|02-26-2014 05:01 PM|
I agree with pete026, the price of the pup is just the beginning.
the vet bills, accidents, food and care is where it all builds up + sometimes people do "save up" on the cost of the puppy, but end up paying way more down the line for health issues.
The longer I own a gsd the more I am understanding what reputable breeders put into their dogs and how much energy, money, love and passion it takes.
|02-26-2014 03:37 AM|
This is the way I look at it:
Pick a number. $2000 divided by 10 years is $200 a year. That's about $16 a month. You're going to spend close to if not more than that on food, training and vet bill expenses. It's worth it to me to spend more upfront and not have regrets later.
|02-25-2014 07:22 PM|
I agree Betty little river canine
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|02-25-2014 12:35 PM|
thanks guys i pmed betty and see what she has planned. I also came across van der oher tanner in GA across these boards. anyone have experience with them? I cant tell from the site if they are german or american show lines..? their dogs are beautiful though
|02-25-2014 12:12 PM|
|02-25-2014 11:23 AM|
Proper vetting, the titling of parents and, to me, how the breeder handles the pups are important. Not a fan of large breeding kennels.
Ask breeder about previous litters and where those pups are now. What are those pups doing? Ask for names of owners you can call.
Ask how involved the breeder is willing to be with you on advice and care.
A lot can talk a good game, but you want some examples.
My pups are German Showline but have been told that a good working line can be had for $1500 and up. Maybe a few who have them can chime in.
Best of luck1
|02-25-2014 11:23 AM|
|02-25-2014 11:07 AM|
|02-25-2014 12:23 AM|
No, it is not necessarily so. But if $1500 worries you, what would you do if your pup had a health issue or accident?
The amounts quickly add up. I highly recommend also looking for insurance.
|02-24-2014 11:09 PM|
While I understand the importance of looking for a good breeder first, I think I would like to know if Im buying a puppy for $1500 or for $3000 before I invest a lot of time and research into a particular breeder. Dont take this the wrong way but $1500 is a HUGE difference to most people. If a more expensive dog means a healthier dog and less vet bills in the future, the I would understand, but it is not necessarily so, is it?
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