Heading into 2024, the idea of bringing home a new puppy might sound appealing. There is something so special about a puppy and what they bring into our lives. But at the same time, we do need to consider things beyond how much we love puppies (and dogs). It is also important to think about how much that puppy might cost.
Thanks to a recent report from MarketWatch, we actually have a better idea of just how much certain puppy breeds would cost as we head into 2024. And if you are looking to get a new puppy, you might also be wondering what the least expensive breeds are.
If you are trying to bring home a puppy, the cost of that dog is important to consider. And since this initial cost doesn't really take into account things like monthly food bills, trips to the vet, or even just the cost of spoiling our new furry friend, it is always a good idea to get a general idea of what puppies from a breeder will cost you.
In particular, we wanted to know what the least expensive dog breeds were as we head into 2024. And not only that, we wanted to know just how much these puppies cost on average.
Here is the list of the 10 least expensive puppy breeds for 2024
In reverse order, and with the cost associated with buying one of these puppies, here are the 10 least expensive puppy breeds heading into 2024:
- 10. The Cairn Terrier costs $1800
- 9. A Weimaraner will also run you $1800
- 8. An Australian Cattle Dog is also averaging $1800
- 7. A Miniature Pinscher is going for $1800 as a puppy
- 6. The German Shorthaired Pointer is coming in at $1800
- 5. The English Springer Spaniel will also having you forking out $1800
- 4. A Toy Poodle will have you paying $1250
- 3. A Shih Tzu comes in at just $1099
- 2. The Standard Poodle hits our wallet with a $1000 price tag
- 1. A Miniature Poodle will cost an average of $800
Interestingly enough, it seems that all variations of the Poodle are on the least expensive breeds list and we have to love that! And considering this list is based on not only how much the average puppies from these breeds cost right now, but also their current availability, this is definitely something to consider if you are thinking of getting a puppy in 2024.
The fact that Poodles and the Shih Tzu are some of the least expensive puppies out there is definitely something to think about when it comes to actually picking out a puppy versus going to a rescue or shelter.
I was definitely surprised by the fact that all three versions of the Poodle are in the top 10 for inexpensive puppy breeds, but I want to know what your thoughts are on this list. Does this list surprise you at all? Are there any other dog breeds you expected to see in this list?