How Much Does a German Shepherd Cost?

A German Shepherd, also known as an Alsatian, is a larger sized dog breed that originated from Germany.  The German Shepherd is known for herding sheep as well as guarding them.  Close to 5% of these breeds are actively registered with the American Kennel Club.  The average Shepherd can weigh up to 100 pounds and can grow up to 26 inches tall.  The cost of a German Shepherd is going to depend upon the breeder, the location, age and quality.

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Average Reported Cost: $1

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  1. Mary Taylor (Wittman,  Arizona) paid $1,200 and said:

    Czech German Shepherd.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. kelsey