As you are thinking about adopting or buying a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, 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 Griffon.
A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy is likely to cost between $1,000-$1,545 with the average price being $1,200. First-year expenses are around $2,975 and will be about $1,470/year (or $123/month) after that. Through the dog’s lifetime, the average cost of owning a Pointing Griffon is $22,085.
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 $89,220 to $225,235 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 professional groomer as well as a dog walker and help you budget and save as you raise your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. 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 this breed depending on your situation, preferences, and needs.
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- Puppy Cost
- Supplies Cost
- Training Cost (dog trainer’s opinion)
- Medical Cost (veterinarian’s opinion)
- Food Cost
- Grooming Cost (groomer’s opinion)
- Other Costs (dog walker’s opinion)
- Total Cost
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How much is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy?
After reviewing 38 ads from reputable websites like the American Kennel Club and PuppyFind, we found that the average price for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffons under 6 months is $1,200 per puppy. While puppies can be found for as low as $1,000, they can also end up being as high as $1,545, with almost 80% of prices found falling within that range. The most expensive puppies were even priced at $2,000.
|Puppy Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|Wirehaired Pointing Griffon||$1,000 – $1,545||$1,200|
If you are interested in a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy, we strongly recommend doing some research and finding a reputable shelter or breeder, as this can have a huge impact on the health and well-being of your dog! Adoption can be a much more affordable alternative, as rehoming fees usually amount to anywhere between $50-$500 depending on location.
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|$700 – $950||1|
|$951 – $1,200||28|
|$1,201 – $1,450||4|
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“As a veterinarian, I think it is ideal for Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breeders to have their breeding dogs evaluated or tested for the following conditions prior to breeding and throughout their breeding years: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye examination by an ophthalmologist at 12 months of age, autoimmune thyroiditis (blood test). 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 medium-sized dog
Supplies generally entail a few necessary items that you need to care for your new dog. As detailed in the table below, these products, through the course of the puppy’s first year, add up to a $410 expense on average ($185-$790 range) depending on your locality as well as the stores that are accessible to you and the brands chosen.
Price ranges and average costs are based on a list of 250 best-selling items found at Walmart, PetSmart and on Amazon.
|Supplies Prices||Range||Average 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|
As your dog grows, the supplies expenses go down. For each subsequent year, you will be looking at expenses in the $75-$330 range, with an average cost of $185. Usually, you will want to buy a new bed, toys, poop bags, shampoo and a tooth-brushing essential every year.
|Total Supplies Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|First Year||$185 – $790||$410|
|Subsequent Years||$75 – $330||$185|
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Should a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon be trained?
Dog trainer and animal behaviorist Alexa Diaz, Ph.D., thinks that a few group training sessions could be beneficial for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. These would cover basic obedience and socialization and typically cost $150 to $200 for 5 hours (5 weekly 1-hour lessons). But according to her, professional training is usually not a necessity with Pointing Griffons as experienced dog owners could train this breed themselves.
|Training Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|Wirehaired Pointing Griffon||$0 – $200||$100|
There are also many good dog training books out there that will ease the process of training your dog, especially for first time owners.
“Griffons are family friendly dogs who have a lot of energy and are ready for adventures. They are also very smart and easy to teach.”Alexa Diaz, Ph. D. – Animal Behaviorist
Medical costs for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Leslie Brooks, DVM, a licensed veterinarian estimates the medical costs to fall between $395 and $795 for the first year with a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy and $380 to $825 every year after that. These costs are based on her experience and may obviously vary depending on many factors such as location, the clinic taking care of the dog and the dog’s health itself.
A one-time $50-$450 expense must be planned for spaying/neutering a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon if the owner decides to go down that road. Most clinics would charge $150-$450 for the procedure but it is possible to find low cost alternatives that will run you as low as $50-$100. In general spaying (female) is more expensive than neutering (male).
|Medical Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|First Year Vet Cost||$395 – $795||$595|
|Spay/Neuter (optional)||$50 – $450||$250|
|Adult Year Vet Cost||$380 – $825||$605|
Vet cost for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy (first year)
Through the first year, Dr Brooks suggests making at least three trips to the vet, with the first one scheduled at roughly 8 weeks of age. Each trip with your Griffon will cost anywhere between $65 and $170 and they will cover exams, essential vaccines, a fecal examination as well as the first three doses of heartworm and flea prevention.
