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Re: Cost of Having a Great Dane
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2006, 04:40:47 pm »
OK found this listed on DOL.

How much will a Great Dane Puppy Cost?

Basic Cost to Buy a puppy
Show Potential Puppy...$850 to $2,500 some are even $5000.
Companion Pup..... $500 to $1,200
Rescue - usually adult......$150 to $250++

*note: prices vary according to region, color, kennel, Gender,age,etc......

Cost of Shipping a puppy if out of state using Delta Cargo for a 6month old in a 700 series kennel. NY to CA $900. Smaller Kennels can be shipped counter to counter for less then $250 one way.
Pets must have a least one parvo vaccine and must have a Health Certificate and exam before Flying. Check your airlines regulations.No t all airlines ship pets.

VET COST-
Pet Ins........30+ a month. Will save you some money on Vaccinations, exams, x-rays & emergencies.
Heartworm pills .....$90
Puppy checkups and vaccines ....$100
Fecal test to test for parasites worm prescription from the vet
Worming paste from the local feed store (Safeguard)...$6.50
Tapeworm shot
Routine vet care - average ..$250
Advantage Flea and Tick control......
Spay/neuter .............. ..$200
Cropping (if not paid by breeder)..............$175-250
Bloat Surgery....... .$1000

PUPPY TRAINING

Baby Gate.......... .. $40
Collars, at least 2 will cost.... $25
Six foot leash ......$15
Crate (Size 700#) ...$134
Big dog wire crate 37wx54dx45h... ....$239.95
Crate Pad (for 700#)....... $50
ID tag........... ....$ 4
Dog license (pet=15 intact=40)....$15
Nature's Miracle, stain remover....... .$17.95gallon
Obedience Classes ........$250
Handling Classes $5 for each class (daily cost)
Pooper scooper....... .. $18
Anti-chew spray -Bitter Apple.......$4.99
Rolled up newspaper..... . 50 cents. Smack yourself with it when your puppy piddles on the floor.
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PUPPY FEEDING SUPPLIES

Dog Bowls (2)....... $30
Raised double bowl holder......$20 or use plant stands 9+Premium adult dog food ($2.00 per day)Innova dog cost about $32+ for a large bag.Eagle pac dog food $20-35
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid or ester) 500mg...100 TAB $6.95
Glucosamine Liquid, powder or Capsules 500mg
MSM 500mg

Grooming supplies

Nail Grinder, Dremmel ...$60
Nail clippers..... $10.00 for large dog
Shampoos and bathing supplies .......$40
Super Groom Message petting tool......$7.00
Brushes....... .. $5-10
Tooth Brush......... ..... 2.95
Tooth Paste......... ..3.95

Extras

Toys (4 toys) .........$40+++
Large Raw beef bones from the Butcher......2 .00
Fencing....... ..... $500-1000++
Books about great danes.....$20each
Boarding 2 weeks minimum....... ......$280 usually around $10-$12 a day.

Cleaning

Rent rug shampooer twice a year ......$50O
Cleaning supplies......$75
Ear Taping Supplies
2 People
Foam Backer rod -(Insulation for pipes) From Home Depot or Masonry stores.
Tape-Zonas Tape or Elastikon Tape by Johnson and Johnson.
1- 1 1/2inch............................................1.89
Sharp and Bandage scissors
Skin Bond-Helps everything stick to the ear better.
Medi-Sol - Adhesive Remover. Goo Gone works as well. Helps to remove tape and Skin Bond easier. 4 OZ. $11.95
Alcohol-To clean pups ears inside and out.
Cotton Balls and Q-tips-Use with Alcohol to clean ears.
Astringent Ear powder-If your puppies ears are wet inside. Helps reduce ear odor. This is good for uncropped ears as well.

Misc.

Treats........ ....$100
Bedding for dane size.....$30-90
You will need more then 4 toys ....$200
Chewed up reading glasses ....$200
A Suburban/Excursion to transport Danes ...........$45,000 (or other large vehicle)
New landscaping... ........$2,500+++
New Furniture after the other one get's chewed up
Remote controls- chewed up
Chewed up leather designer shoes
New Carpet
Carpenter work, replacing chewed up decks and wood around the house.
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Re: Cost of Having a Great Dane
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2006, 05:06:22 pm »
Congrats on your new addition. ;D Can't wait for pics.  :D

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Re: Cost of Having a Great Dane
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2006, 09:36:39 pm »
YEAH!!  CAN'T WAIT TO SEE PICS

BTW-Ang, I love your new avatar :D
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Re: Cost of Having a Great Dane
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2006, 02:28:53 pm »
If you are on a tight budget don't get a dane. Because of their sheer size costs for meds and routine vet care is much higher than say a lab. Plus even though I have very healthy danes they seem to need alot more vet visits than my labs ever did. They have thin coats and can get cut and hurt fairly easily. I would get pet insurance. It has saved me thousands of dollars. VPI has been excellent for us and Cooper has required extensive surgery and emergency care and they cut the final bill down to one third of its original ( and staggering) size. They are lovely dogs but I would say they are alot more expensive to care for than most breeds.  ;)