Have you always thought about buying a Pomeranian, but didn’t know if you could afford to buy a purebred Pomeranian puppy? Well, the cost of Pomeranian puppies may not be as expensive as you think. On average, Pomeranians cost between $500 and $1,500. Yes, there are instances where you can pay as much as $2,000 for a purebred Pomeranian from a breeder. But, there are going to be factors that play into the price range, and you may find a beautiful teacup Pomeranian for as low as $500.
Let’s discuss the many factors that affect the cost of a Pomeranian, and how you can potentially find a mini breed in a cheap price range.
How Much Do Pomeranian Puppies Cost?
One of the most important considerations when deciding on a price for a Pomeranian is its age. Ideally, Pomeranian puppies should be six to eight weeks old (unless you are specifically in the market for an adult dog). Basically, the younger the dog, the more you can expect to pay for it.
Another critical factor that can impact how much you pay is the size. Yes, you want a Pomeranian, but are you specifically interested in a mini or teacup Pomeranian? Teacup breeds go for a premium due to demand, and breeders know this. The cost of a miniature Pomeranian will almost certainly be at the higher end of our suggest price range so keep that in mind when choosing your puppy.
Time and Place
Did you know that the prices of Pomeranians and other dogs can vary from state to state? The prices often depend on state regulations, and the more regulations, the more a breeder is going to charge, because they have to pay more to meet the regulations. You also need to consider the cost of shipping if you are getting a dog from out-of-state.
Most people don’t realize that the season can affect the price of a dog. For instance, the demand for dogs tends to drop in the winter months, except around the holiday season. Fortunately, most reputable breeders will not sell pets over the holidays to make sure that they aren’t just being purchased on a whim. You can usually save money by buying a puppy in the colder months.
Not all breeders register their dogs with the AKC or CKC, and it is not necessary. But, if you want a dog that is registered, you can expect to spend several hundred dollars more than you would if it were not registered. Registration does show that all rules and regulations involving breeding have been met.
Dogs that have health issues are often not sold at all by breeders. In some cases, if the issues are minor, a breeder will sell a Pomeranian puppy on the condition that you agree to provide all of the necessary vet care. If you choose a dog that does have health issues, you will not have to spend as much money, but you may end up spending more on vet care.
Is The Cost of A Pomeranian Worth It?
On a final note, if you think that a price is too good to be true, it likely is. Unless the seller is your family friend, you’ll want to ask a lot of questions. If the price is too low, it could mean that there is a health issue, or that the dog is from a puppy mill. The same goes if the dog seems to be overpriced. If it is too high, it might just be a scam. Always research thoroughly before making a purchase, and feel free to request a veterinary visit to verify all health claims.