Besides, she advises owners to pursue heartworm and flea prevention, each roughly accounting for $10-$15 every month for a pup. Heartworm prevention helps prevent the development of heartworm disease which is problematic in the US especially in the Southeast part of the country.
Moreover, the dog may require vaccines that depend on its owner’s lifestyle and activities:
- Lyme ($60-$80 including a booster shot) if the dog is exposed to ticks often.
- Leptospirosis ($15-$25) for dogs exposed to wildlife, standing water, or taken on camping/hiking trips often.
- Influenza ($70-$90 including a booster shot) mostly if the daycare or kennels the dog is visiting require it due to intermittent influenza outbreaks.
If spaying (female) or neutering (male) is considered, the owner should expect a $150 to $450 bill in most clinics for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, depending on the area. It is also possible to find low-cost options as low as $50-$100 in some places. Note that, generally, spays tend to be slightly more expensive.
Medical expenses for the following years
For an adult Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, one trip per year is recommended by licensed veterinarians like Dr Brooks. The yearly visit price should range around $125-$265 and includes a general examination, necessary vaccines, heartworm test and, for older dogs, some blood work to detect any potential hidden issues. Recommended heartworm and flea prevention will run about $80-$150 and $175-$250 for every adult year, respectively.
Optional booster shots for the lifestyle vaccines (Lyme, Leptospirosis, and Influenza), could also prove to be necessary and cost $15-$45 each. In some cases, Leslie Brooks, DVM, also does a $40-$50 fecal examination, especially if the dog shows an inconsistent stool quality.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon potential health issues
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can be prone to certain diseases or medical conditions like the ones listed by Leslie Brooks below.
|Health Problem||Likelihood||Treatment Cost Estimate|
|Joint Abnormalities||Medium||$150 – $3,900|
|Allergies||Medium||$80 – $2,000 per year|
|Dental Disease||Medium||$400 – $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.
Allergies involving skin and ear itchiness and infections: the cost varies if the pet has constant itching and allergy issues throughout the year or if it just has 1-2 flare ups per year. It would also depend on whether the owner proceeds with allergy testing and the pet receives allergy injections. Note that the pet may also need to be on prescription food in the case of allergies, which could cost up to $75-$100 per month.
Dental disease: this is the cost estimate for the dental procedures to clean the teeth and remove any infected teeth if needed.
“Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are actually fairly healthy dogs with few expensive health, grooming, or behavioral concerns. However I would always recommend to keep money aside just in case your dog accidentally ingests something it should not and needs to have exploratory surgery to remove a foreign object that gets stuck, as this is probably one of the most common surgeries performed on dogs.”Leslie Brooks, DVM – Licensed Veterinarian
Dog insurance cost
The latest North American Pet Health Insurance Association’s State of the Industry report puts the average price of accident and illness coverage plans at $565. For accident only plans, the average yearly cost is $190. Insurance can come in handy as it is impossible to predict some medical expenses. Check with pet insurance companies to get a quote and know more about coverage.
What is the cost to feed a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon?
Adult Wirehaired Pointing Griffons weigh 55 lb. on average (usually 35 to 70 lb.). As a result, puppies tend to consume about 170 lb. of dry food during their first year. This puts food expenses in the $130-$265 range. Adults typically eat more, close to 260 lb. a year, and therefore will require $140-$405 worth of dry food every year.
This is based on the recommendations and costs of four popular brands: Purina, Purina One, Blue Buffalo and Pedigree.
|Yearly Food Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|Puppy||$130 – $265||$195|
|Adult Dog||$140 – $405||$245|
You may also want to have some additional treats on hand to help with obedience training or simply please your dog. This can add $115-$335 to your food-related expenses based on prices seen on Amazon, PetSmart, and Walmart.
|Treats Cost||Range||Average 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.
