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What is a reasonable price to ask for my puppies?

My dog just had puppies, they aren't old enough to leave yet but I was just asking opinions on what a reasonable price for then when they are old enough to be re-homed. The puppies are pure breed Chihuahua.

The mother is the type I think they consider a deer type? Very long skinny legs and a tiny frame. She's 5 pounds. The previous owners I got her from claim that she's AKC but they never gave me any paperwork for her.

The father is a standard size, about 13 pounds. He's a registered emotional support service dog. There are 3 puppies, 2 female and 1 male. The male is solid white. One female is brown and black with a white belly, muzzle, socks and tipped tail. The other female is tan with a white streak on her head.

What would be a reasonable price to ask for them? I don't want to ask an arm and a leg but I don't want to give them away either.

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Well you don't have papers. You basically have to ask bargain prices for them then, more than likely. It depends on your area, too. Some places have lots of chihuahuas, and people can get unpapered Chi for small amount at shelter. Other places, they are more valuable. Please, I'm begging you to not breed your dog to make extra money. It causes suffering. Dog with no papers has uncertain life.

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If you don't have paperwork for the mother and father, and you haven't registered the litter, then don't expect to charge AKC prices. Also, breeding very rarely results in a "profit" after you factor in the caretaking costs of the pups and the mother. I would expect these puppies to be around $25-50, since the AKC registration is really kind of nullified here.

And, just to throw this out there, there are enough hobby breeders out there. We really don't need more puppies. You may think you're finding good homes, but in reality you have no control over what happens to these puppies. They very well could become mill stock, because there are already too many pets out there.

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Reasonable pricing. You do not want to create more homeless puppies so make sure they go to goo homes and not shelters.

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Put any money you get for your puppies into getting the parents neutered. I have adopted 2 purebred Chi's for free to save them from being put to sleep. I'm sorry, Sweetie, but it is irresponsible to breed dogs that you have to find homes for when there are thousands of dogs, purebred and mixed breeds both, put to sleep every year because no one wants them. The puppies are cute, but they are "throw-away" dogs.

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