Purchasing a Hillmeadow Whoodle
The total cost of each puppy is $3500 Canadian (plus tax) which includes:
International puppies are $3500.00 US plus tax.
Puppies that stay with us beyond their litter's set pickup day will go directly into a one-on-one training and socialization programme either in our home or with a trainer which will be at a significant additional cost and on a limited basis.
Payments are receivable by cash, bank transfer, or e-transfer. We prefer e-transfer which is a safe and easy tool to use. We do accept PayPal, but any charges for transfers will be added to the final balance due for your puppy. All methods of payment will have taxes applied and reflected in your receipt of purchase.
Cost of Whelping & Raising Puppies:
Health testing costs for parents: OFA hip and elbow testing ($500), DNA screening ($300), Patella ($50), Cadiac ($50), and Dentition ($50)
Brucellosis test for natural breeding ($150-300/breeding)
Progesterone testing ($300-600/breeding).
Ultrasound and/or X-rays to confirm pregnancy ($500)
C-section cost if necessary ($2000)
Grooming, feeding, and veterinary costs for each parent dog per year
Puppy pen supplies (puppy pee-pads, toys, puppy pens, flooring, crates, bedding)
Puppy health: milk replacer and bottles, de-wormer, probiotics, puppy food for mom and puppies
Puppy Vaccination and Wellness Exam ($100 per puppy)
Gift package for momma dog for each litter
Spay/neuter of retired breeding dogs ($600)
Micro-chip ($75 per puppy)
Cost of electricity to keep puppies warm or cool
House upkeep (the amount of maintenance needed when sharing our home and yard with a canine crew is considerable)
Accountant and book-keeping fees
Continuing Education (books, courses, workshops)
Administration fees (website fees, office supplies, printer supplies, etc.)
Potential emergency/unexpected costs: female dog could develop conditions such as mastitis, eclampsia, or pyometra; potential for vet visits for sick or injured puppies or dogs.
**Please note that the estimated costs does not include our time. When we have puppies there is someone home 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to supervise the puppies and the dogs, which often means we miss out on special times with family & friends (including holidays). We also spend a considerable amount of time in year-round administration and correspondence with families- this correspondence averages to a few hours each day.**