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View Poll Results: How much did you pay for your German Shepherd?
$5,000+ 8 1.32%
$3,500 - $5,000 9 1.48%
$2000 - $3,499 60 9.87%
$1500 - $1999 113 18.59%
$1000 - $1499 122 20.07%
$50 - $999 290 47.70%
Free 46 7.57%
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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$1500 initial cost, probably spend about $2000 per year (we don't compete).
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #22 (permalink)
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More than I care to realize and admit.....and will continue to do so.....I love my dogs!
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:50 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Bianca was $500, I got her when she was 4 years old, she already had been spayed and OFA'd hips/elbows and had some training.

As far as pet month/year, I really have no idea. I don't keep track.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Seminars, clinics, and training with distant dog friends; gas and hotel several times a year.
Pictures from pro photographers.... Can't help myself.
Time off work.
Extra tires on said "dog" car.
My bills at Jeffers, Hallmark, and All K9 are pretty steep.
Hip/elbow/back xrays.

All worth it though.... Every bit!
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:20 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I offered Kacies 'rescuer' $150 to cover what she paid for vetting and food while she had her.
Onyx was $250
Karlo was $1200
Over the past year I paid $200 per month for training(two different trainers), and like Mary posted, fuel co$t is what hurts!
Minimal vetting(though I was paying $140 per 6 weeks for Onyx's allergy serum), raw fed(I get a good deal so about $100 per month for 3 dogs+ the cost of supplements)
toys, treats,etc incidental.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Bo was free a 14th bday present from my parents I still miss him alot
Brik was $1000
Puppy will be $1500 when he's born next month
Food is probably around $100 a month just guessing never added it up
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:28 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Pupper 1500
Shipping + crate 300
Insurance per month 60
Vet fees thus far 250 (1 month in)
Random things I buy her like toys leash treats: startup month so 300
Training: 120 for 6 weeks
Food: 90 for 20 days. Oh Orijen...
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I refuse to add up what I pay month-to-month but now that we're teaching, we can train in the facility for free so that is helpful.

Kastle was $1700 imported from Belgium with health papers. I think an awesome deal
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #29 (permalink)
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We paid 500$ for Frodo. We just spent roughly $950 is 3 days for a trip to the e vet and for tests to diagnose EPI.
Food- average about 55$ every 3 weeks
Enzymes - 83$ for 7 week supply
Heartworm meds - only 6 months out of the year for 35$
Flea/tick - 6 months out of the year 60$
I hate to think what we spend on toys per year.
It doesn't really matter, he's a member of the family and we'll spend whatever it takes to keep him happy and healthy.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:33 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Koshka was $1400 and so far worth every penny. We don't keep track of monthly expenses at all but have had huge ones with past critters, mostly dogs and cats. I am hoping to do some kind of showing with Koshka but no idea what.
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