I have been wanting to get a puppy for a while now and have settled on the keeshond breed. How much should I expect to pay for a keeshond puppy from a reputable breeder? What have others paid? Thanks for the help.
I’m in the US.
Answer by Cherish P
Really depends on the breeder and the type of keeshond you have bought from the breeder. Generally a show breeder has dogs/pups that fall into these 3 types: Pet quality- meant to be just a pet, just as healthy and beautiful as the others but not showable due to small or larger physical flaws, Show Potential, this type of puppy has been evaluated at a young age and looks like he may be showable (sometimes they do not grow up to be showable therefore the term show ”potential” and then there is the Showable usually an older dog around 6 months and in the breeders opinion and knowledge they are a good enough example of the breed to compete in conformation. These things will usually affect the price of the dog.
What I’ve seen from reasonable breeders in my area are as follows: REMEMBER this may NOT be the case of breeders in your area. Lots of things can affect price such as demand due to popularity of the breeder, how rare the breed is in your area etc or just breeder’s own choice.
Pet quality- $ 600-1500
Show-Potential- $ 1,000- 1,600
If you find yourself going whoa thats a lot!! REMEMBER show breeders are very good at what they do and you are getting the best of the best when you purchase from them and not just in looks. These dogs sire and dam have been painstakingly tested for all kinds of illnesses and problems of temperments and their breeders often spend thousands on one litter in the process of breeding, pregnancy and whelping and raising and you are getting a great deal!