How Much Is A Dachshund Puppy For Sale?
Dachshunds are a small breed dog with short legs and long body. They have a thick coat which makes them look fluffy. Their coats vary from light brown to black. The color of their fur varies depending on the individual, but they all tend towards being very similar looking. Dachshunds are known for having good temperaments and loyalty. They are not known to be aggressive or destructive.
The average price of a dachshund puppy is between $500-$1000. However, there are some dachshunds that sell for over $2000. If you want a purebred dachshund, then it will cost you around $2500. Some breeds such as the German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler and Great Dane are considered “high end” because they require expensive breeding procedures to produce them.
These dogs usually cost around $5000.
In addition to the price, you need to consider the health issues that come along with owning a dachshund. While these dogs do not suffer from many common diseases like other breeds, they still have certain health concerns. One of those concerns is hip dysplasia (hip dysplasia is when your hips don’t develop properly). Hip dysplasia can cause problems later in life if left untreated.
There is a simple x-ray you can get at the vet that checks for hip dysplasia. The average cost of this procedure is around $100-$200.
Other health issues that may come up with your new dachshund are back problems and intervertebral disk disease (back pain caused by the spine not forming properly). Both of these conditions can cause severe pain to your dog. In some cases, surgery can correct the problem, however it can be very expensive. The average cost of surgery to correct the issues above is around $4,000-$7,000.
If your new dachshund does develop hip dysplasia or intervertebral disk disease, then you may want to consider pet insurance. Pet insurance can save you a lot of money in the long run. The average yearly price for pet insurance is between $200-$300 a year. Yearly vaccinations will also need to be considered.
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