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Breeding Expenses

Descriptions of Expenses/Profits

Raising The Puppy

Purchase Of Puppy

$1000

Puppy Shots

$150

Food

$400/year

Crate

$80

Vet Bills

$150 - $200/year

Tattoo

$20

Licenses

$15/year

Registration Fees

$10

Showing Expenses

Conformation

Entries

$880

Handler

$3000

Travel

$1500

Obedience

Training Classes

$80+/8 week session (minimum 5 sessions)

Entry Fees

$160

Travel

$300

Pre-Breeding Health Screens

Eyes (Annual)

$20/year

OFA

$100 - $150

PennHip

$150 - $250

Heart Exam

$30+

Thyroid Screen

$80

Brucellosis (each litter)

$50

Breeding Related Expenses

Stud Fee

$800/litter

Shipping

$0 - $300/litter

Other testing as required by stud dog owner

$50/litter

Whelping Supplies

$100/litter

Vet Bills for Dam

$60/litter

Vet Bills For Pups

$500/litter

Food For Pups

$100/litter

Registration Fees

$20/litter

Advertising

variable

Phone Bills

$200/litter

Extra Heat

$300/litter

Extra Electric

$70/litter

Total Expenses

$20480

Breeding Expenses if problems occur

C-Section

$600

Puppy Formula

$80

Other Vet bills

Variable depending on problem

Time off from work

Income

Puppy Sales 

Number of Litters

3

Puppies per litter

8

Pets

$8400

Show

$12000

Taxes Paid

$5100

Profit/(Loss)

($5180)

Assumptions:

Titles earned - Ch. & CD by serious exhibitor

Dog lives to be 10 years old (though some live considerably longer

Dog obtains all clearances. Rough estimate is that only 25% of the dogs clear on all 3 major clearances

Cost to finish a Championship on a Golden is estimated by some to be closer to $15,000

Half of litter is sold as show prospects (a very high percentage)

Puppy Exams include shots, wormings, micro-chipping

Price charged for puppies from hobby breeder are $1000 for show prospects, $700 for pets