The Ultimate Great Pyrenees Cost Guide (with Calculator)


As you are thinking about adopting or buying a Great Pyrenees, you will want to plan your finances so that the pet does not become a financial burden to you or your family later down the line. You should account not just for the price of the dog itself, but also for training cost, food, supplies, vet fees, grooming and other miscellaneous expenses. To help with budgeting as you welcome your new dog into your home, we have designed a cost calculator that will give you an accurate estimate as to how much it would cost to raise a Great Pyrenees.

A Great Pyrenees puppy is likely to cost between $290-$1,000 with the average price being $550. First-year expenses are around $3,120 and will be about $2,205/year (or $184/month) after that. Through the dog’s lifetime, the average cost of owning a Great Pyrenees is $25,170.

These numbers include essentials, such as supplies, training, medical costs, food, treats, grooming expenses, licensing, and microchip. Additionally, you may incur optional costs depending on your lifestyle and personal preferences, such as spaying/neutering your dog, enrolling in a pet insurance plan, hiring a dog walker, or sending your furry friend to a boarding facility. All this could easily bring the total cost of ownership up to the $71,145 to $194,620 range.

In practice, where your expenses are likely to fall within that range depends on many factors including the cost of living in your area as well as the quality of products and/or services purchased.

Below we will detail these costs, share professional opinions from a licensed veterinarian, a dog trainer, a groomer as well as a dog walker and help you budget and save as you raise your dog. At the very bottom of the article is a cost calculator for you to use. It will generate a much more accurate estimate as to your cost of owning and raising a Great Pyrenees depending on your situation, preferences, and needs.

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The price of Great Pyrenees puppies

After reviewing more than 250 ads from sources like PuppyFind and the American Kennel Club, we have found that 80% of Great Pyrenees under 6 months are falling within the $290-$1,000 range, with an average cost of $550. For some purebred puppies, the prices can go up to $1,500.

Puppy PricesRangeAverage Cost
Great Pyrenees$290 – $1,000$550

If you are in the market for a Great Pyrenees, we strongly suggest doing your research and locating reputable breeders or shelters as it is important for the dog’s health and longevity. Finally, adoption might prove an affordable alternative, with rehoming fees generally ranging from $50-$500.

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“As a veterinarian, I think it is ideal that Great Pyrenees breeding dogs be either evaluated or tested for the following conditions prior to breeding and throughout their breeding years: hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, elbow dysplasia, cardiac exam. 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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The cost of supplies for a large dog

Ideally, you will want to have a certain amount of supplies on hand to welcome your Great Pyrenees into your home. For large dogs, you will be looking at a $495 initial investment on average for the first year. This is based on the analysis of 250 products on famous marketplaces such as Walmart, PetSmart, and Amazon.

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 (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

As your Great Pyrenees grows, the price of supplies does ease up. For each following year, your expenses are likely to range between $105 and $410, putting the average cost at $225. This considers all the items that need to be repurchased, such as toys, bed, shampoo, sanitary bags, tooth brushing equipment and the like.

Total Supplies CostRangeAverage Cost
First Year$245 – $925$495
Subsequent Years$105 – $410$225

The quality of products and the store choice will have a notable influence on prices. Additional equipment or items may be necessary in some cases, such as clothing, a play pen, fences, anti-chew sprays, muzzles, and harnesses, but are not included in our necessary expenses. Take that into consideration when planning costs. To help save, consider looking at second-hand stores and websites.

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Training cost

Great Pyrenees are docile dogs that are easy to manage. As a result, an experienced dog owner could train his or her dog and professional help is usually not a necessity according to Alexa Diaz, dog trainer and animal behaviorist. Nonetheless, like most dogs, they would benefit from group lessons for basic obedience and socialization purposes. This generally costs $150-$200 for five 1-hour sessions.

Training CostRangeAverage Cost
Great Pyrenees$0 – $200$100

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“Great Pyrenees are good with children of all ages and other pets. They like to be active or snuggle.”

