The costs associated with a new pet can be hard to put a finger on, and if you are looking to raise a Bloodhound, you will need to take a number of things into consideration – the cost of the dog itself, veterinary expenses, training, food, supplies, insurance, licensing, grooming and more. To give you a good estimation, we have developed a cost calculator that will inform you on the accurate cost of purchasing and maintaining a Bloodhound.
A Bloodhound puppy is likely to cost between $450-$1,200 with the average price being $750. First-year expenses are around $3,045 and will be about $1,890/year (or $158/month) after that. Through the dog’s lifetime, the average cost of owning a Bloodhound is $21,945.
These figures take into account all essentials. However, extra costs such as spay/neuter and gastropexy procedures, pet insurance, as well as dog walking and boarding services that can be necessary, are not included. If you take those into consideration, especially if you need a dog walker five times a week, your expenses are likely to rise to the $5,630-$12,415 range for the first year and $5,175-$10,800 mark for each subsequent year. This would put the cost range at $57,380-$120,415, with an average cost of $86,015 for the entirety of your Bloodhound’s lifetime.
The high range is relevant for owners living in expensive areas and/or looking for high-end products and services. On the contrary, the low end of the range is suitable for cheaper areas, products, and services.
Below, we have compiled a ton of information, analyses and professional recommendations that are sure to help with raising a Bloodhound as well as planning your finances. You will also find a cost calculator that lets you apply your requirements to help generate a much more accurate estimate when it comes to determining the overall cost of raising a Bloodhound puppy.
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- Puppy Cost
- Supplies Cost
- Training Cost (dog trainer’s opinion)
- Medical Cost (veterinarian’s opinion)
- Food Cost
- Grooming Cost (groomer’s opinion)
- Other Costs (dog walker’s opinion)
- Total Cost
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Bloodhound puppy prices
After reviewing close to 200 ads, 80% of the Bloodhound puppies from reputable sources such as the American Kennel Club and PuppyFind were found to fall within the $450 to $1,200 range, with an average cost of $750. Some purebreds with documents went as high as $1,600. We only considered newborn to 6 months old puppies in the research.
|Puppy Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|Bloodhound||$450 – $1,200||$750|
Adoption is a much more affordable option, with rehoming or adoption fees typically ranging from $50 to $500. If you are planning on adopting or purchasing a Bloodhound, we strongly recommend doing some research and finding a shelter or breeder with a good reputation. This will contribute to the wellbeing of your dog.
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|Puppies Price Range||Ads Reviewed|
|$350 – $600||84|
|$601 – $850||47|
|$851 – $1,100||32|
|$1,101 – $1,350||20|
|$1,351 – $1,600||4|
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“As a veterinarian, I think it is ideal that Bloodhound breeders have their breeding dogs evaluated or tested for the following conditions prior to breeding and throughout their breeding years: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cardiac evaluation by a cardiologist. Buyers should ask the breeder about health screening tests performed.”Leslie Brooks, DVM – Licensed Veterinarian
If you want to know more about the price of puppies in the US or compare this breed with 150 others, check our puppy prices article based on the analysis of close to 50,000 ads (for 151 different breeds).
Factors affecting the price of puppies and why prices vary for the same breed.
Purebred or mixed. Usually, mixed-breeds are sold at a lower price than purebred dogs.
Bloodline and breeder’s reputation. If the parents are purebred show quality dogs from a reputable breeder, the price will be substantially higher. These breeders also tend to invest more money than others to take care of their breeding dogs and puppies.
Registration papers/pedigree. Some breeders are members of kennel clubs, the most famous being the American Kennel Club (AKC). They can also have their breeding dogs and puppies registered which would also add to their fees.
Health screenings and medical expenses. Serious breeders will have their breeding dogs and/or puppies evaluated/tested for different medical conditions. Moreover, some will take their puppies to the vet for an exam, deworming, vaccines, and/or microchip implantation prior to selling them. This drives the price higher but also reduces the risk to get an unhealthy dog.
Training and socialization. Some breeders sell their dogs after they are trained and socialized. It will increase the puppy’s price but generate savings as you most probably won’t have to invest in more training and also gives a better chance to get a well-behaved dog.
