COST OF BREEDING A LITTER OF FOUR PUPS

AVERAGE COST TO BREED A LITTER OF FOUR PUPPIES

 

This list is not extensive as have not included unexpected costs ie emergencies

KC Assured breeder costs

£

Back yard breeder

 

£

Annual insurance to cover breeding

100.00

Would a back yard breeder bother?

Annual insurance

282.00

282.00

Pre breeding worming and vaccinations for bitch

56.00

Would a back yard breeder bother?

BVA Eye Exam – Goniscopy annual fee

103.50

Would a back yard breeder bother?

BVA/KC hip score system

385.91

Would a back yard breeder bother?

Genetic testing AMS

52.50

Would a back yard breeder bother?

Genetic testing

NF

68.00

Would a back yard breeder bother?

Assured breeder scheme membership annual fee

60.00

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Pre mating check by vet

36.00

Would a back yard breeder bother?

Stud dog fee

450.00

No cost as dog next door??

Alright to be fair

100.00

Fuel to take dam to sire to include 1st and 2nd mating (75 mile round trip)

Fuel to take dam and pups to vet for pup and post natal checks.

55.00 (full tank)

No cost involved .

Ovulation testing

89.00

Would a back yard breeder bother?

Scan 1

92.00

Would a back yard breeder bother?

Whelping box and bedding

450.00

Card board box

Approx cost of electricity and washing

20.00

20.00

Food for bitch (extra food required during feeding)

Quality food

85.00

Cheap food

20.00

Food for pups weaning

20.00

20.00

Vet check for pups and first vaccinations

80.00

Would a back yard breeder bother?

KC registration fee for pups and transfer fee

40.00

(£10.00 per pup)

No cost involved.

Microchiping costs

56.00

56.00

(legal requirement)

Tin of lactol

8.00

8.00

Heat Pad

44.00

Would a back yard breeder bother?

Whelping collars

4.50

Would a back yard breeder bother?

Bedding for pups

40.00

5.00

Going home with toy, book,

Literature – advice sheets – hot line telephone number

40.00

Would a back yard breeder bother?

5 weeks free insurance and 1 weeks free food

No cost

No cost

SUB TOTAL

2,717.41

511.00

 

679.35 per pup

127.75

 

This list is continually evolving and does not include the time spent supporting and comforting the Dam during whelping/weaning/socialising the pups etc. = no charge.