Alexa Diaz, Ph. D. – Animal Behaviorist

Medical expenses for a Great Pyrenees

According to our consulting licensed veterinarian, Leslie Brooks, DVM, first year medical expenses for a Great Pyrenees puppy should be around $665. Even if the number of visits to the clinic are lower for each year that follows, the cost of medication as the dog gets bigger drives the annual price up close to $775. Spay/neuter and gastropexy procedures will add between $250 and $900 to the medical bills (more details below).

Medical CostRangeAverage Cost
First Year Vet Cost$440 – $885$665
Spay/Neuter (optional)$50 – $500$275
Gastropexy (optional)$200 – $400$300
Adult Year Vet Cost$475 – $1,075$775

Vet cost for the first year

When it comes to prices, Dr Brooks estimates that a dog owner will pay $65-$170 for each of the three recommended visits for a puppy, with the first one being scheduled at about 8 weeks of age. This will cover the exams, essential vaccines including rabies, the first doses of heartworm and flea prevention as well as a fecal examination.

Most of her clients also follow her advice to purchase heartworm and flea prevention medication for the rest of the year. They should cost $75-$150 and $100-$150, respectively.

Some dogs may also need additional vaccines depending on activities and lifestyle:

  • Leptospirosis, if the Great Pyrenees 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).

Some owners will also decide to spay/neuter their dog. Vet clinics usually charge $200-$500 to perform this procedure on a Great Pyrenees. It is even possible to find low-cost sterilization clinics that will do it for as low as $50 to $100 depending on your location. Generally, the procedure is more expensive for female dogs (spays).

For large, deep-chested dogs like Great Pyrenees, Leslie Brooks, DVM, also advises performing a gastropexy at the time of their spay or neuter to help prevent the possibility of GDV (Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus) later in life. GDV is a life-threatening condition that must be corrected with surgery. A gastropexy procedure typically adds between $200 and $400 to the spay/neuter bill.

Great Pyrenees veterinary expenses for the following years

Leslie Brooks expects dog owners to bring their adult Great Pyrenees to the clinic for an annual checkup. Yearly visits are usually priced between $125-$265 which includes the exam, vaccines, and a heartworm test (as well as blood work for middle aged and senior dogs to detect any potential issue).

Additionally, Dr Brooks suggests continuing flea and heartworm prevention medication, which usually fall in the $125-$250 and $225-$400 ranges respectively for a dog this big.

Annual booster shots for the optional lifestyle vaccines presented above will add $15-$45 each to the medical bill. Finally, some dogs may require a fecal examination costing an extra $40-$50. This is mainly if the pet is exposed to wildlife and/or other dogs or shows inconsistent stool quality.

Health problems to be aware of

Not all Great Pyrenees will have the following health problems listed by Dr Brooks, but it is important to be aware of them when considering this breed.

Health ProblemLikelihoodTreatment Cost Estimate
Hip DysplasiaHigh$500 – $13,000
Elbow DysplasiaMedium$2,000 – $3,500
Cranial Cruciate Ligament RuptureHigh $150 – $3,500
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the ShoulderMedium$1,000 – $3,500
CancerMedium$500 – $10,000

This price range for hip dysplasia is very wide because of the variety of treatment options an owner may pursue. Conservative treatment including pain management and physical therapy is usually the cheapest alternative ($500-$2,500 per year), while total hip replacement costs about $5,000-$6,500 per affected hip. Hip dysplasia can affect a Great Pyrenees at any age.

Elbow dysplasia: the $2,000 – $3,500 cost estimate is for surgery per elbow.

Cranial cruciate ligament rupture: the ideal treatment recommendation is usually surgical repair which can come to $2,000-$3,500 on top of diagnostics prior to surgery, such as x-rays and blood work that cost between $200 and $400. Also know that 50% of dogs who tear a ligament in one knee, will eventually tear the ligament in their other knee, which would double those costs.

