• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
    Results 11 to 20 of 42

    Thread: Puppy pricing

    1. #11
      House Broken
      Beth C's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2018
      Location
      Georgia
      Posts
      189
      Thanked: 103
      With my puppy, Lido's breeder (in Georgia), she has different lines with varying amounts/qualities of health testing, accomplishments, and pedigrees. We simply wanted a nice quality pet, so the price was lower. Lido's mom still had genetic testing done (as did the stud from another kennel), just not as extensive as those she breeds for field trial/hunting competitions. What type of dog are you looking for - pet, field, or confirmation? My breeder doesn't breed for confirmation competition. Color? If you're interested, I can PM you her contact information. She won't have any litters available until next Spring/Summer.

    2. The Following User Says Thank You to Beth C For This Useful Post:

      kimbersmom (12-19-2018)

    3. #12
      Chief Pooper Scooper
      JenC's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Colorado
      Posts
      2,465
      Thanked: 2475
      Health testing should be the same across the board. No matter the litter. Now I find that hunting breeders aren't doing hearts consistently yet, but with that in mind, there should be no corners cut. There should be no "varying amounts/qualities of health testing" with one breeder.

    4. #13
      Senior Dog
      Labradorks's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      3,754
      Thanked: 2254
      Quote Originally Posted by JenC View Post
      Health testing should be the same across the board. No matter the litter. Now I find that hunting breeders aren't doing hearts consistently yet, but with that in mind, there should be no corners cut. There should be no "varying amounts/qualities of health testing" with one breeder.
      I so agree with this! Puppies are not purchased from the cereal aisle at Walmart.

    5. #14
      Senior Dog
      Tanya's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Eastern Ontario Canada
      Posts
      3,105
      Thanked: 1845
      Quote Originally Posted by arentspowell View Post
      This is harder than I thought it would be!


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      OMG TELL ME ABOUT IT.

      So for NY-OH area my search came up with $2000-2500 USD with all clearances and titles. with exchange rate and duties and travel...yeah.
      In Ontario (CAD) it's 1800 CAD plus tax mostly. some are at 1500.
      Last edited by Tanya; 12-19-2018 at 08:37 PM.

    6. #15
      Senior Dog
      Tanya's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Eastern Ontario Canada
      Posts
      3,105
      Thanked: 1845
      Quote Originally Posted by JenC View Post
      Health testing should be the same across the board. No matter the litter. Now I find that hunting breeders aren't doing hearts consistently yet, but with that in mind, there should be no corners cut. There should be no "varying amounts/qualities of health testing" with one breeder.
      Honestly, my search is finding mannny still don't do heart. And I am looking at kennels well known in the showing lines AND competition venue. heart is REALLY hit and miss - and causing me some anxiety on choosing. IF I cut out everyone that doesn't do heart i am left with very few kennels. especially if I ask for both parent (seeing some where the stud may have it but not mom).
      Last edited by Tanya; 12-19-2018 at 08:38 PM.

    7. #16
      House Broken
      shelby's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2018
      Location
      CA
      Posts
      52
      Thanked: 34
      Our breeder focus on preserving the English lines. The blood lines is what I focused on. There are several Labradors from one specific breeder in the town I live in, and I watched them grow up over the years. Now 5 of the 6 I know of have had the knees/elbows fixed, and one had a tumor in his head, and those were expensive dogs. So I came on here and reached out, and found Luna that way. I would rather pay a little bit more now, then have to possibly do more down the road. That being said, Any pup could have problems, And the cheapest lab in the world (Abbie, my chocolate was 50.00) lived to be 14 years old. I might have paid too much for luna (3,200) but it was my choice. Her mom was beautiful, and her dad is a champion.

    8. #17
      Senior Dog
      Shelley's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      United States
      Posts
      1,147
      Thanked: 1656
      Quote Originally Posted by arentspowell View Post
      We’re looking into getting our next lab in the near future and I’ve started reaching out to breeders. We’ve always talked about getting a puppy from a reputable breeder and knew that comes at a higher cost, however, my husband is having a little bit of sticker shock at the price being higher than her expected. What’s the going rate these days?

      Thanks!


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      I know most of my breeder friends are in the $1600 to $2000 range in California. Some high profile breeders get a lot more. I just asked a friend in Florida and she says $2000 is a good starting point for a well bred puppy there.

      You should be able to find a good puppy that is in you price range, that has full clearances and has been raised correctly. Please feel free to pass prospective breeders past me too. :-)


      Quote Originally Posted by shelby View Post
      Our breeder focus on preserving the English lines. The blood lines is what I focused on. There are several Labradors from one specific breeder in the town I live in, and I watched them grow up over the years. Now 5 of the 6 I know of have had the knees/elbows fixed, and one had a tumor in his head, and those were expensive dogs. So I came on here and reached out, and found Luna that way. I would rather pay a little bit more now, then have to possibly do more down the road. That being said, Any pup could have problems, And the cheapest lab in the world (Abbie, my chocolate was 50.00) lived to be 14 years old. I might have paid too much for luna (3,200) but it was my choice. Her mom was beautiful, and her dad is a champion.
      $3,200? Or did you mean $2,200? I don't know anyone in California that charges that much for a puppy, except maybe a 'breeder' in the central valley that scams people. I will PM you.