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 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy can be expected to eat around 170 lb. of dry food during its first year.
|Puppy Food Brands||Quantity per Bag||Number of Bags / Year||Unit Price||Total Price|
|Purina – Puppy Chow||36 lb.||5||$27.78 (Walmart)||$138.90|
|Purina One – Smart Blend Puppy||16.5 lb.||11||$21.98 (Walmart)||$241.78|
|Pedigree – Puppy||36 lb.||5||$25.83 (Walmart)||$129.15|
|Blue Buffalo – Puppy||30 lb.||6||$44.08 (Amazon)||$264.48|
An adult will need close to 260 lb. of food depending on its actual weight, age, and level of activity.
|Adult Food Brands||Quantity per Bag||Number of Bags / Year||Unit Price||Total Price|
|Purina – Dog Chow||50 lb.||6||$22.98 (Walmart)||$137.88|
|Purina One – Smart Blend||40 lb.||7||$40.36 (Walmart)||$282.52|
|Pedigree – Adult||50 lb.||6||$25.83 (Walmart)||$154.98|
|Blue Buffalo – Adult||30 lb.||9||$44.98 (Amazon)||$404.82|
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 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 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 Nutrition||Quantity per Bag||Number of Bags / Year||Unit Price||Total Price|
|Medium Puppy||30 lb.||6||$65.99 (PetSmart)||$395.94|
|Medium Adult||30 lb.||9||$64.99 (PetSmart)||$584.91|
This illustrates the price difference between budget-friendly and premium dog food.
Grooming a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Typically, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are not very high maintenance. Corryne Smith, a certified dog groomer in the US, suggesting that they be professionally groomed 2 to 4 times a year, each session costing between $50 and $65. The price of grooming services varies depending on the dog size, coat condition, health and age, its behavior and the services purchased.
|Yearly Grooming Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|Wirehaired Pointing Griffon||$100 – $260||$180|
Professional grooming generally includes a bath and shampoo, hair removal if necessary, brushing and styling, ear, teeth, and eye cleaning as well as nail trimming.
A more affordable option could be picking up a grooming kit that allows you to groom your dog at home if you have the time and skills to do so. Generally, these can be found for anywhere between $25 and $290 (Walmart, PetSmart, and Amazon for example), with an average cost of $75, depending on the equipment you require.
Additional costs to consider for your dog
|Additional Costs||Range||Average Cost|
|License||$10 – $20||$15|
|Microchip||$25 – $50||$40|
|Dog Walking (per walk)||$20 – $50||$35|
|Dog Boarding (per day)||$25 – $85||$40|
Licenses generally cost between $10 and $20 in the U.S.A, depending on location. If your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not spayed or neutered, this could be a bit more. Moreover, many states and territories have banned owning unlicensed pets, so we strongly recommend licensing your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon as soon as possible.
Microchips create a unique identity for your dog, allowing medical information to be shared easily. Moreover, in the case of any emergency, locating your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is much easier with one, which is why many states require your dog to be microchipped. On average, this costs between $25-$50.
Dog walking for a Pointing Griffon
Dog walking professionals like Tamaria Reddick suggest that Wirehaired Pointing Griffons 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.
It is not advisable to leave Wirehaired Pointing Griffons alone when going away. Dog boarding services are generally available for $25-$85 per day, depending on your location.
It is a good idea to plan and book in advance, especially during busy parts of the year, such as the holiday season. So be sure to book a dog boarding or dog sitting service as soon as possible, as you are likely to get much better rates. Additionally, try to see if you have any friends and/or family who are willing to host your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, as it could prove to be a much more pocket-friendly option!
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 many variables, so make sure to plan when traveling with your dog.
