Jecca: I was wondering what the price tag of a mastif pitbull cross should be?
Mother is mastif father is pitbull. What should I be asking for the puppies?
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Answer by *Bluemoose* HoT Thrower
The cost of their vaccinations and what it will cost you to get the mother spayed.
No more than what your local shelter charges for mutts.
Answer by anonymous
How much do the parents weigh? Are both on site for buyers to examine for appearance, health, and temperament?
Have they been raised indoors only? If they have been outside, is the area well maintained and pest free?
Have they seen a vet for a fecal exam? Do they have their shots? Do they have hernias or soft patches on the skull?
How old are they? Do they have all their teeth? How old are they when they wean? What food did you put them on?
There are so many unwanted dogs at shelters, that selling a cross breed dog can be tricky. You want your puppies to go to a good home, so you should expect these questions from a buyer. If they don't care about the answers, maybe they are unprepared for the breed.
I am not against selling mixed breeds. But often, what people are paying for is not the breed. It's the guarantee that they are getting a healthy and well adjusted animal that was raised in a caring home.
It will depend a lot on where you live, as well. In my area, if the animal is vet checked with shots and has all the right answers to the above questions, you can expect $ 100 to $ 300. More if you offer a guarantee of good health and against congenital disorders for some length of time.
Shelter adoption fees range from 50 to 100. You have to give something more to get something more.
Answer by Jenny
They're mutts. Price them above your costs and you'll never get rid of them. Considering the economy, you'll be lucky to get rid of them if you give them away for free. I don't think you could have chosen two breeds that, combined, could make puppies less marketable: pit bulls have a nasty reputation, whether you believe it deserved or not, and mastiffs are huge. So people who aren't sure they'll have a job next week aren't going to buy puppies that will eat more than the rest of the family and need their own couch… not only would the food bills be outrageous, the vet bills will be high, as well, and one's homeowner's insurance will charge more for the liability component.
Answer by JenVT
Assuming that you have vaccinated them, $ 50. Mutts are a dime a dozen and thousands of pit mixes are euthanized weekly because of irresponsible breeding. Get your girl spayed- she is not an ATM machine and you obviously have no plans to better the mastiff breed.
Answer by Linda Stalzer
Wow people are so negative about this im kind of suprised. I had a litter of mastiff pitbulls and all sold in 4hrs for 150 each. I didnt realize alot of people actually want this kind of dog if parents are good looking and temperament is good also.
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