I noticed that breeders sell their puppies more than pet stores. Their prices ranges from 1,000 to 1,500, compare to pet stores which range from 600-800 dollars. I think breeders make more money than pet stores.
A good breeder will spend more money making certain that their puppies are healthy from genetic disease and other diseases. There is a lot of testing involved. Most breeders will take a dog back for life if there is ever a problem. If money is a problem consider getting a dog from a shelter.
Most pet stores also buy their dogs from puppy mills, and the dogs are in extremely poor health. WOuld you rather pay $1000 to $2000 for a dog that is guaranteed to be free of hereditary defects through its entire life, or pay $500 to $800 for a dog that dies or is maimed or permanently crippled by a disease or disorder that it inherited from it's mother and father, or from the poor conditions it was bred in? And i'm not including in costs to treat any health problems that cheap pet shop dog has..
<<>>> What I noticed is that Pet Stores charge more for a less quality dog. I know I can get a Dogue De Bourdeux for $1000-1500 from a good breeder yet at the pet store it cost 2000. I can get a Boxer for 650 yet at the pet store it cost 800. I can get a Lab for 800 at the pet store it is 500 that is 300 cheaper. But how do they make more money? I dont really know did you ever take math or did you just flunt out of school completly. If it cost 8,000 a year to keep a kennel and you breed and sell 4 pups @ 1000 thats 4,000. 8,000 - 4,000. Well you just made back 4,000 and only lost 1/2 as much. If your a pet store and you buy 10 dogs @ 200 thats just 2000 the pet shop spent, lets say they are feeling generous and sell them all at 700 thats 7000 they made more than the breeder, a $3000 more than the breeder. Thats $5000 profit while the breeder made no profit at all. So the pet store made more money and they actually get more money in the for profit.
I got Frosty, of a breed that usually seels for no less than $750, at $195. Now whether or not it's because the store was being sold and the owner wanted to get Frost out of there and get money before the shop was sold, or they got him from a mil I don't know. But they really do overprice their puppies, I think. I do think, though, that they charge more than the dogs are worth. They really should only charge what I got Frost for and they charge full price instead. The pet store I got Frosty at had cockapoos and maltipoos for over five hundred dollars. That's what lets me know now they're insane.
urrrr.....breeders DO NOT make more than pet stores. Breeders have to do OFA certifications, CERF, x-rays, blood tests, genetic testing to START with. If you have a dog that does not pass one of those tests, and can't breed it, you have just lost $2500. or so. Then you have to COUNT on problems occuring from there. I could go on and on...but I won't. Your statement is simply laughable and dosen't merrit more of a response. P.S. I am a small breeder, and am so far "in the red" with vet bills, equipment ect. - it will be another 10 years before I begin to see any profit.
I see newspaper ads for people selling Golden retriever puppies for $50, $150, $250 and shake my head. I wonder what kind of quality animal are these people getting, and it makes me sad, both for the people buying the dog, and for the poor puppy. I don't get rich from selling my dogs, believe me. Mine is somewhat of a unique situation in that many of my dogs will be service animals, but because of that the stakes are even higher. When I produce a dog, there is a phenomenal amount of work that goes into it even before the litter is conceived. From the time my girls are impregnated until they deliver there are sleepless nights and worry, because their health is my utmost concern. When they whelp, "mama" is up with them. I spend hour upon hour making sure the puppies get good care, socialization and training. And chasing 10 Golden Retriever pups around all day is WORK! Trust me. My dogs get a high quality food from the day they eat their first meal. And factor in the health certifications...ouch! If a breeder is doing it to get rich, they may be in the wrong business. I do it because: 1.I love the breed 2.I love my Goldens and I want to make the breed better. 3.I want to educate people about the breed 4.I want produce dogs that will help society and enrich the lives of the families they live with
A good breeder will make sure the puppies are healthy and free of genetic diseases. Most pet stores get their puppies from puppy mills, and the dogs are in very poor health. But, most pet stores offer a refund or replacement if the puppy comes down with a breed specific genetic disease. You sure do post stupid stuff turd. "I noticed breeders sell their puppies more than pet stores." No they do not! A good breeder will only sell to a good owner. A Labrador Retriever is normally around $600. At a pet store they charge $600. The only difference is better quality! Um....Usually pet stores will offer a one year health guarentee. The fact that pet stores offer genetic disease refund and replacement of puppy tells you a little about the store. If you look in the newspaper you will see people selling Labrador Retriever puppies for $300 and $400! That is so cheap it isn't even funny. A good dog doesn't have to be expensive, but a good Labrador Retriever will run you $600 at bear minimum.