Yearly and monthly cost of a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
The first year with your Pointing Griffon puppy
On average, the first-year cost that comes with a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy ranges between $1,960 and $4,260. This comes down to an average cost of $2,975, with the bulk of the major expenses taking place within the first few weeks
|First Year Costs||Range||Average Cost|
|Puppy||$1,000 – $1,545||$1,200|
|Supplies||$185 – $790||$410|
|Training||$0 – $200||$100|
|Medical||$395 – $795||$595|
|Food & Treats||$245 – $600||$435|
|Grooming||$100 – $260||$180|
|License||$10 – $20||$15|
|Microchip||$25 – $50||$40|
|First Year Total||$1,960 – $4,260||$2,975|
You might also want to consider some of the additional costs listed below.
|Optional First Year Costs||Range||Average Cost|
|Spay/Neuter||$50 – $450||$250|
|Insurance||$350 – $780||$565|
|Dog Walking (1 hour per day)||$20 – $50||$35|
|Dog Boarding (per day)||$25 – $85||$40|
If you choose to neuter/spay your dog and get pet insurance, the cost rises to $3,790 on average for the first year. Add to that a week of dog boarding and a dog walker five days a week for 42 weeks and it will cost you around $11,420.
|Potential First Year Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|With Spay/Neuter and Insurance||$2,360 – $5,490||$3,790|
|With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding||$6,735 – $16,585||$11,420|
Yearly and monthly cost of a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon for the following years
The costs that come with owning a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon do go down after the first year. For each adult year, supplies, medical expenses, food, treats, grooming services and license renewal will run you anything between $820 and $2,175, with an average cost of $1,470 (if we break it down further, this comes down to a monthly cost in the $68-$181 range and averages $123/month).
|Adult Year Costs||Range||Average Cost|
|Supplies||$75 – $330||$185|
|Medical||$380 – $825||$605|
|Food & Treats||$255 – $740||$485|
|Grooming||$100 – $260||$180|
|License||$10 – $20||$15|
|Adult Year Total||$820 – $2,175||$1,470|
|Estimated Monthly Cost||$68 – $181||$123|
With insurance, 1-hour dog walks five days a week for 50 weeks and dog boarding for seven days, the average cost climbs to $11,065 for the year (or $922 every month)!
|Potential Adult Year Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|With Insurance||$1,170 – $2,955||$2,035|
|With Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding||$6,345 – $16,050||$11,065|
Cost of ownership of a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
In total, the cost of owning and raising a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon for 14 years boils down to the $12,620-$32,535 range, with the average cost being $22,085.
|Total Cost of Ownership (14 years)||Range||Average Cost|
|Wirehaired Pointing Griffon||$12,620 – $32,535||$22,085|
With additional expenses tacked on, such as spay/neuter, insurance and dog-based services as described in the previous sections, the price of raising a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon falls in the $89,220 to $225,235 range through the course of its lifetime, which on average will be 14 years (usually 12 to 15 years). The average price of raising a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can then be estimated to be $155,265.
|Potential Total Cost of Ownership (14 years)||Range||Average Cost|
|With Spay/Neuter and Insurance||$17,570 – $43,905||$30,245|
|With Spay/Neuter, Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding||$89,220 – $225,235||$155,265|
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The cost of a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon – A summary in 7 questions
1- How much is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy?
On average a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy will cost $1,200 in the USA. Most puppies can be found between $1,000 and $1,545. 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 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon need training and how much will it cost?
A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 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 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon?
Preventive medical care should amount to around $395 to $795 for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy during the first year and around $380 to $825 every adult year. This does not include a spay or neuter procedure (usually between $150 and $450).
5 – How much food does a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon eat and how much will it cost?
A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy will eat around 170 lb. and an adult close to 260 lb. of dry food yearly (it varies for each dog and food brand). Annual expenses should be between $130 and $400 for a puppy and $140 to $585 for an adult dog. Other types of food and treats would increase the costs.
6 – How often should a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon be professionally groomed and how much will it cost?
A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 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 $50 to $65 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 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, 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 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Figures provided in this article are for informational purposes only. A dog owner should always find the actual costs applicable to his own situation before making any decision.
References and Resources
- Leslie Brooks, DVM – Licensed Veterinarian
- Alexa Diaz, Ph. D. – Animal Behaviorist
- Corryne Smith – Dog Groomer
- Tamaria Reddick – Dog Walker, Pet Sitter
- Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
- The American Kennel Club
- North American Pet Health Insurance Association
- Association of Professional Dog Trainers
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