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Old 11-01-2005, 07:00 PM
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Most breeders sell their "show quality" pups for alot more than their "pet" quality pups. Why would anyone buy a "pet" quality pup for more than $700 when you can find them for cheaper? Expecially when the pups are not even registered. What really makes me mad is when breeders sell "rare" colored pups for big bucks. I saw a chi breeder who was selling her "rare" merle and blue pups for $4,000 as well as her exrta small pups, and her other pups for $1,500 to $2,000. She has never shown any of her dogs and they do not conform to the breed standard. You can buy a horse for that kind of money. I understand that some females need a c-section, but the breeder should raise the prices for c-section pups and lower the price for regular delivery pups. Why do small breed breeders sell their pups in the thousands, and larger breed breeders sell their pups in the hundreds? It is because alot of the small breed breeders are fad breeders, which means that they know that small breeds are popular, so they are taking advantage of it to make a buck! I know bull mastiff breeders who sell their pups for $900 even when the female needs a c-section, which is quite common in the breed.
I was referring to reputable breeders, not byb like you have described. I am talking about well bred dogs from breeders who have years of experience and a good reputation in the show ring as well as in the breeding community. I am talking about the breeders that don't advertise in the local paper or on the internet.
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:48 PM
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I priced my pups high enough to get good homes, but low enough for the people who really wanted the line and on a waiting list and I know would be a good home. When I was charging $400 ( many years ago ) and saw an $800. Golden pup at a pet store I almost barfed !!! They had no pedigee history or anything !! Someone called me and wanted a pup and I had none .... he went to the pet store , bought the pup and had to put him down in 6 months. He then called to be put on the waiting list.
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:58 PM
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that is a reputible breeder who knows that the lines are good and isnt in it for the money lol thank you bubbatd
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:53 PM
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Thank you!! I did my best.
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:56 PM
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I payed... get ready for it.... 2500 for Harley. I know, its outrageous.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:53 AM
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A good breeder can show you documentation and records of all most everything they spent on the litter that adds up to the price of the puppy. Minus small things like whelping box, surgical gloves, etc... If they can do that and there are no gray areas than you really do have a good breed. A good breeder doesn't make money off of breeding a litter. They'd be lucky to break even. From the sounds of it, I think your breeder is ripping you off. There shouldn't be no places where the price of the puppy doesn't add up to the cost she is selling him at. If there is look some where else. Just give her the benefit of the dought until you see the documentation.
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