To the OP... a good home should be your main concern, not simply price! Be responsible get the pups microchipped back to you along with making spay and neuter contracts so as not to add to the pet population. You could even consider asking for a donation and then give the donation to your nearest shelter/rescue.
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There are a lot of Boxers in shelters. So first and foremost make sure they go to good, forever homes. Check pricing on other boxers then deduct some for the papers. It also depends on what they look like. Boxers are known for underbites, which is not good. I would just look at prices for other boxer and take it from there.
of course i want them to go to good homes, if someone doesnt seem like there going to take good care of one of my babies i will not let them have them.as far as shelters i donate throughout the year to a couple local ones all the time.my baoxer fawns all have really neat markings, the brindles have such a nice color to them just like my male. i have papers on my female not my male we did not mean to bread our pets thats what they were ment for just fun loving pets. i am just wondering if what i am asking is a good price. i think it is, everyone that has seen them and knows about boxers and even our vet said they are all good looking dogs.
Add up what you've spent on vaccines, wormer, food, cleaner, supplies, advertising, vet expenses... roughly... and divide it by the number of puppies you got. Your price should be somewhere around that number.
Your vet can tell you that the puppies are healthy - they cannot tell you if they are nice boxers. Vets learn the anatomy of the dog - not the individual breed standards for each breed. Markings, color, doesn't matter. Quality is about structure and temperament - and health. I'm guessing you're not planning on offering a health guarantee (since this was more an "oops" litter). And I'm assuming you're not really looking to make money off of them.
Go low on the price and screen your homes thoroughly. I'd say $100-200 would be a good price depending on your area. You don't want to give them away - but keep the price relative to what you've put into the litter. And ask their new owners to please spay/neuter (it's healthier for the dog). :)
It sounds like you have a good handle on things though.
Chipups-- The correct bite for a Boxer to have IS an underbite. So you couldn't be more wrong. It's only a fault if the dog is so undershot that it shows teeth or tongue when the mouth is closed.
There are a lot of Boxers in Rescues. I belong to other Boxer specific groups and I would say if you plan on going that route to look in the kill shelters first.
Many of the Boxer specific rescues have 'overzealous' rules and requirements that turn people off and make people choose breeders over rescuing.
Kill shelters just let you take the dog for a fee, and you are doing a good thing by saving a life.
Flipgirl-- Some puppies here come from parents that are purebred and not papered. Those puppies are not as 'valuable' as puppies with papers. I think OP is talking about puppies who would not be eligible to have papers.
Colcoco-- I just read again, you are looking for a fair price. Check out the largest paper in your area. See what the average for unpapered Boxer puppies are going for.
In one area of the country they could be going for $200 and in another they could be going for $450. In MY OPINION, the more people pay for a dog, the more they value it, if it becomes lost, or has an illness or injury. Make SURE you have them micro-chipped and go on spay/neuter agreements. If you charge $300+ you should probably offer a health guarantee, and if the puppy has a major problem in at minimum the first year, then you need to give them their money back.
In my opinion.
***Edited By: alicat1 on 1/15/2008 6:47:36 PM*** Reason: ad
I wouldn't do a pediatric spay/neuter if it was free because I don't think it is what is best for the puppy. If I don't think that they are responsible enough to keep a puppy from being bred until it is 6-9 months old, then they don't need one of my puppies.
I won't claim to know about other breeds, but I think I may have had one Boxer that came in season before a year old. Everyone else was at least 12 months often 18 months or older-- and that is at my house with older girls coming in season at different times.
I think pediatric spaying is unnecessary. In my opinion.
I rarely pay attention to what other breeders are selling puppies for other than to make sure I'm not charging obscenely more than breeders with the same quality dog an guarantee that I have. The only reason to pay attention to "market prices" is if you're thinking you're going to make money off of the puppies - and in that case, you'd better be offering a helath guarantee with a refund option.
Don't base your decisions on what other people in your area do UNLESS you know why they do it and agree with the reasoning. Puppy prices should be based on what you're putting into the litter and the quality of the puppies (meaning correct structure and temperament and socialization). The people getting $600 for a pet puppy with no papers, no testing done on the parents, and no health guarantee are really robbing people. WHAT are they paying for???
That'd be like McDonald's charging you $50 for a hamburger... it certainly doesn't cost them that much to make the burger or maintain their business...
It doesn't sound like you planned to breed your dogs to make money - so don't start thinking that way now. I disagree with Ali... I don't think paying less makes people value the dog less. I've gotten some great families that have taken older puppies that I'd been growing out, but didn't work out and they paid $300 for them and have been some of the best pet homes I've found. I usually mark older puppies and dogs down because I ask the people to let me spay/neuter them before they leave me and I like to make sure they can afford to do so. I take a major loss on the puppy/dog... but I know they are going to a great home.