My offer is expensive, so expensive, too expensive...Why most of people don't want to drive "Tavria" but foreign cars nowadays? Why they stopped consuming cheap fastfood and cola, why people don't buy rotten, full of chemistry "Bush's legs" anymore? Why we don't want to use simple, old, push-button phones instead of smartphones which costs 400 $ (and in year they get old and we need to buy new ones)? Why we're trying to purchase expensive but not high quality clothes? Why flats with good planning in downtown cost more than others? We can spend all day on simply counting all the "Why?"s...
"Why your puppies cost so much?" Dear Ladies and gentlemen, every property is evaluated by its owner. To make it more clear:
1. I carefully plan every breed using pedigree, health-tested, titled manufacturers. And yes, I pay for participation in exterior exhibitions, offsite mating, genetic tests in Europe leading labs and other costs related.
2. Growing up puppies I don't save money on dog food, vaccinations, hygienic means (meaning, I buy things I consider to be complete, safe and useful).
3. I work 24 hours a week. Sometimes I work even more without any breaks on sleep, instead of breakfast I have a cup of coffee (in best case).
4. I don't have any weekends. In case I have to go somewhere it can cost me a lot, so I plan my trips very thoughtfully.
5. I sleep with newborns and help their's mother feed them every 2 hours and this counts as sleep.
6.I, as everyone else, go shopping, refuel the car and pay bills. Dog food, vaccinations and etc have a tendency to get more expensive and i have to pay for this all.
I want to ask you why don't you value my work? Why you think that someone will sell you a good quality puppy cheaply? Why adults believe in magic? Why do you think that paying for a beautiful, healthy pet and companion $ 600-700 (for example pug (not for breeding) who will be making you happy for next 8-15 years) is a lot? If it's too expensive for you to buy one, how do you think to contain him? Are you so naive that you think that someone who spent a lot of time and money will sell You a puppy cheaply?
Cheap that's when:
1. It does not matter whether the dogs are suitable for each other by "blood", whether they are relatives (not infrequently, the closest ones), whether they carry the same hereditary diseases (or are generally sick).
2. A dog during pregnancy, eats whatever whenever.
3. For mating, nothing is paid and it does not matter what breed of "neighbor's dog" is if only they look similar.
4. The bitch gives birth on her own, gives birth or dies, no one will call her a veterinarian anyway, it's "expensive", it's great if she can make it.
5. The bitch that gave birth begs to eat in order to survive and feed the children.
Children grow up in a dirty box or aviary, or cage, and have nowhere to run, have nothing to play with, and at best they are fed with cheap "shit".
7. It does not bothers breeders / farmers that the mother and the puppies need to be fed, vaccinated, etc., and also kept in proper conditions.
8. A minimum of labor is invested, if invested, as well as a minimum of cost.
Lots of breeders, especially last time, writes about this because it's harder to work and no one appreciates this...Tha same questions as "Why so expensive?", "Can you sell a puppy with less price?", "Are documents mandatory?", "I want for the soul.". Expensive because it's cost it! With less price? No! A lot of money, time were spent on them! We can sell without the documents with difference in 15 $. Is this suits you? And another moment, I purchase pedigree dogs in three or five times more expensive than I sell puppies (very rarely, I bargain, because I'm afraid that they will refuse and sell to someone else, suddenly I will not have time)! And last one, "for your's soul", but what about mine's? I invest my soul into this bundle of happiness who was born wet in my palm, who I dried and warmed with my warmth, by the squeak of which I woke up every time, whom I nursed like a child (not every mother is capable of). Me, too, "for the soul"! But only "my soul" will be much safer if "my child" is in the hands of those who love, respect my work and are sufficiently wealthy not to save money on feed, decent veterinary services, etc.
Wake up!!! You can find free cheese only in mousetrap and then, until the second mouse !!!
Based on the article by Larisa Gamazova.