Steve asked in PetsDogs · 1 month ago

Will dogs stay expensive?

The price of dogs has massively increased since COVID. Are they likly to come down to sensible levels in a year or two? 

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  • Rita
    Lv 6
    1 week ago

    The cost of owning a dog can be estimated at about $1,400 to $4,300 per year. There are ways to save money depending on the choices you make. Contributing factors include your dog's size and age, the region in which you live, your own lifestyle, and your dog's individual needs.

  • 1 month ago

    honestly depending on the breeds ! some dogs are different prices . some people will add sizes include and the breed of the dogs are. depending on the person want to sell their dogs to earn money more . but you gotta be careful with backyard breeders because they will ribe you off and ask alot of money from you and they will also lie about the breeds of dogs they are selling out . more likely trick you to pay more for a puppies . if you want a dog some day you should think about it first make sure the dog is healthy and in good shape and that has all the vet checks and shots. ect before you planning to adopt or buy a pet from anyone . there are some places will be expensive but not all everywhere will have same prices . since covid 19 if you go to pet stores , animals adopted service shelters , at the ASPCA  can  be little cheaper then getting a dog from breeders . some time the aspca and adopt pets shelters always have good sale for buying any dogs and puppies with good cost depending on what kind of breed of dogs you want to get and the states you live in . 

  • garry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    its because people will pay for them , if you got something for $10 and your can resell it for $1,000 wouldnt you .

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Most of these other answers don't seem to understand where prices come from. Supply and demand determine the price of everything including dogs. Prices don't come from greed. Anyone can ask any price they want but if it's over market value it won't sell. 

    If prices increase it's because the supply of dogs has gone done or demand has gone up. 

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  • 1 month ago

    yes I think dogs stay expensive

  • 1 month ago

    hopefully in a year or two

  • 1 month ago

    yes it is......

  • 1 month ago

    I would just add to ?'s post from the UK and say that GOOD ethical breeders have not increased their prices.   It is the byb's that have and total shame on them.

    Shame on anyone buying from byb's anyway whether we have the covid situation or not. 

  • 1 month ago

    Well bred dogs have always been expensive, up into the thousands.  You are probably referring to the BYBed dogs.  People breeding their pet & asking for far more money than they are worth has always been an issue.  Their mutts are not worth the asking price.  They should be charging what the adoption rates are but they go way above that in an attempt to get as much money out of the pups as they can.  It is a rip off from stupid ignorant BYBers.

  • 1 month ago

    For purebred and highly desired "designer" mutts?   Not likely.   There already was a demand before covid that drove the price up.

    When people go back to work and no longer have time for a dog, or start facing evictions/foreclosures because they still owe mortgage and rent, then some of these dogs will end up in shelters again.   That's where you will find your cheap dogs.

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