by Western Rider on 24 October 2020 - 14:10
Mprimm that is very costly and with shipping cost unless is it a bloodline that you cannot get here in the US not worth it. I would either wait or look in the states or advertise what you want and see if anyone has what you want.
I bought two pups just a little while ago they were nice and good pedigrees $1100 each plus shipping After that I bought a pup for a friend a long coat female $900
You have to remember that foreign breeders see the prices that puppies are sold for here and want some of that money so are raising their prices.
On the other hand with the airlines raising their prices so high many breeders are not able to sell their pups as fast so some are lowering their price to make a sale.
by Rik on 24 October 2020 - 19:10
2000 is about par for the course from top U.S. breeders and another 1000 will pay for a few in person looks for a lot of folks. that's the best way to get a dog is to see it in up close.
the best kept secret and most ignored is the number of top quality pups bred by club
members all across the U.S. no hype, no flash, just solid dogs that no one ever hears about because most go to pet homes.
if there is a club near you, get involved. you will be surprised at the dogs flying under the radar.
by jillmissal on 24 October 2020 - 19:10
FWIW my top female was imported from Belgium before the pandemic, shipping was 1800 euro/ $2100USD.
Absolutely 100% worth it for really good european dogs. Not many really nice Mals bred in North America at the moment.
I'm about to pay 1600 euro for shipping of a puppy, which is indeed higher than normal but, again, worth it.
Edited for transposed numbers.
by Mprimm on 24 October 2020 - 20:10
by Rik on 24 October 2020 - 20:10
how many people researching on this site do you think are that advanced? I think not many. hence my suggestions for folks in the U.S.
mprimm, a SL that cannot place in show is a pet. not to say they cannot be very good pets, but people paying 3500 for something they have no idea can win or not are just sheep for the shearing. I wouldn't give 200 for a SL that could not do well and I know the difference, well, I wouldn't bring it home for free.
by jillmissal on 24 October 2020 - 20:10
by Rik on 24 October 2020 - 21:10
I certainly did. it was very time consuming and costly.
by Western Rider on 24 October 2020 - 23:10
I agree Rik very costly if you don't have a mentor. The members of this board can/should be helpful and not negative when others ask questions or ask for help.
by duke1965 on 25 October 2020 - 02:10
by ThatWasClose on 25 October 2020 - 13:10