Are you looking for a french bulldog puppy?

I’m updating this because it has become the most commented blog post on here! That tells me a lot of people are still getting scammed. It’s so disheartening to hear and I’m sure scammers are updating their tactics all the time.

We get so many emails and messages wondering where we got our frenchies and I always reply to every single one because I know how hard it is finding a reputable breeder. The best way to find a french bulldog puppy is from a referral and recommendation from someone you may know. (Read our interview with our french bulldog breeder Ali here.) I would advise against finding a breeder online or a pet store without speaking to someone who has previously had experience with them. ASK THE BREEDER FOR REFERRALS.

Because french bulldogs are one of the most popular dogs in the world and the demand for them has grown exponentially, puppy scams have grown also–let’s not forget the high price tag too. These individuals have been around for quite some time, and their cases have been on a steady rise over the past few years.

The current crop of scam breeders have mastered their trade so much that even the smartest online shopper can fall prey. With fictitious puppies, they will ask for a deposit, generally via Western Union, and run off, never to be heard or seen again. Some even create fancy websites with lots of ads and stolen dog photos to scam unsuspecting pet lovers.

To Stay Away From Them, It’s Important That You Understand Their Tricks and Stay Away.

  1. They will ask for deposits, shipping fees and insurance fees – do not pay over the web

Considering that a healthy frenchie can cost $2,500 or even more, their emergence isn’t a surprise. However, you will need to know that almost all scam breeders don’t necessarily reside in the US or Canada. That’s why they prefer Paypal or Western Union instead of physical transactions. That should serve as your first sign that such a seller is a scammer and that you should immediately delete and move on.

  1. Price is too good to be true

If a breeder is charging less than $2k, my red flag signals are going up. Do not believe those websites that say they are offering a 50% off sale. They are trying to create urgency and a “special deal” to lure you in. You might find our post “How much is a French Bulldog?” helpful.

  1. They only have those cute, but “rare” dog breeds 

They advertise “rare” colors and mini, teacup frenchies and bulldogs. That is a clear red flag as there really is no such thing as a “mini french bulldog.” And if there was, you could be in for a host of health problems and vet visits in the future. To avoid paying for non-existent dogs, use the photos they post to do a reverse image search. (yep, like the show Catfish!)

  1. Age-old scamming theatrics – don’t buy their lies

One other trait common among scam breeders is their location. They mention a less accessible, perhaps remote, location in the US so that it becomes hard for both of you to meet. Some will even use the typical “Only one remaining” trick to pressure you into making a decision and sending the cash. Some can post ridiculously low prices and promise to bring the dog right to your doorstep.

Personal experience story:

My friend was looking for a french bulldog puppy for her mom and started looking around online and many of the “breeders'” emails were written with poor grammar and stock responses. Many use the tactic of “we only ask for an adoption fee of $500” and of course, through Paypal… two sellers she emailed had the same exact copy & paste message but different emails/names! Ask to Skype and video-chat with them. If they don’t reply, you have your answer.

Trust your conscience. Please read all of the comments below left by helpful people (some who got scammed, unfortunately).

Owning a puppy is a big commitment, and you should ensure that you buy or adopt from reputable organizations only. Use the web to review the seller, message other frenchie owners and take your time. Hurrying often leads to wrong decisions. It’s a big commitment and the perfect french bulldog will be waiting for you somewhere out there! 🙂

Looking to adopt?

A list of approved French Bulldog rescue groups:

French Bulldog Rescue Network
French Bulldog Village
Southern California Bulldog Rescue
Nevada French Bulldog Rescue
Road Dogs
Short Noses and Friends United Rescue
Chicago French Bulldog Rescue

255 thoughts on “How To Stay Away From Scam Breeders”

  1. Hello, I have been following you all on Instagram for quite some time. Absolutely love all of your posts as well as your great information. We have an amazing Frenchie “Chloe” that cpuld be a twin to your older dog. We have been lucky enough to have Chloe, 3 Pugs and a Chihuahua that have had happy and healthy lives. The Pugs have passed away and my Daughter has the Chihuahua ay her home. We are looking for a French Bulldog puppy and appreciate all of your advice and suggestions in your blog.

    1. Anyone know anything about Luck French Bulldogs in Lubbock Texas. They only want to communicate through email which was a bit of a red flag.

      1. Definitely a red flag if they want to ship it to you. Airlines are not transporting dogs anymore unless they are with their owner because of covid19

        1. I sent a two hundred deposit on a Gracie in Florida I sent them an email last night but haven’t head. Back yet should I call PayPal to get my money back

  2. ?SCAM ALRET!?
    Derek Jarvis Shivonne Jarvis
    Derek Jarvis
    Bluessence kennel

    Please, do not sell or buy dogs to this individual. So far we found 3 people from overseas who were scammed by him. His routine is to cancel the payment as soon as he gets dog in him possession.
    Dog kept in a dreadful conditions, getting sick but not getting any veterinarian assistance. One of the dogs he shipped died in a carafe last summer before help got there. Please, share! We need more people to get him out off our community!!!

  3. Personally I’d only ever buy a dog if I’m able to meet it physically first… I can’t believe that people would actually send someone huge sums of money over the internet for a dog without even seeing it first.

  4. Hi, great info. I am looking for a frenchie for our family. Not sure how to find one due to all the scamming. Could you check the website I’ve included to see if it’s a scam. And is there a french bulldog site you recommend. Thanks so much.

  5. Hello – do you know anything about this website? My daughter has been communicating with them in purchasing a Frenchie for only $700, which is concerning.
    Serafrenchbulldogs.com

      1. Hello Donna,

        They are definitely a scam. I refused to pay online or ship a dog via airplane. They were very quick to want me to pay online and extremely attentive until I said I wanted to meet the puppies in person. They weren’t expecting me to be willing to drive 12 hours and told me this just doesn’t work for them. Called them out on it too…instead we have found an adoption option. Good luck!!!

        Darcey

      2. https://admirablefrenchie.wixsite.com/puppies/reviews
        Ever hear of them?

        This is what they’re saying:
        Hello,
        Before we get started, I’d like you to fill out all the questionnaire below if interested in our baby for sale. Also, Benny is AKC registered and is currently available for either pickup at my address or they can be flown to your nearest airport for pickup. Each Puppy cost $600 flat. She is 9 weeks old. Before we get started with the buying process, the buyer & the seller must sign a sales contract that would secure his/her money and also our puppy.

        BUT WHY CHEAP??? (We’re giving a 50% discount because we’re expecting our new litter on the 28th of next month so we want to sale them in order to reduce the workload since we both have other jobs.

        ** Usually, we charge an additional $100 for shipping but we presently have Coupons to ship three puppies freely nationwide. Prices quoted include Free Shipping while coupons are available. In addition to the free shipping, we sell two for a discounted price of $999.

        Our puppy’s package includes:

        • 1-year health guarantee and 30 Day Warranty for puppies.
        • Up to date vaccinations/record
        • Deworming
        • Microchip
        • Health certificate
        • Lifetime support from over 10 years’ experience from vet technician.
        • We offer to ship worldwide with a pet nanny.

        In our puppy’s safety concern in mind, please take time to answer all the questions below so we can be sure that you are the right match for our little one.

        – Tell us a brief summary about yourself and immediate environment (Home), if it’s your first experience with this breed………..?
        – How soon will you be ready to make the purchase….?
        – Where are you located( CITY/STATE) …..?
        – What is your contact number to call or text you….?

        Please email back to let confirm how soon you wish to purchase the puppy so we can proceed with paperwork/shipping arrangements.
        Thank You.

          1. They used this EXACT LETTER ON ME COPY AND Paste it is a scam!! I emailed them about “ziggy” instead of “benny” and wanted the exact same amount for a litter 28 days the next month .. not specified. I reverse searched the photo attached to my email of “ziggy” and got 2400 hits this being one of them.. so I’ll attach a pic of the email below! I hate that people get over on innocent people like that! Almost got me! The email is

          2. They used this EXACT LETTER ON ME COPY AND Paste it is a scam!! I emailed them about “ziggy” instead of “benny” and wanted the exact same amount for a litter 28 days the next month .. not specified. I reverse searched the photo attached to my email of “ziggy” and got 2400 hits this being one of them.. so I’ll attach a pic of the email below! I hate that people get over on innocent people like that! Almost got me! The email is

          3. I got the exact same reply from my inquiry.. i think that’s a red flag. I’ll post below her second email too. See if it rings a bell

            ——–

            Hello,     

              Thank you for making us feels comfortable because I’ve been through your last email with my partner and we both feel comfortable placing our puppy in your home. Also, a sales contract/agreement document will be emailed for you to review them & sign once you provide us with your full shipping information. ( A sales and purchase agreement (SPA) is a legal contract that obligates a buyer to buy and a seller to sell a product or service. SPAs are found in all types of businesses but are most often associated with Puppy sales deals as a way of finalising the interests of both parties before closing the deal). Sorry about all that. But, we are doing all this in other to secure both our puppy and your money. Also, SPAs document also guarantees a 100% money back in the event where the customer isn’t satisfied with the purchase.a We have reviewed your last email and your location seems fair to ship a puppy from our location. (I’m located in Wilmington, North Carolina) In addition, the Puppy will be flown to your nearest airport the same day if the full payment is sent ASAP. You would’ve to pick up your puppy from your nearest airport & shipping and handling wouldn’t cost you an extra fee. The flight would take approximately 3-6 hours. Also, your puppy can be shipped and delivered directly to your doorstep but it’s going to cost you an extra $50.( For home delivery or doorstep delivery). If you can’t make it to the airport. So, the grand sum for one puppy+free shipping would be $600.

          4. Hi I’m right now dealing with Doggonegoodfrenchies@gmail.com and I’m very scared to get scammed , they say pup will travel with a puppy nanny and the price is only $900.00 Canadian which I have to send in US funds , they say they are located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, we all fell in love with this puppy but I think it may be a scam, please get back to me at your convenience & I thank you in advance
            Pam

          5. Hi I’m right now dealing with Doggonegoidand I’m very scared to get scammed , they say pup will travel with a puppy nanny and the price is only $900.00 Canadian which I have to send in US funds , they say they are located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, we all fell in love with this puppy but I think it may be a scam, please get back to me at your convenience & I thank you in advance
            Pam

          6. Hi I’m right now dealing with Doggonegoidand I’m very scared to get scammed , they say pup will travel with a puppy nanny and the price is only $900.00 Canadian which I have to send in US funds , they say they are located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, we all fell in love with this puppy but I think it may be a scam, please get back to me at your convenience & I thank you in advance
            Pam

        1. Was this a legit breeder? I’m actually planning to buy a frenchie from these same people and my email was just like this.

