How Much Does a Weimaraner Really Cost? Complete Guide


The cost of getting a new dog can be hard to predict and if you are in the market for a Weimaraner, you will need to take into consideration many of the costs like buying a puppy or adult dog, veterinary services, training, food, grooming, etc. Fortunately, our team has designed a cost calculator that will give you an accurate estimate as to how much it would cost to buy and raise a Weimaraner.

A Weimaraner puppy is likely to cost between $500-$1,200 with the average price being $700. First-year expenses are around $3,675 and will be about $1,730/year (or $144/month) after that. Through the dog’s lifetime, the average cost of owning a Weimaraner is $22,705.

This covers all the essentials, including supplies, training costs, medical expenses, food and treats, grooming expenses, licenses, and a microchip. Additionally, optional costs could include medical expenses such as a spay/neuter procedure, and additional services like dog walking, dog boarding, as well as pet insurance. With all these extras included (assuming you hire a dog walker five times a week for 50 weeks and use a boarding service for one week every year), the total cost of owning a Weimaraner could climb between $77,095 and $202,835, with an average of $136,995.

In this article, prices in the higher range apply for people willing to buy high-end products and services and/or living in an expensive area, while the lower range will probably be more relevant if using cheaper products and services and/or living in a less expensive area.

Keep reading for a detailed breakdown of the expenses, see what applies to you and get experts’ opinions on Weimaraners. At the bottom of the article, we have also added a cost calculator that will allow you to assess your personal situation and get a much more accurate estimate as to how much it should cost you to buy and raise a Weimaraner puppy!

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Weimaraner puppy prices

After reviewing over 300 ads from reputable sources such as the American Kennel Club and PuppyFind, 80% of the Weimaraner puppies were found to fall within the $500 to $1,200 range, with an average cost of $700. Some purebreds went as high as $1,800. We only considered newborn to 6 months old puppies in the research.

Puppy CostRangeAverage Cost
Weimaraner$500 – $1,200$700

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 Weimaraner, 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 RangeAds Reviewed
$200 – $50051
$501 – $800 171
$801 – $1,100 56
$1,101 – $1,400 38
$1,401 – $1,700 7
$1,701 – $1,800 1
Total 324

“As a veterinarian, I think it is ideal that Weimaraner breeders have their breeding dogs evaluated or tested for the following conditions prior to breeding and throughout their breeding years: hip dysplasia, eye examination by an ophthalmologist, autoimmune thyroiditis (blood test). Buyers should ask the breeder about health screening tests performed.”

Leslie Brooks, DVM – Licensed Veterinarian

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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 certain colors and color combinations are accepted by kennel clubs. Finally, puppies with rare colors can be very expensive as well.

What supplies should you buy for a Weimaraner?

Our team has filtered over 250 items across the best-sellers lists on Amazon, Walmart, and PetSmart to help gauge your expenses when it comes to supplies needed for a large dog like the Weimaraner. From these figures, the cost of supplies for the first year should fall within the $215-$855 range, with an average cost of $450.

Supplies PricesRangeAverage 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 (36″ or 42″) $20 – $85 $50
Dog Crate (36″ or 42″) $30 – $120 $55
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

Obviously, you will spend more on supplies for your Weimaraner the first year. For each subsequent year, expect to pay $95-$385 on supplies, or $215 on average. It considers items that warrant repurchase, such as toys, hygiene-related products, and a dog bed. Prices can vary from store to store and depend on quality and location as well.

Total Supplies CostRangeAverage Cost
First Year$215 – $855$450
Subsequent Years$95 – $385$215

Keep in mind that we have not accounted for things like muzzles, harnesses, clothing and shoes, fences, doggy playpens, anti-chew sprays as the need for these products varies on a case-by-case basis. Finally, to find potentially better deals, consider checking second-hand websites and stores to save big.

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Should you train your Weimaraner?

Our expert animal behaviorist and dog trainer recommends that a Weimaraner be professional trained. Alexa Diaz, Ph.D., suggests private lessons for positive leadership as well as for potty and crate training and group lessons for basic obedience and socialization purposes.

Training should run you anywhere between $750-$1,000 for 5 to 7 private lessons plus $150-$200 for five 1-hour group lessons.

Training CostRangeAverage Cost
Weimaraner$900 – $1,200$1,050

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All about medical costs for a Weimaraner

After consulting with Dr Leslie Brooks, DVM, we have put together an estimate of the medical costs when raising a Weimaraner. Usually, you will be looking at an average of $630 to cover veterinary costs for the first year, with an additional cost around $550 for spay/neuter and gastropexy procedures. Medical cost for every adult year will be close to $675 on average. These costs can vary depending on location and the dog’s health among other things.

