German Shepherd Puppy For Sale: How Much Is A GSD?
The cost of buying and raising a german shepherds puppy varies from country to country. You need to consider the breeders reputation, the shelter or rescue group’s recommendation, your ability to pay and other factors when determining what type of dog will suit your needs best. The following table provides some basic information about various breeds of dogs for sale in the United States.
Breed Name Average Price (USD) Type of Dog Average Price (USD) Breed Standard Poodle $1,200 – $2,500 Toy Poodle $1,000 – $1,300 Labrador Retriever $800 – $900 German Shorthaired Pointer/Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Vars Flemish Sheepdog / Belgian Malinois Hybrid $700 – $850 American Staffordshire Terrier / Cocker Spaniel / Great Dane / English Springer Spaniel / Dachshund / Pug / Saint Bernard $600 – $750 Chihuahua / Mexican Hairless Hound $550 – $650 Chow Chow / Miniature Schnauzer/Pug Mix $400 – $450 Rottweiler/Wolfhound mix $350 – $425 Pit Bull Terrier/Bearded Collie hybrid (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) Mixed Breeds: Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Dalmatian, English Setter, Fox Terrier, German Shorthaired Pointer, Irish Setter, Jack Russell Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Maltese, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pomeranian, Poodle (Toy), Poodle (Miniature), Pug ,Rhodesian Ridgeback, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Weimaraner $300 – $400 Mixed Breed Dogs
As you can see from the table above, the average cost of buying a german shepherd puppy is between $350 and $500.
The average cost of adopting a german shepherd from a shelter or rescue group is between $100 and $200. If you adopt a dog, a portion of the price will often cover spaying or neutering, emergency care and other medical concerns. The American Kennel Club provides a free online guide to finding a reputable breeder, training tips and more.
A typical german shepherd will grow to be between 21 and 23 inches tall and weigh between 40 and 90 pounds as an adult. They have short hair and shed little to no fur. GSD also come in a variety of colors, including black, black and tan, mouse gray, silver and white.
Regardless of whether you plan to buy or adopt, it is always best to research specific traits of the breed to determine what will work best for your family. The following table provides some basic information about the various types of german shepherds.
Breed Size Weight Lifespan Activity Tendencies AKC Recognition Children’s Friendliness Devotion to Owner Friendly to Strangers General Nature Long-Haired German Shepherd 40-90 lb 13-20 years High The GSD is an extremely versatile working dog that has few breed-specific health problems. It is a great watchdog, but more often known for its loyalty and affection towards its owners. Eager to please and easy to train. Eager to please and very intelligent, which means it can easily become destructive if not given an adequate outlet for its energy and intelligence. The GSR is usually good with kids, although it is always best to teach your children how to behave around dogs and all pets.
Good Dog Library recommends that you teach your children not to stare at dogs, as this can be seen as a sign of aggression. 8.5 / 10 Livestock Guardian 32-50 lb 12-16 years Low The GSD is a relatively new and rare breed. It is a cross between the long-haired german shepherd and the old German short-haired shepherd, which was bred to guard livestock. Confident and intelligent. Sometimes suspicious of strangers. Unlike other herding dogs, it is not easily trained as a family pet and will often prefer to be outside. 7.
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