Breed popularity in the buyer’s location. Local supply and demand will have an impact on puppy prices. For example, small dogs tend to be more popular in metropolitan areas where people live in smaller spaces. Some breeds are more in demand in colder climates, others where hunting is popular, etc. It is worth looking for prices in different locations, but it is risky to buy a dog without having seen it before or at least have met with the breeder and visited the kennel.
Age. As most people want to get their puppy as young as possible, prices tend to be lower when the dog gets older. For example, on average a 6-month-old pup is likely to be less expensive than an 8-week-old one.
Coat color and markings. Coat color trends can change quickly. For any breed, some colors are more popular than others, sometimes temporarily. When the interest for a specific coat color grows, puppies get more expensive as an increase in demand leads to a higher market price. Also, for purebred dogs, only specific colors and color combinations are accepted by kennel clubs. Finally, puppies with rare colors can be very expensive as well.
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What supplies do you need for your dog?
We have listed all the essential items a new dog owner will probably have to buy and analyzed over 250 best seller prices from Walmart, Amazon, and PetSmart to get an accurate estimate of the cost of supplies.
A Bloodhound owner should budget between $245 and $925 the first year and $105 to $410 every year after that when it comes to supplies for such a large dog. Prices can vary depending on store, brand, location, and product quality.
|Supplies Prices||Range||Average Cost|
|Food & Water Bowls||$10 – $40||$20|
|Dog Collars (x2)||$10 – $40||$20|
|Leash||$10 – $30||$15|
|ID Tag with Phone Number||$5 – $20||$10|
|Dog Bed (48″ or 60″)||$30 – $110||$60|
|Dog Crate (48″ or 60″)||$50 – $165||$90|
|Plastic Poop Bags (900-1080)||$15 – $110||$55|
|Pooper Scooper||$10 – $30||$20|
|House Training Pads (75-100)||$15 – $45||$25|
|Stains and Odors Removal Spray||$5 – $20||$10|
|Toys||$50 – $155||$90|
|First-Aid Kit||$15 – $50||$30|
|Brush||$5 – $45||$15|
|Shampoo||$5 – $20||$10|
|Tooth-brushing Kit||$5 – $15||$10|
|Toenail Clippers||$5 – $30||$15|
A new dog owner will need to buy most items on the list before welcoming the new pet, hence the higher initial investment of $495 on average. After that it will only be necessary to replace or replenish a few things lowering yearly expenses to about $225. This accounts for new toys, changing the bed and replenishing poop bags, shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste.
|Total Supplies Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|First Year||$245 – $925||$495|
|Subsequent Years||$105 – $410||$225|
Other items are not included in this list. For example, you might consider buying a harness, a muzzle, dog clothing, fences for the yard or add gates inside the house. For a more accurate estimate, you can add these expenses in the supplies section of the cost calculator at the end of the article.
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Training cost for a Bloodhound
Bloodhounds are large dogs that are easy to manage, sweet and fun. As a result, private professional training is not a necessity according to Alexa Diaz (Ph.D.), dog trainer and animal behaviorist. She would only recommend group lessons for basic obedience and socialization outside the home. This generally cost $150-$200 for five 1-hour sessions.
|Training Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|Bloodhound||$150 – $200||$175|
Even with easily manageable dogs, consulting a dog training book is always a good idea and a very inexpensive way to help build a harmonious relationship between a dog and the rest of the family.
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“Bloodhounds are sweet and fun. They are good with families with older kids. They are playful and like to be active.”Alexa Diaz, Ph. D. – Animal Behaviorist
All about medical costs for a Bloodhound
After consulting with our licensed veterinarian, Leslie Brooks, we have put together an estimate for the medical costs of raising a Bloodhound. Usually, you will be looking at the $635 range to cover veterinary costs for the first year, with an additional cost around $575 for spay/neutering and gastropexy procedures.
Medical cost for every subsequent year will be close to $750 on average. These costs can vary depending on location and the dog’s health among other things.
|Medical Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|First Year Vet Cost||$440 – $830||$635|
|Spay/Neuter (optional)||$50 – $500||$275|
|Gastropexy (optional)||$200 – $400||$300|
|Adult Year Vet Cost||$475 – $1,025||$750|
Vet cost for a Bloodhound puppy during the first year
Experts like Leslie Brooks recommend at least three trips to the vet through the course of the puppy’s first year, with the first visit coming in at roughly 8 weeks of age. Each trip should fall in the $65-$170 range. These visits will cover physical exams, fecal examination, vaccines, heartworm prevention and flea prevention.
