The Ultimate Siberian Husky Cost Guide (with Calculator)


The prospect of raising a Siberian Husky is an exciting one! As you bring a new dog into your home, however, there are a few things you should know about, particularly when it comes to planning your finances. The dog should never be a financial burden on you or your family, so we have developed a cost calculator to help you get a personalized estimate as to how much it should cost to raise a Siberian Husky! This accounts for things like supplies, food, medical expenses, training costs, grooming costs, and other essentials as well as the cost of the puppy or dog itself.

A Siberian Husky puppy is likely to cost between $400-$1,200 with the average price being $650. First-year expenses are around $3,575 and will be about $1,505/year (or $125/month) after that. Through the dog’s lifetime, the average cost of owning a Siberian Husky is $21,635.

This covers all the essentials, including supplies, training costs, medical expenses, food and treats, grooming expenses, licenses, and a microchip. Additionally, optional costs include medical expenses such as a spay/neuter procedure and additional services, such as dog walking and dog boarding, as well as pet insurance.

With all these included (assuming you hire a dog walker five times a week for 50 weeks and use a boarding service for one week every year), we estimate the total cost of owning a Siberian Husky to fall between $67,105 to $130,785, with an average cost of $97,070 for 13 years.

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 from two vets, a trainer, a professional groomer, and a dog walker. 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 Siberian Husky puppy!

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The price of Siberian Husky puppies

After reviewing close to 1,500 ads from sources like PuppyFind and the American Kennel Club, we have found that 80% of Siberian Huskies under 6 months are falling within the $400-$1,200 range, with an average cost of $650. For a purebred, the prices can go up to $3,500.

Puppy CostRangeAverage Cost
Siberian Husky$400 – $1,200$650

If you are in the market for a Siberian Husky, 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 Siberian Husky breeding dogs should be evaluated for hip dysplasia and examined by an ophthalmologist at 1 year of age. Buyers should ask the breeder about health screening tests performed.”

Leslie Brooks, DVM – Licensed Veterinarian

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.

The cost of supplies for a Siberian Husky

Having the right supplies can make welcoming your new Siberian Husky into your home that much easier. After sorting through more than 250 items across the best seller lists on Amazon, Walmart and PetSmart, the initial cost of supplies is likely to fall anywhere between $185 and $790. On average, your first-year cost should be around the $410 mark for a medium-sized dog like the Husky.

Supplies PricesRangeAverage Cost
Food & Water Bowls$5 – $40$15
Dog Collars (x2) $10 – $40 $20
Leash $5 – $20 $10
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 $30 – $100 $60
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

Things do get cheaper as your dog grows, with the cost for each subsequent year falling between $75 and $330. This puts the average cost for each year after the first one at $185. This includes the cost for items that need to be bought again, such as toys, a bed, shampoo, plastic bags, and a tooth-brushing kit.

Total Supplies CostRangeAverage Cost
First Year$185 – $790$410
Subsequent Years$75 – $330$185

Other equipment, such as a muzzle, clothing, play pens and fences are not included here. Rather, it accounts for essential supplies. To help save on some of these items, second-hand stores, local pet shops and popular websites might be worth considering.

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Should you train your Siberian Husky?

Our expert animal behaviorist and dog trainer recommends that a Siberian Husky gets ample professional training. Alexa Diaz, Ph.D., suggests private lessons for positive leadership as well as for crate and potty training, and group lessons for basic obedience and socialization with other people and dogs. Training should run you anywhere between $900-$1,200 for 7 to 9 private lessons plus $150-$200 for five 1-hour group lessons.

Training CostRangeAverage Cost
Siberian Husky$1,050 – $1,400$1,225

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“Huskies have high intelligence and tend to bond with one person. Huskies can be aloof and like to be independent and do their own thing. They are always ready for adventures and like to be on the go.”

Alexa Diaz, Ph. D. – Animal Behaviorist

All about medical costs for a Siberian Husky

After consulting with licensed veterinarian Leslie Brooks, DVM, we have put together an estimate of the medical costs when raising a Siberian Husky. Usually, you will be looking at the $595 range to cover veterinary costs for the first year, with an additional cost around $250 for a spay/neuter procedure.

Medical cost for every adult year will be close to $605 on average. These costs can vary depending on location and the dog’s health among other things.

Medical CostRangeAverage Cost
First Year Vet Cost$395 – $795$595
Spay/Neuter (optional)$50 – $450$250
Adult Year Vet Cost$380 – $825$605

Medical cost for the first year with a Siberian Husky

Experts like Leslie Brooks typically suggest a minimum of three trips to the vet through the course of the puppy’s first year, with the first visit being scheduled when the puppy is around 8 weeks of age. Each appointment should cost you anywhere between $65 and $170. At her clinic, these include physical checkups, vaccines (including rabies), heartworm prevention, flea prevention and a fecal examination.