          1. Hello,
            Thank you for making us feels comfortable because I’ve been through your last email with my partner and we both feel comfortable placing our puppy in your home. Also, a sales contract/agreement document will be emailed for you to review them & sign once you provide us with your full shipping information. ( A sales and purchase agreement (SPA) is a legal contract that obligates a buyer to buy and a seller to sell a product or service. SPA are found in all types of businesses but are most often associated with Puppy sales deals as a way of finalising the interests of both parties before closing the deal). Sorry about all that. But, we are doing all this in other to secure both our puppy and your money. Also, SPAs document also guarantees a 100% money back in the event where the customer isn’t satisfied with the purchase. We have reviewed your last email and your location seems fair to ship a puppy from our location. (I’m located in Spring, Texas) In addition, the Puppy will be flown to your nearest airport the same day if the full payment is sent ASAP. You would’ve to pick up your puppy from your nearest airport & shipping and handling wouldn’t cost you an extra fee. The flight would take approximately 1-6 hours. Also, your puppy can be shipped and delivered directly to your doorstep but it’s going to cost you an extra $50.( For home delivery or doorstep delivery). If you can’t make it to the airport. So, the grand sum for one puppy+free shipping would be $600.

            All our babies are home raised, well socialised, potty trained, healthy puppies that will make any family happy. Our puppies are up-to-date on all their shots and they are dewormed. Below is a rundown of the shipping/ delivery procedure.

            Your puppy will come with a handbook that explains more about their lifestyles as well as feeding, and toilet habits. your fur companion will also come with the food menu, hand booklet (which explains everything about the puppy, their likes and dislikes) CD Guide, Playing toys and a Puppy Care Kit which includes some helpful information, that should help you facilitate the transition process in your home. I’ll advise you to get the following grooming tools within a month or two from now: Shampoo, Conditioner, Pin Brush, Nail Clippers, Ear/Pad Trimmer, Ear Lotion, and Scissors. About food, I feed all my puppies Wellness dog food, Grain-free or Purina One and NuVet Vitamins that are excellent for them. I choose to feed Purina One because it is relatively modest and it’s readily available across the United States at most department stores or grocery stores. There are many opinions on which dog food to use. This is a decision only you can make, but keep in mind Purina has been making dog food for over 50 years and they do extensive research on nutrition and protein. Other dog foods may cost more but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are better.

            1 – You will have to send the below information to enable me to prepare the change of ownership papers and also to start the necessary delivery arrangement.
            Details required are;

            Your Full Name/Your House Address/Your City?
            Your State/Your Zip Code/Your Home Number?
            Your Mobile Number/Name of Nearest Airport?
            How Would You like to send Money? CashApp, Zelle Pay or MoneyGram?

            2 – After I receive the details, I shall prepare all necessary paperwork and accessories that I will send alongside the puppy. Once the payment received and reservation is completed, I’ll send you the entire flight itinerary. However, the whole delivery process might take up to 24 hours since I have to get the entire paperwork ready before making the reservation. Also, the journey will be stress-free as all puppies are accompanied by a pet nanny that will take care of them during the flight in order to ensure a safe delivery. I will send you my payment information and directives on how to send the money. As soon as I get a confirmation of payment, I will start the necessary delivery arrangements. As you already know I will send all the relevant paperwork and accessories via the courier service.

            -AKC Registered Paper
            -1 Year Health Guarantee Certificate
            -Pedigree Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
            -Micro-Chipped (In case ever lost or stolen)
            -Current on all vaccinations
            -Puppy Packets
            -Nutrition supplement

            I hope everything was explained vividly for your understanding? We Accept Payment via Cash App, Zelle Pay or MoneyGram Transfer. I will provide you with the sales Contract/ agreement and my Payment information as soon as you send your shipping address.

            Best regards.My CashApp Information:

            CashApp User ID or Recipient: $wntbebe

            Show original message
            Wendy Bebe
            Amount: $600
            Send me a screenshot as soon as money is sent

            Attached to this email is a copy of the sales contract/ agreement.Please, kindly review it, visit a library to print it out and sign it or sign it through your email, send me a copy back along with the payment information.

            Also, in the even where you don’t have a printer, just reply back to this email that ” I ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS IN THIS CONTRACT”

            Thanks.

        2. Hello well unfortunately these people are still at it scam people. My girls have saved all their money to by a Frenchie and found Ziggy and fell in love.
          In my gut I felt like this had to be a scam so cheap half off free shipping and flight another litter due in the 28th. Email exactly the same as what is reported below. Identical wording and everything. I was having the dog shipped in from Texas to Michigan and couldn’t believe they would do it for free told them I wanted them to ship them into a small private airport they said no problem. When I started challenging to know whether for sure I would get the correct puppy and the puppy at all and told him that I would only pay for half and when they ship or deliver the puppy they would wait to give them to me until I paid I got a rude response saying they don’t have time for this. I tried to be patient and understand their point of you try to work out several different ways to know that I wasn’t getting scammed and nothing worked for them they were only use Zelle to pay or wanted me to purchase gift cards and send them a picture of them with the receipt that was a red flag to me.
          Long and short of it we trust her instincts and know that even though my girls were heartbroken and disappointed we did the right thing by not going through with the transaction.

    1. I contacted Sera too for a French bulldog. Did you get a puppy from them? They told me it’s $100 for shipping which is crazy low and $600 for the French bulldog puppy. Do you think this is a scam too? I would appreciate any kind of feedback you can give me thank you so much!

      1. This, and the ones above are all scams. I got the exact same email from someone in Virginia. I reverse image searches the photos and videos they sent me, and the puppies are actually 6 years old now, and they stole the photos and video from someone on Instagram. Please don’t send your money to these people, or you’ll lose it.

        1. Shocked but, I shouldn’t be!! Mom always said “if it looks to good to be true…it most likely is!” I got the same email and when I spoke to my husband we decided to google it. Before that I stressed my skepticism to the seller and the response I received was:
          “ No problem, I understand. We are reliable and very reputable breeders, I am a man of my word and my word is my bond and I can’t take your money and don’t ship your new family members. If we really wanted money for these dogs, we would’ve posted ads for them asking the regular $1500 to $2500 each and we are positive that people would contact us willing to pay such amounts. But the tendency is that, those who would offer to pay such amounts are certainly very rich people and they would spend more time making their money than giving the love and care that these little cuties need. Honestly, if we didn’t think we were among the best at what we do, we wouldn’t still be doing this. We also receive a consistent stream of praise from buyers who bought puppies from us. Also, as long as our customers are happy, we know we must be doing something right. Just let me know if you are still interested? so that we can keep the ball rolling.
          Thank you”
          From some “greener grass 00” email at earth linkz ???
          This did not make me any less skeptical..considering I asked for a breakdown of the payment / shipping process… thanks for this forum or I might have been the next idiot!

  6. Looking into buying a French bulldog and the breeder told me 950$ for the puppy. Shipping him would cost 250$ but hen said shipping was free since he had three out of five puppies left. Also says he uses a shipping agency that will carry the puppy on the plane. The website is smart home French bulldog. Does anyone know anything about this breeder. He has sent photos and video of the puppy.

  7. My name is Sonja just recently over the weekend my grandmother and I fell pray to an internet scam. I found a website that seemed promising: http://www.harvardth.com
    We began emailing and texting back and forth with a guy named: Jason Garnett the dog seller who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska
    We emailed back and forth and I didn’t see any red flags because of how incredibly detailed the emails where that also included 10 unique photos of the puppy and a home video.
    He eventually lead me to a western union where he received $750 of my grandmothers money even gave me an invoice with all his information on it. After he said he would get back to me with my dogs flight information which is when i started to receive calls from “Virgin pet airlines” saying he needs a special crate and this would cost me $1600 . Luckily I started researching and ended the scam before the second transaction. There are tons of online sites like this that look legitimate. The phone numbers used are not traceable from what I have looked into.
    If I could stop one other family this Christmas from being scammed then this will all be worth it.

    1. Thank you for your post. I was working with these people today and felt it was a scam. Now I know no more communication. Thank you for saving us from being a victim.

    2. Oh my gosh! I just messaged them and it showed they live in Chicago so I asked to come see them. Thank you for sharing this information!!!

    3. They also have another website!! I’m so glad I saw your post! You saved me from losing $750! Thank you!!
      Their other website is:
      jhsphs.info
      They also emailed me multiple photos of the dog we wanted along with the home video of two of them playing.

      1. I was talking to these people. They said they were located in Myrtle Beach, SC. Then when I contacted them they said they were in Ohio. Itold them I saw where they were in South Carolina and I was only a couple of hours away, and I would come pick up the puppy. They quit answering my emails. They wouldn’t talk to me anymore. At least they didn’t get ant of my money. It’s a shame to do people like this..

  8. Just FYI, I got the idea to use reverse photo lookup from this super helpful post, and with one image, I found five separate fake scammer sites all using that same photo! I’m pissed because I emailed one of the sites this morning. Have not heard back, but I’m mad that the idiots now have my contact info. If its too good to believe, it always is.

  9. I have been searching for a French bulldog and last night I contacted a site called barret impressive frenchies. For 500 and 167 in shipping. He said I could have the little girl by Christmas. We live in Michigan and they’re in Dallas TX. I google earthed they’re address and nothing comes up. I just called him and he was very vague with my questions and after asking what vet the pups go to and other references, he said he had to let me go and call me back in 15 minutes. I haven’t heard back as of yet but, I guess my questions are has anyone heard of this site or have any good tips for questions to ask them. My husband and I are very wary and nervous. I asked him why the puppies were so cheap (shes champion blood line) he responded with it isnt about the money?! Please help..

    Much gratitude.. thank you

    1. Hello- has anyone responded to you about Barrett? I also reached out last evening and got the same story. He sent me additional pics and a video of the puppy we asked about. I also offered to fly there at my own expense (which he was willing) to see the puppy in person. I haven’t responded after seeing the video and decided to do some research. Your help is greatly appreciated!

  10. We are looking for a Frenchie for our daughters birthday and I found this website. They’re only $1000 plus shipping, seems relatively cheap. I emailed them and they were quick to respond. Any feedback greatly appreciated.

  11. Hello I am trying to purchase a French bulldog. Online from smart home French bulldogs , they are having a 50% off all pups and I will pay $980 for a female pup plus free shipping. This raises red flags. Any feed back or advice anyone could give me ?

  12. So my boyfriend and I purchased a puppy recently and we were no super smart about it but the guy did give us a bill of sale and both of us signed it so should we be worried that the puppy won’t show up? It has the dogs registration number and it’s parents numbers… I felt really good about the whole deal until now.. should we be worried?

  13. Does anyone have information on BlueHill French Bulldogs (Ohio)? Their website does t have any personal photos which always makes me wonder…

    1. Hi Pam,

      funny enough I was also looking at them today and have had a few emails back and forth. Have you heard anything back from them?

      1. I’m interested in Bluehill as well. I on the fence if they’re legit or not. I want Thor but want more details on him. I also googled the company and they had 12 complaints with the BBB. I can’t see what it’s about though.

