I heard that a 2yr old chihuahua male was for sale in the local town.He is 2yrs old,white and gold, vaccinated, wormed, registered,micro-shipped, has papers, lovely temperment,has sired 1 litter of pups. I asked the breeder(Who has many chihuahuas),,why was he selling him at 2 years old for 500 euros(approx $750 or £350 stg).He replied that "the dog is no good to me as it is 2 closly related to my bitches for breeding,thats why I have bought a new one". He seems to be telling the truth but Im just not sure?? Has anyone any thoughts on the situation?? Feel free to answer!!
That could be true, or the dog may have some faults, or produced dogs with faults.If you really are interested in the dog, go and have a good look at the pedigrees of his dogs, and ask for references from the dog's first litter owners. Ask to see the dog's vet record also.
Most of the people who post on the forum are in the US. I honestly have no idea what prices are like on pets in Europe, where breeding dogs is more closely regulated and they don't suffer from the massive pet overpopulation problem we do here.
$750 for an adult dog like that in the US would seem a bit much, unless said dog were a finished Champion possibly. Maybe $500 euro is normal in Europe for that though.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
You are exactly right Minniyar, dogs are hellishly expensive in Europe, I think, but so are certain dogs from the elite kennels in North America. My daughter lives in France, and some items are sky high, and others are really cheap.She has told me that the purebred dogs and other animals she's come across are very expensive. The wine on the other hand, is just about free.