This is something that puzzles me completely. I get it that these puppy farms ask such ludicerous prices simply because they can. But why would anybody pay that when they can get a pedigreed poodle for less than half that price, or rescue one for a couple of hundred to cover S/n and jabs.
Its just mindblowing. I took a quick look through Dogs4Sale and there are several pure bred litters for under $1000 and several mixed breed litters, some well under $1000.
Your neighbour has definetely got more money than sense.
You can PM me the name of the farm and I will put it on FB as well.
Border River Pet Resort