        1. I also was interested in Thor! They pressure me for the $500 deposit and said I needed to send it in 30 minutes. I asked for a current picture of him with a paper next to him with today’s date due to scams I wanted to verify they had him with them. Immediately they told me he was just sold. Definitely a scam site!

          1. Wow this is crazy!! I also wanted Thor!! I live in Cincinnati, OH and emailed them, received and email back that seemed legit. They asked me many questions saying they do not just sell their puppies to anyone, so I responded to the email and received no response. I then texted a few days later asking if Thor was sold, and they said some man was on his way to get Thor that day, but if I sent them a $500 deposit, I could hold Thor before the guy got there. I asked them if I could FaceTime Thor and see current pictures before I send a deposit and drive 3 hours, and the person immediately got irate through text and told me why do I need pics when she looks the exact same as the pics on the site. I then called the lady out for being a scam, and we argued back and forth. I looked on their site a few days ago and Thor was still on there as available, but his birthdate has been changed to a more current date! They are definitely a scam and would advise everyone to stay away.

    1. What about Bealvensfrenchbulldogs.com they are only asking $600 for a puppy I emailed them to tell me how the process works but they haven’t replied

  14. I’m looking at a Frenchie puppy, in contact with French Bulldog Lovers with contact info in Williamsport, PA.
    Also see 4ever French Bulldog Family

    They want Western Union payment ($1500.)
    And deliver to my door.
    Seeing several flags, have you heard of them?

  15. Hi Pam and Justin and anyone else..
    Bluehillfrenchbulldogs and positivefrenchbulldogs are Scammers!!!!!
    They SCAMMED me out of $500. I called police.

  16. Has anyone used Luxuriousbabiez? I just spoke to the breeder on the phone & he answered my questions without hesitation, but the price point is so incredibly low ($600). Says they have another litter coming soon which is why they’ve discounted. I would have assumed if it was a scammer then they wouldn’t have called me when requested or been able to answer without hesitation. Thoughts?

  17. Hi, im also on the hunt for a reasonably priced Frenchie and have come across a few sites i feel to be scams.. one is Greenland French Bulldog and the other was Daniels Fenchbulldogs i believe.. i was just curious if anyone has had any luck or not with any of the classified listings, one of which is Hoobly.. ive seen some listings that just strike me as a scam but some seem realistic but the prices are are reasonable. Of course the listing would usually say the pups arent registered and so i just wonder if anyone has had any experience with classifieds and their input. Thanks!

    1. I was also wondering about them. We’ve had emails back and forth and they’re accepted payment forms are Moneygram, Walmart,and Bitcoin.
      Still unsure. That’s alot of money to just send and “trust” the unknown.
      Anyone have any insight?

  18. Has anyone bought from
    Neville French bulldogs home? Their pups are 50% off making them $995. Shipping to Ohio would be $150z Anyone think this is a scam?

    1. I would like to know about this place, too. I sent an email inquiry this morning regarding a pup and gave information about our family as a potential new home. A seemingly copy and pasted reply came back within 15 minutes and didn’t acknowledge anything I asked about in my email. Here’s the reply I got ‘Thanks for your interest regarding our French Bulldogs, puppies are 11 And 12 weeks old with a life expectancy of 12-14yrs.
      The pictures on our website are very recent. Before we proceed to the next step, I usually request all interested families to
      address a few of our worries/concerns and know what we expect of you when you become a new owner of one or
      two of our puppies so i hope you do not mind.

      1st. We will NOT place our puppies with anyone who has any history of
      child or animal abuse!!
      2nd. ALL of our new puppy owners must take time to educate themselves
      on how to properly care for their unique new French Bulldog child. and

      3rd. and last but not the least, We will probably turn down homes that
      have a large number of other dogs as our French Bulldogs
      crave individual love & attention. If you are able to convince us that
      you will share the love in your homes with these puppies, then
      we will consider giving you our puppy/puppies regardless of your
      location. We advise our potential adoptive families to take time and
      educate themselves on how to properly care for their unique new French
      Bulldog baby. You make them happy and i promise you, they
      will make you happy in return.

      We are based in Austin, TX . If you will not be able to make the trip then we will have to ship the puppy over to you.

      Shipping a French Bulldog Puppy within USA AND CANADA INCLUDES
      *HEALTH CERTIFICATE $60.00
      *PUPPY CRATE $50.00
      *CLIMATE CONTROLLED PET CLASS FLIGHT $40.00
      *FOR A TOTAL OF $150.
      The shipping processing time normally takes between 6-7 hours to complete this includes paper processing time. So the total to have
      One puppy ship over to you including shipping is $950 And for the money you can pay $700 now and the rest when you have the puppy at home okay. I will advice on the next step as soon as i read from you.’

      Anyone have experience with ‘Neville French bulldog home’ ??

      1. Hi- just from reading their email, there seem to be some grammatical errors. Sounds like they could be from foreign country. A lot of these scammers are based overseas and pretend to be in the US.

      2. I engaged today with the same company – Neville French Bulldog Home – I was interested in a puppy names Alex on their website. I received the same EXACT email, then when I said that I can’t engage b/c they are in TX (I’m in Virginia), they asked to speak with me, The man had broken English – sounds French (go figure). I asked if we could FaceTime or video chat so I could see Alex, he said we can’t do that until AFTER i make the $300 deposit via the website. I asked who are Alex’s parents – he said the parents are not on the website. I asked other questions about Alex that he fumbled around to answer. I asked if we could make the deposit AFTER video chat, then he said he has 3 other ppl interested in Alex – first come, first served, so unless I make the deposit TODAY, I will lose Alex. After we got off the phone, i sent him a text stating that we will REQUIRE the following BEFORE making ANY deposit: Additional photos of Alex, with a piece of paper w/todays date written on there to confirm he has the puppy and the puppy is as advertised. Also also said we require video chat to SEE Alex AND BOTH of Alex’s parents. I haven’t heard back – the communication went from being super attentive to nothing at all. After reading about how to tell a scam – i copied/pasted the entire “About” section into Google search, and it appears that exact copy was stolen from another website. Total scam…learned my lesson- glad I did before giving these jerks $300. From now on, we will only be engaging with legit breeders we can visit in person.

        1. Copying and pasting the About page- good tip!! Thanks for sharing your story and helping others not fall into this trap.

          1. Same here. It seems to be a scam. I received the same email back with pictures and everything. How can we report these people to the authorities?

        2. Wow, I just sent them an email regarding Alex as well! The site seemed to be legit but the price does sound too good to be true! If any hears anything it would be great if you can keep us updated on nevillesfrenchbulldoghome

    2. I inquired as well and got the same reply as Lindsey. Weird that they do not have a facebook page, nor any type of physical address. I searched the names on the testimonial page and reached out to the only one that I could find. Waiting to hear back. I know a couple people in Austin and plan on having them go by , if possible, prior to purchasing. Cute pups and seems too good to be true.

  19. hi so I have a website called ultimatefrenchiehome .com

    the guy seemed very personable, didn’t ask me for any information or down payments. But the price of $750 was bothering me a little and raising red flags. any suggestions ?

    1. So we were looking into the ultimate frenchie puppies as well and are pretty confused. The price is apparently $950 including flight and they want a western union transaction. They sent additional pics of the puppy that we’re interested in as well as a short video clip but still doesn’t feel right. Any suggestions?

      1. Hi- I wouldn’t recommend Western Union. Once you send the money, there is no protection or insurance on your end. If that is the only form of payment they accept, that’s a red flag.

  20. I came across a site Kenny french bulldogs. Tons of red flags. Horrible spelling and grammar errors. Puppies are $600. Free shipping because they have a “coupon” with the shipping agent. They sent me two emails of two different puppies I was asking about. They had really nice pictures. Then I looked at the details. On one web page the puppies were different ages. On the emails though, they were both 12 weeks and 5 day old. Huh! Stay away!!?!!

  21. i am so glad to have found this page and discussion thread as we are contemplating getting a second frenchie for our family. unfortunately, our sweet 2.5 year old frenchie has already undergone stemcell surgery and will likely have another in his future, which is heart-breaking. i am embarrassed to say that i missed the red flags, even though i thought i was dealing with an ethical breeder. i’ll also add that winning awards for kennel standards/excellence doesn’t mean a thing to me knowing what i now know about this breeder. even with a one year health guarantee, there was no way i’d exchange our babydog for another from a less-than-honest breeder. though we took our new puppy to our vet and he looked healthy upon inspection, his multiple health issues could only be identified through x-ray. i now have a list of questions / prerequisites before i will even consider supporting any future frechie breeder! i’d hope that someone who loves their dogs would want to home them to folks who care enough to have a thorough list of questions for the breeder. i want a breeder that treats their puppies as though they were keeping them.

    1. Oh Emily! My heart breaks for you, we are with you! Cooper has had life-saving surgery, pyloric stenosis, blocked nares, soft-palett surgery, IVV Disease, Cold laser therapy- it’s is heart-wrenching . Ours was a reputable “loving” breeder :(. It’s horrible. My little Momma who bred for Petland is 13 years old & in great health though.

  22. i don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a frechie, but after lots of looking, i would be wary of any costing less than $2.5k. here’s a list of the questions that i ask on the front end. while not everyone may think them important, they are necessary for my quest in finding a healthy, happy frenchie!
    how many litters do y’all have a year?
    do you raise other breeds?
    are the parents and puppies indoors with your family (other than outside playtime)? have you ever re-homed one of your mamas?
    would it be okay to visit your home?

  23. Hi Everyone, I have to share, quite honestly, Frenchies are a high maintenance, high end breed. Do not go in realistically expecting to find quality breeding and good health for under $2,000. They are dealt a rough hand structurally, believe me I know what I am saying. I have two, one AKC, champion blood-lines, show quality and one a puppy mill rescue momma. Our boy has cost us over $10,000 grand in surgeries, etc. Our female is 13 & she is not the age “norm”. They have the best of everything and literally monthly maintenance is at least $300 for food alone. They are not “bargain” dogs- do your homework, save up, be prepared! The are the most amazing dog ever but as with everything, you get what you pay for.

    1. I saw that and I am thinking the same thing. I have also been calling them and the number they provide is a text mail subscriber number. its a scam dont do it.

      1. oh my god… I just found this comment thread and i think i am being scammed!!!! This breeder amazing puppies home, said the dog was $750 and shipping $250. then the shipping company Krysta Pet Express asked for $980 for the tempurature regulated crate, $1900 for insurance, and $800 for city permit. I have already paid for the dog, crate, and insurance. That’s over $3000!!!!!! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME! How do I get my money back??? Do I sue?

