How Much Do Your Puppies Cost

I get asked this question every time I have a litter. I thought I’d let everyone know up front, they are expensive. Why? Here are some of the reasons: Stud fees can run up to $2,000 depending on the sire chosen and I usually want to best male I can find. The Dam has to have a complete medical check up to insure that she is healthy and able to produce a healthy litter. There are progesterone tests which are run to insure the correct time to breed, otherwise the you could easily miss the fertile days and waste time and money. Sometimes, even with the best of care and planning, the Dam could have a problem during the delivery and require an emergency C-section at an emergency clinic in the middle of the night. This alone can run $2500 or more depending on the clinic. Yes, it’s happened.

Feeding the Dam high quality food to keep her and the pups healthy is also expensive. Then comes the vet bills for removing the dew claws, checking out the pups and getting their first shots and health certificates. And then there is the time involved making arrangements for shipping. All this has be paid for before the pups are ready to leave. Yes it’s expensive to breed. There are many factors that are considered when pricing pups. Some litters can be less expensive, $1,000 or as high as $1800 – $2,000, depending on the situation. Sure, you can find less expensive salukis out there, to be sure. But mine are of the highest quality, well cared for and worth every penny I ask for them. It is expected that you will receive a happy, healthy pup to keep you company for years to come. My line is healthy and long lived. My oldest is now 15 years old and still going strong.

When you decide you want a puppy from my breeding, I require a deposit of $350.00 in advance of the pups being born. If there is no pup for you, the money is returned in full. If the pups are already here, I require a $500.00 to hold a pup, with the balance due before the puppy leaves. Shipping and crate if needed is extra and can run anywhere from $250 to $450.00 depending on the age, weight, and distance. If I have to ship a pup, I insist they only go non-stop if at all possible. I hope this answers your questions but if you wish more information, please contact me.

Another question I get asked, “I just want a pet puppy, not a show dog.” Every pup is potentially a show dog. What makes a show dog? Personality AND good looks. So unless there is some defect, all my dogs are show quality, some will be show dogs because the owner wishes to show, but most Haalah salukis will be just adored companions sitting on someone’s sofa.