Medical CostRangeAverage Cost
First Year Vet Cost$425 – $830$630
Spay/Neuter (optional)$50 – $450$250
Gastropexy (optional)$200 – $400$300
Adult Year Vet Cost$425 – $925$675

Vet cost for a Weimaraner 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 cost $75 to $120 and $85 to $125 for the rest of the year.

Additionally, your Weimaraner puppy may require some vaccines that depend largely on lifestyle and activities:

  • Leptospirosis, if the pet 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 Weimaraner puppy grows, a neutering or spaying procedure may be considered. This falls in the $150-$450 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.

Dr Brooks also recommends performing a gastropexy procedure at the same time for larger dogs, such as Weimaraners, 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

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.

Dr Brooks also recommends following through with heartworm and flea prevention medication, which usually cost around $100-$200 and $200-$300 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 Weimaraner

The table below presents some potential health problems for Weimaraners as well as a cost estimate to treat them according to Leslie Brooks, DVM.

Health ProblemLikelihoodTreatment Cost Estimate
HypothyroidismMedium$350 – $800
ArthritisHigh$50 – $400 per month
Wobbler SyndromeMedium$500 – $6,000
CancerMedium$500 – $10,000
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD)Medium$250 – $1,500

Hypothyroidism: cost estimate for blood tests and lifelong medications.

Arthritis: the $50 – $400 monthly cost estimate is for various pain medications, joint supplements, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, etc. depending on severity of the pet’s condition. If the Weimaraner just needed joint supplements and pain medication, the price would probably be closer to $50-$100/month.

Wobbler Syndrome: budget $3,000-$6,000 for surgery which would be the best treatment in most cases, or $500-$2,000 for pain medication and physical therapy (alternative treatment options if choosing not to perform surgery).

Cancer: The cost really depends on the type of cancer (the most common are Lymphoma and Hemangiosarcoma for a Weimaraner) and if an owner pursues aggressive therapy and all the recommended treatments, versus if they elect to just keep the pet comfortable with medications.

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy typically affects young, growing dogs and puppies. It would cost about $250-$350 for x-rays and medications but could be up to $1,500 if the dog needs to be hospitalized and on IV fluids for a few days.

“Weimaraners may require expensive behavioral training and/or behavioral modifying medications throughout their life as they can sometimes be very anxious dogs.”

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, and provides an easy way to budget pet care costs.

It is also possible to get complete health coverage with some insurance companies but it gets much more expensive, except for Eusoh (see below).

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.

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Eusoh is a community-based pet insurance alternative in which members share the cost of their veterinary expenses. You get reimbursed for your pet’s medical, wellness, illness, routine care expenses but never pay more than $65/month ($40 on average).

For complete health coverage at a low cost, Eusoh is the best option. On average, members save around 50% when compared to traditional pet insurance. I love the idea of not having to worry about being able to afford medical care for my furry companion. Dogs are family, after all!

– There is no premium, so you don’t overpay for care in your monthly contributions. Any unused contributions are rolled over entirely as a credit.
– You can easily know in advance what will be reimbursed and by how much (usually 80%), and you can submit expenses easily from your smartphone.
– You can choose the veterinarian or healthcare provider you want and are covered for a wider range of services.
– You can get advice from other Eusoh members.

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What is the cost to feed a Weimaraner?

Weimaraners are big dogs, growing to be 75 lb. on average (usually 55 to 90 lb.). As a result, puppies tend to consume close to 240 lb. of dry food during their first year. This puts food expenses in the $180-$355 range. Adults typically eat more, close to 330 lb. a year, and therefore will require $160-$495 worth of food every year.

This is based on the recommendations and costs of four popular brands: Purina, Purina One, Blue Buffalo and Pedigree.

Yearly Food CostRangeAverage Cost
Puppy$180 – $355$265
Adult Dog$160 – $495$300

You may also want to have some additional treats on hand to help with obedience training or simply please your dog. This can add $125-$715 to your food-related expenses based on prices seen on Amazon, PetSmart, and Walmart if the dog gets treats daily.

Treats CostRangeAverage 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.

Keep in mind that prices are largely related to the quality of food and treats you buy – if you opt for premium grade products, your expenses are bound to be higher by quite a considerable margin.

Four dog food brands compared

A Weimaraner puppy can be expected to eat around 240 lb. of dry food during its first year.

