Dachshunds cost between $1,500 and $2,500.
A full-blooded Dachshunds from a champion bloodline could go for a lot more than this with some breeders having price tags upwards of $3,500. Are these little dogs really worth that much? Here are a few things that could explain their costly status.
Dachshunds Are Very Popular Novelty Dogs
Dachshunds are the 11th most popular dog breed according to the American Kennel Club’s 2019 report. This has a lot to do with their unique, sausage dog appearance. While it may not be everyone’s style, it is a look that has grown on many in the dog lovers’ community. This increases their demand and price in circles where unique doggy aesthetics are appreciated.
Dachshunds Are Pretty Good Companion Pets
These dogs have a lot more to offer than their weird, little bodies. Dachshunds are actually very good companions. All they really want from you is your love and attention. If you deliver you will have a very loyal and loving best friend for life.
Dachshunds are sometimes very hard to breed especially in their pure state.
First off, purebred studs can be hard to come by in some parts of the world and in the United States.
Secondly, Dachshunds need a lot of support during pregnancy and delivery. With all the effort and resources that go into producing litters, it is no wonder that some breeders are so pricey with their Doxie pups.
In addition to the initial purchase, you will have to set aside about $1,500 every year in maintenance cost to cover everything from food and health services to grooming.
Fortunately, you could save a lot by doing most of the maintenance yourself instead of outsourcing. We will highlight some of those tips shortly.