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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by animallover111, Jul 27, 2009.


  1. animallover111

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    Hi everyone firstly i must stress i have no intention of breeding but just curious as to the rough cost of breeding a litter of pups......iv just read on another thread it can be around £1000.......:eek:
     
  2. archielee

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    Yes is not cheep 1000 that's if it all gos well, if mum has to have a c section when it will be a lot more
     
  3. Natik

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    how do u count up that £1000 ? :smilewinkgrin:
     
  4. kayz

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    Does the price of the stud get included in that maybe?
     
  5. archielee

    archielee PetForums VIP

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    Yes stud price is £600
     
  6. Natik

    Natik PetForums VIP

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    but some stud owners take the pic of the litter instead of money :D
     
  7. basi

    basi PetForums Senior

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    It soon mounts up really. By the time you pay for health tests, stud fee, travelling to and from the stud dog. You then have extra food to buy, worming, registrations, vets fees if there are problems ect ect the list is endless.
     
  8. kayz

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    I would be awful for that if I had a stud dog!! Luckily if we ever have a stud dog my hubby has a sensible head!!
     
  9. archielee

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    Yes but i want pic of the litter and Klee Kais have small litters
     
  10. animallover111

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    So the cost of breeding a litter of pups is only £400....if having pick of the litter and not paying a stud fee......:confused:
    i would of thought it would be much more.....
     
  11. Natik

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    I think the cost cant be made up as it all depends on the breed and of course on the size of the litters they produce ;) The stud fee is usually the price of a pup, so that even varies from breed to breed.
     
  12. archielee

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    no some of it depends on the dog you are breeding the bigger the dog the more they need to eat
     
  13. sallyanne

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    It depends on the breed,I wish I could breed a litter for the price of £400.

    Health testing,stud fee and registrations would hit the £400 mark never mind,the food,vets fees,extra heating,laundry,puppy packs etc...
     
  14. basi

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    It also depends on what health tests are needed for the breed as some have more than others. The health tests alone would be getting close to £400 for each of my bitches, even though we require no health tests by the KC before breeding.
     
  15. archielee

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    It will be a lot more than £400
     
  16. Nicci

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    Blimey, I'll take into consideration the cost of the c-section to deliver 1 very large stuck pup and the rest of the litter in the early hours of a sunday/monday morning (which was just over £600) if I add everything else on top I'd probably be reaching the £2000 mark or possibly just over! If I add the cost of the health tests, care of the dam after birth and c-section, rearing the puppies etc...Blooming heck, by the time I add all that up I'm feeling slightly broke :eek: Geez where does all that money go when you look back?

    Not that I feel depressed or anything :D But if everything is done right it certainly shows regarding the quality of the puppies produced, I'm sure folks have spent more than I did though and this was me doing things without cutting corners.
     
  17. animallover111

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    So i guess for a good breeder....a litter could easily cost a £1000 even without the stud fee......the amount of time too must be hours and hours.....
     
  18. basi

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    Easily ;)
     
  19. animallover111

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    :eek: :eek: That is a lot of money.........:)
     
  20. archielee

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    Yes that more like if, if you are breeding your dog you need to have some (lot) of money, its not a money making thing sometime you loses more than you make
     
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