How much are purebred boxer puppies?

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Calculating The Cost For A Boxer Puppy

It is not easy to calculate the cost for a Boxer puppy.

To create the most accurate puppy budget, you need to do three different types of calculations.

Boxers cost how much?

There is a cost for a Boxer puppy.

You need to figure out how much it will cost to buy a Boxer puppy.

As of publication time, reputable, health-focused, purebred Boxer puppy breeders charge between $800 and $2,800 for a Boxer puppy.

We will take a closer look at how such a wide price range is possible.

There is a cost for Boxer puppy supplies.

To welcome your Boxer puppy to your family, you need to figure out what you need to purchase.

One-time and ongoing purchases will be included in this part of your budget.

Boxer needs can cost a lot.

If your Boxer becomes ill or injured, you need to figure out how to budget for veterinary care.

To figure out how much to set aside for dog care emergencies, you need to know more about the Boxer breed line, possible health issues and how to pick the healthiest possible Boxer puppy.

Reputable purebred Boxer breeder

Boxer puppies are bred very seriously by this dog breeder. This type of breeder will happily share that they are in it because they love the Boxer dog breed.

Boxers will be pre-tested for all known genetic conditions for which health testing exists. Dogs with known heritable health conditions that could be passed down to the puppies will not be bred by this type of breeder.

An active Boxer breeder will maintain their registration with the AKC.

The AKC can fine or drop a breeder if they fail to comply with certain kennel management and breeding standards. They will lose their show and kennel marketing rights.

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You should get these benefits when you buy Boxers from this type of breeder.

There is a Puppy papers are certified.

There is a Good health is an initial guarantee.

There is a If the puppy isn’t a good fit with your family, you’ll get a take-back guarantee.

All required vaccinations are documented in a written record.

There is a There is a new puppy pack.

There is a As your puppy grows up, you can get access to that breeder’s knowledge.

Boxer puppies from this type of dog breeder are usually more expensive on the front end. There is a reason.

Boxer breeding costs

Boxer breeders spend a lot of money to breed and raise a litter of healthy Boxer puppies.

There is a Pre-screening health tests cost $500.

There is a veterinary exam and a brucellosis test.

The stud fee is $600+ per attempt.

Puppy food and vitamins cost $150.

$200 per litter for puppy whelping and growth supplies.

There is a If needed, the C-section can cost as much as $15,000.

There is a A litter check is $100.

There is a Puppy vaccinations cost $60 per puppy.

The price for worming is $80 per puppy.

$200 per puppy if Ear Cropping is practiced.

$20 per puppy if tail docking is practiced.

There is a AKC registration: There is a fee of $25 and $2 per puppy.

There is a Puppy packets are $50 per puppy.

You can see that a breeder’s costs can quickly add up. The set price for a puppy may change depending on the cost to produce that particular litter.

The good news is that research shows that spending more up front on a Boxer puppy can protect your wallet later by eliminating the possibility that your dog has inherited serious genetic health issues that require expensive ongoing veterinary care.

Backyard Boxer breeder

A casual orbackyard Boxer dog breeder may see dog breeding as a hobby, a way to make a bit of extra holiday cash, or even an “oops” from that night when the neighbor’s unfixed male dog dug under the fence and knocked up their unfixed female Boxer.

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The entire breeding process is done casually with this type of breeder. It is not likely that any health pre-screening tests were done to make sure the dogs are healthy and sound for breeding.

The puppies may or may not be up to date on all required vaccinations, de-worming treatments and other recommended preventative veterinary care.

The puppies are cute, and the price may seem right, but you are taking a risk with your wallet and your heart by purchasing this type of casually-bred Boxer puppy.

Puppy mill/import breeder

Today’s puppy mill breeders operate both domestically and internationally, often breeding Boxer puppies in places with less animal cruelty oversight and then selling those puppies to new owners.

Puppy mill breeders are in the dog breeding business to make money. Money goes back into their pockets when they spend less on their dogs and puppies.

Puppies are typically kept in squalid conditions, fed inferior food, denied access to preventative veterinary care and sold as “cheap Boxer puppies” online, in pet stores or even out of the back of a pickup truck.

The message to breed more puppies is sent by every purchase of a puppy mill-bred Boxer puppy.

There is an article about how to spot a bad dog breeder.

What about Boxer rescue?

Is it possible to rescue a Boxer puppy instead? Saving a relinquished dog is a great way to give a deserving dog a second chance at a forever home.

Boxer dogs are more likely to be found at canine rescue shelters. The price is right for adopting an adult boxer.

Most rescue organizations charge a rehoming fee of between $20 and $500, but some offer this service for free.

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