Throughout our website, you may have noticed the price of our puppies shows a range. When a puppy litter is born, the price is then fixed when we know how many pups we have available for our customers. We do this because our puppy prices are based on what it costs us to care for our adult Goldens (i.e., Vets bills, food, kennel facilities, treatments, supplements, grooming, utilities, etc), and our expenses to breed our Goldens and raise the puppies for the first nine weeks (i.e., Vet bills, food, nursery facilities, vaccinations, de-wormings, utilities, etc.). In short, our expenses remain pretty much the same whether we have four puppies in a given litter or ten puppies. Therefore, when we have small litters, the price of each puppy is towards the top of the range, and with larger litters, the price is towards the bottom of the range.
Over the years, we also noticed when we had a litter with a very small number of one gender (say, 1 or 2 males) and a larger number of the other gender (5 or 6 females), the males would be purchased within a day or two and the females would take a much longer time to sell (or vice-versa). But many people would actually be just as happy with either gender, whereas some people are really depending on and needing a particular gender for various reasons. Because of this, we have set the cost higher for a puppy when there are only a few of that gender in a litter. This is beneficial to some because those with no real gender preference can benefit from the lower price of the puppy gender with plenty available and those with a gender specific need may need to pay more if there ends up being only a few of that gender in the litter.
Based on these factors, our 2020 – 2021 puppy prices have a base price of $1400 with a maximum price of $1800. The following guidelines give our customers an idea of how the puppy pricing is established for each litter after the pups are born once we know the total number of males and females:
The puppy base price is $1400 and the following adjustments apply:
If the total number of pups is 10 or more, $0 is added to the cost of each pup;
If the total number of pups is 9 or less, $100 is added to the cost of each pup;
If the total number of pups is 7 or less, $200 is added to the cost of each pup;
If the total number of pups is 5 or less, $400 is added to the cost of each pup.
In addition to the above price adjustments, the following also apply:
If the number of pups of either gender is 4 or more, $0 is added to the cost of that gender;
If the number of pups of either gender is 3, $200 is added to the cost of that gender;
If the number of pups of either gender is 2, $300 is added to the cost of that gender;
If the number of pups of either gender is 1, $400 is added to the cost of that gender;
Here are some examples of how the above price adjustments would work out:
- A litter of 10 pups is born, 6 males and 4 females, the price of all pups is $1400.
- A litter of 8 pups is born, 4 males and 4 females, the price of all pups is $1500.
- A litter of 8 pups is born, 5 males and 3 females, males $1500, females $1700.
- A litter of 7 pups is born, 5 males and 2 females, males $1600, females $1800.
- A litter of 6 pups is born, 1 male and 5 females, male $1800, females $1600.
- A litter of 5 pups is born, 2 males and 3 females, the price of all pups is $1800.
- A litter of 5 pups is born, 5 males and 0 females, males pups are $1800.