How Much Does A DOEBRMAN Cost?
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Your Doberman Puppy – Upfront Costs A healthy Doberman puppy from an expert breeder is not cheap: Professionally breeding these large dogs is a lot of work, and you should exercise caution whenever you see “cheap” puppies on offer: You do not want to accidentally support someone breeding Dobermans irresponsibly. Then, there is the cost for all the vaccinations and additional vet consultations that your puppy may need. To make sure that everything is set and ready before your bring your dog home, you want to puppy-proof your home, garden and yard. Dobies are extremely athletic dogs with a high prey drive, and they can easily jump a conventional fence to give chase to wildlife, cats or passers-by. To keep your dog safe at all times, consider setting an extra high and secure fence around your yard. Before you bring your little Doberman home, you should get everything ready that they will need in their first days and weeks: a crate, a comfortable dog bed, bowls for food and water as well as puppy toys. To make sure you are well-prepared for training your new dog, we from Fenrir have high-end equipment and training guides on offer: The Perfect Puppy Course is a step-by-step video course, designed to teach you how to train your Doberman puppy – right from day one. Basically, the Perfect Puppy course will help you to get it right the first time round. When it comes to extra-secure collars and leashes, we have developed an entire product range of virtually indestructible training aids for puppies and adult dogs. Which make a lot of sense to get for a Doberman, who is a very energetic and strong dog. One thing is for certain: With our Odin Leashes and Odin Collars, you will never again have to worry about your dog breaking loose on a walk. Conventional leashes and collars can and do snap, which can easily put your dog in harm’s way, for example if it chases a cat across a busy road. If you are interested in the Perfect Puppy Course, or in our range of extra secure collars and leashes, go to https://fenrircanineleaders.com – or simply click the link in the description box below. So, let’s list everything we have mentioned so far, and let’s see how high the approximate costs for getting a young Doberman really are: - Well-bred Doberman puppy: between $1,500 and $2,500 - Core vaccinations for the puppy: between $75 and $100 - General Vet Consultation: approximately $100 - Crate for large dogs: approximately $250 - large dog bowls, claw cutter and soft brush/grooming mitt: approximately $60 -- High quality Collars and Leashes: approximately $150 - Perfect Puppy Course: $99 - Puppy toys: approximately $100 So, if we are adding up all those costs, we reach a total of initial costs of between approximately $2,330 and $3,360 Next, let’s look at the budget needed to adequately keep a Doberman and provide it with everything it needs to thrive. For this purpose, we will list the costs involved broken down by month. Ongoing Costs when Owning a Doberman People always underestimate how expensive owning a dog really is. As we saw, the initial investment is already quite substantial, but make no mistake: This is only the beginning. The much higher costs come later, in the day-to-day feeding and caring for your large puppy, who will become a fully-grown Doberman before long. Adult male Dobies can easily weigh 45 kilos, which is roughly 99 pounds. Especially vet bills are something to watch out for, as they can easily go into the thousands if your dog needs to have surgery, expensive medication or, in the very worst case, cancer therapy. If you do not have pet insurance, you might find yourself in the horrible situation of having to have your beloved Doberman put down – simply because you cannot afford treatment. Also, if you want to save money on the feeding front and you go for a low-quality kibble from the supermarket, you might set your dog up to become seriously ill and potentially even die prematurely: Doberman are a very sensitive breed when it comes to health – prone to severe ailments such as cancer, cardiomyopathy, cervical vertebral instability and Wobbler’s syndrome. Which is why we at Fenrir encourage owners to feed their Doberman a healthy, well-balanced raw diet. If this interests you, but you find all the contradictory information on the net a bit confusing, then make sure to check out our Raw Food Masterclass. You can find this user-friendly manual on https://fenrircanineleaders.com or you can simply click the link in the description box below. To give you a better overview of the feeding costs for the Doberman, we will compare the cost for raw feeding with the cost of a high-quality grain-free kibble. Also, we will list expenses that you are likely to encounter when owning a Doberman. In terms of maintenance cost for a huge dog like the Doberman, we have listed the costs for: Raw Food per month: between $250 and $350 Grain free dry food per month: between $100 and $150 Larger collars or harnesses as your puppy grows, broken down per month: approximately $20 Costs for pet insurance or Vet bills per month: approximately $120 Toys per month: approximately $10 Doggie Day Care or Dog Walkers per month: between $100 and $500 Boarding for vacations, broken down per month: approximately $40 Adding up all those costs, we reach a total of monthly maintenance costs for a Doberman of between $390 on the low end and $1,040 on the high end. As we can see, owning a Doberman and providing such a large dog with everything it needs for a long, healthy and happy life is not cheap. Therefore, before getting one of these gentle guardians, make sure that you are in a financial position to comfortably afford the dog. If you are not, then build up your financial basis first – rather than getting a Doberman puppy and hoping that it all will somehow work out: The last thing you want to do is gamble with your canine best friend’s health.