  24. We found two very cute Frenchies listed with Garden of Frenchies. “Clem” was going to give us a real deal for $1300 total for both and that included the $300 air fare. They would be delivered to our front door as soon as we sent the money via MoneyGram. We are afraid this is a scam. We wanted Ann and Luna. Have you heard of this place?

  25. I have been in touch with Kimfrenchiesin Minnesota Or Wisconsin, anyone have any information on this site, just from my correspondence with them and them asking for Western Union money, and they will fly the dog to New Jersey and have it delivered directly to my home.

  26. Anyone heard of http://kennyfrenchbulldogs.com?
    Emailed them a question; and got a response with a lot of info quickly. Then one shortly after saying the puppy we asked about sold. They didn’t pressure or ask for payment rather asked that we guarantee a good home for the puppy. Located in or around Detroit.

  27. Yes I was just scammed by purexfrenchbulldog. I sent 500 before it dawned on me to look up the address he gave me today and when I did the address was on Zillow and realator . Com for rent The house was vacant and I was glad that zelle has a limit to first time money recipients.
    Expensive lesson to learn

    Also smart frenchie bulldog was a scam. I didn’t fall for but asked to see today newspaper and they never replied.

    I am using AKC Merritt breeders list going forward. Good luck guys.

  28. Yes I was just scammed by purexfrenchbulldog. I sent 500 before it dawned on me to look up the address he gave me today and when I did the address was on Zillow and realator . Com for rent The house was vacant and I was glad that zelle has a limit to first time money recipients.
    Expensive lesson to learn

    Also smart frenchie bulldog was a scam. I didn’t fall for but asked to see today newspaper and they never replied.

    I am using AKC Merritt breeders list going forward. Good luck guys.

    1. This guy just tried to scam me out of money..I told him I’m
      In Austin Texas too and would come right over .. he said I had to pay 450$ Deposit for his address .. I told him that made no sense what so ever I just wanted to look at the puppies and would bring cash .. now he isn’t responding .. how do we report these people ?

    1. Sounds like a scam. Ask for pictures with a current news paper or to FaceTime with them to see the dogs.
      Magnum French Bulldogs is a real site, check them out to see the difference.

  29. I was talking to these people. They said they were located in Myrtle Beach, SC. Then when I contacted them they said they were in Ohio. Itold them I saw where they were in South Carolina and I was only a couple of hours away, and I would come pick up the puppy. They quit answering my emails. They wouldn’t talk to me anymore. At least they didn’t get ant of my money. It’s a shame to do people like this..

  30. Livifrenchbulldogs is a scam. They are asking 500 dollars for puppies thg at are 11 weeks old. I found some of the pictures online used in previous scams.

  31. Anybody heard of dreamland frenchbullies.com. And shipping to xtraswifttransport. Please do not do business with them. They are scam

  32. Hello, i would like to let everyone knows that are looking for a frenchy to be aware of dreamlandfrenchbullies.com, they’re supposedly have 17 years ecprerienced. It is a SCAM. It will tell you that the puppies are 50% promotional discount this week only for $750.00 plus $150.00 for shipping. Onnthe day of the shipment, the supposedly xtraswifttransport company vets will asked you to pay $850 or $1,800 for special air conditioning crate or else the puppy will not be teleased by the vets to travel. The free of course is refundable, when you send the $850.00 via western union they would asked you to send another$960.00 for the $1,800.00 because again the vets so called advice. Halfway through the flight to your state an email from state treasury payout will be in your email telling you that the puppy has been quarantined because the insurance has expired. That you have to provide an insurance which of course is ‘refundable’ for at least $1,500.00 by the shipping company, the email content- Tge pet safety commission of IL, USA wish to inform you that there is a French Bulldog puppy here at our quarantine department in IL destined to be delivered to you in PA . We got this puppy in a plane coming in from MI destined for PA . On checking the documents of the puppy, we saw that all the documents are ok but there is one problem being the live insurance of the puppy . The insurance expired .
    The insurance backs up the health of the puppy in case of sickness, accident or dead in the course of transportation and when your puppy arrives safely, all the insurance fee is refunded back to you . We thus see no need why any pet should travel without an insurance . According to the laws of IL,no transit pet can pass through IL without a valid insurance . Contact the transportation agency for the insurance to be updated . All insurances are refundable so there is no need sending the puppy to another state without a valid insurance .
    Please treat this as a matter of urgency else we may have the puppy qurantined and sent to a pet rescue group and report you people for pet abuse .
    Once you sent the money again via western union, they’ll make you a shipping insurance form but the stamps are needed and the office has to get it the following day. The next day they’ll send you via email a copy of the insurance with stamped then again an email from statestreasury payout that said-‘We wish to let you know that we just received the insurance for your puppy . The puppy has been here for above 12 hours and has accumuliated a feeding and accomodation fee of 300 Dollars . The international vaccinations given to the puppy before departure in MI have aalso expired and thus we need to vaccinate the puppy again for 400 Dollars. ‘- This is where I stopped. Then an email was sent to me saying – ‘THen the puppy will be quarantined and auctioned. ‘ These people will only communicate via email, they will never call on the phone no matter how urgent their email sounds like and that includes the breeder. These people will take advantage of you. DO NOT DEAL WITH ANY OF THEM . IT IS A SCAM. I was taken advantage due to emotional vulnerability at this time. I already went to authorities, I doubt if I will get my money back, but I still would like to warn everybody. We already got a 6 month old Frenchy prior to this incident, she is so much fun that is why we look for another one but sadly I fell into the SCAM.

    1. SCAM! They told me just today that they are located in San Antonio, TX. They wanted immediate payment of $500 plus $180 for delivery by plane (Frenchies are banned for air travel) . Don kept insisting for payment via an app called Zelle which actually alerted me to possible scam. I’ve sent them no money but am bummed that I won’t be adopting a frenchie today.

  33. Please don’t use Royal Blue Hills Frenchies because it is a scam! They are at 28 Gold Meadow Drive, Luis Center, OH 43035 number is 614 -505–4798. Unfortunately we did get Scammed . Do your due diligence. The names were Kamara Sinneh and Almamy Jaholl Kaba. +1 (614) 972-2023 These are their numbers.

    1. I’m so glad I came across this website. We have been texting back and forth with royal blue Frenchies. We were interested in either Thor or Ruth. I live in PA but asked them if they would be available for a visit from a family member of ours who lived 20 mins away in hopes to make a better decision on which pup would fit in best with our family. I did text at 915pm but was wondering why I got no response. Hubby thought maybe I text them back too late in the evening and they were asleep. So glad I did some research. Anybody have any reputable breeders in PA or in surrounding areas???

        1. So its a scam? They emailed me the following-

          :Hello,
          Before we get started, I’d like you to fill out all the questionnaire below if interested in our baby for sale. Also, Benny is AKC registered and is currently available for either pickup at my address or they can be flown to your nearest airport for pickup. Each Puppy cost $600 flat. She is 9 weeks old. Before we get started with the buying process, the buyer & the seller must sign a sales contract that would secure his/her money and also our puppy.

          BUT WHY CHEAP??? (We’re giving a 50% discount because we’re expecting our new litter on the 28th of next month so we want to sale them in order to reduce the workload since we both have other jobs.

          ** Usually, we charge an additional $100 for shipping but we presently have Coupons to ship three puppies freely nationwide. Prices quoted include Free Shipping while coupons are available. In addition to the free shipping, we sell two for a discounted price of $999.

          Our puppy’s package includes:

          • 1-year health guarantee and 30 Day Warranty for puppies.
          • Up to date vaccinations/record
          • Deworming
          • Microchip
          • Health certificate
          • Lifetime support from over 10 years’ experience from vet technician.
          • We offer to ship worldwide with a pet nanny.

          In our puppy’s safety concern in mind, please take time to answer all the questions below so we can be sure that you are the right match for our little one.

          – Tell us a brief summary about yourself and immediate environment (Home), if it’s your first experience with this breed………..?
          – How soon will you be ready to make the purchase….?
          – Where are you located( CITY/STATE) …..?
          – What is your contact number to call or text you….?

          Please email back to let confirm how soon you wish to purchase the puppy so we can proceed with paperwork/shipping arrangements.
          Thank You.

    1. I had emailed this guy back and forth, but they are from Rhode Island. it was too good to be true. the dog prices was $600.

    1. I am currently going back and forth with them through email. They state they live in alpherreta ga and take payment through zelle pay and money gram. I feel that it is a scam because of grammar errors and a very rude opening in the email. Funny thing is I am actually going to be in Ga in 4 weeks. I asked if I could come directly to them once I land, I haven’t heard back yet, I will update if I do hear back.

    1. I am currently going back and forth with them through email. They state they live in alpherreta ga and take payment through zelle pay and money gram. I feel that it is a scam because of grammar errors and a very rude opening in the email. Funny thing is I am actually going to be in Ga in 4 weeks. I asked if I could come directly to them once I land, I haven’t heard back yet, I will update if I do hear back.

  34. Pedigree Babypups, French Bulldogs, Babies King French Bulldogs are all the same scam. Don’t buy or adopt a frenchie without physical contact and trust: the world’s most popular breed does not retail at $500, and frenchies are not allowed for air travel. The search continues but in a more educated fashion. Good luck everyone!

  35. Sakura Bulldogs. They have an Instagram page as well. Fake. As soon as you want to see a puppy they cut communication.

  36. Sakura Bulldogs stay away. Fake.
    Web page and Instagram account.
    Any mention of wanting to see dogs and they stop communicating

  37. Bryan tokafor. Www. Classicfrenchbulldogspuppiescom this character is foreign has a fake website up uses google voice as his contact info phone number tel:7245654059 which is a facticiious way of communicating out of Pennsylvania card was compromised 500. He uses other people’s pictures online as his puppies selling them for 1000 including shipping to your front door. No pics of parents on website if you look one pic is a white puppy in a Xmas background he tries to crop it out. Be ware. I have reported him to my bank and will contact authorities he uses zelle to do money transfers bryantokafor1009@gmail.com.

  38. BUYERS BEWARE—If you live in Nor California Do not purchase a puppy or if you have already purchased a puppy from Frenchie-world aka Diana Rodz, Diana Rodriguez, Tudor’s frenchies, she is a puppy mill and she inbreeds leaving you, the buyer, with very Un healthy sick puppies. She can be traced back to 2016 selling dogs with giardia, parvovirus and many, many genetic disorders. If you’ve already purchased a puppy from Diana please report her to the AKC she must stop breeding.

    1. Frenchie-World has changed there name multiple times over the past month
      1. Viking frenchies
      2. Tudor Frenchies
      3. Bay blue frenchies
      4. Baby blue frenchies
      The website is still up under Vikingfrenchies.com. The IG was just shut down.

    2. I did purchase a frenchie from Diana Rodz in 2018. My dog, now2+ years old, is in excellent health and is beautiful looking. We haven’t had any issues whatsoever. We were extremely happy with the breeder and are very happy with our dog. I would recommend her. Also, both parvovirus and giardia are extremely common in puppies; they can pick it up easily from just chewing on grass, or sniffing infected feces. Diana provided proof of vaccinations etc. I felt that she was very conscientious.

