Being loving, friendly and playful, Beagles make a great pet for most of the Indian Families. They are medium-sized and require less grooming, making them a perfect dog breed for bungalows as well as apartment living. This breed was used for hunting in the past and now they are known for their lovable and friendly nature. Beagles are adored all around the world, but how much does a beagle puppy cost in India?
A Beagle puppy in India, on an average, costs around ₹23,000 to ₹25,000. However, the price of the puppy highly depends on the place where you live. In metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, you can get a purebred beagle for ₹ 25,000, whereas in other small cities and towns you can get one for as low as ₹18,000.
Well, this is the initial cost of buying a beagle puppy, we will further look into other costs of raising a beagle and I will also share a few tips on how to select a healthy beagle puppy.
General Overview of Beagles
Beagle Dog Appearance
Beagles are medium-sized dogs with extra-large ears making them 100 times more adorable. The cherry on a pie, they have the most innocent eyes which are capable of melting even the angriest human. Beagles belong to the hound family which gives them a strong sense of scent. They either have tricolors or bi-colors on their body. In India, usually, most of the beagles are tricolor. A combination of white-Orange-black is the most common type in Indian beagles.
The personality of a beagle
In general, beagles are quite an intelligent breed. They are smart enough to learn more than 200 words, gestures, and commands. Over the top, they are really friendly in nature. They are very playful and active. Beagles are pack animals, and this makes them very social with humans as well as other animals. A family is a perfect environment to raise a beagle. This makes them a perfect choice if you have a big Indian Family, like mine. The little pooch will play around with each of the family members.
Even though they were used for hunting, they are not at all aggressive. Instead, a beagle will play with you and cuddle you the entire day. Most beagles won’t be picky or fussy when it comes to food, they love eating. But make sure to keep a check on their feeding, because beagles are prone to obesity, your beagle will become fat and chubby if you keep feeding him and don’t take him out for exercising.
Beagles are very vocal about their feelings, which means they love to bark, whine, bay, cry and howl. This could be a problem if you are living in an apartment, but you can easily train them to be quiet on your command.
Cost of a Beagle Puppy in different Cities
We highly recommend getting a beagle from a trusted breeder so that you get a pure-bred and healthy beagle. You can refer to this guide on how to identify a pure-bred and healthy beagle puppy. It might cost a little more if you buy a beagle from a professional breeder. We highly discourage buying from puppy mills but you might be able to get a cheaper price there.
Okay, so I picked up the phone and called around 150 breeders from different cities of India. I asked them various things like how much do a beagle cost (in that city), what certificate they have, will the puppy be registered and vaccinated, etc. This is what I found:
Cost of a Beagle puppy in Mumbai: You can get a champion breed beagle puppy in Mumbai for around ₹20,000 to ₹30,000 from a dog breeder. Whereas, puppy mills provide a beagle for as low as ₹16,000. If you are looking for a show-quality beagle then the price can go up to ₹40,000.
Cost of a Beagle puppy in Delhi: On average, a beagle puppy in Delhi costs around ₹25000 if you buy from a breeder. A champions breed beagle costs around ₹30,000. Most of the puppy mills in Delhi quote ₹18,000 for a beagle puppy.
Cost of a Beagle puppy in Bangalore: You can get a beagle in Bangalore for around ₹ 30,000 from a certified breeder. Other low scale breeders quote around ₹20,000 for a champion breed of a beagle. Puppy mills charge no less than ₹20,000.
Cost of a Beagle puppy in Hyderabad: In Hyderabad, you can buy a beagle puppy for ₹20,000 to ₹25,000 from local breeders and pet shops. However, pup mills charge around ₹15,000 for a beagle.
Cost of Beagle Puppy in Ahmedabad: You can get a beagle puppy in Ahmedabad for anywhere from ₹20,000 to ₹30,000 with initial vaccination provided from the breeder. Pet stores and puppy mills charge around ₹16,000 to ₹ 20,000 for a beagle.
Cost of Beagle puppy in Chennai: if you are considering to buy a beagle puppy in Chennai, then it will cost you around ₹30,000. However, you can find a cheaper deal if you buy it from puppy mills.
Cost of a Beagle puppy in Kolkata: You can get a pure beagle puppy in Kolkata for around ₹20,000 if you buy it from a pet store or a puppy mill. If you buy it from a certified dog breeder then a beagle will cost no less than ₹30,000.
Cost of a Beagle puppy in Pune: In Pune, you can get a pure and healthy beagle puppy for around ₹35,000. However, many puppy mills and small pet stores sell it for ₹26,000. You can also buy it from a local breeder which costs around ₹25,000-₹30,000.
|City||Average Cost of a Beagle Puppy|
|Surat||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
|Jaipur||₹16,000 – ₹22,000|
|Visakhapatnam||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
|Kanpur||₹15,000 – ₹25,000|
|Nagpur||₹17,000 – ₹25,000|
|Lucknow||₹15,000 – ₹20,000|
|Thane||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
The best way to find out the cost is to call just dial and ask them to send the numbers of nearby pet sellers. Call 5 to 10 different sellers and ask them about the price. Check their ratings on Justdial and Google Maps and see how trustworthy they are.
This will be the initial cost of getting a beagle puppy, let’s look into more expenses and maintenance of a beagle.
Cost of Feeding a Beagle in India
An average beagle who is healthy and active requires 2 cups of dog food in a day. A good quality dog food will cost around ₹30 per cup, making it ₹60 per day and ₹1800 per month. Whereas, home cooking for your beagle could cost less and can be a healthier option for your beagle. But if you decide to feed top-notch dog food to your beagle, then it can even cost around ₹3000 per month.
Cost of Grooming a Beagle in India
Grooming of a beagle done by a professional in India can cost around ₹1,500 to ₹2,000 per session. In every session, they clean the beagle’s ears, trim the nails, brush the teeth and bath him with shampoo and conditioner. Beagles are quite low maintenance and its quite easy to groom a beagle yourself at home, it will save you a lot of money.
Cost of all the vaccines for a beagle in India
In India, check-up cost, vet’s charge and cost of all the vaccines for a beagle combined cost around ₹ 7,000 in the first year. Later on, regular checkups, deworming and vaccines cost hardly around ₹3,000/year.
Cost of Neutering/spaying your beagle
If you don’t have any plans on breeding your beagle further, then it is highly recommended to neuter or spay your beagle after 1 year. The cost of Neutering/spaying a beagle highly depends on the place you live in. In most of the cities, it cost around ₹6,000 to ₹12,000 for the surgery and additional ₹500 to ₹1,000 for the aftercare of your beagle.
Why should you get a Beagle?
Because, apart from being a premium breed, beagles are a perfect pet for a middle-class Indian Family. They are social creatures, they feel comfortable with people around them. They are not at all aggressive in nature. Beagles are loving and adorable. We Indian families have lots of guests all year round, and beagles are quite friendly with strangers. They are playful and good with kids. They can adapt to apartment living. Moreover, they are small in size and low maintenance when compared to other breeds like Labrador. If you want to know more about beagles then go through this indebt post of the pros and cons of Beagle as a pet.
Well, I cannot see a reason not to get a beagle. If you have any doubts or quires drop a comment down below and I will reply within 24 hours.