Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central Virginia
I think a Sch1 (IPO1) titled and hip xrayed GSD from Europe will cost you around $3000, as a base price. Then you start looking at quality of training, level of training, quality of dog as far as conformation or working ability or both, and add in quality of pedigree, and the price will go up. If the dog is breed surveyed, add another $$$$, base price, if it's V, KK1, that will bump the price too.
Then look at the age--is the dog 2 years old or 6 years old? Is it a dog for competition or breeding? Then age becomes particularly relevant--if you're buying a 6 year old female for breeding, the price should be significantly less than if she were 3 years old. Unless you're talking about an extraordinary dog who has proven herself on the trial field or in producing excellent puppies--then your price might be significantly *higher*.
A SchH3 DDR male, say 3 years old -- I'm guessing -- would probably cost > $6000, unless he has a fault that makes him not breedworthy, in which case, he might cost a great deal less. (But usually, if they have something that makes them not breedworthy, they will be sold before being titled to the 3 level.)
And, of course, factor in the "if someone will pay it, it's obviously a fair price" element. I might not pay $20,000 for a Sch3 "executive protection" dog--but someone has.
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