  39. Has anyone heard of the Family of Paul & Cindy Winders. They show an address of 1936 Connor St Lincoln, NE and a telephone number of 419 718-5612. They are advertising an Anniversary special on Blue Sky Frenchies for $700. When we inquired with them we got a request of course for the payment to be conducted through Western Union and on the Bill of Sale they listed a different phone number of 302 219-4934 but same home address. Their email response had a lot of the same wording as others have said they received from other scammers.

    We are not proceeding with this but wanted to know if others have heard of these individuals.

    Alex

    1. I live in Lincoln, NE, and while that is a legit address, they do not own that home. Plus, neither phone number is not a Lincoln, NE area code. I would assume it’s a scam. So sorry. we’ve had a lot of issues with puppy scamming in our area (but, it sounds like it’s happening everywhere). My advice would be to never buy a puppy you haven’t met in person, no matter how bad you want one. I waited 3 years for mine.

      1. I founds them on Hoobly and they advertised in Greensboro, NC. They have a phone # that they texted me on 4023374652. They asked me if I was ready for them to fly her to me today. we just started talking yesterday. Dog and flight for $850. ‘
        They have 3 business names – Blue Sky Frenchies, Blue Star Frenchies and Blue Rock Frenchies. Website is bluerockfrenchies.info

        Here is there email..

        We appreciate your interest in our puppies. We have considered your application to adopt Diamond and more than happy to let her join your family. She is very friendly, charming, welcoming, loves attention and will easily adapt to her new home because she is well socialized with adults, children, and other dogs. She is very attentive and in tune with everyone around her. She is easy to train well socialized with adults, kids, and other dogs. She has a great gentle outgoing personality, good temperament and loves to run around the house chasing her ball. She is absolutely healthy, vet checked and has had her 1st & 2nd shots. We recommend you continue feeding her with blue buffalo because that is what she is currently on. She comes with a year health guarantee, a clean bill of health, limited AKC registration, meaning you will not get breeding rights or register her for shows. She is going only as a home companion but if you wish to breed her in future, you are required to apply for full Akc. She is 12 Weeks, 3 Days Old now and estimated to be 18 – 22 lbs Full Grown.

        We are located in Lincoln, Nebraska and prior to placing any of our puppies in a home, we always lay emphasis on a few issues and possibly address them ahead of time. We do NOT place our puppies in homes where they will just be breeding them and making money without proper care and adequate medical attention. In addition to the importance of medical attention, we do NOT let our puppies go into homes where they would live permanently outside. Furthermore, we will NOT place our puppies with anyone who has any history of child or animal abuse. Finally, we will turn down homes with a large number of other pets as our puppies crave individual love & attention. We advise our potential adoptive families to take time and educate themselves on how to properly care for their unique new French Bulldog puppy child. As long as you can make us understand that you will share the love in your home with the puppy, we will consider placing our puppy in your home, regardless of your location.

        We are based in Lincoln, Nebraska which is miles from you, so we will have to ship Diamond to you. We frequently have to answer the question if shipping is safe. The answer is Yes, and certainly wouldn’t consider it if it wasn’t. All puppies are shipped in the main cabin and never cargo. We on some occasions offer nanny services for someone to fly with your puppy. Also when we make flight reservations for any puppy, it is only on safe and approved airlines that have pet-safe programs in accordance with the USDA guidelines.

        The puppy will have the same ventilation as everyone & someone will be there to care & looked after the puppy on and off the plane until you sign for your new fur friend. When we go to book a flight for our puppies, we always call ahead of time and find the most direct flight available (much as if you were looking for a flight for yourself). She will come with all her paperwork. Our puppies have always arrived safe and sound in their new homes. Believe me when I say it is better and more comfortable to fly a puppy on a 3-4 hours flight than drive with your new friend for 6 hours or more.

        Before shipping, we will require you to confirm the following information:
        Your Full Name?
        Address?
        Phone Number?
        Nearest Airport to your location?

        Once we receive the above information from you, we will now get back to you with her shipping registration details and how to make payment for your puppy. Thanks and waiting to hear from you so that we can move to the next step on how you will be getting Diamond home. God bless you.
        The Family Of Dilan Cullen, Derrick Noble & Cindy K.
        Lincoln, Nebraska 68505
        TEL: (402) 337-4652

        1. We recently saw a listing for frenchie puppies which were listed for $850 (including costs for transport). The website looked pretty fancy and included some “customer” reviews. After reading this post, I see that we received the same generic email, but from a different name and location. Here they go by Blue Star Frenchies and the email was from The Family Of Chris Alfred & James Tipton, Tomas Dellion in Little Rock, Arkansas.

          After contacting the “organization” we received the following email:

          We appreciate your interest in our puppies. We have considered your application to adopt Jack and more than happy to let him join your family. He is very friendly, charming, welcoming, loves attention and will easily adapt to his new home because he is well socialized with adults, children, and other dogs. He is very attentive and in tune with everyone around him. He is easy to train well socialized with adults, kids, and other dogs. He has a great gentle outgoing personality, good temperament and loves to run around the house chasing his ball. He is absolutely healthy, vet checked and has had his 1st & 2nd shots. We recommend you continue feeding him with blue buffalo because that is what he is currently on. He comes with a year health guarantee, a clean bill of health, limited AKC registration, meaning you will not get breeding rights or register him for shows. He is going only as a home companion but if you wish to breed him in future, you are required to apply for full Akc. He is 12 Weeks, 5 Days Old now and estimated to be 20 – 24 lbs Full Grown.

          We are located in Little Rock, Arkansas and prior to placing any of our puppies in a home, we always lay emphasis on a few issues and possibly address them ahead of time. We do NOT place our puppies in homes where they will just be breeding them and making money without proper care and adequate medical attention. In addition to the importance of medical attention, we do NOT let our puppies go into homes where they would live permanently outside. Furthermore, we will NOT place our puppies with anyone who has any history of child or animal abuse. Finally, we will turn down homes with a large number of other pets as our puppies crave individual love & attention. We advise our potential adoptive families to take time and educate themselves on how to properly care for their unique new French Bulldog puppy child. As long as you can make us understand that you will share the love in your home with the puppy, we will consider placing our puppy in your home, regardless of your location.

          We are based in Little Rock, Arkansas which is miles from you, so we will have to ship Jack to you. We frequently have to answer the question if shipping is safe. The answer is Yes, and certainly wouldn’t consider it if it wasn’t. All puppies are shipped in the main cabin and never cargo. We on some occasions offer nanny services for someone to fly with your puppy. Also when we make flight reservations for any puppy, it is only on safe and approved airlines that have pet-safe programs in accordance with the USDA guidelines.

          The puppy will have the same ventilation as everyone & someone will be there to care & looked after the puppy on and off the plane until you sign for your new fur friend. When we go to book a flight for our puppies, we always call ahead of time and find the most direct flight available (much as if you were looking for a flight for yourself). He will come with all his paperwork. Our puppies have always arrived safe and sound in their new homes. Believe me when I say it is better and more comfortable to fly a puppy on a 3-4 hours flight than drive with your new friend for 6 hours or more.

          Before shipping, we will require you to confirm the following information:
          Your Full Name?
          Address?
          Phone Number?
          Nearest Airport to your location?

          Once we receive the above information from you, we will now get back to you with his shipping registration details and how to make payment for your puppy. Thanks and waiting to hear from you so that we can move to the next step on how you will be getting Jack home. God bless you.
          The Family Of Chris Alfred & James Tipton, Tomas Dellion.
          Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
          TEL: (501) 486-0135

          website: http://www.puppylovefun.info/review.html

  40. What do u know about angelsrareexoticfrenchies? They claim there puppies sell for 25,000 dollars. The owner will give you a pregnant bitch plus two puppies with pedigrees as a gift. All you have to do is send him 12,500.00 before the puppies are born and you also get half the money for the litter of puppies. I can send you more details. Is this sounding like a scam?

    1. Looks like it. My mom tried getting a dog through them with the owner was asking for more shipping and insurance fees at the last minute. Trying to rush her into sending more money.

      Still trying to sort out the whole thing, but I’d stay away.

        1. same experience for me exactly and still no puppy and certainly no money He won’t reply to my text email phone calls

    1. I am also interested in finding out if henrysfamilyfrenchies is a scam. Any info? They are using google phone sevices with a Maryland area code and claim to be located Arizona.

  41. Does anyone know anything about a breeder, Luxurious French Bulldogs out of Bellingham, WA. I have been trying to get in touch with them but unsuccessfully. The breeder’s name is Roman Llakhunov, Russian?
    I am working on behalf of one of the Charlotte Hornet’s basketball players. We got this pup in for training and he has some health issues. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

  42. Has anyone heard of tobeyfrenchbullies? I have been emailing back and forth with her, she sent me pictures into videos. The site seems legitimate, and she is asking $750, and if the drive is more than 4 hours she will only send them through airline. she gave me the total of shipping and the total comes out to be $950. She said thatI can pay half now and the other half when I get the puppy from the airport. She seems legitimate and everything but I’m afraid to be scammed. Anything helps thank you

    1. Hi,
      I talked to her as well from tobeyfrenchies today. Did she say she was located in Florida? It seemed legitimate to me as well but I’m also looking for guidance. Thanks!

    2. Definitely a scam. You don’t want to get a Frenchies anywhere under $1500 and even that is a little pushing it. They are usually $2k up.

  43. Hi! So I’m in the market for a frenchie and I’ve been talking with a breder called Carter frenchie dogs or something like that , has anyone ever heard of them?; I was litteralky about to send money to them today and then I read this …. Wow alot of the things u listed off as scams are relatable in my experience talking with this breader . I’m so sad I was so excited :((( they were even going to let me pay half now and half when I got the dog so it seemed legit

  44. Hi! So I’m in the market for a frenchie and I’ve been talking with a breder called Carter frenchie dogs or something like that , has anyone ever heard of them?; I was litteralky about to send money to them today and then I read this …. Wow alot of the things u listed off as scams are relatable in my experience talking with this breader . I’m so sad I was so excited :((( they were even going to let me pay half now and half when I got the dog so it seemed legit

  45. I wanted a dog from Belvens French bulldogs they charge $600 for a 12 week old puppy they claim to be In Detriot and they are the WORST!!!!! and they are so rude I emiled them like 5 times about Information on the dog but they never replied until when I asked if she was still avalible and they said yes so they refused to tell me information on the dog DO NOT buy a dog from Belvens French Bulldogs!!!!!

