DACHSHUND TRAINING & RESCUE
I've now been raising/rescuing Dachshunds for 20+ years. My current babies are AKC registered. Some are trained Emotional Support, Service or Therapy Dogs (PTSD, Autism, Emotional Disorders).
Why are pure-bred dogs expensive ?
A breed quality dog costs between $1500-2500 EACH. Then each dog needs a year or more basic care & training before even being old enough to breed; $500-750 average . DNA testing averages $130 & pre-breed vet exams/tests can be $150-500. The care and supplies during pregnancy & whelp run $200-1500. 8 weeks care of puppies is estimated $200-500. then we add registration fees of $40-75 per litter. And then we Advertise- $500+ a year
That's around $3000 minimum investment for just one litter (3-8 pups) if nothing goes wrong.
Good breeders are not making a profit.
So, yes, pups are going to be on average $1500-2800 each PLUS what you have to spend on vet care, food/grooming.