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How much have your dogs cost you?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by happysaz133, May 11, 2010.


  1. happysaz133

    happysaz133 PetForums VIP

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    I was just thinking about this the other day whilst walking the dogs (mind was wandering as usual). I know some of you won't want to say, and I respect that :)

    How much have your dogs cost you price-wise? I have had 5 dogs...

    Wispa - £20 in 1987
    Dan - £30 in 1988
    Breagha - free in 2001
    Todd - free in 2005
    Maddy - £100 donation in 2009

    So for my five dogs, I have only paid £150 :thumbup: not bad! I think they are bargains :lol:
     
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  2. thedogsmother

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    Bodger (staffy) - £150 in 1981
    Chance (gsd) - £350 in 1994
    Henrick (gsd) - £600 in 2008
     
  3. Emmily

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    Tina (lab cross ) free ( got at 6 weeks old) - 1981
    Elsa (mongrel) free (got at 5 months old) - 1994
    Jena ( Yorkie cross) £100 (got at 6 weeks old) - 1999
    Rosie ( Yorkie cross) £250 (got at 6 weeks old) - 2009
     
  4. doggie82

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    missy £50- july 2009
    holly £80 -april 2010 (from dt)
     
  5. PoisonGirl

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    Dixie was £50 from a byb in 2007
    Dave, no idea, probably into the hundreds, how much does it cost to rescue and raise a litter on a tight budget?

    Worth it.
     
  6. love_my_pets

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    Jake (staff) £200
    Lucy (Yorkie) £180 donation
    Tiny (chi x JR) £180 donation
    Duke (staff) £180 donation
     
  7. 2Hounds

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    2 Greyhounds in 2007 £150 donation which also included 2 x leather collar & leads, muzzles, tag collars, 15kg bag of food & scoop and 6 weeks free insurance. It should of been £100 per dog but the group would only accept £150 as i'd taken 2 dogs, I've given them other donations since and support the fund raising events they organise.
     
  8. staceydawlz

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    ellie (lab) £350 in 2009
    marley (staffy cross) £80 around 3-4 weeks i think xx
     
  9. SpringerHusky

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    Barney-My mum paid £125, he was xmas present in novemember 2005
    Pep'e (toy poodle)-Owner felt she was too boring for him and needed a better lifestyle-Rehomed due to not getting on with Barney-2006
    Dizzy-Free, owners emigrating to OZ-PTS (Look up my post free to good home)-2007
    Maya-£75-Rescue, Stray-2008
    Rusty-Free, Returned to me as his owner's had financial difficulty-2009
     
  10. davehyde

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    petrol to wales twice 60.00

    first leads and collars 20.00

    bed toys and food 100.00

    jabsand insurance 500.00


    getting by little boy priceless
     
  11. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    Does this also include the cost of the dogs?

    If so,

    Sarplaninacs x 2 = €3,000

    Vaccinations x 2 = €400

    X-Rays x 3 = €600

    Hip dysplasia corrective surgery x 1 = €5,000

    Construction materials for a compound €3,000

    Collars/Leashes €120

    This does not include fuel prices for visits to the Veterinarian which involves a 340 kilometre round trip. I daren't even begin to attempt to total that up. :rolleyes:

    One shoe (Stolen)
    One Glove (Stolen)
    One bed sheet (Stolen
    One scarf (Donated)
    One pair of Glasses (Broken) €800 repair bill :eek6:
    Our sanity :lol:
     
  12. jardine

    jardine PetForums Member

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    german shepherd £250 1994
    newfoundland £1100 2008
    newfoundland £850 2009
    newfoundland £850 2010
    plus £1650 this year on insurance, vaccinations, plus food, toys etc, its frightening how much we spend on our dogs.
     
  13. Freyja

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    God this could be a long list.

    Cindy-lab £25 -1982 ish
    Heidi- cross bred- free- 1985ish
    Beethoven-GSD- £70 -1996
    Jasper, whippet £70 -2000
    Owen, whippet £350 -2002
    Bandit, whippet £400 -2003
    Tegan ,whippet £480 included flight from Belfast to Manchester and flight box -2003
    Freyja, whippet £400 plus a pup when she eventually has them.- 2008
    Angel , Amber and Simba all whippets and all bred by me so the cost of raising a litter. -2007 and 2008
    William, greyhound (show bred) £500- 2004
    Zoe, irish setter £500 -2006
    Button greyhound (ex racer) £150 from her owner not a rescue -2008

    Willow, italian greyhound, free a gift from his breeder-2010
     
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    Kyle (alstian/collie cross) FREE - 2000

    Skye (whippet) FREE - 2005

    Roxy (yellow lab) £200 - 2009

    Mya (english springer) £60 - 2008

    Bailey (staffie) £100 - Today (2010)

    Angel (staffie) £100 - yesterday (2010)
     
  15. Blitz

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    Interesting that not many have admitted to paying a lot - yet all the advice is to go to a good breeder who will charge a lot. Confusing!

    Can I think back that far.

    1968 from a pet shop, cant remember price
    1973 free
    1974 free
    1974 cant remember but bought on breeding terms
    1975 £20 - that was a lot of money for a collie
    cant remember years, but bred my next one and then had 2 rescues so had 5 dogs.
    80s collie £10
    90s free collie cross.
    standard poodle £300
    bred my next standard poodle
    2009 miniature poodle £400
     
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    Cali 2003 - £400
    Kwame 2005 - homebred
    Belle 2007 - 1100 euros = £850 at that time
     
  17. Mum2Heidi

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    Honey - collie x 1983 cant remember

    Rusty - pom - 1984 - cant remember

    Gipsy - lurcher - 86 - cant remember

    Jenny - collie x 90 - rescue small donation (re my voluntary work)

    Heidi Westie x JR - 09 - £200
     
  18. RockRomantic

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    george - free
    sammy - free
    max - £85 to rspca
     
  19. Nellybelly

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    Nelson was free - 2000. Rescued by a pet shop lady at 1 week who did her best (although not really the best for him as he wasn't fed properly and tied up at the pet shop). But he turned out to be the worlds bestest dog and in my eyes he was the most perfect dog I will ever own. He was my soul mate. He was worth more than anything money could buy.

    Bella is also free. Got her in 2009. Rescued from the highway by a farmer. She is a very energetic funny little girl, who is also really sweet, and has her own little quircks:)

    I was considering getting a pedigree as my next dog (after losing my Nelson). I was prepared to pay up to 1500 euros for a health tested toy poodle / yorkie. I wanted a small breed that could travel easily as we go to Greece every summer. But I couldnt bring myself to pay for a puppy when I knew there were so many puppies out there who would die / be pts, so I went for a rescue again... and ended up with my little Bella.
     
  20. Heinz57(emma)

    Heinz57(emma) PetForums Newbie

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    skye(springador)- so far (coming home sunday)
    £350- inc.- micro chip, both injuctions
    £120- beds,toys,bowls,leads etc
    £40 petrol- derby twice

    cant wait!!!!!!!!!!! hope its all worth it lol
     
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