  46. Anyone have any experience with
    Alexbulldogs.com?
    Located apparently in Minnesota site looks ok, text and emails from a lady named Wendy. The website was never given I looked it up and asked her about it. Puppy supposedly 400.00 payment through Zelle she asked me to fill out a contract and when you go to the website the form you can’t submit so she said she would fill it out I asked if I needed to sign it? She said yes I gave her my address and name and phone number.
    I’ve been scammed before somethings are screaming scam.
    Email address she originally used was Wendy Williams
    Zelle email was different
    The website contact email I tried to submit to says it’s not a valid email. All three are separate.

    1. Wish I seen this! I sent her the 450! Then this weird shipping company sent
      Me an email saying the dog is stressed and would need a certain crate to be transported on the next flight. I should either pay 900 for the crate or rent it and get my money back when the puppy is delivered. Went back and forth with Wendy and she said she doesn’t know what is going on!

  47. Has anyone used or heard of the breeder Frenchie nation? They are located in Oklahoma apparently.
    Their website is https://www.frenchienation.us
    Their pricing is anywhere from $800 to $1600. They seem legit based off their pictures and emails that they have been contacting me thru but I’m very hesitant. Please let me know!

  48. We’re looking at dreamlandandfrenchbullies website. The breeder email said that this will be his last batch as he is retiring so he is selling them for $750 usually $1500. Sounded awesome but after reading I am skeptical. Has anyone tried to purchase from them?

    1. I think I messaged him today and the prices were $800-1000. It was free shipping but I said I would come in person. He immediately said they have an open tomorrow and every Saturday and they are in Oklahoma City. I said that I can’t come tomorrow bc I am out of state and he said to let him know when I am available and that was the end of the conversation. So idk?

  49. Has anyone ever heard of Frenchie nation, they work out of Oklahoma, they have French bull dogs ranging from $800-$1600? They seem knowledgeable but I’m hesitant after reading this site.

  50. Hi,
    I live in New London Connecticut. I am looking to get a female Frenchie. Either a pied or a fawn. Anyone has any recommendations about a trusted breeder, preferably close to me (New York, New Jersey, etc)? Thank you very much!

    1. The dog I got from them has a heart murmur and only one testicle descended, he will need to be neutered to prevent health issues and will need heart medication as well

    2. Yes I just Got a female Frenchie from them with AKC Papers AMD health Guarantee the Gentleman is good at what he does and has Quality Frenchies. I am in the process of getting a male from him now and he will be home at the end of next month. I Recommend him to every And anybody looking for a good Frenchie.

    1. Has anyone ever gotten a pup from Solid Stocky Frenchies? I found a pup on their website that I absolutely fell in love with but it says their located in Savannah, Georgia so I can’t meet them and when I asked about FaceTime to see the pup/ask questions they stopped emailing me back immediately. I was curious as to whether or not they were a legitimate breeder or a scam. Thank you.

  51. ??? BUYER BEWARE ???

    We purchased a French Bulldog from Brenda Esty in October 2018. I flew out to San Francisco and she met me at the airport (I almost missed my return flight because she was so late) This experience has been a nightmare. She sold us a puppy who was extremely sick. Our puppy was infected with a strain of Giardia that literally took 10 months to get rid of. She has had to be on several antibiotics which I’m sure has wreaked havoc on her poor little system. Our puppy has also had to have the stenotic nare surgery (to open her nostrils to make breathing easier)… She has just been diagnosed with brachycephalic syndrome (her soft palate is too long) and may need surgery to shorten it. This is ALL stuff I had concerns about and Brenda assured me that NONE of her dogs had any issues with this. Her bogus one year health guarantee only covers very rare health issues. They do not cover the things that a breeder should be aware of. She knew our dog could have had Giardia (she specifically told me to have her tested for this since it isn’t in the normal health check). We are SO bummed out for our poor dog. We’ve had to spend a couple thousand dollars on treatments and surgery. The positive side is that our dog has an amazing demeanor and she’s probably the sweetest fur baby we’ve ever had. I would steer clear of purchasing a dog from Brenda @ Golden Bay Frenchies though. There are too many other responsible, honest breeders out there. Unfortunately, she was not one of them for us.

  52. https://admirablefrenchie.wixsite.com – this site is a scam! Another one that offers puppies at 50% off because a new litter is coming and free airline shipping to your local airport. DO NOT SEND THEM MONEY! COMPLETE SCAM! The name of the contact is Dlamini Lubanzi, email addresses lubanzidlamini30@outlook.com and greenergrass001@earthlinkz.net.

    They will interview you as if they are really taking care that their puppies are going to a good home, so make you feel comfortable. This is fake.

    Do NOT ever work with someone who only takes payment on sites like Zelle or Western Union etc, where you are not insured to get money back if it is a scam. This is the first warning sign!!!

    1. I only wish I had seen this earlier–I tried to adopt from ADMIRABLE CLASSIC FRENCHIE (or FRENCH BULLDOG EMPIRE)– applied, was accepted, sent money–they wanted $990 extra for a crate–I told them I have a crate and will see them in 8 hrs–NO NO NO–the man from the courier company got AGGRESSIVE on the phone–I’ve been to the police and called McAlester Ok where they are located–nothing–I just lost my 12 yr old Doberman and let my heart make the decision (atleast I didn’t send the $990!!) SCAM SCAM SCAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. https://www.royalpomskypuppies.com/puppies

    Just wanted to add another suspicious website here. A friend of mine fell for the same scam. She was first contacted by (614) 992-7350 and eventually lost $500. If you google the phone number, this royalpomskypuppies.com website pops up and once you get in, the phone number has already been changed to (412) 479-2391. Not to mention the pictures shown on the website are very likely stolen from here: https://www.purelypomskies.com/about

    This website has been report as scam on https://petscams.com/puppy-scammer-list/royalpomskypuppies-com/

    1. I dealt with 412-479-2391 today about a 10 week old French Bulldog pup. They provided a mailing address that is a home currently listed for sale in Erie, PA and only accepted payment through Zelle. They refused to accept payment any other way and wanted it all up front. They were asking 1200 for males and 1000 for females. They said the puppies would be delivered to our door. No purchase protection, no guarantees… it seemed sketchy so I backed off. They did not get any money from me, but they’re supposed to deliver puppies to two people I know of tomorrow. (9/1/19) We shall see if it happens. If it’s a scam, they just made 2200 off two people. Be wary. Carlton Wilson is the name they provided. CaWill1027@gmail.com was the email provided.

  54. Good Morning! Has anyone had any dealings with a website called frenchies-home.com?? Say they are in Oklahoma City, OK. They sent me information which seemed copy and pasted, but that was in an email. I have been texting and seem to get better information that way and she has tried to call but left me no message. 1500$ shipped seems to cheap???

  55. Glad I found this site before I did something stupid and send money! I have had emails from this site and as they say if it sounds too good to be true …
    I told them I would not pay anything until I had dog in my hands…surprise surprise have heard nothing back!

  56. Has anyone use Skye Blue Frenchies? We have been communicating with them regarding a blue fawn frenchie and we are worried it’s a scam? Any help is appreciated!

    Ghena

  57. Please be aware of scam website CURRENTLY ACTIVE on gmail (how???!!). Charmingfrenchie.com TOTAL FRAUD. Website looks really good to include concerns about scams and testimonials. They sent videos and unique still pictures to assure me they were real. We were HAD for $999 and they used Google Pay to complete the transaction. David Jackson out of Ft. Worth, TX was the supposed recipient but it looks like a scam outfit out of India…kicking myself and our 8-year old daughter is gutted. We just lost our golden and thought we would bring some happiness back to our little boy and girl. Sinful.

  58. I was scammed by playfulfrenchies.com. Otis was the cutest Frenchie and surprisingly still available for $999 & free shipping! They had a coupon left but I had to act fast so the I could use the coupon. I got fast replies at first & very informative emails. The emails were cut & pasted, you could tell this by the different fonts. The grammar was terrible. their website even had a tab on “how to avoid scams” All the red flags are there now, but not at the time because I was so blinded by the cute puppy. I had never heard of puppy scams until I was scammed:( I Googled reviews fro this website & even went to the BBB & found nothing.
    I sent half through Google Pay & half through Zelle, then the communication stopped. Google Pay says it is against their policy to pay for live animals using their service so they can’t reimburse me & Zelle is very clear you should only use their service amongst people you know, not goods. I have filed fraud with my bank still waiting to see if I get any $ back.

  59. People…..if a frenchie is less than $2500 it’s a scam or inbred or something is wrong with it! Quality stud fees are $3500 and up. They would literally lose $$$! You get what you pay for.

  60. Greetings,

    Has anyone heard of HyperFrenchies.org? The price was lowered for me because I disclosed some medical issues that I’m having. Generally I’m at home and I’ve done my research on the Frenchie. A French Bulldog would be perfect for me because I’m on 24/7 oxygen and I’m not able to have a baby that requires a lot of walking. So, Nick is his name at Hyper Frenchie and he asked what I could afford. The original price was $900. He emailed me wanting to know what I could afford for the purchase of the puppy. I didn’t expect him to lower his price. I didn’t hear from Nick for two days. Today he popped up and asked if I was still interested in buying the puppy. My reply to him was “Yes, I am. However, friends are going to help me make the purchase”. Nick then went on to say that’s why he’s only charging me $550 due to my condition . I told him that I never that offer in a email nor text. This guy knows that I have lupus and it’s attacking my lungs. This makes me sad that scammers would take advantage of anyone. I just texted him and asked him to Skype, Marco Polo etc so that he and I can meet and that I’m able to see the puppy. Nick texts at weird hours of the morning. I just happened to be awake and was able to respond to him. Nick just texted me and said I quote… I am being nice and considerate and if you can’t trust me when (am) being this cool then you don’t deserve my kindness. I spotted the typo as well. He’s upset because he read my text incorrectly. I told him a friend has a buddy pass that she’s going to give me, so that I can pick the baby up. He read that my friend is picking the baby up. I have an illness that I can’t get stressed. I thanked him for his time and kindness.

