Craving for a flurry companion, but your pocket is limiting your choice? Don’t worry. There are some affordable and yet the best breeds out there for you to buy. Here are the 10 Best dog breeds under Rs 15,000 in India.
1. Labrador Retriever
Labradors are the most popular dog breeds in India. Luckily for you, they are affordable and quite easy to find. Labradors are working dogs from the
Personality: They are loving, playful, and intelligent. Labs are amazingly friendly with other people, kids as well as other dogs.
Average price: ₹6,000 to ₹15,000
Monthly Maintenance Cost: ₹2,500 to ₹4,000 (You can read this article for an in-depth breakdown of its maintenance cost.)
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2. Caravan Hound
They are another breed originating from India (Karnataka). These dogs are not very friendly towards strangers. They are well aware of their environment and easily adapt to their environment. They are excellent guard dogs.
Personality: Caravan Hounds are loyal towards their owner but do not trust strangers. They are always aware of their environment. They can be playful. They are intelligent dog breeds.
Average price: ₹7,000 to ₹12,000
Monthly Maintenance Cost: ₹5,500 to ₹8,000
3. Indian Spitz
The Indian Spitz is an authentic Indian dog breed. They are a member of the Spitz family of dogs. Being an Indian dog, they are easily susceptible to the new surrounding and don’t fall sick easily. They can bear the extreme temperature ranges (from 15°C to 45°C) of the Indian peninsula. They are one of the cheapest breeds of dogs available. However, being affordable, these dogs require minimal maintenance.
Personality: They are bright breeds with a good level of adaptability and intelligence. They are quick learners and can adapt to live in small houses comfortably. They are curious dogs. They love to play and can be excellent companion dogs to your kids or older adults.
Monthly Maintenance Cost: Being an indigenous species, they are less likely to fall sick due to the extreme climate variations of the Indian subcontinent. They can be fed the frugal, less spicy, homemade meal. The approximate maintenance of this dog is ₹1,500 to ₹3,000 per month.
Average price: ₹4,000 to ₹8,000
This breed is originally from Poland. Pomeranians are a member of the Spitz family of dog breeds. They are the most affordable toy breeds in India. You can find pomeranian easily. It is the preferred choice of dog Indian dog breeders.
Personality: Pomeranians are lively, playful, and typically friendly. However, these small guys can be aggressive with other pets. Most often, these guys are found affectionate towards their owners. They are well aware of their surroundings and bark upon even the slightest stimuli. That makes them a perfect guard dogs.
Monthly Maintenance Cost: The average maintenance cost of a Pomeranian dog varies from owner to owner and according to their preference. However, a monthly expense of Rs 4,000 to Rs 8,500 is expected in the maintenance of a pomeranian dog.
Average price: ₹8,000 to ₹12,000
You can read this article for more info about their price in different cities of India and monthly expenses.
Dachshunds are small breed wiener dogs, with a long body and short legs. These peculiar dogs have earned them the nickname of “sausage dogs”. They love to clean themselves and shed very less, hence, reducing the maintenance cost
Personality: Dachshunds have a playful and friendly personality. But they are independent in nature, which makes them a little challenging to train. Their hunter’s instinct makes them chase things or toys with much determination and ferocity.
Monthly Maintenance Cost: ₹1,500 to₹2,000
Average price: ₹15,000 to ₹20,000
Rottweilers are excellent guard dogs. They are always alert about their surroundings. They are loyal and can be possessive with their owners. They are one of the strongest breeds of dogs. Due to their possessive and territorial nature, you will require to provide them early socialization.
Personality: They are aggressive, fearless, obedient, loyal, and passionate towards their owners.
Monthly Maintenance Cost: ₹3,000 to ₹5,000
Average price: ₹15,000 to ₹30,000
7. Great Dane
These large-sized dogs of foreign origins are the friendliest ones out there. They are loyal and loving. They easily get well along with people and are perfect family dogs.
Personality: They have a gentle and friendly composition and love to be around people. They have a lively and playful personality. Great Danes are friendly to their companion dogs and cats. They also respond well upon training.
Average price: ₹7,000 to ₹25,000
Monthly Maintenance Cost: Around ₹6,000 to ₹9,000 per month
You can read this article for more.
Things to Consider
Be patient while buying a pet on a limited budget. To get a lower price, do not buy puppies from puppy mills, they are the worst place to get a dog. Puppies born in such puppy mills can have genetically passed diseases and other health complications. Such diseases, in the long run, can add up tremendously to your vet bill.
Don’t venture out to untrusted sources. People mostly turn their faces to local breeders and unregistered pet shops for cheap pets. These sources get their animals from breeding mills. These places are unhygienic, where dogs are raised in cages. Animals bought from these sources can be cheap, but they might also have various hidden health issues like gastrointestinal diseases and various psychological problems such as area-related aggression.
The best place to get a healthy puppy is from a professional and knowledgable breeder.
I would likely advise you to get a puppy from a trusted source only. Contact a few local dog breeders and, if possible, visit them. See how they keep all their dogs and puppies. Buy only if the place seems clean and tidy.