I was shocked when my vet raised his prices, to get my pom tested for everything, eyes, knees and elbows and also her hips it is going to cost me around $900-$1000! On my last breeding female it only cost me about $400 What are the average prices any of you other breeders have had to encounter for these things? They also raised the price of a C-section(1 in 4 Poms need one) to almost $1000... now if you can show me a breeder that can make a profit off of these prices, they are doing something wrong. (I said that ONLY for the people who think that we make a big profit off breeding)
Just so you all know, regardless of prices, I am still getting all of the testing done....just so you don't think I am not going to because of price. I love my dogs and would NEVER bring pups into the world if my breeders were in any case unhealthy or had hereditary problems. It is part of becoming a breeder is expecting these price jumps, and paying for them anyway!
Katz, it is really going up. Our C-section we had done on our bitch in July was just under $500. That was an at night emergency call. CERF (eyes) usually runs about $20-25 at dog shows, OFA (hips, elbows, knees) runs about $300. For our standards, we also do SA (Sebaceous Adenitis/Skin) is about $200, and Vwd (Von Willebrands(sp?) / Bleeding) was $140. PRCD (Optigen/eyes) for our toys is $240. Of course, add in a stud fee $500-1200, vaccines, vet checks, etc, etc, etc. ltlgto
We're really lucky in that our vets have the cheapest prices around, they like us and love our dogs, rechecks are free and most of all, they are all excellent vets! They actually let us run a tab and write checks (thank goodness) which are both against their policy. You sound like us. We test because it's the right thing to do! ltlgto
Unfortunetly for us, our vets won't take payments or hold a tab, they did before but because of other people had to change their policies. But they try to cut costs any way they can and boy do we appreciate it, I am sure I will get a discount on a few things when I bring her in but it never fails to surprise me how much money I spend on these dogs. You know, I could live in a super nice house(mine is pretty decent but I COULD live in a better house), never have to worry about where I sit when I am dressed up (all the fur, it's like cling on) and never have to worry about watching the door when I open it, or have to find someone to watch the dogs when we go out........what a life! ha what a BORING life that would be!! I love my fuzzy pups! And I am willing to spend that much money on them, actually with their personalities, I am surprised that they aren't requesting I spend more! lol Edit: and of course that is why I do the testing, it is just right.
When our toy had Eclampsia last month, my wife thought the vet had said something like $400. Again, middle of night emergency call. I thought WOW! That's as much as the c-section, and all she got was a shot and some fluids. When we got the bill, it was just over $100. Thank goodness! ltlgto
What is your unbiased(I know kinda hard) opinion of poodles, we have been thinking of getting a toy or a miniature, not as a breeder just as a pet. How is there upkeep and how hard are they to groom? I am knowledgable(sp) about Pomeranians but kind of clueless about some other breeds. I try to know what I can about most breeds but I don't know very much about poodles and am not sure how it would do with my 'clan'. What do you think??
Oh my goodness, where do you all live, it is so much cheaper here, my friend had a C-section on her Yorkie, and it ran about 250 at night! Now there is one vet here that is just seriously money hungary. The cost of living is cheaper here though. I live in NE texas. I think my CERF test was $35. for hips the more dogs you take at a time the cheaper. I use several different vets for different things, some are better with different things than others.