  61. I almost made a dire mistake just last evening, because I didn’t do my homework. I was actually trying to make the payment but no matter what, I couldn’t get my PayPal to work correctly. Thank goodness. I got to work and decided to check them out again, because the more I thought about it, something seemed off. Sure enough there is this… https://puppyscam.com/frenchbulldogs/blueheavenminifrenchies-com-frenchbulldogs-breeder-scam-review/
    Because it was late and we couldn’t get my funds to work, we agreed to pick up again this morning. I got a text message around 10:00 . It said good morning. It felt really good to be able to waste all their time last night, and then sabotaged their plans. I reply texted them the above scam website and said, ” Ah ha! You almost got me.” I immediately blocked their number on my phone and added them to junk mail in my email. So be on the lookout for Blue Heaven Mini Frenchies. More like blue heathens… I almost think now that I know this it would be great to take some time and waste some more time again and with others. Play right along and keep them hanging. Then poof, let them know you’re totally on to them 🙂

  62. Came across this website since we might get another frenchie. It’s really sad to hear such stories! I feel lucky for having gotten a healthy frenchie over the internet last time and not encountering scammers. This was 7 years ago, though, but unlike what I’d probably do today, I didn’t meet my dog until the day I flew from CA to MI to pick her up. I did get weekly emails and picture updates from the owner and I think I might have also spoken to her every week or so. I paid a deposit when I reserved her at 2 weeks old and the rest I paid in-person upon delivery. This breeder would not ship the dogs so all the new owners flew out there to pick up their dogs. I would go with this breeder again. I advise picking AKC breeders. They are listed on the AKC Marketplace website if you are serious about getting a frenchie. Also, what one thing I would do differently is to wait until after the dog goes through her first cycle to spay. I think doing it before prevents them from fully developing into mature adults. My frenchie was 4 month when she was fixed and people always think she’s a puppy because she still acts like one. Hope you all get a healthy puppy. Owning a frenchie is a lot of work but they bring so much happiness to our lives they are so worth it.

  63. I have been working with TomKingsKennel.com does anyone have any ideas if they are legit? Or a scam. They operate overseas

    1. Tom King Kennels is in Hungary, and is 100% legit. I live in southern CA, I personally know 2 people in Orange County, CA who have gotten Frenchie’s from them. The dogs are gorgeous, and healthy, but more importantly, the aftercare they provide is wonderful—they have a fantastic website, Facebook group, IG with great and frequent updates, and a ton of helpful info pertaining to Frenchie, etc. They respond quickly to emails and that includes before, during, and after you receive your puppy.
      I think your website is a great resource for weeding out legitimate versus scam breeders, and feel it’s equally important that we recognize those breeders who love, care for, and ethically breed Frenchies…

  64. I am looking for an Frenchie for our family we reached out to https://akcfrenchbulldogpuppiesbreeder.club which says they have multiple puppies available so many that they are discounted for a flat rate of $600 which includes shipping. We requested a video chat with the puppy since we live in CA and they are located in Wilmington, NC they responded back stating that they believe we are acceptable to have the puppy but nothing about when we would be able to video chat.

    My family really wants to have a Frenchie in the family can someone please give us a website that is legit?

    1. Those are rare, no way this is legit!!! I am going to reach out to them. I like in Charlotte about 1.5 hours away from them if they wont allow me to come visit and pick up the puppy its probably a SCAM!

  65. Has anyone ever heard of Stunning French Bulldog out of Norfolk, VA? They’re offering mini frenchies starting at $980. I ran into this website while looking for rescue frenchies. I appreciate the info and hope if they are a scam, someone else can be forewarned.

  66. !!!SCAM ALERT!!!!
    http://www.frenchbullsbabies.com
    joyousfrenchi0@gmail.com
    Tel : 210 761 2738
    Mark and Sofia
    510 Mission Viejo, San Antonio, TX 78232

    Said they had French Bulldogs for $500 and I had to pay an additional $255 to have him shipped to my house (well the airport near my house). They requested that we send the payment via CashApp ($Helderlove09) or Western Union. When I told them we had family in San Antonio that could bring payment and pick up our puppy they blocked us.

  67. Ethical Frenchie NYC- BUYER BEWARE. Promised a dog, sent them a deposit…he changed delivery date MANY times, many excuses… we tried rescheduling delivery multiple times- he made many excuses and then claimed we cancelled which we did NOT. He promised refund of our deposit (via texts and emails I have) and never did. We contacted attorney and proper authorities. Terrible business practice.. read online reviews- not the only ones he scammed.

  68. I am horrified by all of you. Does no one know what a legitimate Frenchie breeder looks like? Even those of you buying from the “legit” places seem to have zero idea.

    Legitimate breeder (aka: not a puppy mill or backyard breeder).

    -OFAs, also known as genetic health tests. A vet check in no universe is sufficient. Louder for those in the back? IF SOMEONE SAYS THEY TOOK THE PARENTS TO THE VET AND THE VET SAID THEY WERE HEALTHY DO NOT BUY FROM THEM, THAT MEANS NOTHING WITHOUT SEEING THE RESULTS OF THE GENETIC TESTING YOURSELF.

    -parents have been shown and titled, championship bloodlines means absolutely NOTHING.

    -your “blue” or “rare” frenchie is about 10x more likely to have health problems. Get yourself one in a standard colour

    -if you can’t meet at least one of the dog’s parents run the fuck away.

    -if the dog is less than 2.5k be verrrry careful.

  69. I was just looking on a puppy finder website and it said there were two gray frenchies for sale. I inquired because they said they were in Gainesville, Florida close to me. When the number of 804-742-4566 rescued out to me and send me a vague text me saying they were in Colorado Springs. They said total fee for adoption and shipment was $350 ???. I immediately knew it was a scam
    And blocked the number. I also googled the number and it said it was out of Caroline County, VA.

  70. Anybody heard of Tyler’s Frenchies in Richmond, VA ?
    I inquired about getting a puppy shipped to Canada and he said it’s $600 for the puppy and $100 for shipping, that seems really cheap. And wants to use Zelle for payment

    1. That is so funny. I just came across them yesterday and sent them an email. They responded quickly with an email response I swear I have read somewhere before. They sent pictures and a video but would not give me their address in Richmond. I tried to google them but couldn’t find any information. I sent them two emails asking where exactly in Richmond they were located and another verifying the price of the pup…no answer on either one. They never asked me for any type of payment, probably because they may think I figured out they were a scam. I would not deal with them at all unless you get their physical address, maybe call the BBB in Richmond, and maybe check the AKC and see if they are actually registered breeders with them (if that is even possible). The main thing is…DO NOT SEND THEM ANY MONEY!!! I’m not going to deal with them, and I am going to look for a pup closer to where I live so I can check out the breeder and visit the place.

  71. I have been dealing with Greener Grass. Their website has the heading AKC FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES BREEDER. I paid them for the puppy and then they told me I needed to pay another $980 to ship the puppy and once the puppy got to my airport, the would refund me in cash $950. That was sketchy. Then on 4/12/20 they told me I would have to pay an additional $1200 for insurance. So, I got scammed and my family got hurt. They only communicated when they wanted to and it was only through email. They gave me a phone number and I was never able to call them. When they said the puppy was ready to be shipped then I got an email for George Bush Int’l Pet Department and they wanted all this extra money, but I do believe it was the seller and he just put all of this on his web site. when they email they were very rude. PLEASE! Do not buy a puppy from them. SCAMMERS!!!

  72. **SCAM**
    http://WWW.BLUEFRENCHIEZ.REVIEWS OR http://frenchiezpuppies.info/
    title: Blue Sky Frenchies
    Seller email: french lover

    Email:
    We appreciate your interest in our puppies. We have considered your application to adopt Diamond and more than happy to let her join your family. She is very friendly, charming, welcoming, loves attention and will easily adapt to her new home because she is well socialized with adults, children, and other dogs. She is very attentive and in tune with everyone around her. She is easy to train well socialized with adults, kids, and other dogs. She has a great gentle outgoing personality, good temperament and loves to run around the house chasing her ball. She is absolutely healthy, vet checked and has had her 1st & 2nd shots. We recommend you continue feeding her with blue buffalo because that is what she is currently on. She comes with a year health guarantee, a clean bill of health, limited AKC registration, meaning you will not get breeding rights or register her for shows. She is going only as a home companion but if you wish to breed her in future, you are required to apply for full Akc. She is 12 Weeks, 5 Days Old now and estimated to be 20 – 24 lbs Full Grown.

    We are located in Little Rock, Arkansas and prior to placing any of our puppies in a home, we always lay emphasis on a few issues and possibly address them ahead of time. We do NOT place our puppies in homes where they will just be breeding them and making money without proper care and adequate medical attention. In addition to the importance of medical attention, we do NOT let our puppies go into homes where they would live permanently outside. Furthermore, we will NOT place our puppies with anyone who has any history of child or animal abuse. Finally, we will turn down homes with a large number of other pets as our puppies crave individual love & attention. We advise our potential adoptive families to take time and educate themselves on how to properly care for their unique new French Bulldog puppy child. As long as you can make us understand that you will share the love in your home with the puppy, we will consider placing our puppy in your home, regardless of your location.

    We are based in Little Rock, Arkansas which is miles from you, so we will have to ship Diamond to you. We frequently have to answer the question if shipping is safe. The answer is Yes, and certainly wouldn’t consider it if it wasn’t. All puppies are shipped in the main cabin and never cargo. We on some occasions offer nanny services for someone to fly with your puppy. Also when we make flight reservations for any puppy, it is only on safe and approved airlines that have pet-safe programs in accordance with the USDA guidelines.

    The puppy will have the same ventilation as everyone & someone will be there to care & looked after the puppy on and off the plane until you sign for your new fur friend. When we go to book a flight for our puppies, we always call ahead of time and find the most direct flight available (much as if you were looking for a flight for yourself). She will come with all her paperwork. Our puppies have always arrived safe and sound in their new homes. Believe me when I say it is better and more comfortable to fly a puppy on a 3-4 hours flight than drive with your new friend for 6 hours or more.

    Before shipping, we will require you to confirm the following information:
    Your Full Name?
    Address?
    Phone Number?
    Nearest Airport to your location?

    Once we receive the above information from you, we will now get back to you with her shipping registration details and how to make payment for your puppy. Thanks and waiting to hear from you so that we can move to the next step on how you will be getting Diamond home. God bless you.
    The Family Of Robert Tate & Darrena Evans,
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
    TEL: (501) 302-2316

    Scam! I inquired about Diamond and noticed almost the exact same wording on a post above. The price and quick response was too good to be true. I stumbled on this from puppyfinder.com and seemed like it was local, until the seller said they were from Arkansas. Be careful out there!

    1. This is an identical email to one I received from Blue Frenchie Families. Puppylove.info

      Sad it’s not real.

  73. Hello everyone – I have read through all of your entries and am glad I found you. The entries were very interesting and sounded quite familiar in bits an pieces. I was almost scammed and I am so sorry for those of you who were. What a world we live in.

    I came across an ad asking $300 for French bulldog puppies. I am not interested in a Frenchie to breed or show, just as a family member. Although I know these puppies sell for A LOT more, I did not think too much about it and was happy to secure one of these adorable dogs for such a lower price. Based on the ad, I thought the seller was in my state and upon receiving a response, learned she was from Minnesota- how convenient. Said her name is Elsa. Several different email addresses are associated with this person. The email address on the ad is bulldogabout@gmail.com. Elsa’s emails are “mariahelsa22@gmail.com” and “moreblack72@gmail.com”. I tried doing in depth searches for information on the person behind any of those email addresses and found absolutely nothing, which was fishy in itself. I also asked her why the user ID in the ad is associated with additional ads in Nevada and New Mexico with pictures of different puppies, all with the same dates on the pics. She responded it was because someone else posted the ad for her because she did not know how to use the website.