She also recommends pursuing heartworm and flea prevention after those three visits, which can respectively cost $75 to $120 and $100 to $125 for the rest of the puppy’s first year.
Additionally, your Bloodhound puppy may require some vaccines that depend largely on lifestyle and activities:
- Leptospirosis, if the Bloodhound is exposed to wildlife or taken on camping and hiking trips often ($15-$25 and sometimes already included in the visit).
- Influenza if the dog is boarded or kept for long periods in a kennel and if the daycare or kennels require it due to intermittent influenza outbreaks ($70-$90 for two doses).
- Lyme if exposed to ticks especially when camping, hiking, or living in a wooded area or on a farm ($60-$80 for two doses).
As your Bloodhound puppy grows, a neutering or spaying procedure may be considered. This falls in the $200-$500 range, depending on the clinics in your locality (some low-cost clinics spay or neuter dogs for $50-$100). Usually, spay procedures (female) are more expensive.
Leslie Brooks also recommends performing a gastropexy procedure at the same time for larger dogs, such as Bloodhounds, as this helps reduce the risk of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) later and prevents complications in the future. Usually, such a procedure falls in the $200 and $400 range. GDV is when the dog’s stomach twists on itself and is a life-threatening condition that must be corrected with surgery.
Veterinary expenses for the subsequent years with a Bloodhound
After the first year, an annual trip to the vet is recommended, and falls in the $125-$265 range. This includes a thorough examination to make sure there are no complications with regards to your dog’s health, vaccines, a heartworm test, and blood work (to detect any hidden medical condition for middle aged and senior dogs) if needed.
Leslie also recommends following through with heartworm and flea prevention medication, which usually cost around $125-$250 and $225-$350 for the year, respectively.
The optional vaccines presented above may also require annual booster shots ($15-$45 each). Additionally, a fecal examination may be required if the pet is regularly exposed to other dogs or wildlife or has inconsistent stool quality, so expect to pay an additional $40-$50 for the procedure.
Most common health problems for a Bloodhound
The table below presents some potential health problems for Bloodhounds as well as a cost estimate to treat them according to Leslie Brooks, DVM.
|Health Problem||Likelihood||Treatment Cost Estimate|
|Eye Abnormalities||High||$800 – $1,500 per eye|
|Cardiomyopathy||Medium||$600 – $2,000|
|Chronic Ear Infections and Skin Fold Infections||High||$150 – $300 each time|
|Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV)||Medium||$1,500 – $3,000|
Cardiomyopathy treatment costs include diagnostics (x-rays, ECG, echocardiogram) and heart medications, which can be expensive for large breed dogs.
Chronic ear infections and skin fold infections can happen every 6 to 12 months, sometimes more frequently.
“Bloodhounds sometimes tend to get into things they should not since they have such a strong sense of smell, so be ready to have to pay for unexpected episodes of stomach and intestinal upset, and possibly for foreign body removal surgery if they eat something that gets stuck in their intestines.”Leslie Brooks, DVM – Licensed Veterinarian
Pet insurance price (optional)
On average, insurance will cost $565 yearly as per the North American Pet Health Insurance Association’s latest State of the Industry Report. This is for both accident and illness coverage. $190 is the average price for accident-only plans. This is particularly important to know, as it can help offset potentially expensive costs later.
It is also possible to get complete health coverage with some insurance companies but it gets much more expensive.
If you wonder whether or not you should get pet insurance, we have a simple step by step guide to help you make the decision. This could save you thousands of dollars.
As mentioned, some medical conditions can be expensive to treat. Although purebred dogs may have a higher incidence of some inherited disorders, mixed breed dogs are also likely to develop health conditions, such as cancer and heart disorders. No dog owner should have to make critical decisions about their pets based on their ability to afford care. That’s why pet insurance is more popular every year in the US.
When comparing pet insurances, price is a significant factor, but it is also essential to consider:
– Deductible type (per incident or per year) and amount
– Reimbursements percentage and limits
– Services included (emergency visits, hospitalization, surgery, medications, specialists, cancer treatments, pre-existing conditions, etc.)
– When coverage will start
The price will vary depending on multiple factors, including the dog’s breed, age, location, and the plan chosen. You can compare pet insurance prices on comparison websites like PetInsuranceReview.
