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    Hi all,

    spoke to a very nice and helpful SBT breeder today. They want $2100 for a pied male pup. Is this considered expensive in comparison to other breeders? For the record, they seemed really nice, only breed to keep some puppies themselves and all are raised in a family environment. This is way out of my price range but just thought I would ask for an opinion anyway.
    Our budget is more in the $1000-$1200 range.

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    Adrian

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    SBT's have got to be the most over represented breed in dog pounds these days, including pups. Roughly $350 and vet checked, vaccinated, desexed or desex voucher. Please consider.
    I would be willing to pay this conformation dog price, for a good conformation SBT if i wanted to show for instance. And a mating pair, with all the health tests, hip and elbow scored, breed ancestry ready for your inspection etc etc.
    For a pet. From healthy mother with papers. Id stop at $500
    just my opinion though.
    Even if there was a C section involved, i wouldnt go over it.

    I think your gut reaction of "your taking the michael" was correct.

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    once a breeder told me, normally she will sell pups to people she likes and know for about $500 - $600 with papers.
    but if she spots a sucker she will take them for as much as she can.
    what you just said they saw you as a sucker.

    also whats a SBT lol.
    honestly, if you wanting a dog to show and breed with wouldnt pay more than your budget.
    if you just want a pet and going to desex. wouldnt pay anymore than $500 - $700 if u really want that breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ados View Post
    Hi all,

    spoke to a very nice and helpful SBT breeder today. They want $2100 for a pied male pup. Is this considered expensive in comparison to other breeders? For the record, they seemed really nice, only breed to keep some puppies themselves and all are raised in a family environment. This is way out of my price range but just thought I would ask for an opinion anyway.
    Our budget is more in the $1000-$1200 range.

    Cheers

    Adrian
    You are not really doing your homework/research - are you ? Don't be conned by the first breeder who appears to be ......... well pushing your buttons.

    Some breeders appear to be really helpful and nice - but ! Maybe a pied pup is the new 'blue' ?

    Please don't tell any breeder what your budget is for a pup. Form a relationship with a breeder/s. See what they produce as far as pups are concerned.

    Health testing - as far as I am concerned is paramount - when looking at prospective breeders for your next pup.

    Please don't get tunnel vision with the colour of your next pup. Look around - SBTs are very popular to breed - so you have heaps of choices of colours.

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    That is too expensive IMO. Are you intending to show the dog? Are they selling it on the mains register? IMO if you haven't discussed showing the dog with them and they are selling it to you on mains register they are not doing the right thing by their lines or the breed.

    Brock on limited register cost me $1000 with health test certificates and I wouldn't be paying much over that i.e I think your budget is spot on for what you should be paying although I don't know what good breeders charge for mains registered pups
    Last edited by mymatejack; 04-24-2014 at 06:20 PM.

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    If you were buying a line that was rare, show/breeding then no, I've paid more for dogs before. But others are right, staffies are so common where is really the price coming from?
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Mali_nut/K9LOGO.jpg

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    I'm always amazed by how much people are willing to pay for a pet. While perfectly healthy ones, who are just unlucky enough to have been born with the wrong color, are being put down for a lack of money and resources.

    Like Franklin, Jammy (who needs also a foster carer), or Angus
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    I have never paid a cent for any dog I have ever owned, lol. Just happened that way.
    I did once pay $50,000 for a cat but a free holiday house was thrown in.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I have never paid a cent for any dog I have ever owned, lol. Just happened that way.
    I did once pay $50,000 for a cat but a free holiday house was thrown in.
    crying with laughter.jpg - a cat ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    You are not really doing your homework/research - are you ? Don't be conned by the first breeder who appears to be ......... well pushing your buttons.

    Some breeders appear to be really helpful and nice - but ! Maybe a pied pup is the new 'blue' ?

    Please don't tell any breeder what your budget is for a pup. Form a relationship with a breeder/s. See what they produce as far as pups are concerned.

    Health testing - as far as I am concerned is paramount - when looking at prospective breeders for your next pup.

    Please don't get tunnel vision with the colour of your next pup. Look around - SBTs are very popular to breed - so you have heaps of choices of colours.
    Good points. My wife wouldn't have let me spend that much even if I wanted to. I knew the price seemed exorbitant. I just wanted to use it as a 'jump off' point. I also suffer insufferable keenness which can sometimes cloud my judgement. Michelle is aware of this and is good at helping put on the brakes. About the colour - I didn't even know what pied was until today. I thought that is what happened to an Eagles supporter at a Docker's game. Anyway, seems I learn something new every time I post here! Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    That is too expensive IMO. Are you intending to show the dog? Are they selling it on the mains register? IMO if you haven't discussed showing the dog with them and they are selling it to you on mains register they are not doing the right thing by their lines or the breed.

    Brock on limited register cost me $1000 with health test certificates and I wouldn't be paying much over that i.e I think your budget is spot on for what you should be paying although I don't know what good breeders charge for mains registered pups
    Hi, I will try and stick to our budget. Its early days as yet. The local staffy club is having a fund day soon so I will ask around and get some local advice. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    If you were buying a line that was rare, show/breeding then no, I've paid more for dogs before. But others are right, staffies are so common where is really the price coming from?
    I am after a family pet and playmate for Serena. Not fussed on colour, brindle, black, red what ever - temperament and health are most important.

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