Originally Posted by rottiegirl
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.