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View Poll Results: How much did you pay for your German Shepherd?
$5,000+ 8 1.31%
$3,500 - $5,000 9 1.47%
$2000 - $3,499 60 9.80%
$1500 - $1999 115 18.79%
$1000 - $1499 122 19.93%
$50 - $999 292 47.71%
Free 46 7.52%
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I think Axel and Juna themselves were the "cheapest" expense.
Axel is now 6, going on to 7 and Juna is 17 months old. I don't quite know how much Axel has cost me all these years, with the food, training equipment, tracking/training treats, club/trial fees, fuel, etc etc etc...
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Stark was $1000.00

Zefra was free (she is co-owned between myself and my breeder)

Now, as far as food - I feed raw and spend about $100.00 every few months.

Training and equipment, club fees, toys, treats, etc... no clue and do not want to add that up!

Vet fees, etc., so far have only had to care for one dog (Zefra's puppy stuff was covered by breeder) and that was about $500 last year but included prelims.

Emergency fees such as an allergy that we had tested and tested, etc... well over $1000.00.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:54 AM   #33 (permalink)
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i paid for Odi $300.
i think quality to price ratio is very high.
another 300 for shots,microchip,food,paperwork.(very approx.)
no health problems so far.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:13 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I paid $200 for Charlie. In the short 8 months I owned him I spent thousands in vet bills and medications. I guess that was one lesson to learn the hard way!

My next pup will be around $1200.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:28 AM   #35 (permalink)
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My dogs are a little bit smaller than a GSD (55-70 pounds), so probably eat less. But, I spent $7,814 on the dogs in 2011. I keep track of EVERYTHING! Divide by 3 and 12, it comes to about $217 per month, per dog. But I do a lot of training, and go to some dog shows. Just food comes out to $72 a month, per dog. Vet expenses and medications (heartworm and flea) ran $38. It was a good year for doggie medical expenses.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Tony was 350 bucks and was the best deal anyone could ever get. He was so cheap, because he only has THREE TOES on his back right foot. Please don't tell him that he only has 3 toes, he doesn't know. But he sure swims like he has 9 toes. And the only expense this year was food, toys and flea med. I do feed Orijen and some raw meat almost every day, which does cost a little extra, but he is well worth it.

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Old 01-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #37 (permalink)
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My little lady was free since she was a dumped but she's certainly cost us in other ways lol. We got her in June and spent about $3250 on the pets last year.

That does include my senior kitty who had a full blood panel and gets $30 steroid injections every few months but doesn't include stuff my mom has purchased/we already had, like the bully sticks, flea meds, some of Milou's food etc.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:45 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Initially Ditto was $325 ( they gave us a $25 discount because we traveled a good distance to get her.) I will admit she doesn't come from great lines or anything special but she is a great dog! On Ditto alone, a good estimate for cost is $1000 a year. I do not compete with her.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:10 PM   #39 (permalink)
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All six of my dogs were/are priceless
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:24 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Well Molly was $25.00 and Tanner was $115.00

For food, my parents buy it, but its about $35ish. Their toys are from either Target, Petco, or Adopt & Shop so it varies on the item. Their vaccinations $5-$15. I don't know how much Molly's spay was, Tanner's neutering was included in his adoption price. Grooming, when we do self-grooming at the groomers, it is about $12-$18. When its done professionally, it depends on what type of grooming you want done.

In the end they are both priceless.
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