What Will It Cost You to Purchase a Puppy

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What Will It Cost You to Purchase a Puppy

by David Elefant

Owning a puppy is a responsibility and there are many things to consider before you buy one. You will need to take into account your lifestyle future and present, your children and other members of your household. Make sure you have the time and personality to properly care for your puppy and also can afford to pay for quality food and veterinarian visits.

Puppies can vary in prices tremendously depending on the availability and the popularity of the breed. You can expect to pay anywhere from $40 to $700 for a puppy depending if you get it at from an animal shelter or from a well known breeder. Or if you are lucky, you may be able to get a puppy for free from a relative or friend.

In the case, where you are acquiring a puppy for breeding or for show, you will probably pay a premium. Smaller dog breeds are more expensive as there are usually only one or two pups per litter. Some popular small dog breeds are the Chihuahua, Chow Chow, Pug, Pekingese, Bulldog, Shi Tzu, English Toy Spaniel, and Japanese Chin.

Dogs that are not classified by the American Kennel Club (AKC) are usually more expensive and you can expect to pay more for them. Many foreign breeds are not readily available in the USA, and if they are only in small quantities. Some people go to great length to get an imported puppy. You will have to go through a lot of paper work to bring your puppy into the United States, check out the latest laws to make you are willing to go for it.

Not everyone wants to be a breeder or have a show dog. More likely, you are probably looking for a companion or a puppy for your kids to run around with in the yard. Then just bring the family to the nearest pet shop and choose the puppy that make s you smile.

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