The cheapest expense of being a bulldog owner would be the purchase price of the dog. This is what my family went through: we bought a cheap bulldog for $1500 seller said he was last of litter and just wanted to get rid of him to a good home. We were naive to the breed at the time and bought him. Within 2 weeks he was deathly ill with aspiration pneumonia which is quite common in the breed due to short squishy faces, his cherry eye popped out, and he had demodectic mange. The first vet we rushed him to was ready to put him down after a couple of courses of the wrong antibiotics. We didn't want to hear this so we took him back home where my husband and I gave him water from a syringe for hydration and desperately searched for a vet who had knowledge with this breed. We watched our Sammy struggle to breathe as he laid his chin on our couch to keep his head upright, very painful to watch. Then we found our vet we have now who saved Sammy's life. He was hospitalized for almost two weeks with iv antibiotics, breathing treatments every 2 hours, and steroids. Our cheap bulldog ended up costing us almost $10,000 in vet bills between the first vet that didn't have a clue to our current vet who specializes in bulldogs. Very hard and expensive lesson learned! Please be cautious of cheap bulldogs!!
Hardy debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) on June 23, 2004, at the Second Anniversary Show , in a match against . Styles , for the TNA X Division Championship .  He also debuted his new entrance theme "Modest", a song performed by Hardy himself, and a new nickname, "The Charismatic Enigma".  The match ended in a no contest when Kid Kash and Dallas interfered.  Hardy returned to TNA on July 21 and was awarded a shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship .  Hardy challenged for the title on September 8, losing to NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett .  In October 2004, he won a tournament,  earning a shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on November 7 at Victory Road , TNA's first monthly pay-per-view.  Hardy was defeated by Jarrett once again in a ladder match at Victory Road following interference from Kevin Nash and Scott Hall .