Puppy Food BrandsQuantity per BagNumber of Bags / YearUnit PriceTotal Price
Purina – Puppy Chow36 lb.7$27.78 (Walmart)$194.46
Purina One – Smart Blend Puppy16.5 lb.15$21.98 (Walmart)$329.70
Pedigree – Puppy36 lb.7$25.83 (Walmart)$180.81
Blue Buffalo – Puppy30 lb.8$44.08 (Amazon)$352.64

An adult will need close to 330 lb. of food depending on its actual weight, age, and level of activity.

Adult Food BrandsQuantity per BagNumber of Bags / YearUnit PriceTotal Price
Purina – Dog Chow50 lb.7$22.98 (Walmart)$160.86
Purina One – Smart Blend40 lb.9$40.36 (Walmart)$363.24
Pedigree – Adult50 lb.7$25.83 (Walmart)$180.81
Blue Buffalo – Adult30 lb.11$44.98 (Amazon)$494.78

Additionally, dog food is perishable, but can be stored for extended periods of time. This means that bulk purchases are a viable option and will give you the best bang for buck on the market. So, consider bulk-purchasing food for your Weimaraner after consulting with your vet to decide which type of dog food would best suit your dog.

Example for a more expensive premium brand

Royal Canin – Size Health NutritionQuantity per BagNumber of Bags / YearUnit PriceTotal Price
Large Puppy35 lb.7$73.99 (PetSmart)$517.93
Large Adult35 lb.10$68.99 (PetSmart)$689.90

This illustrates the price difference between budget-friendly and premium dog food.

Grooming budget for a Weimaraner

According to Corryne Smith, dog groomer, maintaining a Weimaraner’s coat is easy enough that most owners should be able to groom the dog themselves if they want to.

If they prefer leaving this task to a professional, she suggests around 6 visits every year. Each session would probably range from $45 to $60 depending on the groomer, the services paid for and the dog itself (size, coat condition, behavior, etc.). Usually a professional dog grooming session includes a bath and shampoo, nail trimming, teeth brushing, eye and ear cleaning as well as hair removal (if needed), brushing and styling.

Yearly Grooming CostRangeAverage Cost
Weimaraner$0 – $360$180

Grooming kits can be bought for about $75 on Amazon or at Walmart and PetSmart (prices found range from $25 to $290$).

Additional costs to consider for a Weimaraner

Additional CostsRangeAverage Cost
License$10 – $20$15
Microchip$25 – $50$40
Dog Walking (per walk) $20 – $50 $35
Dog Boarding (per day)$25 – $85$40

License

On average, licenses for a dog fall between $10 and $20 in the U.S.A. If your Weimaraner is not spayed or neutered, this cost could be a little bit higher. Across the U.S.A, you might get into legal problems if you have an unlicensed dog, so we strongly suggest licensing your Weimaraner as early as possible. It also makes locating your dog easier in any sort of emergency, making it even more important.

Microchip

Microchips help create a unique identification for your dog, allowing them to be on common medical and emergency databases. Many states require dogs to be microchipped, so you will likely need to spend $25-$50 for your Weimaraner.

Dog walking

Tamaria Reddick, a well-reputed dog walker and dog sitter says that Weimaraners are highly energetic dogs and require a lot of exercise. If you cannot take your dog out during the day, she recommends hiring a dog walker for 1-hour sessions, as it is imperative that your Weimaraner gets plenty of exercise daily and spends enough time outside. These 1-hour walks usually range from $20 and $50 each, ($15-$25 for a 30-minute walk).

These costs can add up if you need a dog walker throughout the year, so take that into consideration when planning for the expenses that come with a dog. Dog walkers can be found on apps like Rover or Wag. An owner might need to pay for private walks if the dog is not well socialized. These are obviously more expensive.

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Traveling

It is highly inadvisable to leave a Weimaraner alone, particularly if you are traveling over days or weeks. In the case that you must leave your dog somewhere, dog boarding services are generally available and accessible. Expect to pay anywhere between $25-$85 per day, depending on location and time of year.

During particularly busy stretches of the year, such as the holidays, be sure to book dog boarding or sitting services in advance, as you are likely to get much better prices. Affordable alternatives include looking to see if any friends/family would be open to hosting your dog, as these prices can add up very quickly.

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 have to submit a formal request ahead of time though, so make sure to plan your trips early. Moreover, the cost varies drastically, as it depends on several variables, so make sure to plan when traveling with your Weimaraner.

Yearly and monthly cost of a Weimaraner

The cost of a puppy during the first year

The average cost for the first year when buying a Weimaraner puppy is around $3,675 and usually ranges between $2,380 and $5,585. Note that most of the major expenses are required soon after buying your puppy.

