How Much Does It Cost To Breed Dogs?

How much does it cost to breed my dog?

Summary Expenses of Dog Breeding

Yearly Expenses Low Cost Regular Cost
Whelping box $30 $150
Whelping kit $50 $120
Deworming (for a litter of 2, 5 or 10+) $15 $35
DHLPP shots (for a litter of 2, 5 or 10+) $150 $300

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How much does it cost to have a litter of puppies?

The cost of raising one litter once you pay for both the Dam and Sire and everything else listed, is between $20000 and $29000. With the average cost being around $23500. So, with 8 puppies in order to pay for one litter would need to be sold for $2937 each.

How much does breeding a dog cost UK?

A general breakdown of the average cost (as at June 2016) of breeding a litter and what you get for your money when buying a well bred Collie puppy. Based on a litter of five puppies.


Stud fee (plus fuel costs to get to stud dog) £350 upwards (average £450 – £500)
Thermometer £10

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What to do if you want to breed your dog?

Before Breeding

  • Transfer the dog into your registered ownership if you have not already done so.
  • Microchip your dog.
  • DNA profile your dog.
  • Obtain a Kennel Name.
  • Check that no breeding endorsement has been placed on your dog’s records.
  • Ensure your dog is healthy and suitable (especially in temperament) to whelp a litter.

When should you not breed your dog?

10 Reasons NOT to Breed Your Dog

  1. Don’t breed your dogs if your goal is for any reason other than advancing the breed.
  2. Don’t breed if you do not have the physical and financial resources to keep every puppy—whether the litter produces one puppy or 10 puppies—in case you are unable to place them in responsible and appropriate homes.
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How many times do dogs mate to get pregnant?

Most dogs are first bred between the 10th and 14th day after the onset of proestrus. As long as the bitch will accept the male, mating every other day for a total of two or three matings is generally considered sufficient.

Can you make money breeding dogs?

How much a dog breeding business can make depends on the quality of its dogs and how many litters it breeds in a year. A high-end breeder may have just four litters a year, but sell their dogs for $2,500 each. If each litter had six dogs, the business would have an annual revenue of $60,000.

How much does a dog ultrasound cost UK?

Pet ultrasounds vary in price, between £45 to £150 for dogs and cats depending on the type of scan. If samples are taken and sent to the laboratory, then there is an additional charge. During the consultation, a vet will be able to advise you on the cost in more detail.

How many puppies die in a litter?

Six puppies

How many days will a female dog accept a male?

21 days

What age is best for breeding dogs?

Male dogs can begin breeding between 6 to 12 months of age. Female dogs should be bred later than males, at least after their first heat cycle. Responsible breeders wait for the bitch to be at least 18 months to breed her. Bear in mind that these are average numbers, not absolute.

How do I know when my dog is ready to mate?

Second stage (estrus).

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This is the stage where she becomes ready to breed. The vaginal discharge may change from bloody to a clear or brownish discharge. You may also see your dog move her tail to the side, making herself available to a male dog. This is known as “flagging” and is a sign that she is fertile.