you a tremendous amount of money in vet bills and possible cost you your dogs life before its time.  

Whenever you buy a cheap french bulldog, cane corso or any breed from a puppy miller, you are keeping these horrific breeders in business and by doing so, countless dogs are suffering.  A well bred cane corso or french bulldog cost more for the initial purchase, but is cheaper in the long run, as you will not have to drain you bank account for vet bills and eventually have to euthanize or re-home your new family member.

When you see a cane corso or french bulldog that you would like to purchase on a website such as PuppyFind, make sure to click on the link that shows how many adds that seller has.  If they have several dogs for sale within the same breed and they are different ages and/or different breeds and it looks like they are a small or large puppy mill operation, make sure to pass them buy.  The less business puppy mills get the less likely they will stay in business.

Make sure to ask the following questions when inquiring about a Cane corso or french bulldog:

     *  I would like to book an appointment with you to come and view the pup, parents and the other dogs you have in your home.  Ask this question, even if you live in another state or country.   I usually start with the question "What state and city are you in" and when they answer that question, then I say, that is great news, I am actually going to be there in the next couple days to visit my sister.  I can pay you a visit in the next couple days as well, what day and time will be best for you?  If they are legit, they will happily set an appointment with you to visit.   If they are caring for their cane corso's or french bulldogs the way EVERY breeder should, then they should have no problem inviting you into their home to meet their dogs or at the very least, face timing with you, so you can see how they care for the pups and dogs.  

Ensure your dog is coming from a happy and healthy environment.  Puppy millers sell to pet stores because they don't have to deal with people coming to visit and seeing the horrific conditions the dogs are in. 

     *  Have you health tested the parents.  "ALL" hobby breeders concerned about producing the healthiest dogs they can, health test their dogs.  If the person you are talking to says they do, then make sure to ask them to email you the results of the health tests.  It is easy to lie and say they do, it is another story when they are asked to prove it.  If you are dealing with a reputable breeder who cares about health, structure and confirmation then they will be happy and proud to share the results of their dogs health tests with you. 

Health tests are very important as they ensure healthy pups that won't likely develop genetic issues in the future.  Puppy millers and back yard breeders don't go through this expense, because they are all about profit and don't care about the dogs.  Health test cost money and it is something they won't likely do.

     *  Ask for "current" pictures from all four sides of the pup/dog. (back, front, and both sides).  There is a lot of scammers out there who will not be able to fulfill this requirement. 

     *  Ask for pictures of the sire and dame (parents).  If you want a dog that represents the breed you are interested in and looks beautiful, then make sure to take a good look at the parents of those pups.  All pups are cute, but they will grow to look like the parents and other dogs in their pedigrees.