Buying a Labrador retriever is relatively cheap considering just how popular these dogs are.
It could cost you $300 to $1000 if you decide to go with a professional breeder.
However, it is also very easy to find one for much less or even for free through dog adoption. It could be from a rescue shelter or individuals whose doggies just got lab litters.
The best part is that they also happen to be quite easy and affordable to maintain. On average, it costs about $1060 per year for everything including food, vet visits, training, and other expenses.
Here are some of the reasons why it is so affordable to buy and maintain a Labrador retriever.
Easy To Find
Labradors are the most popular dogs not only due to their demand but also in terms of registered numbers. The best part is that their popularity is almost uniform all over the country. This makes them very easy to find.
With that level of availability to match the demand, the prices are usually hard to hike making the desirable pooch super affordable.
Easy To Train
Labradors are also quite easy to train.
This contributes greatly both to their popularity and to how little you have to invest in the first year in terms of training costs for the dog.
Finally, their general affordability can be traced back to the fact that it is a relatively low-maintenance dog. This is in terms of everything from health needs to entertainment and training. This makes Labrador retrievers great first pets or even family pets for homes with children.