An average chihuahua will cost between $500 to $1500.
You may be fortunate enough to get one for less or even absolutely free from adoption agencies or individuals giving away litters. This is due to their relatively high numbers.
However, for a purebred, breeder-developed chihuahua, you may have to spend up to $1500 or more. Here are a few of the main reasons why they can get so price:
Chihuahuas are the smallest of all dog breeds and this is a major selling point. This has earned them a reputation as accessory dogs fitting snugly into tote bags or handbags for the perfect errand companions.
This is such a huge determining factor that smaller Chihuahuas are often marked up significantly. A teacup Chihuahua, for example, could cost as high as $2000.
Chihuahuas are very lively dogs and having one in your home guarantees you will never have a dull moment. While this may be a deal-breaker for some, it is one of the main reasons why Chihuahua enthusiasts are such huge fans of the dog.
For these Chihuahua enthusiasts, this comes at an extra cost in terms of damage repair and training. The latter could set you back up to $100 or even more with professional training programs.
General low maintenance
Finally, people who chose to invest in Chihuahuas may be ok with the initial price as the subsequent cost of raising the little pooches is negligible. This is because they are a generally healthy dog breed and therefore do not incur high vet costs.
Their size also comes in handy when it comes to lowering the cost of maintenance. This is because they consume significantly lower amounts of food and go through grooming products at a much slower rate.