If the owner elects to avoid surgery, and just provide pain management, physical therapy, and rest instead, one can expect to pay $50 to $300 per month for 3 or 4 months. In such cases, it takes longer for the dog to get back to his normal activity level and it could develop more severe arthritis in the knee later, with associated costs.

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the shoulder: budget $1,000-$3,500 for diagnostics and surgery, along with medications.

Cancer: The cost really depends on the type of cancer (the most common is Osteosarcoma or bone cancer, but Great Pyrenees can get different kinds of cancer) and whether aggressive therapy and all the recommended treatments are pursued, or it is decided to just keep the pet comfortable with medications.

“Definitely budget food costs for Great Pyrenees as they are very large dogs and food can be a big monthly expense”

Leslie Brooks, DVM – Licensed Veterinarian

Dog health insurance

One might consider enrolling their dog in a health insurance plan as a safety net against unexpected costs, making budgeting much easier. As per the North American Pet Health Insurance Association’s latest State of the Industry report, the annual price for accident and illness coverage plans round out at about $565. For accident only plans, the average price is $190. Contact pet insurance companies to know more and get a quote.

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

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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.

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Reimbursements percentage and limits
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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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– 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 Great Pyrenees?

Great Pyrenees are huge dogs, with large ones growing over the average of 125 lb. (usually 85 to 160 lb.). As a result, puppies tend to consume 440 lb. of dry food on average during their first year. This puts food expenses in the $335-$660 range. Adults typically eat a little more, close to 470 lb. a year, and therefore will require $230-$720 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$335 – $660$490
Adult Dog$230 – $720$425

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.

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 Great Pyrenees puppy can be expected to eat around 440 lb. of dry food during its first year.

Puppy Food BrandsQuantity per BagNumber of Bags / YearUnit PriceTotal Price
Purina – Puppy Chow36 lb.13$27.78 (Walmart)$361.14
Purina One – Smart Blend Puppy16.5 lb.27$21.98 (Walmart)$593.46
Pedigree – Puppy36 lb.13$25.83 (Walmart)$335.79
Blue Buffalo – Puppy30 lb.15$44.08 (Amazon)$661.20

An adult will need close to 470 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.10$22.98 (Walmart)$229.80
Purina One – Smart Blend40 lb.12$40.36 (Walmart)$484.32
Pedigree – Adult50 lb.10$25.83 (Walmart)$258.30
Blue Buffalo – Adult30 lb.16$44.98 (Amazon)$719.68

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 Great Pyrenees 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.13$73.99 (PetSmart)$961.87
Large Adult35 lb.14$68.99 (PetSmart)$965.86

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

Great Pyrenees grooming

Typically, Great Pyrenees do not require a ton of upkeep. Our consulting dog groomer, Corryne Smith, suggests taking the dog to a professional up to 6 times a year but also thinks that most dog owners could groom this breed themselves if they choose to.

With prices ranging from $65 to $140 for each visit to a salon because of Great Pyrenees’ size and coat, the annual cost will be between $0 and $840. Taking the dog to a professional groomer is the owner’s decision but could benefit the dog’s health and well-being.

Yearly Grooming CostRangeAverage Cost
Great Pyrenees$0 – $840$420

Professional dog grooming usually includes a bath and shampoo, hair removal (if needed), brushing and styling, nail trimming, teeth brushing and eye and ear cleaning. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors, such as dog size, coat condition, health and age, dog behavior and the services requested.

If you do not want to take your dog to a groomer, a DIY grooming kit is a viable alternative. You can find these online for $75 on average and they ship with all the tools and equipment you will need to handle your Great Pyrenees’ grooming needs at home!

Additional costs to consider for a Great Pyrenees

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 dog 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 Great Pyrenees 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 Great Pyrenees.

Dog walking

Dog walking professionals like Tamaria Reddick suggest that Great Pyrenees get plenty of exercise, as they are big, very energetic dogs. If you cannot cater to their needs, a dog walker might be a good idea. Generally, dog walkers on apps like Rover and Wag charge $20-$50 for 1-hour walks ($15-$25 for 30-minute sessions).