      Clearances should look like this, this is one of my gurls, and the Minimum that I do, and the heart clearance has to be a cardiac echo performed by a boarded cardiologist, not a "practitioner" or "specialist".

      -screen-shot-2018-12-19-5-53-11-pm-jpg


    9. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Shelley For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (12-20-2018), Labradorks (12-20-2018), windycanyon (12-19-2018)

    10. #18
      Senior Dog
      windycanyon's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      C. WA
      Posts
      1,510
      Thanked: 1122
      I don't know of any reputable conformation breeder in the NW at less than $1500.


      Quote Originally Posted by Labradorks View Post
      In Oregon & Washington, conformation Labs go for $1,000 - $2,500. Usually in a litter of say, 10 puppies, you'll get one or two keepers and the rest are pets, so when I say conformation Labs, what I mean are well-bred pet Labs. It's interesting because most of the dogs have very similar pedigrees and they all do the same tests. I don't see a huge difference in the type of socialization they receive and no Lab breeder around here (that I am aware of -- and I have purposefully searched) is on a socialization program. They do bits and pieces of Avidog or Puppy Culture, but they don't follow the program. I find that the breeders who live more rural areas are less expensive.

      I'd spend $2,000+ on a puppy, but only if he were a performance puppy. I spent that on my newest pup and the value was incredible. Long-time breeder that has placed some of the most successful Labradors in today's competitive environment (which tells me she knows what to breed for and how to place pups). Proven parents and grandparents in conformation AND very high level performance venues with proven offspring as well, Avidog program followed to the T (he was co-raised with a litter of Goldens and their breeder is the owner of Avidog), tons of socialization (cars, new farms, swimming, kids, older people, men, cats, chickens, new pens, puppy playtime with other puppies and adults of different breeds), crate training, potty training, raised exclusively in a home (many Lab breeders kick puppies out into barns, garages, outside type pens when they are around four weeks old). The parents had all tests, even those that are not required, and annual tests. The puppies were all DNA tested and visited the ophthalmologist. Probably more that I am missing. Also, I got this pup in New York.

      So, what I'm getting at is that I, personally, would look for what you're getting for your money. More $$$ does not always mean more socialization or tests or anything. I know plenty of puppies that cost more than my puppy but received less from the breeder and have good pedigrees, but nothing better than the next conformation breeder that sells their puppies for $1,000 less.
      Hidden Content
      The WindyCanyon Girls, Summer 2018
      IntCH WindyCanyon's Northern Spy CDX RA JH OA OAJ CC (13.5 yrs)
      IntCh WindyCanyon's Ruby Pink BN CD RA CC (3.5 yrs)
      IntCH WindyCanyon's Kanzi BN CDX RE JH (4 yrs)
      WindyCanyon ItsOnlyMoneyHoneycrisp (4mos)
      WindyCanyon's Pippin RN (18 mos)
      IntCH WindyCanyon's Envy CDX RE JH CC 9.5 yrs)
      IntCH HIT WindyCanyon's Kiku A Fuji Too CDX RE JH CC (9 yrs)







    11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to windycanyon For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (12-20-2018), IRISHWISTLER (12-20-2018)

    12. #19
      Senior Dog
      Amused
       
      voodoo's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      NM
      Posts
      997
      Thanked: 551
      Dogs - Puppies and Dogs For Sale Pets Classified Ad - syracuse.com

      no matter what day I look....lab puppies under 1 grand
      First time pet owner
      Hidden Content
      Chili born 7/21/2013

    13. #20
      Senior Dog
      windycanyon's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      C. WA
      Posts
      1,510
      Thanked: 1122
      Honestly don't know how anyone COULD do it for less than $1500 if they've been breeding for any length of time and do everything right.
      Try not to look at the price so much. Divide that price (assuming you are buying from someone who does ALL the clearances, has "depth" to the pedigree w/ regard to clearances, titles, etc) by 10 or 12 (yrs) and then tell me the purchase price is too much.
      Gosh, I've lost (voluntarily) thousands in prospective income when I've had litters, because when I have litters, I'm either not leaving them for more than a couple hours or I'm hiring out help. When there are vet needs, it's almost always at night, so off to ER we go. There is nothing cheap about breeding, and the breeder bears all the risk up front. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Have a friend who just bred to a FC lose 7 of 8 of her puppies due to a freak issue during pregnancy that req'd c-section/ spay. I bet she lost $7000 on the "litter" in vet/ stud/ etc costs alone. MH titled bitch too.

      BTW, that is a byb litter. No clearances, nothing.... used to be able to buy those for $50 out of the paper here too but are now $700-1000. THAT is NOT a place to look for a well bred litter.

      Quote Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
      Dogs - Puppies and Dogs For Sale Pets Classified Ad - syracuse.com

      no matter what day I look....lab puppies under 1 grand

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •