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Friday, September 24, 2010

How Much is That Doggy in the Window?

One of the questions you'll have when searching for a puppy is, "How much should I pay?" While it's a valid concern, it shouldn't be your first consideration--and in fact, many breeders are understandably turned off when it seems the only thing a person is interested in is getting the cheapest puppy they can find. You are not buying a toaster--you're buying a living, breathing creature that ideally will be part of your life for a decade or more. Take some time finding breeders who breed responsibly, health test the parents of their litters, and will stand by their dogs for life. Get to know them and find out if they're even someone from whom you'd want to purchase a puppy (and meanwhile they'll be getting to know you, too). If you're comfortable with them, then you approach the subject of price.