These costs can add up if you need a dog walker throughout the year, so make sure to include it in your budget. If the dog is not properly socialized, it might need private walks which are more expensive.

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Traveling

It is highly inadvisable to leave a Great Pyrenees 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 Great Pyrenees.

Yearly and monthly cost for a Great Pyrenees

The cost of a puppy during the first year

Using the metrics and explanations detailed above, the cost of raising a Great Pyrenees puppy for the first year falls within the $1,470 to $5,295 range, with an average cost of $3,120. Most of this amount will have to be spent before or shortly after welcoming the pup.

First Year CostsRangeAverage Cost
Puppy$290 – $1,000$550
Supplies$245 – $925$495
Training$0 – $200$100
Medical$440 – $885$665
Food & Treats$460 – $1,375$835
Grooming$0 – $840$420
License$10 – $20$15
Microchip$25 – $50$40
First Year Total$1,470 – $5,295$3,120

The owner’s situation and preferences might require him to pay some of the optional expenses listed below.

Optional First Year CostsRangeAverage Cost
Spay/Neuter$50 – $500$275
Gastropexy$200 – $400$300
Insurance$350 – $780$565
Dog Walking (1 hour per day)$20 – $50$35
Dog Boarding (per day)$25 – $85$40

To illustrate this, the average cost of $3,120 will rise to $11,890 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 CostRangeAverage Cost
With Spay/Neuter and Insurance$2,070 – $6,975$4,260
With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding$6,445 – $18,070$11,890

Yearly and monthly cost of an adult Great Pyrenees 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 $945 and $3,780 for all the essentials ($79-$315 monthly).

Adult Year CostsRangeAverage Cost
Supplies$105 – $410$225
Medical$475 – $1,075$775
Food & Treats$355 – $1,435$770
Grooming$0 – $840$420
License$10 – $20$15
Adult Year Total$945 – $3,780$2,205
Estimated Monthly Cost$79 – $315$184

This time, the average cost of $2,205 will rise to $11,800 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 $983 instead of $184.

Potential Adult Year CostRangeAverage Cost
With Insurance$1,295 – $4,560$2,770
With Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding$6,470 – $17,655$11,800

Great Pyrenees total cost of ownership

Great Pyrenees like other larger breeds tend to have a shorter lifespan. As they will bring happiness to their families for 11 years on average (usually 10 to 12 years), the total cost of raising them can be placed in the $10,920 to $43,095 range ($25,170 on average).

Total Cost of Ownership (11 years)RangeAverage Cost
Great Pyrenees $10,920 – $43,095$25,170

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 Great Pyrenees in the table below.

Potential Total Cost of Ownership (11 years)RangeAverage Cost
With Spay/Neuter and Insurance$15,020 – $52,575$31,960
With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding$71,145 – $194,620$129,890

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The cost of a Great Pyrenees – A summary in 7 questions

1- How much is a Great Pyrenees puppy?

On average a Great Pyrenees puppy will cost $550 in the USA. Most puppies can be found between $245 and $925. 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 Great Pyrenees need training and how much will it cost?

A Great Pyrenees could be trained by an experienced dog owner and usually do not need professional training on top of that. But like any breed, the dog would still benefit from a few group classes for basic obedience and socialization which should cost between $150 and $200 on average.

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

Preventive medical care should amount to around $440 to $885 for a Great Pyrenees puppy during the first year and around $475 to $1,075 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 Great Pyrenees eat and how much will it cost?

A Great Pyrenees puppy will eat around 440 lb. and an adult close to 470 lb. of dry food yearly (it varies for each dog and food brand). Annual expenses should be between $335 and $965 for a puppy and $230 to $970 for an adult dog. Other types of food and treats would increase the costs.

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

Grooming a Great Pyrenees 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 $65 to $140 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 Great Pyrenees, 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 Great Pyrenees. 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

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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