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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Average price?

Hi,

I have contacted several breeders on the east coast (CT, NY, NJ) and their price range really varied - from $900 to $2,000. Can someone please give me a benchmark?

Would the price be less if I were to look more south or Midwest?


Thank you in advance,
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I'm in Illinois and I paid $1,800 for Whimsy and she is more then worth every penny!

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I'm in Pa and you should expect to pay around 2000.00. Please be careful to buy from an ethical breeder. There are some bad breeders and puppymills in this area and getting a dog from them could mean, health problem, not the correct temperament or might not even look like a havanese. Check out the Delaware Valley Havanese club. They have a breeder referral list. You want a breeder that starts housebreaking, socializes, shows their dogs, does all the required OFFA health testing etc etc. Good luck!!





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I've paid $2000-$2500 for a Hav puppy but the general rate in our area (SE is $1500-2000 from reputable breeders. You can contact the HCA breeder referal person also.

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Welcome, not sure anymore , but worth every penny.

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As Dave pointed out to me, it is not the original costs, but the yearly costs, LOL.
I have seen all price ranges in the south too...1200 is about as low as I have seen on sites for a puppy
Don't over look the ones HRI has for adoption...

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$1600-1800 for a well-bred puppy from a responsible breeder who does all the health testing required is a reasonable range to pay. Whatever you decide, please make sure the breeder you choose not only does health testing of the sire and dam, but that the sire and dam have actually passed the tests. Just my thoughts.

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You can find them anywhere from 1,500 to 2,500.

Do your homework before going for the cheap pup, sometimes paying a bit more saves you money and headache down the road.

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Panda came from a well respected breeder in FL - she was $2000. That is the average price for a puppy in this area. Just remember you are making an investment in a dog that has ~ 15 year life span. That's only about $130 per year. The real cost can come in the form of vet bills for genetic ailments. Hence the logic behind purchasing from a breeder who is doing everything possible to provide you with a healthy puppy that will give you many years of joy.

Another alternative is Havanese Rescue if the health testing is not a big issue for you...

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Thank you everyone for your feedback, much appreciated.
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