How Much Does a Dachshund Cost?
The daschund is a dog breed belonging to the hound family; they are characterized by their short legs and long bodies. These dogs often accompany hunters as some are bred to scent out burrowing animals and others are developed to hunt smaller prey like rabbits. The price of a dachshund varies depending on the breed of the dog, the breeder you adopt from and how old it is. The trend of the pricing is that they are usually more expensive if they are still puppies. There are different types of dachshunds available for sale by different breeders.
How much is it?
- A regular daschund puppy whose age ranges from 3 to 5 weeks can cost you anywhere from $300 to $500.
- A smooth daschund’s price starts from $550 to $800. The range of their age is from 26 weeks to 3 years and 16 weeks.
- A wire haired dachshund is another variety of this breed. These dogs are also for sale and can cost you anywhere from $200 to $500. Like the other varieties of this dog, their age plays a factor in the pricing. These dachshunds are from 9 to 43 weeks old.
- An older dachshund that is older than a year old can cost $100 to $250.
What are the extra costs?
- Most of the sellers would have the dogs licensed already. However, if you purchase an unlicensed dog, you will have to register it for $15 to $60. Also, renewal of license is also required and it runs from $15 to $30. This is all going to vary on your county/city. Be sure to check with your local city to get more information.
- The accessories, the start-up vet bills, shots, and more may all be extra costs at the beginning if the breeder does not include any of these items. Everyday items such as food will also cost extra.
What is going to be included?
- A license can be included when you purchase the dog from a seller. This is usually included especially if the dog is no longer a puppy since the owners would have to register them. Be sure to ask for one to ensure that you have it for your records.
- Most reputable breeders will also include the official paperwork, shots, and a start up kit to ensure that you have everything the puppy needs for the first few weeks.
Tips to know:
- Most dachshund breeds are going to be rather laid back. Like most breeds, there will be the occasional hyper one.
- Most will require next to no grooming. While it’s best to give that occasional bath and tooth care, a dachshund tends to shed very little.
- Becoming overweight is a very large issue for this type of dog. It’s best that you learn how to balance a diet as well as give them the proper amount of food on a daily basis.
How can I save money?
- Check with various breeders in your area as well as online. Ensure that you ask about the paperwork, etc.
- Look for a registered dachshund. Although this will prevent you from naming your dog, it will enable you to save up on licensing fee.
- If you don’t care to have a puppy, the older the dog gets, the less it is going to cost you.
- Check with local shelters such as the Humane Society. While a puppy won’t be found here, there’s a rather good chance that you could adopt a dog that is over the age of 2+