Additionally, Dr Brooks suggests continuing with heartworm and flea medication after the initial visits, which starts at $10-$15 per month each for a puppy.

Your Siberian Husky puppy may also require some vaccines that depend largely on lifestyle and activities:

  • Leptospirosis, if the Husky 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 Siberian Husky 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.

Veterinary expenses for adult 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.

Leslie also recommends following through with heartworm and flea prevention medication, which usually cost around $80-$150 and $175-$250 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 Siberian Husky

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

Health ProblemLikelihoodTreatment Cost Estimate
Joint AbnormalitiesMedium$350 – $3,900
CancerMedium$500 – $10,000
AllergiesMedium$100 – $2,000 per year
Eye AbnormalitiesMedium$300 – $3,000
Uveodermatologic SyndromeMedium$500 – $1,800

Joint abnormalities (cranial cruciate ligament rupture being the most common): this is mostly relevant for middle to older aged dogs, but it can also happen to younger dogs (1-3 years old). 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.

Cancer: The cost really depends on the type 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.

Allergies (food or seasonal/environmental): the cost depends if the pet has allergies throughout the year or just 1-2 flare ups per year. It would also depend on the owner’s decision to proceed with allergy testing and injections. Note that the pet may also need to be fed prescription food, which can easily be as high as $100 per month.

Eye Abnormalities: Budget $300-$800 for progressive retinal atrophy (diagnostics only as there is no treatment) and $1,500-$3,000 for cataracts (diagnostics and surgery per eye affected). Corneal dystrophy could cost $250-$400 for medical management or $500-$1,500 if surgery is needed.

Uveodermatologic syndrome: the low end of the range is for basic diagnostics and medications and the high end applies if multiple biopsies are needed.

“Siberian Huskies are predisposed to quite a few eye abnormalities which may require referrals to specialized veterinary ophthalmologists. Some specialists charge $100 per visit before doing any diagnostics, so this can get expensive.”

Leslie Brooks, DVM – Licensed Veterinarian

A second veterinarian opinion on Siberian Huskies

We have also consulted with another licensed-veterinarian, Mendi Baryzk, DVM, to share her knowledge when it comes to the medical costs of a Siberian Husky.

Preventive care for the first year (puppy)

Strongly RecommendedCost Estimate
Exam & Vaccinations (3 to 4 sets)$150 each set
Fecal Test (2 times)$45 each
Heartworm Prevention$10 monthly
Flea and Tick Prevention$23 monthly

According to Dr. Baryzk, medical preventive care will cost around $870 for the puppy’s first year if we add up all the strongly recommended expenses.

OptionalCost Estimate
Castration (male)$250
Spay (female)$350
Gastropexy (at the time of sterilization)*$300
Gastropexy (alone)*$900

*A gastropexy is a surgical procedure. The stomach is sutured in place to prevent gastric volvulus (twisting of the stomach), a life-threatening condition that usually occurs in large, deep-chested breeds.

Preventive care for adults each year

Strongly RecommendedCost Estimate
Annual Exam & Vaccinations$250
Heartworm Test$35
Heartworm Prevention$10 monthly
Flea and Tick Prevention$23 monthly

For an adult dog, yearly basic preventive care expenses will be about $681 at her clinic.

OptionalCost Estimate
Heartworm Tick-Borne Disease Test$75
Blood Work & Urinalysis$200
Dental Cleaning (0 to multiple extractions)$300 – $1,200
Radiographs to Detect Hip Dysplasia$350
Ophthalmologist Consult$250

Most common health issues

Siberian HuskyTreatment Cost Estimate
Cataracts$4,500 per eye (surgery)
Zinc Responsive Dermatosis$240 annually
Hip Dysplasia$1,200 annually – $6,000 per hip replacement
Hypothyroidism$700 annually
Progressive Retinal Atrophy$400 for diagnosis

“Huskies are a working breed and require regular exercise; they have a thick undercoat that requires brushing or grooming.”

Mendi Baryzk, 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.

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.

Community coverage VS Insurance

Eusoh: Better than Pet Insurance for Complete Health Coverage
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.

The cost to feed a Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are not the largest dogs around, but still grow to be quite big, 50 lb. on average (usually 35 to 60 lb.). As a result, Siberian Husky puppies tend to consume close to 150 lb. of food for the first year. This puts food-related expenses in the $130-$220 range. Adult Siberian Huskies generally eat up about 250 lb. of dry food a year, resulting in costs ranging from $115 to $405.

