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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 08-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Leyla and Leo both cost us $350. Then we had to pay a registration fee for their CKC papers (I don't remember what this was). We are in the military and get to go to the vet on base, so each round of puppy shots was about $75 for each of them. Leyla is already spayed and that cost us around $250, she also had a herniated belly button. We're neutering Leo next month, that will be around 200. $25 to microchip each of them. Leyla got sick once when the vet was closed and that cost about $100. With two we spend about $100- $120 on dog food alone per month, sometimes more. Then we also spend about $60 for their heartworm pills, this is a packet that lasts a few months (again, we're paying military base prices). We also spend about $20 a month on flea and tick prevention medicine. Then you add in any $$ you spend for toys, treats, rawhides (ours go through these quickly). The huge kennel we bought was around $200. Their chain link fence, was $150. Annual vet bill is around $70. Collars, leashes, if you enroll in behavioral/socialization classes, doggy day care/ oh and the boarding fee if you go somewhere you can't take them. Which is usually more expensive for bigger dogs. (I don't think I want to know how much we're spending monthly-ha!)

The list goes on and on. These are just family pets, we don't compete them or anything. Dogs are an expense that never stops and they really deserve the best, so if you think you can't afford a lot of the "setup" fees, you won't be able to care for the dog the way it deserves down the road..
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:13 AM   #82 (permalink)
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kyra was 750.00 in 1999, included the cost of training and participating in the shutzhund club.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:31 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I paid 5000+ for my girl Aura, plus import fees.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #84 (permalink)
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I paid $1500 for Abby




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Old 09-27-2012, 05:23 AM   #85 (permalink)
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i paid $100 for my little guy.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #86 (permalink)
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I paid a small fortune for WD and only $5.00 for my pet rats but I love them both. Paying money for an animal always feels odd to me.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:26 PM   #87 (permalink)
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I got Seven from a shelter on a free weekend and gave a $20 donation.

Start up costs were a bit more

Kennel, leash, collar, shampoo, toys were about $170
Vet visits with shots- about $300
Vet visit with xray (limping)-$200
Flea/heart worm meds-$25/month
Training-$300 (so far, this is for 2 6 week courses
Food-$50 every 4-6 weeks
Chewies-$20 a week (this is CET chews, pig ears, tendons etc)

I'm also looking at about another $100-150 coming up for a backpack, seatbelt, tab leash (trainer mentioned it, not sure what it is) and a longer lead to work on our distance with down stays.


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Old 09-27-2012, 02:03 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Whoa! I am looking at everyone's answers and thinking I am either completely crazy, or I am doing something wrong...LOL

Ironhide: $2000
Gladiator: $1400

Food: $100/month
Training Supplies: $2500/last three years
Training, Travel, Competing, Demos: $50,000/last three years
New truck to acommodate the dogs: $20,000

I suspect that I would have spent about $70,000 - $80,000 in the last three years getting my dogs ready to compete. However, I work for a training school, so all of my training is free, so I would deduct about $20,000 off that total.

So I would say since aquiring my first GSD, then my second...LOL, it has cost me about $50,000-$60,000 over the last three years.

And worth every penny
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Prices seem to be regional.
My newest puppy, from titled health checked working lines, is $850.
My last puppy, that litter went for $1500, similar lines, but "bigger" names, and from the mideast, rather than south. Go figure.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #90 (permalink)
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My new dog was $95, bought off CL.

A steal for a purebred!
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