Q: How much should I charge to breed my male golden retriever with a female?
I am interested in breeding and I want to stud my male golden retriever but I do not know what I should charge as a stud fee.
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Answer by Chazerai
Human or canine female? :)
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Answer by bear2zealand
Before thinking about a stud service charge, have his hips and elbows been OFA certified, eyes CERF'd, etc… If yes, this all depends on the lines of your stud. Show lines, field lines. Is he titled in anything? AKC conformation or obedience titles? A lot of this weighs in on this.
Normally a stud fee is about the same as the price of a pup. In the Shepherds, normally the stud fees are around $ 500. Less than what a show Shepherd pup is, but with the show lines, a breeder would like to get their progeny out in the ring. A lot of the German line breeders charge anywhere from $ 500-$ 1500 for stud, with prices of those pups upwards of $ 3000. These are from Schutzhund titled parents.
If you find a bitch that you are interested in, and would like something out of, you might breed for a puppy back from that bitch. Pick a puppy. This is a big gamble though. You can breed that pair and take a look at the pups, and go Oh Yuck! LOL
On the other side of this, a friend of mine bred her American show female with a nice stud of hers. He is American and German, nice structure, but not show structure. She has one of the best show puppies that I have ever seen!! It is a total outcross pedigree-wise as well. That is another thing, make sure that you pick carefully when someone wants to use him for stud, to make sure that they just don't have a junk pedigree, and require the owner of the bitch to sell pups with limited registration unless you are OK a pup to go with full registration.
Answer by Heather D
The best thing is to browse the local paper and get an idea of the going price for goldens. The way it usually goes is the stud fee is a pick of the litter or the cost of the highest price puppy (most times female pups are a little more expensive than males). We recently had our yellow lab stand stud for the first time and we received $ 350. I would guess that goldens and labs are along the same price lines so I would estimate a stud fee of $ 300-$ 500
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Answer by m j
I assume if you are offering him at stud, he is finished. Special him and win some BOBs and group placements. If you do this, and he is very nice, then the girls will come to you.
If he is finished and nice, you may be able to charge $ 500-$ 700. If he is not, his stud service isn't worth much and no good breeder is going to want to use him. If he is not finished, why would they want to use yours when there are so many high-quality CH studs available?
Are you ready for the increase in male behaviors you are likely to get from him being used like aggression, humping, and marking in the house? Stud dogs are not always the best of pets and some can become rather hard for a novice to handle. Your dog will remain a much nicer pet if he is never used. If you are wanting a puppy, go buy one.
Answer by thatlunatic
Don't listen to all of these people that say not to breed we are all in the business and we all started somewhere. Just make sure that your puppies go to good homes. Most of the time when my studs are used we charge a stud fee what the price of 1 puppy would sell for in your area. Also, don't think that you will be able to make a lot of money from dog breeding just look at it as a great Hobie. Have fun.
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Comments ( 16 )
wanda d terry says
I have a golden retriever doodle 5 months and asking what age should i consider to stud my male dog? and how much can i make to stud my dog? Would i be offered one of the litters also?
OK I’m new at this. Looking to Stud out my male Golden Retriever. He’s 2 1/2 yrs old 90 % white and cream running through him. He is registered with AKC and has all his papers. My understanding is both parents are certified hips however, I have not had him X-rayed.
If anyone would let me know what needs to be done to get him studded out I would welcome any suggestions.
Thanks in advance
If your dog is purebred and papered just find a purebred female retriever owner who might be interested.
Maggie Todd says
Where are you located? I am in Burgettstown PA and have a 2 yr old female we would like to breed. Can you tell me how much you charge?
Janice Parmenter says
Yes, thousands of dogs are waiting adoption because their owners didn’t train them or care for them. I shopped “rescues” for 6 months and even 8 yr old mutts with problems were between $500 and $800 to these rescue services (most pit bull mixes).
Why so high if they need a home? When I shopped for a golden puppy, $1200 to $2400 was average, with no pedigree. How are you going to tell me there is an over abundance of dogs when a family has to spend 2k for a good family pet? I’m not out to make money, I just want friends and family to have a great puppy for their families. Mine is registered, health checked, and an amazing dog. Most people aren’t showing their dog, they’re just loving them at home with family and goldens are perfect for families. One litter and she’s done, and only known loving families take one home. Oh the shameful horror of breeding my Golden! IMO, more people with Goldens means less dogs ending up in shelters, people rarely give up a Golden to a shelter.
DON'T bother trying to *PIMP* your PET!!!
Nobody will ***EVER*** want to use it when there are THOUSANDS of TOP QUALITY CHAMPION dog available!
Neuter the thing TOMORROW!
Bite me says
Your an idiot
Goldens are susceptible to several debilitating hereditary disorders. Before mating you should have your stud's hips and elbows certified by the OFA, his eyes certified by the CERF and have a cardiologist certify that he does not suffer from congenital heart murmurs. You also need to have your vet check him for STDs including Brucellosis and herpes. A responsible stud owner will only breed to a bitch who has been similarly vetted. Before you set your stud fee you need to contact your vet and ask how much this will cost, and then add in the profit you expect to take in to determine your stud fee. If you have more than one bitch lined up you can split the fees amongst the interested parties.