On average, the cost of the German shepherd ranges from $500 to $1,500. According to NextDayPets, the average cost is $800 for a dog that you breed to be a family pet. The cost goes up for showing quality dogs with an incredible lineage. You can predict to pay anywhere from $2,300 to $ 10,000 or more for pups with top breed lines.
The Cost of Feeding a German Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix :
The German Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix is a large dog with a hearty appetite, so you have to record the cost of food when factoring out the full price of the German shepherd. Weighing anywhere from 50 to 90 pounds depending on the gender, size, and activity level, the German shepherd, usually eats 3 1/2 to 5 cups of food a day.
For high-quality dog food, you can expect to pay around $2 to $3 per pound. Let’s say you get a 30 lbs bag for $55, which is almost 120 cups of food. If an adult dog eats 4 cups per day that means a 30-pound bag will provide 30 days of food. So that is about a month of food for $55, or $660 per year.
When you are looking at the price of the German shepherd’s food, do not forget about a treat! A bag costs $5- $10 and will last about a month.
How much is the cost of the vet?
Before getting a new dog, it is always good to know what health problems go along with the breed. Fortunately, most of the German Shepherds are healthy dogs.
One of the most common diseases affecting the breed is hip dysplasia, which can cause a dog to experience pain later in life and potentially lead to arthritis. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals found that hip dysplasia affects 19.1% of the German Shepherds.
The price ranges $700-$1300.