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