Read our article titled a veterinarian explains medical costs for a dog to learn more and get tips to save on vet expenses.
How much does it cost to feed a Bloodhound?
Considering a Bloodhound, on average, weighs around 95 lb. (usually 80 to 110 lb.), we were able to estimate the cost to feed your puppy and adult dog with some of the most popular brands of dog food including Purina, Purina One, Pedigree and Blue Buffalo. The cost varies a lot whether the dog is fed cheap or premium food.
|Yearly Food Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|Puppy||$260 – $530||$380|
|Adult Dog||$185 – $585||$345|
We have also reviewed the price of the 27 best-selling dog treats for large-sized dogs on Walmart, PetSmart, and Amazon to estimate the yearly cost.
|Treats Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|Yearly Treats||$125 – $715||$345|
This cost estimation for treats is based on the premise that the dog gets one big treat every day. If you give your dog a treat every other day, you can divide these amounts by two. If it is once a week, divide them by seven, and so on. Enter the relevant information in the calculator at the end of the article to get your personalized cost estimate.
Four dog food brands compared
During the first year, a Bloodhound puppy will eat around 340 lb. of food. This amount will vary depending on the dog, especially its size.
|Puppy Food Brands||Quantity per Bag||Number of Bags / Year||Unit Price||Total Price|
|Purina – Puppy Chow||36 lb.||10||$27.78 (Walmart)||$277.80|
|Purina One – Smart Blend Puppy||16.5 lb.||21||$21.98 (Walmart)||$461.58|
|Pedigree – Puppy||36 lb.||10||$25.83 (Walmart)||$258.30|
|Blue Buffalo – Puppy||30 lb.||12||$44.08 (Amazon)||$528.96|
An adult Bloodhound will eat around 390 lb. of food per year.
|Adult Food Brands||Quantity per Bag||Number of Bags / Year||Unit Price||Total Price|
|Purina – Dog Chow||50 lb.||8||$22.98 (Walmart)||$183.84|
|Purina One – Smart Blend||40 lb.||10||$40.36 (Walmart)||$403.60|
|Pedigree – Adult||50 lb.||8||$25.83 (Walmart)||$206.64|
|Blue Buffalo – Adult||30 lb.||13||$44.98 (Amazon)||$584.74|
Buying in bulk is a good idea when it comes to dog food, as it will likely give you better prices. It is especially true for large dogs like Bloodhounds that tend to eat a lot. Dog food is perishable but can be stored for extended periods of time if the bags have not been opened. We recommend checking the packaging to see how long it can be stored and see what works best for you.
If you have been taking your Bloodhound to a vet, take up their advice on what food works best with your dog.
Example for a more expensive premium brand
|Royal Canin – Size Health Nutrition||Quantity per Bag||Number of Bags / Year||Unit Price||Total Price|
|Large Puppy||35 lb.||10||$73.99 (PetSmart)||$739.90|
|Large Adult||35 lb.||12||$68.99 (PetSmart)||$827.88|
This illustrates the price difference between budget-friendly and premium dog food.
Bloodhound grooming prices
According to Corryne Smith, certified dog groomer, a Bloodhound could either be groomed by its owners at home as it is a fairly easy task for this breed, or this could be done by a professional.
If the second option is chosen, she suggests that the Bloodhound be professionally groomed up to 6 times a year. When left to a professional, each visit is likely to cost between $50 and $70 depending on your locality, the services requested, the dog size, behavior, coat condition, health, and age.
|Yearly Grooming Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|Bloodhound||$0 – $420||$210|
Most professional groomers will bath and shampoo your dog, remove (if needed), brush and style its hair, trim its nail and clean its teeth, eyes, and ears as part of their offer.
If you have the skills and time to do the grooming yourself, all-inclusive kits available online generally cost between $25-$250, with an average price of $75. They come with everything you will need to take care of your Bloodhound.
Additional costs that comes with a Bloodhound
|Additional Costs||Range||Average Cost|
|License||$10 – $20||$15|
|Microchip||$25 – $50||$40|
|Dog Walking (per walk)||$15 – $25||$20|
|Dog Boarding (per day)||$25 – $85||$40|
Licenses usually fall in the $10-$20 range in the USA, depending on the state you are in. If your dog is not spayed or neutered, the cost is likely to be a little bit higher. We strongly recommend licensing your dog, as it can be illegal, depending on state regulations, to own an unlicensed dog. Moreover, it makes identification and locating in the case of emergencies much easier.
