When it comes to buying a dog or puppy there is no sense in skimping. Well-bred, registered dogs are usually little more than unregistered, multi-breed dogs. All dogs eat about the same amount of food, visit the vet with the same frequency, and require similar amenities and toys. Our studies show that a midsized dog eats about $400 per year in food, requires about $400 per year in vet care and about $400 per year in other accoutrements, i.e. dog beds, kennels, toys, snacks, leashes, training devises and so on. It generally costs about $2,500 to train a hunting dog and well-bred dogs usually come on faster and retain training better.
Ultimately most dogs live about 10 to 15 years, depending on breed and fortune, so most dogs cost about $12,000 to $16,000 all in, over that span. We firmly believe that to save a couple of hundred dollars on the front side is the biggest mistake a dog owner can make and that getting the best bred dogs will ultimately make you proud, happy and save lots of frustration.
Remember that the poorest hunting dog of all still eats $400 of food, requires $400 for vet fees, $400 for incidentals per year, will be harder to train, probably be more disobedient and once that dog gets in your house, it’s likely to be there for 10 or 15 years. We guarantee our dogs and have been making people happy for over 25 years.
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