Dog Breeds (A-Z)

Getting a new dog is an exciting step for anyone! As you prepare to welcome a pet into your home, budgeting should be on your to-do list. In fact, most families underestimate the cost of buying or adopting and raising a dog, and personal finance is a major reason why people abandon their pet. Did you know that the total cost of ownership can be between a few thousands to more than two hundred thousand dollars over the course of a dog’s lifetime?

Click on your favorite breed(s) and find all the information as to how much the different expenses will be: the dog or puppy itself, supplies, training, medical fees, grooming, food as well as additional services such as pet insurance, dog walking, dog boarding and more. For each breed, we delve into these different costs, offer professional opinions from veterinarians, a dog trainer, a groomer, as well as a dog walker and share tips on saving as you raise your furry friend. You will also find information about yearly and monthly expenses as well as the total cost of ownership. Finally, our team has designed cost calculators that will give you an accurate estimate as to how much it would really cost to have a dog depending on your situation, needs and habits.

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– A –

Airedale Terrier
Alaskan Malamute
American Eskimo Dog
American Staffordshire Terrier
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd

– B –

Basset Hound
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Tervuren
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bichon Frise
Black and Tan Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhound
Border Collie
Boston Terrier
Boykin Spaniel
Brussels Griffon
Bull Terrier

– C –

Cairn Terrier
Cane Corso Italiano
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chinese Crested
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel
Coton de Tulear

– D –

Doberman Pinscher
Dogue de Bordeaux

– E –

English Bulldog
English Cocker Spaniel
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel

– F –

French Bulldog

– G –

German Shepherd
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Giant Schnauzer
Golden Retriever
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

– H –


– I –

Irish Setter
Irish Wolfhound
Italian Greyhound

– J –

Jack Russell Terrier
Japanese Chin

– K –


– L –

Labrador Retriever
Lhasa Apso

– M –

Miniature American Shepherd
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Schnauzer

– N –

Neapolitan Mastiff
Norwegian Elkhound

– O –

Old English Sheepdog

– P –

Parson Russell Terrier
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Portuguese Water Dog

– R –

Rat Terrier
Redbone Coonhound
Rhodesian Ridgeback

– S –

Saint Bernard
Scottish Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Siberian Husky
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Poodle

– T –

Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Spaniel
Toy Fox Terrier

– V –


– W –

West Highland White Terrier
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

– X –


– Y –

Yorkshire Terrier

If you have ever asked yourself one of the following questions, you will find your answer here: How much is a puppy? What supplies do I need for my dog and how much are they? Should I train my dog? Private and/or group lessons? How much should I budget for medical expenses? Is my favorite breed known for specific health problems? How much will I spend to feed my dog? How often should I go to a professional groomer and what are the prices for this service? How much are licenses, microchips, dog walking and boarding services? What is the yearly or monthly cost of a dog? How much will our family spend to raise our dog throughout its lifetime?