(Closed) How do you answer the 'how much did your dog cost' question?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 77
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@swanks4tw:  
Yup, corgis aren’t cheap. At at least around here are very hard to get your hands on! We really lucked out. (Most breeders around here also have a no breeding policy that you sign off on before taking your puppy home!)
 
I also agree that most people only ask what you paid out of curiosity. Even if I would never consider a certain breed, I generally still ask what the cost of them is! I’m not going to judge you based on it, I’m simply just curious! 🙂 

Post # 78
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Deejayelle:  I get this question a lot. We have a french bulldog which is the perfect breed of dog for me with my given circumstances. They are expensive because of all the work that goes into getting them born. I usually just laugh off the question and say “a lot!!” and try to change the subject. One person wanted more details because he was actually interested in purchasing one and had been saving up already so I gave him a more direct price range

Post # 79
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@HourThyme:  WOW nice I can’t believe you got those beautiful dogs for free! I have a french bulldog and he was half – price because he has some issues. Works for me… I’m glad we were able to snatch him up for such a low cost. He’s a beautiful animal but he certaintly does have some issues LOL

 

Post # 80
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419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had people ask this about my cat because we had to get her a root canal…they would say “and how much did THAT cost?” and I would reply “well it varies, but we got a good deal and she’s all better now.” so maybe you could say something like that. “the prices of these dogs vary, but we got a great deal and she’s going to be a perfect fit in our family!” 

Post # 81
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@peachacid:  well said. 

Post # 82
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Deejayelle:  I would either answer them truthfully or tell them it was none of their business depending on who it was that asked. 

Post # 83
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101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Deejayelle:  I would answer by telling them the amount I paid. 

Post # 84
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794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

our pup was $1200. My SO really really struggled with the cost, but I just wanted us to get a Bernese SO badly. We both have always wanted one. My tax return ended up being exactly $1200 last year, which I found out the morning after we went to look at puppies and he started to pull away from getting him. 

When people ask, I go with the “don’t ask!” answer if they aren’t the type to ever get a pure-bred, because generally you’re instantly judged. People that genuinely want to know because they spent $X on their dog, or they want a Bernese, I will share. 

He was worth every penny! He brings such joy into our lives. 

Post # 85
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Deejayelle:  A lot of people asked me how much our pure bred shih-tzu cost. My response was, “enough”. Maybe not very polite but neither is asking how much something cost.

Post # 86
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sauerdragon:  I know! Isnt that just crazy!?!? So amazing too! Your little guy is ADORABLE!!! Has that sneaky little Frenchie look in his eyes! haha! Our is such a wonderful girl but such a turd sometimes, gotta love that Frenchie stubborness! haha

Post # 87
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Deejayelle:  I have to say I’ve never been asked that question.  Probably because it’s pretty clear that my dogs are mutts so therefore people assumed it was a pretty reasonable adoption fee.  But if I was in that situation, I’d just say that I don’t feel comfortable disclosing that or that you can’t remember.

Post # 88
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This just happened to me the other day! We have a french bulldog who happens to be a light fawn with all the correct color placements (so I’ve heard). Someone on our block actually breeds them for show and asked which Kennel I purchased from and how much he was. The funny thing is that he was given to my SO by a client who couldn’t keep him after buying him and bringing him home from Paris. I’m pretty sure he was quite pricey, but we didn’t pay a dime! If someone random asked I would just say I have no idea my SO got him.

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