During my dog world experience I have met several new dog enthusiast and one of the endless important question is Cost of a Puppy. Recently I have been advising some one on how much a Labrador may cost. I told them the Lab may cost any where between 3.5k to may be 50k breed in India puppy, you may expect the cost to be higher if you are getting the puppy from abroad. Strange isn’t? (For the new comers). The next question is why such a big range for same breed??
The cost of the puppy depends on the parentage and pedigree. Here is the list of various variable influencing the cost of a puppy: ( How to train a dog )
If the puppy is registered with kennel club of India the cost will be higher
If the parents or the pedigree showing in registration papers are champion the cost will be even higher
If the puppies from previous litter have been performing good in national shows the cost will rise
If you are buying from a reputed breeder and if he is promising about the quality, the price can go up
But speaking practically a good Labrador with out papers shall cost around 5k in the market. (Can be plus minus 1.5k depending on the health). Sometimes Male puppies are costlier than female puppies. This Quality can be classified as PET QUALITY
A champion bloodline puppy shall cost around 10k with papers and KCI microchiped. This Quality is SHOW QUALITY
Champion bloodlines pick of the litter, with amazing health, type and imported linage puppy shall cost around 20-25K. This Quality is Show Winning Quality
40-45 k can be asked for a out standing 3 month old puppy which the breeder is sure will make you proud in KCI shows and can compete for Dog Of the Year Prize
To a layman who is new to dog game how does it matter to spend more money?? Over a period of time keeping and managing all sorts of puppies I have personally realized the well pedigreed puppies are easy to maintain and keep. This is with logic behind. Pedigreed puppies are breed to behavior, which means they are true to the breed's distinct behavior. This means easy to train, easy to keep.
Prices Given here are examples for showing comparative senario