These figures are based on the prices of four popular dog food brands detailed below.

Yearly Food CostRangeAverage Cost
Puppy$130 – $220$175
Adult Dog$115 – $405$235

Treats to reward your dog can add another $115-$335 to yearly expenses if the dog gets them daily. This is based on the price of more than 25 best-selling treats seen at Walmart, PetSmart and on Amazon. Naturally, expenses will depend on the quality of food or treats you buy, premium grade brands being considerably more expensive.

Treats CostRangeAverage Cost
Yearly Treats$115 – $335$240

This cost estimation for treats is based on the premise that the dog gets one 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

A Siberian Husky puppy will eat close to 150 lb. of dry food during the first year.

Puppy Food BrandsQuantity per BagNumber of Bags / YearUnit PriceTotal Price
Purina – Puppy Chow36 lb.5$27.78 (Walmart)$138.90
Purina One – Smart Blend Puppy16.5 lb.10$21.98 (Walmart)$219.80
Pedigree – Puppy36 lb.5$25.83 (Walmart)$129.15
Blue Buffalo – Puppy30 lb.5$44.08 (Amazon)$220.40

A Siberian Husky owner should expect to buy around 250 lb. of food every year for his/her adult dog.

Adult Food BrandsQuantity per BagNumber of Bags / YearUnit PriceTotal Price
Purina – Dog Chow50 lb.5$22.98 (Walmart)$114.90
Purina One – Smart Blend40 lb.7$40.36 (Walmart)$282.52
Pedigree – Adult50 lb.5$25.83 (Walmart)$129.15
Blue Buffalo – Adult30 lb.9$44.98 (Amazon)$404.82

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 Siberian Husky. Also make sure to consult your vet on the type of food you should be giving to your dog.

Example for a more expensive premium brand

Royal Canin – Size Health NutritionQuantity per BagNumber of Bags / YearUnit PriceTotal Price
Medium Puppy30 lb.5$65.99 (PetSmart)$329.95
Medium Adult30 lb.9$64.99 (PetSmart)$584.91

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

Siberian Husky grooming prices

Corryne Smith, a certified and experienced dog groomer, suggests that a Siberian Husky be professionally groomed 2 to 4 times a year on average. When left to a professional, each visit is likely to cost between $55 and $85 depending on your locality, the services requested, the dog size, behavior, coat condition, health, and age.

Yearly Grooming CostRangeAverage Cost
Siberian Husky$110 – $340$225

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.

Additionally, if you have the skills and time to do the grooming yourself, all-inclusive kits available online generally cost between $25-$290, with an average price of $75. They come with everything you will need to take care of your Siberian Husky and offer a more affordable alternative.

Additional costs to consider

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

License

On average, the cost of a license in the U.S.A ranges between $10 and $20. It could be slightly higher if your dog is not spayed or neutered. In many states and territories, it is against the law to have an unlicensed dog, so we highly recommend getting your Husky licensed as early as possible. In the unfortunate event that your dog is lost in the future, a license will also make locating it that much easier.

Microchip

Microchips play a crucial role in the identification of your dog. Many states require pets to be microchipped, making it a necessity depending on where you live. This can run you $25-$50 on average.

Dog walking

If you cannot walk your dog during the day, Tamaria Reddick, a well-reputed dog walker and dog sitter, highly recommends hiring a dog walker for a daily 30-minute walk, as it is imperative that an energetic dog such as the Siberian Husky gets some sort of exercise as well as outdoor time daily. On average, these are affordable. A 30-minute walk usually costs between $15 and $25 ($20 to $50 for 1 hour) depending on your location.

But you must be aware that those costs add up very quickly if you need a dog walker five days a week all year long. To find a dog walker in your area and validate the price, you can use apps like Rover or Wag. If the dog is not properly socialized, it might need private walks which are more expensive.

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Traveling

If you are traveling for an extended period, you will also need to consider the price of pet-services, such as dog boarding. Prices vary depending on location, the time of the year and the level of service but you can reasonably expect to pay somewhere between $25 to $85 per day of dog boarding.

During particularly busy times, such as the holiday season, we recommend booking such services in advance, as you are likely to get better rates, while also guaranteeing a safe and secure place for your dog to stay. The most affordable and sensible option, however, is to see if any family and/or friends might be comfortable with hosting your dog, as this drastically cuts your costs.

Apart from these types of services, taking your dog with you is also an option. These days, many airlines and train companies can make provisions for dogs provided you submit a request ahead of time. The cost varies drastically and can only be assessed on a case-by-case basis, as it depends on several variables such as location, destination, mode of transport, etc.

