Lincoln and Scout's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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Jan, that is just so frustrating. My husband always says that the amount of money you spend on the actual dog is the smallest part of what you will end up spending on it over its lifetime. Add in health problems and wow - now the purchase price is but a mere fraction of the total cost.
I think also people don't have a good idea of what a good purebred dog really costs. Havs are expensive, but my impression is that if you want a good purebred dog of a "regular" breed, you will end up spending around $750 or more. If you look in the newspaper and see puppies advertised for $200-300, then in your mind, that is what you expect to pay.
Last edited by Jane; 08-23-2008 at 02:27 AM.