If you decide to purchase a purebred dog from a breeder, you can expect to spend $500-2000, give or take. Spend the extra money on a quality dog from a reputable and professional breeder, not a “backyard breeder.” It will cost you less in the long run because the dog will be healthier (and it’s the right thing to do).
How much do k9 puppies cost?
A single-purpose dog can cost $2,500–$4,000, without training, or very little. If you purchase a dog from a private vendor, they can be more expensive. A dog trained for dual purpose—for both patrol and narcotics, for example—can cost $8,000–$10,000.
How much should a puppy cost?
On average, a puppy will cost $1,300 in the US. Some can be found as low as $50 and others as high as $85,000, but in general, 80% of puppies fall in the $500 to $2,500 range. Adoption is much cheaper and generally costs $50 to $500.
Is $3000 too much for a dog?
$3000 is not an unreasonable price for a well-bred purebred puppy with an exeptional pedigree from a very good breeder, particularly if the puppy shows promise as a working or competition/sport/show/breeding dog and that is what you are looking for. NEVER buy a puppy from a pet store. Ever.
Is it cheaper to buy or adopt a dog?
Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is much less expensive than buying a pet at a pet store or through other sources. Buying a pet can easily cost $500 to $1000 or more; adoption costs range from $50 to $200.