Yearly and monthly cost for a Siberian Husky

The cost of a puppy during the first year

On average, the first-year cost associated with buying and raising a Siberian Husky puppy is around $3,575 and you can realistically expect your costs to fall anywhere between $2,420 and $5,150. Moreover, most of your major expenses will be necessary early on during the puppy’s first year.

First Year CostsRangeAverage Cost
Puppy$400 – $1,200$650
Supplies$185 – $790$410
Training$1,050 – $1,400$1,225
Medical$395 – $795$595
Food & Treats$245 – $555$415
Grooming$110 – $340$225
License$10 – $20$15
Microchip$25 – $50$40
First Year Total$2,420 – $5,150$3,575

Additionally, you may incur some of the optional costs listed below.

Optional First Year CostsRangeAverage Cost
Spay/Neuter$50 – $450$250
Insurance$350 – $780$565
Dog Walking (30 minutes per day)$15 – $25$20
Dog Boarding (per day)$25 – $85$40

With additional services, including a spay or neuter procedure, pet insurance and other miscellaneous services, such as dog walking (five times a week for 42 weeks) and boarding services (assuming the dog is boarded for a week), these amounts can add up easily, putting your expenses in the $6,145-$12,225 range through the course of the puppy’s first year.

Potential First Year CostRangeAverage Cost
With Spay/Neuter and Insurance$2,820 – $6,380$4,390
With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding$6,145 – $12,225$8,870

Adult Siberian Husky yearly and monthly cost after the first year

The costs that come with raising a Siberian Husky do go down after the first year. For each subsequent year, supplies, medical expenses, food, treats, grooming services and license renewal will run you anything between $805 and $2,255, with an average cost of $1,505. This comes down to a monthly cost range of $67-$188, with an average of $125.

Adult Year CostsRangeAverage Cost
Supplies$75 – $330$185
Medical$380 – $825$605
Food & Treats$230 – $740$475
Grooming$110 – $340$225
License$10 – $20$15
Adult Year Total$805 – $2,255$1,505
Estimated Monthly Cost$67 – $188$125

With insurance and additional services included, such as dog walking (five times a week for 50 weeks) and boarding (assuming the Siberian Husky is boarded for a week), the average cost rises to $7,350.

Potential Adult Year CostRangeAverage Cost
With Insurance$1,155 – $3,035$2,070
With Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding$5,080 – $9,880$7,350

Total cost of owning a Siberian Husky

On average a Siberian Husky lives 13 years (usually 12 to 14 years). Using the figures and factors explained above, we can estimate the total cost of owning and raising a Siberian Husky to fall between $12,080 and $32,210, with the average cost being $21,635.

Total Cost of Ownership (13 years)RangeAverage Cost
Siberian Husky$12,080 – $32,210$21,635

Adding a spay/neuter procedure as well as a pet insurance the average cost of ownership will be around $29,230. Finally, with 30-minute professional walks five times a week all year long (except for two weeks) and a week of dog boarding, the total cost of ownership can be as high as $67,105 to $130,785, averaging $97,070 for the 13 years spent with the Siberian Husky dog.

Potential Total Cost of Ownership (13 years)RangeAverage Cost
With Spay/Neuter and Insurance$16,680 – $42,800$29,230
With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding$67,105 – $130,785$97,070

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The cost of a Siberian Husky – A summary in 7 questions

1- How much is a Siberian Husky puppy?

On average a Siberian Husky puppy will cost $650 in the USA. Most puppies can be found between $400 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 $185 and $790 in supplies when welcoming a medium-sized dog. Every year, the cost to renew some of them should be between $75 and $330. Prices vary depending on location, stores, brands, and products quality.

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

Having a Siberian Husky professionally trained is usually recommended (both private and group training) and should cost around $1,050 to $1,400. 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 Siberian Husky?

Preventive medical care should amount to around $395 to $795 for a Siberian Husky puppy during the first year and around $380 to $825 every adult year. This does not include a spay or neuter procedure (usually $150 to $450).

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

A Siberian Husky puppy will eat around 150 lb. and an adult close to 250 lb. of dry food yearly (it varies for each dog and food brand). Annual expenses should be between $130 and $330 for a puppy and $115 to $585 for an adult dog. Other types of food and treats would increase the costs.

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

A Siberian Husky should be professionally groomed 2 to 4 times every year. Most dog owners will not be able to groom the dog themselves. Each visit to a grooming salon should cost from $55 to $85 for this breed depending on the dog and the services offered.

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 Siberian Husky, 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 Siberian Husky. 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 an amazing team of licensed veterinarians, animal behaviorists and pet service professionals 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, as well as 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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