We’ve all seen them. The little puppies, kittens and bunnies that need a good home. They’re usually adorable and sweet, but they’re also expensive to own.
There are plenty of people who adopt pets just because they want a cute companion for their kids or grandkids. Those people don’t care about whether the pet is hypoallergenic or has papers from the American Kennel Club (AKC). They just want something cute and cuddly that will make their kid happy.
But there are some people who really want a purebred dog or cat — a dog from AKC-registered parents, for instance, or a cat whose parents have been registered with TICA (The International Cat Association). For these folks, the cost of getting an AKC-registered animal can run into the thousands of dollars.
So what do you get when you pay all that extra money? Well, it depends on how much you’re prepared to spend on your new pet:
Purebred dogs cost more than mutts: It’s no secret that purebred dogs cost more than mutts. And it’s not just because they come with papers stating what kind of dog they are; there’s also a premium.
Last modified: August 11, 2022