Q: What is Siberian Husky Price Range and Typical Puppies Cost?
We want to get a Siberian Husky puppy but I don't know what is the reasonable price range.
We'd rather take a female. Does it affect the price as opposed to a male?
Also, what are the best things to buy for that breed of puppy? Do they need a lot of toys for exercise?
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Answer by Birdie Lindsaz
Breeders who charge more for a bitch than a male are backyard breeders. Go to your local shelter, or find a Siberian Husky rescue. Price from a decent breeder will probably be around $ 1000.00. Toys aren't going to cut it with this breed. You are going to have to get the dog involved in some sort of physical exercise, and not just walking.
Answer by Serendipity
You won't find a Siberian Husky for less than $ 800 from a reputable breeder; the price will usually be in the one thousand. Gender has no effect on pricing. I recommend contacting the Siberian Husky Club of America for a breeder referral. If you buy from a reputable breeder, you'll be getting what you paid; breeding dogs from reputable breeders have good temperaments, champion titles (working or show ring), and they have passed all genetic testing (hips, elbows, cardio, thyroid, eyes). Any breeder that does not meet these requirements is a backyard breeder who should get his/her pet-quality dogs fixed.
If you want to pay less initially, and you acknowledge that the dog probably came from an unethical breeder (reputable breeders have clauses in their contracts stating that their dogs go back to them if the owners are ever unable to care for them), you adopt. A good place to look is Petfinder.com. I recommend a breed rescue because dogs in rescues stay in foster homes, are properly socialized, and learn basic commands, etc., instead of staying in kennels like shelter dogs.
Answer by Wolf Femme
Make sure you do research on the breed prior to purchase.
Most of the Sibes you'll find in shelters and rescues were purchased by unsuspecting people who thought they were "pretty", had "nice eyes" and "look like a wolf" – and when they found out what they were really about they dumped them off in shelters for someone else. http://www.shca.org/ <-The breed club has a lot of information and a spectacular list of negative traits that come with Sibes for you to look into if you're honestly interested.
The price will depend on where you get the dog from.
A shelter or rescue can cost you anywhere from 50-500$, and the dog tends to come fully vet checked, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and temperament tested (and with some training!).
A reputable breeder can cost you anywhere from 800-4k$ – working dogs (especially if they're partially trained or proven) will cost you more, adult dogs that have already been worked with (be it for shows or working) will generally cost you more, etc.
500-1k$ is a horrible estimate. I have yet to find a reputable breeder that sold a Sibe for less than 800$ – and I've been in contact with multiple breeders and have spoken to plenty more at shows and mushing competitions.
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Answer by Suus Angelous
Any reputable breeder of any dog breed will sell their dogs for no less than $ 600, so base your breeder choices on this unless you are planning on rescuing a Husky from a shelter. Either way, good for you.
I don't think the price is based on gender, but quality. Pet quality/companion quality dogs are sold at a lower price than show quality dogs. You cannot show these dogs (other than competitions like agility).
Answer by Jessica
I would say the price for Siberian Husky puppy is between 700 and 1000 $ depending on breeder and bloodline. If you find them any cheaper it's most likely a backyard breeder who has no Business breeding in the first place and is not breeding to better the breed.
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Siahara Shyne Carter says
probably More Expensive than humans haha!!!! Just joking I bet more than 30$
Hi, I am located in Dubai, looking for a female sybrian husky, I don’t know where and how to order/delivery, please help.
American Kennel Club provides a list of reputable Siberian Husky breeders that offer puppies for sale. Choose a few of them and get in touch to learn the details.
You have two basic options:
1) Find a Husky rescue group in your area or look for one at a shelter. Check out http://www.petfinder.com for a list of animals in your local shelters and rescue groups. Petfinder is like Facebook for animals that need a home!
Contrary to popular opinion, you are NOT getting someone else's problem from a shelter or rescue group. Dogs end up at shelter through MANY means, including divorces, couples having children, moving, impulse purchases, owners becoming ill, etc. You'll find lots of Huskies in rescue groups because owners didn't properly research the breed. They're a very independent and active breed and not for apartment dwellers or inactive homes.
An animal adopted from a shelter or rescue group can cost anywhere from $ 35 to $ 300, but this includes shots, a microchip, deworming, vet inspections, and often neutering/spaying.
You probably won't get a purebred Husky from a shelter, but that really doesn't matter for pet purposes. You may even get an Alaskan Malamute instead of a Husky because the vet and shelter staff can't tell the difference. Unless there is a very specific reason you absolutely must have a 100% pure bred Siberian Husky, don't worry about getting a mix or Malamute instead. It will look and act Husky enough for your needs as a pet =]
2) From a breeder. If you absolutely must have a puppy from a breeder, do extensive research to find the right one! Pure bred dogs have a lot of health issues that must be screened for and reputable breeders will run the dogs through these test. This kind of thing often involves taking hip x-rays and having them evaluated by a veterinary radiologist, having a veterinary ophthalmologist evaluate the dog for retinal diseases, etc. It's an expensive process, but necessary to keep the breed lines healthy. And all of this contributes to the $ 800+ you can expect to pay for the puppy.
Don't buy one from your local newspaper without doing serious research on the seller. Many ads you see for $ 200 "purebred" puppies are really from puppy mills/backyard breeders, who do NOT provide proper care for their animals, follow proper breeding protocol, evaluate potential health problems, or care about any of the former. They often keep their animals in small filthy cages and do what ever matings they can get by with. Females will often be bred every 6 months until they die – this does not result in healthy puppies!
Breeders will usually sell male and female pups for the same price because desirable top notch studs are something like 1 in 10,000. If anything, females might be slightly more expensive as breeders just pay a stud fee to use the top notch males, so the males they produce are a bit less wanted than female pups.
Also, good breeders will require up front deposits on incoming litters. Don't be surprised if there is a 6-12 month waiting list before you get a pup.
Well, relatively reasonable for a dog. But they do cost more according to that they are sometimes used as more than a pet. Dogs are supossed to be used as compainions, which should not cost anything, and all dogs cost more than you think. So at puppy age, about $ 80 and at dog age,about $ 100. It also depends on where you get it or if it's a pure bred. If you get it from a shelter, it will be a lot cheaper. Pure breds cost more, I don't know why though.