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Puppy price, when is it too much???

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by Victor gray, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Dont know where to start.
    Any bloodline that is worth the money???
    I can afford up to 4 good pennies
    But when a whole yard off dogs can turn into 10 of thousands of dollars and not up to par
  2. kiwidogman

    kiwidogman Big Dog

    Spread your risk. Better to buy 2 or 3 or 4 from a high percentage breeder, if you can find one that doesn't charge the Earth.
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  3. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    The price of puppies stop when people quit paying said price.

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  4. F.W.K.

    F.W.K. Retired Historican

    The puppy price depents on their pedigree and quality of the dogs in their pedigree.
    And how they are kept, feed, dewormed & shot.
    You can see it so, a dog's lifespan is 12/14 years if he's healthy and have a little luck.
    Say the pup cost 800 dollar and lives till 12 then it is an investment of around 66 dollar a year and with 14 years old about 57 dollars for every year he lived, that's cheap isn't?.
    If the dog grown into something you and mayby other people really like and is breed worthy then you earn the 800 investment you once made back in a heartbeat with a studservice or the saling of pups.
    And if it don't turn out .... that's life which is a gamble anyway.
    Perhaps other people have different views on it but this how I aproach the subject of buying and spending money for a dog.
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  5. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    I totally disagree.

    Not to get all economics 101, but the puppy price is solely determined by what the buyer is willing to pay.

    Quality and parents and pedigree is all subjective.

    If we go out and buy puppies our preferences may be different. What we have in common is the willingness to spend money. How much money we spend is our individual concern.

    If you pay $800 for Puppy A I may think Puppy B was a better option at $400, $800 or $1200.

    Again, what we are willing to spend determines the cost of the puppy.

    The seller can be the best at every aspect of these dogs and say they are worth $2000 a pop. The very best bred dog in the world form the best breeder in the world off the best two dogs in the world has zero value until the value is placed on him by the buyer. The seller sets a price but the buyer dictates the worth/cost/value by forking over the cash.

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  6. pitbulld0gs

    pitbulld0gs Top Dog Staff Member

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  7. F.W.K.

    F.W.K. Retired Historican

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  8. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    If the buyer dictates then most pups would go for free or a few penny´s I guess.
    But a I said before´´ Perhaps other people have different views on it but this how I aproach the subject of buying and spending money for a dog. ´´

    Great conversation. And I agree if we all thought alone it would be boring as all get out.

    There is a big time breeder here in NC. I can remember when his pups were $300. He has steadily pushed the pricing envelope until some of the dogs which are eerily similar to many years ago are now $3000. If the buyer had not been willing to pay the gradual increases then that guy would be sitting on those very first litters at $300-400 bucks. But people come running down the drive way with not one, but two handfuls of money.

    Granted he is one of the great marketing geniuses of our time. But when the $3000 pups build up some guy gets a killer deal for $2500, maybe even $2000 to get the brood box empty for the next litter.

    Does the seller say, " I understand I can't get $3K for this puppy so I am dropping the price to what someone is willing to pay"? Nope. There is a pitch and a deal and an offer and invite into the inner club and the deal is done.

    End of the day the buyer said this puppy is $$$$.

    We can talk dogs til the cows come home. But value is set at the point and time the transaction takes place.

    For me, to think there is a correlation between price and quality I would have to think that the more I pay, the better I get. Simply not true.

    I understand buying from proven parents and proven breeders who have based that on past successes. Sometimes that allows the seller to drive the asking price up.

    The actual exchange of cash, any amount of cash, does not change the quality of the dog being bought.

    Ch Caballo was once described as a dog that, "if he could count money and drive a car he would be a solo act". But at the end of the day he could not count. He scratched the same for a millions dollars or a bag of dog food.

    He was bought on sale from a notable breeder. Damn near half price of his littermates as he was the last one left.

    he could not drive either.

  9. F.W.K.

    F.W.K. Retired Historican

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  10. pitbulld0gs

    pitbulld0gs Top Dog Staff Member

    Honestly the same can be said for any kind of market. i used to sell a LOT of stuff on eBay. I learned quickly that the pieces i sold had a rough estimate of value but at the end of the day, it still boiled down to what two people were willing to pay for it on said day.
  11. Thank you everybody for the input and advice. I do believe in a quality dog, and that is what is supposed to sold.
    Nowadays, so many Great -Ch/GR CH/ and so forth that I could go from Coast to Coast and find a good dog.
    Looking into this cause am passionate about making tbe Right choice and making the most of it.
    Puppy costing the money + time+ food+ Care, and of all Pride. There is so much to consider; especially, ego.
    Imagine buying a dog but getting a jumper type breed. And having a yard full of them.
    Is something I do not need.
    Thanks again.

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