Pricing of a KENRO Puppy
Puppy Pricing 2015 -16
Dog breeding is becoming more and more difficult in today’s times. Food & Medical expenses top the list for breeders trying to keep Goldens affordable on creating the perfect "healthy, long lived" family pet besides trying to be competitive in the dog show world.
THE "COST" OF RAISING A PUPPY IN 2012/2013 was :
$1,211.00 to 2,126.00
(Please See Chart Below for explanation)
Today, I plan and plan my breedings for months. Many times we, as breeders, are forced to breed mostly by technology using Progesterone testing to target the perfect conception date, FedEx/Purolator/UPS to ship the semen from point A to B and Ultrasound to determine pregnancy. This all costs money to do it right! Then once she is pregnant we wait the 63 days to see if she will be able to have them naturally or a caesarian section. Once the puppies are here my "dog mom" jobs begin…imprinting, laundry, sleeping by the whelping box so no one gets laid on, potty training starting at 4 weeks, more laundry, no sleep for the wicked and then socializing and more laundry. I finally get to have a full night sleep around the 4th week. It is a monumental task to do it right and keep everyone healthy and happy. Then back to the vets to make sure everyone’s heart is beating correctly and review their overall health.
The next step is one of the most important steps and good breeders rely on their reputation, previous buyers and friends to send them potential puppy buyers. Then the interviewing process of potential owners begin.
Thanks to all our good friends who send good people and make our job a bit easier for this task for we are getting tired at this point and puppies are rearing to go explore outside.
I believe in:
* Raising Goldens puppies in our home in the kitchen where they are exposed to everything to obtain the best social skills as adults.
* Minimal Vaccinations- Dr. Jean Dodds Minimal Vaccination Protocol
* Spay Neuter at 18+ months of age Dr. Karen Becker
* Litter Potty Training starting at 4 weeks
* Nursing until in their new homes to maximize immunity
* Socializing with other adult dogs to obtain good social skills. Our seasoned adults are use to raising puppies and this makes it easier for the puppy to go to there new home were he/she might be the 2nd dog coming into a house hold. They learn quickly how to interact with another adult besides there mother.
The chart below is so you can see the costs involved in raising a well socialized litter of Golden Retrievers in today’s times.
This is my hobby and my passion. I do my best to stay current on medical issues and environmental issues which affect our Goldens life. We attend our local regional and yearly Golden Retriever Club National Events so we can obtain current health information. This is valuable information we are able to pass on to my new owner so you can have the best possible chance of raising your golden to be a healthy family member of society.
So next time you are searching for your “perfect” new family member remember to ask all the important questions but also make sure you thank your dedicated breeder for their efforts on raising a healthy golden. I wrote this page so buyers could grasp how we arrive at our asking price of our puppies and how difficult our jobs of trying to keep a quality Golden Retriever affordable to the average family. There is a difference between good breeders and not so good breeders just like everything else in life.
KENRO PUPPY PRICE $2000.00
DAM REQUIREMENTS: NOT INCLUDING SHOW EXPENSES
OFA Hip Dysplasia $150.00 to 180.00
OFA Elbow Dysplasia $150.00 to 180.00
OFA or CERF Eye Clearance "LIFETIME 12 yrs" Yearly Eye Exams $100. x 12 = 1,200.divided by 3 litters = $400.00
OFA Heart Clearance Auscultation vs Echocardiogram $175.00 to 600.00
OFA Thyroid Test Blood Test $125.00
DAM REQUIREMENT TOTAL:(PRIOR TO BREEDING) $950.00 - 1,325.00
Vet Check on Dam CBC Blood Work-Smear for Infections $200.00
Timing/Progesterone Tests $140.00 per test/3-6 Tests per Breeding $420. to 840.00
STUD DOG FEE:
Service Fee (Deposit) $300.00
Remainder of Stud Fee (3 live puppies) $1,500.00 -$1,800.00
Total Fee: $1,800.00 -$2000.00
SHIPPING SEMEN EXPENSES:
A. Fresh Chilled Semen (X2) Canine Shipping Box; Semen Extender; Ice ( these charges are if your stud dog owner packages it. More $ if a vet prepares it for shipping) $200.00
B. Frozen Semen Tank Rental; Preparation Fee;Tank Return $400.00 to $600.00 Plus Shipping Fees:
FedEx; UPS; Airplane-Counter to Counter; Bus $200.to 600.00
(Pick one: A. B. C. or D. Expenses)
A. Natural breeding Driving to Stud Dogs Location And possible hotel stays xxx.xx
B. Artificial Insemination (A-I) If performed by a Vet $150.to 300.00
C. transcervical "Vet Procedure" (usually inseminated twice) $400.to 700.00
D. Surgical "Vet Procedure" $1,000. to 1,500.00
To Confirm Pregnancy $60.00 to 150.00
(NO PUPPIES YET) $2,580.- 5,390.00
CARING FOR DAM & PUPPIES: (Not including cost of whelping box)
Dam (gestation through whelping) Extra Food for Dam; Supplements $500.00
Natural-Cesarean $0 to 2,000.00
Post Whelping Vet Check $150. to 250.00
Whelping Supplies Bedding(at least 3 sets of bedding)-Oxytocin/Vet on call-,Extra towels-Pedialyte-Puppy Collars-Heating Source-Disinfectants-New Linoleum (to put around the whelping box) $800. to 1,200.
Washing and More Washing! Bedding is washed Daily $200.00
Food-Bedding "Carefresh Litter"-Toys-Replacement Toys-Possible New Pens-Toy Pools-Possible Pet Sitter-Worming Supplies
$1500.00 and up
Vet (when there is no problems)
Vaccinations-tattoo-Health Checks $80. x 8 = 640.00
SUB TOTAL:LOW TO HIGH $3,790.- 6,040.00
Sleeping in The Box NO SLEEP WANT SOME SLEEP!
GRAND TOTAL: LOW TO HIGH $7,270.00 to 12,755.00
DIVIDED BY 6 PUPPIES AVERAGE "COST" OF 1 PUPPY $1,271.00 to 2,126.00 in 2010- 2012
Replacement Costs of worn out items . ?????
THIS IS JUST THE "COST" OF RAISING 1 AVERAGE LITTER OF 6 PUPPIES. THIS IS SIMPLY A "HOBBY" AND A LOVE FOR THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREED. I HOPE THIS PUTS THE COST VS PRICE WE CHARGE FOR A PUPPY IN PERSPECTIVE.