What Is the Average Price of a 1 Month Old Akita German Shepherd Mix?

I would like to know what is a good price to sell a 1 month Akita German Shepherd mix puppy. I don’t want to put them too cheap because I want the buyer to be sure & know they will take very good care of the puppy (and also because of dog fights), but i want a reasonable price for them to be sold. The mother is pure breed Japanese Akita and the father is German Shepherd. Can someone please tell me what would be a reasonable price?

You couldn’t pay me enough to convince me to take one of your pups, not even at the correct 7-to-9-weeks-old age for rehoming a pup.
And "pure-breed" is worth nothing – to people who know about BREEDS, what counts is the registered pedigree and the health certificates and the training certificates recorded for the parents and grandparents. I doubt that your Akita and your GSD have any certificates – it is unlikely that THEIR parents and grandparents do, either.

But to people who are interested in cross-breeds despite their unpredictability as to behaviours and size, they have some value.
The simplest way to find out a fair price is to:

#1: Ask the local SPCA what they charge for a neutered and vaccinated cross-breed puppy of the size of a Labrador or GSD.

Record that as $S.

#2: Ring your vet and ask the price to vaccinate & neuter a bit.ch puppy.
Record that as $V.

#3: Calculate $S – $V.
THAT is the value of your pup – because in addition to what a buyer pays you he also has to pay for vaccinations (3 or more in his case) and neutering. Don’t be surprised if $V happens to be bigger than $S, making your pups worthless as assets, compared to ones from the SPCA or a rescue group.

As to your alleged reason for pricing your pups – THAT concern is to be addressed by you inspecting the property and the household of each enquirer – I reject about half of my enquirers before reaching the stage of checking their property.
Les P, owner of GSD_Friendly: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/GSD_Friendly
"In GSDs" as of 1967

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  • scoutma53

    People won’t pay much for a mixed breed. In any case the pup is too young to leave the mother. 2 months is better.
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  • Lorraine

    I sincerely hope you don’t mean that you are selling them at 1 month old. You must keep them with dam and litter for 8 weeks to make sure they start their socialisation skills.

    As for good homes then the only way to secure that is to do what GOOD breeders do and that is make sure that any pup / dog that cannot remain in the home for life MUST come back to you. Even the best breeders get dogs back and we certainly do in rescue.

    It doesn’t matter that the mother is a pure breed, she coud be badly bred herself. Did you get full genetic health screening on the pair of them. Hips / elbows / eyes etc.

    The maximum you should charge is about $100 or what it has cost you to raise them. You are going to struggle to find GOOD homes for them that is for sure. They are not a mix that anyone seriously wants.
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  • Benji

    At one month, not a penny. It is illegal to sell a one month old dog and you could get in trouble for doing so.

    When they’re 8-12 weeks, however, sell them for the price you spent to raise them. Including food, shots, and deworming. Divide it between the puppies. So, if you spent 300 dollars on them and have four puppies, 300 divided by four. They’re mixed breed, you can’t really sell them for too much, to be frank.
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  • Kathy Evans

    Mixed breeds are hard to sell Sounds like you need to get your dogs fixed You might be able to sell but most folks go adopt and so many free ones on craig list Even if you sell you still could be selling to a bad person,What i have done is checked person out called their vet and went to look at yard,if they dont give you that infor then watch out.A person with good intentions would not mind that.Im not into breeding and that it is terrible,puppy mills and so on but i am a animal activist Good luck
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  • Kira

    $350-$450 I would pay even more for a dog like that. If somebody comes to love that puppy so much, money won’t be a thing to them. I know I’ve invested a ton of green into my dogs, and 2/4 of them weren’t even purebred. But they’re worth it. You’re the seller, sell it for what YOU want.
    Hope this helps!
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  • Frankie

    1 month!?
    Puppies should not leave their mothers until AT LEAST 8 weeks. Any younger than that is often illegal in many places and could get you FINED.

    I would pay about $75 for a puppy of 8 weeks who is a mix breed, has had its puppy-shots, and has healthy parents. If the parents have had the health checks required to their breeds (like tests for hip displasia in german shepherds), then maybe $100-$150.

    Side note: Unless you Akita was actually imported from japan, it is probably an American Akita, which is larger and bulkier than the original japanese breed. In the US, they don’t consider the American and Japanese Akitas as separate breeds, but most other countries do recognize them as two completely separate breeds who do not interbreed.
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  • JenVT

    Puppies must be TWO months old before they can go to their new homes. Mutts are a dime a dozen- you will be lucky if you can give them away. Start with a re-homing fee of $50 assuming they have had their first shots and use the money to spay your girl since you obviously are unable to keep her properly confined during her heat cycle. Regardless of if the sire and dam are both purebred, you have a litter of mutts and the shelters are full of them.
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  • Kunzy

    $50

    MUTTS are worthless.
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  • King Les The Lofty

    You couldn’t pay me enough to convince me to take one of your pups, not even at the correct 7-to-9-weeks-old age for rehoming a pup.
    And "pure-breed" is worth nothing – to people who know about BREEDS, what counts is the registered pedigree and the health certificates and the training certificates recorded for the parents and grandparents. I doubt that your Akita and your GSD have any certificates – it is unlikely that THEIR parents and grandparents do, either.

    But to people who are interested in cross-breeds despite their unpredictability as to behaviours and size, they have some value.
    The simplest way to find out a fair price is to:

    #1: Ask the local SPCA what they charge for a neutered and vaccinated cross-breed puppy of the size of a Labrador or GSD.
    Record that as $S.

    #2: Ring your vet and ask the price to vaccinate & neuter a bit.ch puppy.
    Record that as $V.

    #3: Calculate $S – $V.
    THAT is the value of your pup – because in addition to what a buyer pays you he also has to pay for vaccinations (3 or more in his case) and neutering. Don’t be surprised if $V happens to be bigger than $S, making your pups worthless as assets, compared to ones from the SPCA or a rescue group.

    As to your alleged reason for pricing your pups – THAT concern is to be addressed by you inspecting the property and the household of each enquirer – I reject about half of my enquirers before reaching the stage of checking their property.
    Les P, owner of GSD_Friendly: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/GSD_Friendly
    "In GSDs" as of 1967
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