Why Are Labrador Puppies So Expensive? (Explained) 2022

  • By: Hs Saini
  • Time to read: 6 min.

Having a pet is always fun and especially when you have a cute dog. Dog has numerous advantages from keeping you fit to relieving your stress.

Some of you maybe planning to get a Labrador Retriever Puppy for the first time but wondering what makes…

Labrador Puppies so expensive?

Then you are on the right place, This blog will help you to find out their best qualities and many more. Which will help you to make your decision about buying/adopting your first Labrador puppy. 

These dogs can be expensive sometimes, especially Labradors. They are intelligent and friendly dogs. Labrador is a popular breed in the United States of America.

We have compared five different dog breeds which are quite popular in the United States, Still Labrador Retrievers are among top of them. Please, Have a look on the Chart Below.

Labrador Retriever Trend

There’s a lot of demand for these puppies in the market and sometimes breeders can make use of it and increase their prices. This is how business works!

Also, they are one of the friendliest dogs and intelligent too. Which makes them a good pet.

They also tend to learn things very quickly, making them easy to work with.

Along with that, their active nature, attractive look, smartness, elegance, all these things make them the market leader and that’s the main reason why Labrador puppies are so expensive 

How much does a Labrador cost?

Labrador Stinks

The price of a Labrador can vary depending on the priority of the breeder. 

However, in the United States, a pure and good Labra breed is usually between $800 and $1200. In UK price will be between £650 to £850 for a healthy Labrador.

If you want, you can even adopt a Labrador at very minimal costs or even for free. In addition to paying for puppies, they also need to undergo mandatory vaccination.

You shouldn’t ignore their vaccination process and nor it is recommended. Get your dog vaccines after prescribed intervals to avoid any kind of harm to yourself and even to your dog.

The dogs are usually vaccinated at 6, 12, and 16 weeks of age.

The price of a rabies vaccine is between $15 and $20. In low-cost vaccination clinics, your pet can be vaccinated for $20 or even for free.

However, compared with other varieties (such as “Shih Tzu”), their monthly costs are lower.

However, if you decide to spay or neuter your dog, your medication costs may be slightly higher in the sixth or eighth month.

In addition, you can expect to pay between US$325 and US$750 per year to feed your Labrador, and trimming costs are minimal due to less hair.

This can be economical for some of you but not for everyone. So, everything depends on your pocket.

What is the best age to get a Labrador puppy?

This is what everyone should be aware of because you can’t literally go and buy a puppy of just 1 day old.

Puppies need to spend time with their mother. This will help them to improve their behavior.

You might be thinking the younger the puppy better it will be. Then you would have more time to interact with her and make a strong bond. Right?

Well, No! A big, No! A newborn pup needs to learn a lot about proper dog behavior and this is all possible with the interaction of their mother.

The age system is the same for every dog. Whether you get a street dog, or a Labrador, or a german shepherd.

It’s suggested to get a dog to your home. When it’s around 8 weeks old.

But on the other hand, many people would suggest you get a dog of 8 to 10 weeks.

In that case, you don’t have to rely on them. Just to be honest, nobody wants a puppy an aggressive puppy.

Everyone wants a friendly and healthy pup and that’s what we check before buying a puppy.

Taking a puppy away from its mother at an early age can lead to problems like anxiety, fearfulness, learning problems, and much more.

So, it’s recommended to get a puppy of age 8 weeks and after getting the puppy make sure you socialize your puppy.

This will help them to grow more easily and will not lead to any kind of mental issue. Socialization is crucial for a dog and you need to focus on it.

But, if you are a busy family and can’t manage to give much time to your dog or you won’t be able to socialize your dog at the initial stage.

Then it’s better to get an old dog. Tell the breeder to socialize your dog as much as he can.

Let him know all the instructions. So that at last, when you get your puppy it should be fit and fine with all the best outcomes.

But, it’s recommended that the owner should get the puppy socialized.

What to do after getting a Labrador puppy at home?

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This is the question asked by many people because of being a first-time owner.

You don’t know what to do. So, when you get a puppy follow these steps.

1. Get some toys

Yeah! That first day of a dog at home is always interesting. Getting an all-new experience. But, if possible get some toys for your pup at the same time.

As your puppy is small and no doubt you gonna play with him. But still, they need to get some toys because you can’t be available for them 24/7.

So, leave their toys on the floor. Anytime they feel like playing. They will get along with the toy. Simple as that!

2. Find A Vet

After getting your puppy, you should contact your vet for further consultation about the vaccination.

Not only that, maybe your puppy might be in an emergency or may vomit. In that case, keeping your vet’s number handy will help you a lot.

Also, do consult about the quantity of food for your dog. In order to avoid any kind of unwanted obesity and other issues.

3. Start Your Training

After few days of your pet at home. You can start training them like potty training, handshake, sit and up, or any other thing you want to train. You can do that.

Remember, the earlier you start, the more beneficial it will be and will be easier for you to teach and easier for the dog to learn.

This is what you should be aware of your pets and follow these tips to avoid any kind of problem in the future.

How much should you pay for a Lab Puppy?

Labrador Puppy with money

Now you are pretty much aware of everything. But still, one question remains. How much to pay for a Lab Puppy?

Well, this depends on many factors from coat color to dog’s quality and even the place where you live.

Maybe you will get a dog of golden color at $750 but at the same time, you will get the same color dog at $500.

But, again there are certain factors affecting it. Maybe, the pup is not healthy, or many the place where you live is a bit expensive.

But expect a dog of a minimum of $500 in the U.S. While in other countries it can be more or can be even less.

Remember not to always look at the price. Do, consider different factors like dogs’ health, the health of the pup’s mother, any genetic disorders, and much more.

This will help you to know, how healthy your dog is and this will really help you in the future.

Also, while selecting your puppy. Check which puppy is being energetic, which one looks healthier, etc.

If you are getting a puppy bit expensive but it’s healthy. Then I would recommend you to go with a healthier one rather than any other.

Conclusion

Having pups are always interesting and fun. But, while selecting your puppy try not to be in a hurry.

You should always take your time and know which puppy will be best for you.

And don’t forget to check the health of the pup and the health of the pup’s mother.

This will really help you in long run.

While getting your pet home. You should get in touch with the Vet and know the further process about the vaccination to avoid any kind of loss in the future.

Not to mention, to socialize your dog and get some toys for them to avoid any kind of mental issues.

This was all about this article. I hope by now you had a pretty good idea about everything.