First Year CostsRangeAverage Cost
Puppy$500 – $1,200$700
Supplies$215 – $855$450
Training$900 – $1,200$1,050
Medical$425 – $830$630
Food & Treats$305 – $1,070$610
Grooming$0 – $360$180
License$10 – $20$15
Microchip$25 – $50$40
First Year Total$2,380 – $5,585$3,675

Depending on your situation you might also need to consider some of the optional costs below.

Optional First Year CostsRangeAverage Cost
Spay/Neuter$50 – $450$250
Gastropexy$200 – $400$300
Insurance$350 – $780$565
Dog Walking (1 hour per day)$20 – $50$35
Dog Boarding (per day)$25 – $85$40

For example, the average cost for the first year will be $4,790 if you spray/neuter the dog and have pet insurance. With additional services tacked on, such as dog walking (five times a week for 42 weeks) and boarding services (one week), this amount can rise as high as $12,420 on average for the first year!

Potential First Year CostRangeAverage Cost
With Spay/Neuter and Insurance$2,980 – $7,215$4,790
With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding$7,355 – $18,310$12,420

Yearly and monthly cost of a Weimaraner for the following years

After the first year, supplies, medical expenses, food and treats, grooming and license renewal will run you anything between $815 and $2,900 with an average of $1,730 per year (or $68 to $242 with an average of $144 per month).

Adult Year CostsRangeAverage Cost
Supplies$95 – $385$215
Medical$425 – $925$675
Food & Treats$285 – $1,210$645
Grooming$0 – $360$180
License$10 – $20$15
Adult Year Total$815 – $2,900$1,730
Estimated Monthly Cost$68 – $242$144

Once again, with insurance and additional services (dog walking five times a week for 50 weeks and dog boarding for one week), the average cost rises to $11,325 per year ($944 per month) and ranges between $6,340 and $16,775 a year ($528 to $1,398 a month).

Potential Adult Year CostRangeAverage Cost
With Insurance$1,165 – $3,680$2,295
With Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding$6,340 – $16,775$11,325

Total cost of ownership of a Weimaraner

Using these figures detailed above and considering an average life expectancy of 12 years (usually 10 to 13 years), we estimate the total cost of owning a Weimaraner to fall between $11,345 and $37,485, with an average cost of $22,705.

Total Cost of Ownership (12 years)RangeAverage Cost
Weimaraner$11,345 – $37,485$22,705

For those willing to spay/neuter their dog and pay for insurance, the average cost of ownership will be around $30,035 and will range between $15,795 and $47,695. Finally, if five professional 1-hour dog walks a week for fifty weeks and one week of dog boarding are necessary every year on top of everything else, the total cost of ownership can be as high as $77,095 to $202,835 averaging $136,995 over the course of the dog’s life!

Potential Total Cost of Ownership (12 years)RangeAverage Cost
With Spay/Neuter and Insurance$15,795 – $47,695$30,035
With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding$77,095 – $202,835$136,995

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The cost of a Weimaraner – A summary in 7 questions

1- How much is a Weimaraner puppy?

On average a Weimaraner puppy will cost $700 in the USA. Most puppies can be found between $500 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 $215 and $855 in supplies when welcoming a large dog. Every year, the cost to renew some of them should be between $95 and $385. Prices vary depending on location, stores, brands, and products quality.

3 – Does a Weimaraner need training and how much will it cost?

Having a Weimaraner professionally trained is usually recommended (both private and group training) and should cost around $900 to $1,200. For this breed, training should mainly focus on basic obedience, socialization, potty training, crate training, and positive leadership.

4 – What is the cost of preventive medical care for a Weimaraner?

Preventive medical care should amount to around $425 to $830 for a Weimaraner puppy during the first year and around $425 to $925 every adult year. This does not include spay or neuter and gastropexy procedures (usually $150 to $450 and $200 to $400 respectively).

5 – How much food does a Weimaraner eat and how much will it cost?

A Weimaraner puppy will eat around 240 lb. and an adult close to 330 lb. of dry food yearly (it varies for each dog and food brand). Annual expenses should be between $180 and $520 for a puppy and $160 to $690 for an adult dog. Other types of food and treats would increase the costs.

6 – How often should a Weimaraner be professionally groomed and how much will it cost?

Grooming a Weimaraner 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 $45 to $60 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 Weimaraner, 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 raising a Weimaraner. 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.

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Johann Chapuis has assembled a fantastic team of licensed veterinarians, animal behaviorists, dog trainers, groomers, and walkers to write every article and offer the most accurate content on petbudget.com. Being a pet lover and owner himself, Johann is sharing his experiences and his financial aptitude cultivated during his MBA with a specialization in finance and the numerous years he spent working as a business manager and entrepreneur.

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