Is this overpriced?

Discussion in 'The Breeding Ground' started by Gempress, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. showpug

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    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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    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.
     
  3. that is a reputible breeder who knows that the lines are good and isnt in it for the money lol thank you bubbatd :D
     
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    Thank you!! I did my best.
     
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    Sirius Imagination ROCKS.

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    I payed... get ready for it.... 2500 for Harley. I know, its outrageous.
     
  6. BlackDog

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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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