Frequently asked questions Part 1
Q. What is the typical cost for a puppy?Before you buy a pup, make sure you are able to make a commitment to dog ownership. As a breeder, we want to make sure our pups are a good match for you and your lifestyle. Do you have the energy for a dog? Do you have the time? Do you have the money to pay vet bills? It’s a 12 to 14 year commitment. Please read this blog post first: click to view It’s not all smiles and hugs and belly rubs, but also vet visits, and food and training costs involved. https://vongontahaus.com/blog/ A. Our prices range based on the pup and who the parents are. We have 2 lines. a) “Companion line”. Price range $2,500 to $3,000 b) Performance line: Price range $3,000 – $3,500 c) Puppy and Training package: Puppy and 6 months of training: $5,000-$6,800 d) Green dogs : Depends on the age and the amount of training.. We have a “performance line” that is higher in drive, and is pure working lines. It usually involves Bourne as the father, or an outside male from working lines, as the father. We have more of a “companion line” that is still a true German Shepherd, but with a different degree of hardness and prey drive. The companion line is West German Showline and West German Working line mix, with Jake as the father. Jake is the son of Bourne, but has a showline mother. That makes the pups 75% working line and 25% showline, or his daughter Lucy is used as the mother instead. The performance line usually involves Bourne as the father, or another stud dog. That makes the pups 100% working line. In short, we as a breeder recognize that different people have different needs and expectations, have two lines and the price depends on whether you are buying from the “performance line” and the parents of that line or the “companion line”. So our price really depends upon which parents were used. We want the best possible match for our puppies. Our breeding males and females have been O.F.A hip and elbow tested by a Veterinarian specializing in these X-rays. We also did D.M testing.
Our purchase process is further explained on our Puppy Page if you scroll down the page. Our cost of puppies is further explained on our blog page. Suffice it to say, we don’t offer $500 puppies that will then cost $5,000 in vet bills due to bad breeding. Our dogs are imported, or one generation away from imported dogs, have had hips and elbows tested, and have been tested against Degenerative Myelopathy. FIND OUT MORE