Quality Dogs Vs. Cheap Dogs
We do not sell cheap dogs here. We sell Quality dogs and Quality dogs are not cheap.
Every now and then I’ll get someone who asks me why my puppies are so expensive; and usually I reply by asking them this. Are you interested in buying a Quality dog or a cheap dog?
The difference is this: a Quality dog bought from a reputable breeder has researched extensively into the bloodlines of their dogs and has spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars health testing their dogs BEFORE breeding them together, to ensure the puppies they produce are sound, stable and genetically healthy dogs.
Breeding dogs should never be about bringing two dogs together and letting them have a litter.
A lot of work, dedication, time and money goes into breeding dogs and doing all the necessary health testing for them, and breeding dogs should never be taking lightly.
A breeder should always be trying to improve their dog’s bloodlines, to produce the healthiest puppies that they can produce.
Reputable breeders that breed quality dogs should have all the health testing done on their dogs before breeding them and they should have proof that it has been done. They should also provide a health guarantee on all of their puppies.
This does not mean that every single puppy that they produce will be totally free from a genetic problem but the chances are slim compared to buying one that isn’t from quality lines.
Another important thing when buying a Quality dog is that they should fit the Breed Standard. Every pure dog breed has a specific number of traits and characteristics and body structure that they should measure up to. Most dogs were bred and designed for specific tasks/jobs and therefore needed specific traits, temperament and body structure for that reason.
Every reputable breeder should be breeding dogs that fit or measure up to these standards.
Cheap Dogs: you get exactly what you pay for in most cases.
It’s like going out and buying a $400 dollar car, don’t expect it to last very long. Yeah you might get lucky but the odds are against you.
Buying a puppy from a breeder who does not health tests their dogs before breeding them and who does not have any knowledge on the background of their dog’s bloodlines isn’t the best choice unless you don’t care about what you’re getting.
A lot of breeders that sell cheap dogs that don’t do health testing, don’t know or care about what they’re producing. A lot of times the puppies die as a young adult, they usually develop health issues that could have been avoided if the parents had of been health checked first and the puppies have unstable temperaments (dogs that are overly aggressive or too nervous). Some of the dogs they produce may not even fit the breed standard.
The truth is, you get what you pay for. You might buy a puppy for $200 -$500 but in the end you might end up spending hundreds or thousand dollars more on vet bills. Or you can buy a more expensive dog from a reputable breeder and have a healthy quality dog that lives 10-15 years with no genetic problems.