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    Default Re: Questions from strangers

    If the person is just socially curious, I would answer „If you have to ask, you can’t afford one“ ;-)

    If they are genuinely interested in buying a pup, I’d tell them €500 to €3000 (here in Germany) depending on quality and lineage of the litter. (We do not distinguish here between ‚pet‘ and ‚show‘ bulldogs, all pups of the litter have the same price.) At the same time I’d warn them about buying a cheap pup (500 to 1200 Euros). They usually came from east european puppy mills, often ill, not registered or even tagged, not dewormed etc etc. IŽd tell them this business is based on the misery of the mother bitches, litter after litter after litter.

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    you know i dont think ive had that asked but like once. most just admire how pretty she is or say ive always wanted one and can i pet her. if they did i would very much downplay how much it is as they are a very stolen breed. very rude imo.

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    I get asked the same thing every time we go out. I never knew how to respond, so my hubby said just to tell them "the norm."

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    @JAKEISGREAT, wasn't it you who once told someone who was too curious that Jake was mixed, so they left you alone?

    I thought that was a perfect response to a rude stupid, and perhaps even dangerous question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    @JAKEISGREAT , wasn't it you who once told someone who was too curious that Jake was mixed, so they left you alone?

    I thought that was a perfect response to a rude stupid, and perhaps even dangerous question.
    That was me..on a pretty deserted trail by myself! Never saw them again..so guess they didn't want my "mutt"!!!

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    Default Re: Questions from strangers

    Usually people are making jokes about how "pretty" they are or just want to touch them and are too bowled over to think about the price (or too nice to ask!)

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    I have been asked lots of times and it still annoys the hell out of me. But what worse is when friends that make fun of you or make snide comments like, "you could have gone to Hawaii for that." Well with Arnold I dont have to wear a swim suit so in my world he is way better, lol!! I also like to play it low key and was warned my one of my psychiatrist to not advertise that a "bulldog lives here" to prevent theft. But in theory, bulldogs are not much more than some of the new designer dogs, such as labradoodles that start around $1600 around here!!


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    My family and friends couldn't believe I paid that much for my Tessie girl but I don't care. I told them its my money!! Haters!!!


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    Yeah it seems I cannot have her seen by a new person without being asked the price. Even when I posted pictures on my facebook of her for the first time I had about 3 people ask me how much she cost. Very rude. I don't walk around asking people how much their parked cars cost.

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    So glad I read this post earlier, before Tank and I took our first outing to PetSmart. He was really sweet and of course, had quite few people come up to see him and sure enough, at least three people hinted for his cost and one came right out and asked, saying she had always wanted a bulldog. I was fully prepared thanks to this forum and just said "he wasn't cheap, but was worth it!"


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    I have taken Watson to the places like that all the time but I have not been asked that question. Maybe people in Charleston don't bring up those kinds of questions

    They do tell me how big he is all the time


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    Default Re: Questions from strangers

    yes, I got asked that and I felt very uncomfortable.

    Eagerly and Nervously awaiting the homecoming of Bruno Cannoli

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