Microchips create a unique identification to your dog, allowing them to be on medical and emergency databases. Microchips are required in many U.S. states and will range from $25-$50.
According to professional dog walker and dog sitter, Tamaria Reddick, Bloodhounds need regular exercise. As a result, she strongly recommends enlisting a dog walker in the case that you are unable to take your dog out during the day. You can find dog walkers on apps like Rover and Wag and they usually charge $15-$25 for 30-minute walks and $20-$50 for 1-hour walks.
Do not forget this when budgeting as these costs add up and can easily become your biggest expense. An owner might need to pay for private walks if the dog is not well socialized. These are obviously more expensive.
Don’t underestimate the cost of dog walking and dog sitting!
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If you need a walker or sitter every week, this could become your most significant dog expense. We are talking hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. Create a free account and check the rates in your area to make sure to consider this expense before getting your dog.
Rover is by far the most popular way to find a dog walker or a dog sitter near you. You can compare the prices and services, see reviews from previous customers, book and pay for your services through the app.
In the case of extended travel plans, you can leave your Bloodhound in the care of a dog boarding service. Budget $25 to $85 a day, depending on location, services, and time of year. During particularly busy stretches of the year, such as the holidays, you will need to book dog boarding services in advance, as you are likely to get much better rates when doing so.
If you are on a tight budget, checking with any friends or family to see if they would be willing to host your dog is a good idea, which can be a challenge since large dogs are less likely to be taken in by relatives for a few days than smaller ones.
Finally, you might be able to take your dog with you, as many airlines and train companies offer special provisions to help move your pets. You will probably have to submit a formal request ahead of time. Moreover, the cost varies drastically, as it depends on several variables such as location, destination, mode of transport, etc.
Yearly and monthly cost for a Bloodhound
The cost of a puppy during the first year
Using the metrics and explanations detailed above, the cost of raising a Bloodhound puppy for the first year falls within the $1,705 to $4,890 range, with an average cost of $3,045. Most of this amount will have to be spent before or shortly after welcoming the pup.
|First Year Costs||Range||Average Cost|
|Puppy||$450 – $1,200||$750|
|Supplies||$245 – $925||$495|
|Training||$150 – $200||$175|
|Medical||$440 – $830||$635|
|Food & Treats||$385 – $1,245||$725|
|Grooming||$0 – $420||$210|
|License||$10 – $20||$15|
|Microchip||$25 – $50||$40|
|First Year Total||$1,705 – $4,890||$3,045|
The owner’s situation and preferences might require him to pay some of the optional expenses listed below.
|Optional First Year Costs||Range||Average Cost|
|Spay/Neuter||$50 – $500||$275|
|Gastropexy||$200 – $400||$300|
|Insurance||$350 – $780||$565|
|Dog Walking (30 minutes per day)||$15 – $25||$20|
|Dog Boarding (per day)||$25 – $85||$40|
To illustrate this, the average cost of $3,045 will rise to $8,665 if the dog is spayed/neutered, enrolled in an insurance plan, professionally walked five days a week for forty-two weeks and boarded for seven days during the year.
|Potential First Year Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|With Spay/Neuter and Insurance||$2,305 – $6,570||$4,185|
|With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding||$5,630 – $12,415||$8,665|
Yearly and monthly cost of an adult Bloodhound for the following years
As welcoming a new pet entails initial costs that do not have to be renewed, expenses go drastically down for the following years. In fact, the yearly budget falls between $900 and $3,175 for all the essentials ($75-$265 monthly).
|Adult Year Costs||Range||Average Cost|
|Supplies||$105 – $410||$225|
|Medical||$475 – $1,025||$750|
|Food & Treats||$310 – $1,300||$690|
|Grooming||$0 – $420||$210|
|License||$10 – $20||$15|
|Adult Year Total||$900 – $3,175||$1,890|
|Estimated Monthly Cost||$75 – $265||$158|
This time, the average cost of $1,890 will rise to $7,735 if the owner adds insurance, dog walking services (five days a week for fifty weeks) and dog boarding for seven days during the year. It is a major difference as your monthly budget for the pet would be $645 instead of $158.
