Purebred German Shepherd Cost?

How much does a purebred German Shepherd puppy cost?

This breed is not cheap – the quick answer is that you should plan to spend between $1,500-$3,000 for a German Shepherd from health-tested parents. While it is possible to find puppies without papers for much less (as little as $200 in some cases), these usually come from lines without health and temperament testing.

Why are German Shepherds so expensive?

Why are German Shepherd puppies so expensive? The main reason German Shepherd puppies cost so much is that the cost of breeding German Shepherds and raising the puppies is not cheap. Below is a chart breaking down the approximate costs associated with breeding.

How much does it cost to have a German Shepherd?

The cost of owning a German Shepherd can be around $85 per month once you have paid for your pup (the average initial buying cost being $2000). Therefore, the lifetime cost of owning a German Shepherd over 10 years can be up to $12,230, for both the cost of the puppy plus all food and care expenses.

How much is a purebred black German Shepherd worth?

You can get a standard puppy for a price of $300 to $1,000, but the black ones will cost double. Since not all German Shepherds have the recessive gene for a black coat, producing a Black Shepherds rarely happens. Black German Shepherd puppies cost around $800 to $2,000.