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    Default Bit of a Delema. Your Thoughts?

    Hubby has just come back from town, he talked about the pups.
    Two separate people on two separate times, one a male, one a female, both said I should have a price on the pups or people will think they are no good.

    THIS, IF I DO IT DOES NOT APPLY TO RIVER

    I know yes, getting Pretty and them to optimum condition, worming, other needs is expensive but one which I am lucky enough to be able to just do.

    Hmmmm, your thoughts?

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    I agree...having a price on your puppies will help eliminate tire kickers and show they are definitely quality.

    I don't believe in giving puppies away. People should pay for the priviledge of owning this wonderful, little furball! What they are paying for is...microchipping, vaccination, health check, worming and the time, money and effort you have put into raising these beautiful puppies.

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    i agree free to a good home, means anyone will grab them, and moreso IMO the ones who don't want to spend the money

    Price up how much vet check, worming, m/chipping and/or sterlisation (depending when you plan to sell them) and also the cost of any food they have used...

    I paid $300 for chloe through SAFE (safe animals from euthanasia) which pretty much covered all of the above (and i dare say a small amount went to the organisation to) but to me that was reasonable.. Some charged $450, others $200...

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    Free to good home was where FIL got Pretty. Boris, the sire on the other hand (has papers) was a couple of hundred I think, marked down as it was a second home after being abused in the first.

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    Free pups means easier to obtain, and makes people less likely to spend money on them seens they weren't worth anything in the first place.

    I reckon $80-$120 would be fair enough.
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    Thanks for the input guys. Ok, with what was said in town and opinions here I will do this. I don't want people just wanting a freebie and not looking after them.

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    Have the pups desexed and charge that as a fee

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    Just hope your OH is not seeing future $ signs, so have your bitch desexed too DiDee.

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    Hubby is in no way seeing dollar signs, lol. Sorry, but that is so funny when our bloody tax bill looks like a lotto result. We deal with huge amounts in and out in farming, even in the drought,no crop in but we can sell any water that we do get and the cattle sell well as prime.. He also has no intentions of this being a repeat experience.

    She is also not my bitch, yet ..or it would have been done before all this. I am very sure though that she will be mine and she is going to be desexed as soon after this as possible. My FIL wanted a litter from her later, not now and as he is having one from this litter I hope he then is happy. Pretty will then permanantly reside here, will be off as normal working when needed, as Shads was BUT I WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR HER. Woohoo. He jokes that she is mine but I only, to be ethical for my own mind, need the words from him. I would have hated him to make decisions on Shadows behalf even though he was a part time worker too.
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    Hi Di Dee

    Lemme see - I paid a bit over $300 for Frosty from AWL, and she was desexed and C5 (2 out of 3 vaccinations) and microchipped and wormed for most things.

    You might also want to offer buyers "first return" - ie if the dog doesn't work out, you will have it back and find a new home. A lot of breeders do this. I wouldn't necessarily give / offer them their money back unless something is seriously wrong with the puppy like it was born blind.

    And I'd charge about what AWL charges + enough per puppy to cover the cost of desexing Pretty.

    Spoodles are $1200. Cavoodles $1200. Neither have papers or are good for breeding or show.

    This was interesting on the web page of a oodle breeder...
    Billabong Creek Farm - Australian Spoodle Breeders

    From this website the price seems to be around $500 to $600 for cattle dogs not "show quality). The show quality ones don't seem to have a price.

    Australian Cattle Dog Puppies for Sale from Australian Cattle Dog breeders, Australia.

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