    She did not provide a questionnaire, but did ask the same type of questions and after I provided a short bio and pics of my dogs and some of the inside of my house, she said I would provide a good home. Similarly to what I read above, it was only going to cost me an extra $150/ puppy to fly the puppies to Syracuse and have them delivered to my home. Thankfully my husband was skeptical, which increased my skepticism. I have since ended any plans for transaction, which was suppose to occur tomorrow morning. So, please add this to the growing list of scams!

  74. Please be aware I’ve had contact with this Tyler French bulldog too. Same $600 plus $100 transport cost to Canada from USA. Website looks really good but their emails sound so fake and unprofessional. Beware

  75. Also am talking to tylersfrenchbulldogs and there asking to send zelle an stuff and there info for the payment is Ecuador and the person says it’s being sent to there soon cause hes stuck there since lockdown. I dunno now I’m feeling a bit sketchy about it

    1. I’ve been talking to tyler as well and am almost 99% sure its a scam. His payment if he was just stuck in Ecuador wouldnt be to an Ecuador bank account…

    2. just a follow up its a scam i reversed searched the photo of the couple they are claiming to be and their names are Steve and Jen

  76. someone already asked but i’ve also been researching Tom Kings Kennel. Website and instagram look legit, but almost too good… and they operate over seas. they’re puppies range from about 3,000-7,000 which includes cost of puppy flight but they also claim to have every color combo/even breed fluffy frenchies. is this a red flag? even if they’re legit i’m worried they could be a mill.

        1. I am cautious but interested Tom Kings kennel they are overseas offer Skype and video of puppies, appropriate price point seems sort of legit but still have some concerns anyone have any success or info about them?

          1. Tom Kings Kennel is legitimate. I wrote a comment about this a few days ago but since I also saw this post, I decided to reply to it as well . I live in Orange County, CA. I personally know 2 people , both of which have gotten beautiful puppies from Tom Kings Kennel in Hungary. They aren’t cheap, and the price depends on the color(s) you want, but the cost is fair and right on point for what Frenchies cost. ( we all know aren’t cheap.) The thing I love about this kennel is the involvement they have with you after you get your puppy. They respond quickly to texts and emails and are very knowledgable on the breed, and always willing to help with any questions Frenchie parents might have, etc. before you buy, during the transaction, and after you adopt your baby. They offer a plethora of information, on their site, FB group, and IG page, and post so many videos of their pups, as well as their client’s pups. Being I have known people who have gotten puppies from them, I can honestly tell you I would 100% back this breeder. I’m not related to anyone from Tom King’s Kennel, nor do I work for them, I’m just an average person, and a nurse who just wanted to share what I know. I have a Frenchie and am getting another one from Tom King’s that will arrive at the tail end of July….

    1. TKK is a legit breeder and has an amazing community of owners! We were super nervous but it was all of the other owners that calmed us down. Our girl is exceptional! TKK is very responsive, genuinely cares about their dogs, and has a thriving Facebook community. We live in CO and had our girl flown from Hungary. It was scary but she came in great health and no issues. TKK made the process easy.

    1. Has anyone dealt with D & G pups in Millersburg, Ohio selling Frenchies or Blue Rock French Bulldogs in Pa? Thanks for your Help! Looking to buy a Frenchie from a reputable breeder.

  77. I contacted Tyler’s French bulldogs also. Received immediate response with pictures and videos. The email said I could pick up or they can ship. I replied I would pick up because they aren’t that far from me. They sent back info on shipping with payment request through Zelle. I replied I am going to pick up and no repsonse. They stopped emails. I wouldnt trust them.

  78. Has anyone dealt with D & G pups in Millersburg, Ohio selling Frenchies or Blue Rock French Bulldogs in Pa? Thanks for your Help! Looking to buy a Frenchie from a reputable breeder.

    1. Alison,
      I am talking to them today and I think it’s a scam. They offered me 2 puppies for $2000 and free shipping from Seattle, WA to Florida. I call SCAM!

  79. Another scam:

    http://www.garyfrenchbulldogs.com

    They are only asking $700 per puppy. I contacted asking several questions including if that is the depsoit amount or full balance due, inquired about a specific puppy, and asked some questions about transport. All questions were ignored and I was just emailed a response asking for all my information and tons of pictures of a puppy. They were clearly just trying to get my information. Definite scam. Stay away!

  80. Hi, I’ve been communicating with F-frenchbulldogs.com. Their websit looks so legit with testimonials etc.

    I plugged their email address into petscams.com and sure enough they are scammers. STAY AWAY FRIENDS!!!!

  81. Also, if you do a reverse image lookup (images.google.com) you will see that the same pics of these adorable puppies are being used by many many of these scam artists.

  82. Hi there,

    I recently got in touch with Simply Frenchies. I found them on the AKC website. They seem very serious. Would you recommend them?

    Thank you!

  83. Similar to another poster I had contacted what appeared to be a local owner of found Frenchie’s that turned out to be a lie. from the email (moreblack72@gmail.com) What was advertised as found Frenchie’s in Greensboro, NC for one amount of adoption fee and then turned out to be in NJ, bred, and for a much higher price. Just wanted to give another note to these accounts.

  84. Anyone ever deal with Proudfrenchies.com or topfrenchbulldogs.com? When asking them for more information, AKC registration #, the vets name they use, etc., they said only with a 50% down payment and were quite rude.

    1. Hi Sara, I posted about Tom Kings Kennel a few minutes ago above…They are legit! They are wonderful throughout the entire process of adopting a Frenchie….As I stated about, I know 2 different people here in Orange County, CA who have gotten puppies (gorgeous, healthy puppies), and they are so happy with Tom Kings! I’m getting my 2nd Frenchie from them and he’ll be arriving at the end of July ( unless the government reimposes flight bans, but we’re hoping that’s not the case)…You guys can rest easy and trust this kennel. Also, on their website, there is a huge list of instagram pages from the Frenchie parents who have adopted from them. I’m sure if you messaged any of those people, they would be happy to vouch for the legitimacy of Tom Kings Kennel. I hope this helps you.

  85. Does anyone know about https://www.kandgfrenchbulldogs.com/available-puppies ?
    They are asking $600 for 12 week old pups and 175 for shipping, no yelp reviews and have no address posted…
    I haven’t seeing anyone on here posted of these scammers asking to use cashapp, I don’t know if your money is protected that way…. but that’s what they said they can use zelle or cashapp.

    Thank you

  86. Has anyone dealt with nicoleteacups.net. I am currently dealing with them. They offer a mini frenchie for $750 us dollars. Its free shipping from the states to canada and if you want it delivered to your door it will only cost $50 more. When i asked how they would like payment they said google play card. I asked if they do e transfer and i havent gotten a response yet. I pray its not a scam cause i fell in love with henry the cutest little thing ever.

    1. That sounds like a scam. There is no such thing as a “mini” and definitely not $750 for a french bulldog… how would delivery across the border be only $50? Sorry- it’s a scam 🙁

      1. So why not post a list of reliable Frenchy breeders, where you can buy one without any scams or drama. Just my $0.02?

  87. I am glad that I looked at this site. I found the exact same wordage down below. I cannot believe people would pull this kind of stuff. Thankfully, I did not pursue this any further before looking on this site.

    Hello
    We appreciate your interest in our puppies. We have considered your application to adopt Jack and more than happy to let him join your family. He is very friendly, charming, welcoming, loves attention and will easily adapt to his new home because he is well socialized with adults, children, and other dogs. He is very attentive and in tune with everyone around him. He is easy to train well socialized with adults, kids, and other dogs. He has a great gentle outgoing personality, good temperament and loves to run around the house chasing his ball. He is absolutely healthy, vet checked and has had his 1st & 2nd shots. We recommend you continue feeding him with blue buffalo because that is what he is currently on. He comes with a year health guarantee, a clean bill of health, limited AKC registration, meaning you will not get breeding rights or register him for shows. He is going only as a home companion but if you wish to breed him in future, you are required to apply for full Akc. He is 12 Weeks, 5 Days Old now and estimated to be 20 – 24 lbs Full Grown.

    We are located in Little Rock, Arkansas and prior to placing any of our puppies in a home, we always lay emphasis on a few issues and possibly address them ahead of time. We do NOT place our puppies in homes where they will just be breeding them and making money without proper care and adequate medical attention. In addition to the importance of medical attention, we do NOT let our puppies go into homes where they would live permanently outside. Furthermore, we will NOT place our puppies with anyone who has any history of child or animal abuse. Finally, we will turn down homes with a large number of other pets as our puppies crave individual love & attention. We advise our potential adoptive families to take time and educate themselves on how to properly care for their unique new French Bulldog puppy child. As long as you can make us understand that you will share the love in your home with the puppy, we will consider placing our puppy in your home, regardless of your location.

    We are based in Little Rock, Arkansas which is miles from you, so we will have to ship Jack to you. We frequently have to answer the question if shipping is safe. The answer is Yes, and certainly wouldn’t consider it if it wasn’t. All puppies are shipped in the main cabin and never cargo. We on some occasions offer nanny services for someone to fly with your puppy. Also when we make flight reservations for any puppy, it is only on safe and approved airlines that have pet-safe programs in accordance with the USDA guidelines.

    The puppy will have the same ventilation as everyone & someone will be there to care & looked after the puppy on and off the plane until you sign for your new fur friend. When we go to book a flight for our puppies, we always call ahead of time and find the most direct flight available (much as if you were looking for a flight for yourself). He will come with all his paperwork. Our puppies have always arrived safe and sound in their new homes. Believe me when I say it is better and more comfortable to fly a puppy on a 3-4 hours flight than drive with your new friend for 6 hours or more.

    Before shipping, we will require you to confirm the following information:
    Your Full Name?
    Address?
    Phone Number?
    Nearest Airport to your location?

    Once we receive the above information from you, we will now get back to you with his shipping registration details and how to make payment for your puppy. Thanks and waiting to hear from you so that we can move to the next step on how you will be getting Jack home. God bless you.
    The Family Of Tim Hays & Raymond Barkwill.
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
    TEL: (501) 289-4341

  88. Don’t purchase from http://www.topfrenchbulldogs.com, TOTAL SCAM FRAUD. They will ask you for a electronic cash exchange then promise delivery. Delivery will never come, ask all the questions you can. I found them on the AKC website breeders list. Still fake.
    Even though the website looks legit, FAKE WEBSITE, FAKE ADDRESS -I am embarrassed to say they took me for $1500
    Their fake address: 16758 Southwest Fwy # 2, Sugar Land, TX 77479; +1 361-589-1054

    1. I am so happy I found this site as I almost tried completing a transaction with topfrenchbulldogs.com Its unreal how people can do this to others. My family recently lost a pup of almost 16 years and we are devastated, this would’ve been a nightmare.

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