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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 9.79%
$1500 - $1999 115 18.76%
$1000 - $1499 122 19.90%
$50 - $999 293 47.80%
Free 46 7.50%
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Amadeus was $250 I believe, it was 9 years ago, I don't remember for sure! I was one of those lucky ones who got a puppy from a BYB and didn't have any issues. He did have pano really bad as a puppy, but he grew super duper fast! Glock was $1200 and worth every penny. After Amadeus died I said I would happily pay 4 or 5+ times what I did for him if the puppy was even 1/4 of the dog that he was. $40 a month for dog food, every 3-4 months I spend about $70 on bully sticks and will every now and then buy new toys. Training (when we actually get together) is free. There are just the three of us and Caleb always says he gives me the family discount and Tammy likes to have us come out and do tracking with her.


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Old 04-29-2012, 01:29 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Our current GSD (2-year-old female) was $320 from a German Shepherd Rescue group.

Pretty reasonable since our friends just paid $2200 for a puppy.
"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like, has never washed a dog."
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Paid $500 a piece for my boys 9 years ago. Pay about 40 per month per dog to feed. Vet bills vary by dog and issues, the most expensive was a broken canine on a Akita and HD surgery on my first Shepherd (who was a 25 dollar puppy out of the paper nearly 25 years ago) The boys had very little health issues, an ear infection here and there, just the normal stuff, until Shadow got DM and then he went down so fast we didn't have time to try any of the more expensive treatments on him.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:48 PM   #44 (permalink)
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all of my sheps were rescues. a chained dog sent to me by the owner from another state, an abandonment sent to me by the foster from another state, and an abandonment sent to me by the pick up locally. the only dog i paid for was Quincy from the shelter, who cost me $65.

other than that it's just their regular up keep and health care, which isn't much, since i can take care of most of the little stuff. Hugo's cost the most recently because he pulled some muscles tore some ligaments wrestling in the yard and came down bad. a little over $300. but still not bad.

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #45 (permalink)
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We paid $500 for Samantha.
She is only 15 weeks so we have had to pay for 2 vet appointments. So far we have paid:

Food: $50
Leash/collars: $110
Crate: $60
Toys: $100
Vet: $150
Trifexis: $44 ($22 a month)
Bones: $40
Rawhide chips: $20
Doggie Bags, etc: $50
Shampoo/conditioner: $40
2 different types of brushes: $30
Nail Clippers: $20
Clicker for training: $1
New Jeep Grand Cherokee because the Sam won't fit into our car: $40,000

I would do it again in a heartbeat! She is a fantastic dog that our son LOVES to death!

Samantha (GSD) 1/10/12
Crixus (GSD) 1/10/12
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #46 (permalink)
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$1000 for brik my 5yo female gsd $1500 for gator who just turned 11 weeks and dont regret a penny of it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I don't want to know what I spend each month on these dogs. It would scare me.
~ Diane in Okla

Carly ~ AKC Champion, GCh pointed, HIC
Sage ~ AKC Ch. pointed (13 pts - chasing that last major), HIC
Russell ~ the big boy
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:50 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Current expenses for Fenris:

$1500 for Fenris himself. The price was actually lower than usual because he is a long coat.
$2000 for 8 weeks of boarding and training (8wks to 16wks of age)
$150 shipping costs to the training facility
About $1000 for the first road trip (3 days) to see the litter's temperament test
Estimated $1000-$1500 for the second road trip (5 days) to the training facility to pick him up
Approx. $150/month pet insurance premiums (for himself and two cats)

And these are the expenses BEFORE he even gets home.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:57 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Koda's price was relatively low. However, I will pay up to $3000 for my next shepherd puppy, possibly more if the pup is truly worth it. Then you can add on vet stuff, food, training, etc. But it will all be worth it!
Just like all the money I have spent on Koda since buying her (:
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:35 AM   #50 (permalink)
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We got Sasha for free off of craigslist and she's been the most expensive free dog I've ever owned!! Just on vet bills for her cancer and behaviorists for her "issues" we've already but over 3,000 into her. And that's not even including food, bones, treats, etc!! She's lucky we love her and that she didn't end up with someone else looking for a "cheap" dog on CL!! I shudder to think what could've happened to her...

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Scarlett, cattle dog mix 04/01/2007
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