Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: OH, near Pittsburgh, PA
My dog is my companion, as well as a show dog. His worth as a show quality young adult with both majors is probably a tidy chunk of change. However, I would not sell him for that amount. His value to me is far more than financial.
I can't answer the question, as I don't know what the average person does or thinks. I've always been a crazy dog lady.
I have retired dogs after showing and breeding, but not because they have no value to me. In fact, it's quite the opposite. I give them their own home to be treasured in, and I keep in touch for life. Some, like my Zoom and my Quest, will never leave. Just depends on the dog.