PricingMany want a cheap labrador, but you get what you pay for.
Pricing: You get what you pay for!
We require a $200 deposit to hold your spot. This is non-refundable unless otherwise agreed upon. We don’t refund people their deposit if they change their mind and pick up a puppy somewhere else. We don’t take deposits until puppies are born so generally you have an idea if the puppy you want will be there before we would even take a deposit from you. Generally, we sell pet priced puppies at $1200. The rest due upon pick up at 8 weeks old.
I have a lot of people contact us looking for $300-$500
Price: You truly do get what you pay for…
The $500 dog will typically come from a backyard breeder that does no health testing and provides the bare minimum of care for their puppies and will generally sell their puppies to anyone that shows up with the cash. These are the dogs that typically end up in shelters, looking for new homes or on death row. These are the true “Greeders” of the breeding world that have no regard to the health of the animals they are breeding and the puppies they are producing. They are legitimately breeding for money. They are typically just as uneducated as the buyers purchasing the puppies. Unsuspecting buyers think they are getting a good deal because they got a purebred dog for much cheaper! Unfortunately, there are no “good deals” on dogs… as I said earlier you get what you pay for and ultimately you are paying for heartbreak. We spend tons on Labrador disease panels. Labradors are susceptible to many genetic diseases: Exercise-Induced Collapse, Degenerative Myelopathy, Progressive Rod-Code Degeneration, Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Skeletal Dysplasia, Retinal Dysplasia, Oculoskeletal Dysplasia, and Centronuclear Myopathy just to name a few. Labradors are also prone to Hip Dysplasia and Elbow Dysplasia, which can not be deemed healthy without an evaluation from the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation For Animals). We spend hundreds more on these OFA test. These diseases are all common in the breed and can cost families THOUSANDS in Vet bills. Unfortunately, I have heard these heartbreaking stories from some of our own puppy families who have purchased the cheaper dog and have lost their beloved family member way too early. It is devastating.
The $1200 dog comes from a breeder who has spent months prior to breeding just researching pedigrees to find the right match for their dog. They spend thousands on their dogs to complete health clearances to try to ensure they are only breeding healthy, quality dogs. Then comes the stud fees and breeding fees which also can cost the breeder thousands. There is an unbelievable amount of time and effort invested into these puppies before they are even conceived. Now let’s keep our fingers crossed that a whelping goes as planned and doesn’t end up in a $1200-5000 emergency c-section which we had to do with Annie’s last litter. A reputable breeder provides the top of the line care for their dogs and puppies. They will ALWAYS stand by their puppies and will ALWAYS welcome them back to their homes.
If after reading all of that! . . . . you still want to discuss further about the cost of a Dawson Lab’s Labrador, you can go here —> COST and find out more information.