|Potential Adult Year Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|With Insurance||$1,250 – $3,955||$2,455|
|With Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding||$5,175 – $10,800||$7,735|
Bloodhound total cost of ownership
Bloodhounds live 11 years on average (usually 10 to 12 years) and so, the total cost of raising them can be placed in the $10,705 to $36,640 range ($21,945 on average).
|Total Cost of Ownership (11 years)||Range||Average Cost|
|Bloodhound||$10,705 – $36,640||$21,945|
Once again, these amounts can change drastically depending on additional expenses incurred by the owner. Using the scenarios detailed previously we have calculated the total cost of owning a Bloodhound in the table below.
|Potential Total Cost of Ownership (11 years)||Range||Average Cost|
|With Spay/Neuter and Insurance||$14,805 – $46,120||$28,735|
|With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding||$57,380 – $120,415||$86,015|
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The cost of a Bloodhound – A summary in 7 questions
1- How much is a Bloodhound puppy?
On average a Bloodhound puppy will cost $750 in the USA. Most puppies can be found between $450 and $1,200. The price will vary depending on the breeder and location as well as the dog’s bloodline, color, and age among other things.
2 – How much are dog supplies?
A new owner can expect an initial investment between $245 and $925 in supplies when welcoming an extra-large dog. Every year, the cost to renew some of them should be between $105 and $410. Prices vary depending on location, stores, brands, and products quality.
3 – Does a Bloodhound need training and how much will it cost?
Having a Bloodhound professionally trained is usually recommended (group training) and should cost around $150 to $200. For this breed, training should mainly focus on basic obedience and socialization.
4 – What is the cost of preventive medical care for a Bloodhound?
Preventive medical care should amount to around $440 to $830 for a Bloodhound puppy during the first year and around $475 to $1,025 every adult year. This does not include spay or neuter and gastropexy procedures (usually $200 to $500 and $200 to $400 respectively).
5 – How much food does a Bloodhound eat and how much will it cost?
A Bloodhound puppy will eat around 340 lb. and an adult close to 390 lb. of dry food yearly (it varies for each dog and food brand). Annual expenses should be between $260 and $740 for a puppy and $185 to $830 for an adult dog. Other types of food and treats would increase the costs.
6 – How often should a Bloodhound be professionally groomed and how much will it cost?
Grooming a Bloodhound is easy enough that most owners should be able to do it themselves. Those who prefer having their dog professionally groomed can expect up to 6 visits to a salon every year. Each session should cost from $50 to $70 depending on the dog and services needed.
7 – Are there any other expenses to expect?
In the United States, a dog license usually costs between $10 and $20. The cost could be slightly higher if the dog is not spayed or neutered. Having the dog licensed is mandatory almost everywhere.
A dog microchip costs $25 to $50 on average in the US and is generally implanted during a medical appointment. It is placed under the skin usually between the shoulder blades. Dogs adopted from a shelter or bought from a breeder sometimes already have a microchip.
According to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association’s latest State of the Industry Report, the average annual price is $566 for accident and illness coverage plans or $190 for accident only plans.
Dog walkers usually charge $15 to $25 for 30 minutes group walks and $20 to $50 for 1-hour long ones. Prices vary mainly depending on location. Private walks are more expensive.
A dog owner should budget $25 to $85 per day for dog boarding services. Prices vary depending on location, time of the year, and the level of service among other things.
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To help you out, this guide contains all the primary expenses that are necessary to ensure your future dog’s well-being. Make sure to take these considerations seriously before adopting or purchasing a Bloodhound, as they are imperative to your dog leading a healthy, happy, and comfortable life in your home. Moreover, the dog should not be a financial burden on you or your family, so make sure to carefully read through each section to better understand the expenses that come with owning a Bloodhound. Figures provided in this article are for informational purposes only. A dog owner should always find the actual costs applicable to his own situation before making any decision.
References and Resources
- Leslie Brooks, DVM – Licensed Veterinarian
- Alexa Diaz, Ph. D. – Animal Behaviorist
- Corryne Smith – Dog Groomer
- Tamaria Reddick – Dog Walker, Pet Sitter
- Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
- The American Kennel Club
- North American Pet Health Insurance Association
- Association of Professional Dog Trainers
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