What is the price of a purebred dog?


The price of a purebred dog is extremely variable and the many reasons given by the majority of breeders are fully justified. There are all the same some exceptions, since we can find shockingly high prices in some unscrupulous sellers. Regardless, the large budget to foresee does not seem to discourage buyers, as many people are ready to invest a sum more … than plump to buy a purebred dog. And contrary to popular belief, paying a very high price for a canine is in most cases neither snobbery nor a fad. So let’s see everything that determines the price of a purebred dog in France.

How is the price of a purebred dog set?

Far from being calculated with a ladle, the price of a purebred canine is determined based on many elements such as:

  • The race,
  • Sex,
  • Age,
  • The line, that is to say the descendants of the dog: the more these are quoted, the more the dog for sale is also, this is why a purebred dog from champions, for example, sees its price explode,
  • The absence of defects compared to the standards of the breed,
  • The pedigree,
  • The number of competitions in which the dog has participated and whether it has been awarded,
  • The cost of breeding,
  • The success rate of the coverings, some canine breeds reproducing much more difficult than others, which also takes into account the recurring difficulties during the farrowing,
  • The rarity of the breed,
  • Supply and demand,
  • The financial investment necessary for the breeding of the dog until the day of its sale, which includes:
    • The food,
    • The vaccination,
    • Identification,
    • The various genetic tests, health checks, x-rays and others that may be required …
  • The animal’s socialization work,
  • The VAT which applies on the sale of puppies and which is 20% when the animal is sold to an individual,
  • Operating costs and amortization of the cost of the structure: you should know that a professional dog breeder has many charges such as taxes, levies, insurance, social contributions, etc.,
  • Advice given after the purchase by the breeder and without time limit, a kind of “after-sales service” having for sole objective the well-being of the dog.

Buying a purebred dog: why choose a professional dog breeder or a purebred club?

A purebred dog is more expensive from a professional dog breeder than with an individual, but there is rarely an equivalence between the services offered on both sides. Even if it means devoting a larger budget, we understand why buyers preferentially turn to pros, looking for quality.

Unfortunately, it is not always possible for a particular breeder to have all the guarantees required when one wishes to welcome a purebred dog, whether in terms of the food received by the animal, on its lineage. or on weaning and socialization conditions, for example. It should all the same be noted that there are undoubtedly individuals of unfailing honesty, just as we can deplore the lack of seriousness of certain professionals, fortunately few in number.

It should in any case learn about the coveted dog breeding before buying a purebred dog. Many people prefer to go directly to a dog breed club.

Price ranges generally found for a purebred dog

No precise price list exists, but there are at least price ranges to know before finalizing the purchase of a canine with pedigree. Here are a few examples.

Dog Breed
Average price
Tibetan mastiff 900 € to 1500 €
Dogue de bordeaux 1100 € to 2000 €
Dogo Argentino 800 € to 1400 €
German mastiff 1500 € to 2600 €
Swiss white shepherd 1300 € to 1700 €
Belgian Malinois Shepherd 600 € to 1000 €
Australian shepherd 800 € to 1500 €
German shepherd 700 € to 1200 €
Scottish terrier 1000 € to 1500 €
Boston terrier 1100 € to 1600 €
Yorkshire Terrier 1000 € to 1500 €
Whippet 700 € to 1000 €
West Highland Terrier 900 € to 1400 €
Newfoundland 1100 € to 1600 €
Dachshund 700 € to 1200 €
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 1000 € to 1800 €
German spitz 1500 € to 2000 €
Shih tzu 1000 € to 1500 €
Shar-pei 800 € to 1300 €
Saint Bernard 900 € to 1300 €
Irish Setter 700 € to 1000 €
English setter 1000 € to 1500 €
Rhodesian ridgeback 1000 € to 1500 €
Shiba-Inu 1000 € to 1500 €
Parson russel terrier 700 € to 1200 €
Samoyed 850 € to 1400 €
Naples Mastiff 1500 € to 2100 €
Lhasa Apso 1000 € to 1600 €
Afghan hound 1200 € to 1600 €
Labrador retriever 1000 € to 1600 €
Fox terrier 700 € to 900 €
Foxhound 450 € to 1100 €
The Eurasier (or Eurasian) 850 € to 1400 €
Jack russell terrier 500 € to 1200 €
Rottweiler 900 € to 1500 €
Husky 950 € to 1750 €
Belgian Griffon 900 € to 1500 €
Golden retriever 600 € to 1100 €
Flat-Coated Retriever 900 € to 1200 €
Doberman pinscher 550 € to 1000 €
Doberman 800 € to 1200 €
English Springer Spaniel 600 € to 900 €
Dwarf spaniel 700 € to 1300 €
French spaniel 800 € to 1300 €
Dalmatian 700 € to 1000 €
Cotton Tulear 1000 € to 1500 €
Poodle 450 € to 900 €
Chow chow 1000 € to 1500 €
Chihuahua 900 € to 2500 €
Cavalier King Charles 500 € to 2100 €
Cocker spaniel 600 € to 1000 €
English cocker spaniel 600 € to 1000 €
Pug 1000 € to 1600 €
Cairn terrier 700 € to 1000 €
Border collie 800 € to 1200 €
Briard 800 € to 1000 €
Weimaraner 1000 € to 1500 €
Boxer 800 € to 1400 €
Bernese mountain dog 1100 € to 1500 €
American staffordshire terrier 700 € to 1200 €
Bullmastiff 1200 € to 1500 €
Bull terrier 850 € to 1500 €
French Bulldog 1000 € to 1600 €
English bulldog 1500 € to 2100 €
Cane Corso 800 € to 1500 €
Bobtail 700 € to 1200 €
Maltese 700 € to 1100 €
Bichon frize 700 € to 1000 €
Beagle-harrier 800 € to 1200 €
Beagle 600 € to 900 €
Basset hound 700 € to 1000 €
Akita Inu 1000 € to 1600 €
Airedale Terrier 750 € to 1400 €

At a glance it is possible to get an idea of ​​what some purebred dogs may cost to purchase. These are obviously only ranges currently observed. Of course, not all breeds are listed above. For get a precise price, it is strongly recommended to ask a breeder worthy of the name.

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