Depending on how you want to care for your Shar-Pei, you may have to pay for other services. Pet daycare, kennel club registration, grooming services and emergency care may be included in these additional costs.
The following is a list of additional costs associated with owning an Australian Shepherd:
Where can I buy a Shar Pei?
You can buy a Shar Pei from either a local or long distance breeder.
Most buyers are not lucky enough to live near a Shar Pei breeder, so they are forced to either drive long distances or have the dog shipped to them, sometimes from overseas.
Horse Hair Shar Pei
«Horse hairstyle» coat types have the roughest and shortest hair. Their appearance also changes dramatically from puppy to adult.
These are little balls of wrinkly puppies in their puppy year. However, in adulthood, the wrinkles mostly disappear except around the face and they often appear to have smoother skin with a lean and muscular build.
Vaccinations and dog registration
Next, you need to consider the cost of vaccinations and dog registration. Some people are not aware that dogs are actually required to be registered to the owner in many states. This can include microchipping which is also a good way to ensure your dog never gets lost. Vaccinations are covered by most shelters and some breeders include their costs in the cost of purchasing your pet. Either way, they are essential to pet ownership.
Apart from these factors, a Shar Pei’s coat type can change its selling price. The Shar Pei comes in three main coat varieties, including brush coat, pony coat, and bear coat. As these are popular, their asking price will also change. The Shar Pei bear coat is the most expensive as it is the rarest breed. For more information on coat variations among Shar Peis, check out this article that has more information on Shar Pei fur.
● Age of dogs
Yes, the age of a dog affects the purchase price. The Chinese Shar-Pei puppy is often taller than the older dogs, as they are cute, cuddly and easy to train. For example, a six-month-old Shar-Pei will cost you around $700, but the price rises to $1200 for a 6-week-old Shar-Pei.
An American dog breeder who has spent years learning about different dog breeds and has genuine information about a particular breed will definitely charge you extra. Likewise, breeders help potential puppy buyers by providing information about the dog’s temperament, behavior, health issues, and training needs.