Dachshund is a dog breed which has originated from Germany and is especially known for its short-legged and long-bodied structure. They’re popularly known as wiener dogs or sausage dogs. Dachshunds have a very bold personality and are known to be a little stubborn. By nature, these dogs are very cheerful and active, but they’re a little hard to housetrain. They’re very cautious of strangers and tend to bark loudly. They’re also very possessive regarding their owners and cannot stand another dog in the house since they need full attention from their owners. So what’s the price of Dachshund in India?
On average, a Dachshund in India costs around ₹15,000 to ₹20,000. The price majorly depends on the location you buy it from. The amount of show-quality Dachshund can go as high as ₹45,000.
Further in this article, we will look into factors on which the price depends, and the monthly expenses of raising a Dachshund. We will also look into the dog’s average price in different cities of India.
Where to get a Dachshund Puppy?
There are three prime ways to get a Dachshund puppy in India: Puppy-mill, Petshop, or Breeder. Let’s go further into more details and find out which is more preferable and best for you.
Puppy Mills are horrible places where puppies are bred for business purposes and maximization of profit. Puppies are kept in wooden and wire mesh cages without proper food and medication. The conditions of female dogs are the worst since they’re used as a machine for breeding dogs. Most of the Puppy-mills in India are very unhygienic and overcrowded with hundreds of dogs. Dogs live in miserable conditions and without any proper medical care. The food which is fed to these dogs is of cheap quality. Puppies born here may carry disease passed on by their parents. You can get a Dachshund from a puppy-mill for as low as ₹6,000.
I recommend not to buy dogs from such places, and lets put an end to such miserable places by not buying dogs.
Puppy-mills sell most of their dogs to Petshop. Puppies are separated from their mothers when they’re around five weeks old and later kept for display in pet shops. A Puppy should be with her mother on an average for 8-10 weeks to learn necessary social skills, or else they can show aggressive behavior.
I would personally recommend buying dogs from a trusted pet shop only and verify that the pup is not from a puppy mill. You can get a Dachshund puppy in a pet shop for around ₹10,000 to ₹15,000.
Breeders are people who breed dogs. In India, people become dog breeders either for passion or hobby, or when they have a dog and just want a single puppy and would sell the rest of the litter. Dog breeders take excellent care, give proper medication, and also provide the best quality food. Dog breeders clearly don’t do this for money because not much of a profit can come from breeding. Breeders only breed Dachshunds who are healthy and do not have any major health complications. Breeders are the best way to get a healthy and happy puppy, although they’re a little expensive compared to pet shops and puppy mills.
Getting a Dachshund puppy from a breeder can cost you around ₹20,000 to ₹25,000. If you’re looking for a show quality Dachshund, Professional breeders are the only way to get a show quality Dachshund.
Price of Dachshund in Different Cities
Every city in India has a different price for a Dachshund puppy. To make things easier we contacted around 150 dog breeders and petshops from different cities of India and asked them the price. Heres what we found:
|City||Average Cost of a Beagle Puppy|
|Mumbai||₹20,000 – ₹22,000|
|Bangalore||₹18,000 – ₹20,000|
|Delhi||₹15,000 – ₹18,000|
|Chennai||₹20,000 – ₹22,000|
|Kolkata||₹15,000 – ₹20,000|
|Hyderabad||₹15,000 – ₹18,000|
|Ahmedabad||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
|Pune||₹25,000 – ₹30,000|
|Surat||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
|Jaipur||₹15,500 – ₹25,000|
|Visakhapatnam||₹12,000 – ₹18,000|
|Kanpur||₹15,000 – ₹20,000|
|Nagpur||₹15,000 – ₹18,000|
|Lucknow||₹14,000 – ₹18,000|
|Thane||₹20,000 – ₹22,000|
|Bhopal||₹15,000 – ₹25,000|
Monthly Expenses of Dachshund
Well, buying a dachshund is just the beginning cost. Before selecting a breed, it is also necessary to look at their monthly expenses which are as follows:
Cost of Feeding Dachshund in India
On average, feeding a dachshund can cost you around ₹2000 to ₹2500 per month. However, meat-based high-quality dog food can cost more than ₹3,000 every month.
The cost of feeding highly depends on what type of food you decide to feed to your dog. The medium quality dog food will not cost you more than ₹2,500. These dog foods contain a little low-quality meat since the meat used as a primary ingredient is actually the leftover parts of animals that are not consumed by humans like intestine, feet, kidney, and sometimes even beak. These products also contain a high amount of grains. They may contain some nutritional value but nothing compared to meat.
On the other hand, the Primary Ingredients of high-quality food doesn’t contain any leftovers; instead, it contains fresh meat which is an excellent source of nutrients. High-quality dog food can cost you around ₹4.000 to ₹.5000. I personally wouldn’t recommend you feeding low quality and cheap food as they have preservatives and artificial colors, which can be harmful to a Dachshund.
Cost of Grooming Dachshunds in India
A full-body grooming session of a Dachshund can cost you around ₹2,000 to ₹2,500 per month in India. However, if you groom your dog at home, the cost can go down to around ₹500 per month.
I recommend you to buy all the grooming accessories and do the grooming of your at home because it can save you some money, plus it will be a good bonding session for you and the dog.
Cost of Vet and Vaccinations
You’ve to take extra care of your dachshund puppy in the initial year. Taking your dog to the vets regularly and being on time for all the deworming sessions and vaccinations should be your prime objective. The first-year cost of a Dachshund puppy will be around ₹6000, more or less depending on the location and the vet you choose. I would recommend you to find a trusted clinic and a professional doctor near your home, so it is easy for you to attend monthly sessions. Once your dog matures and builds up immunity, you won’t need to take him to vet that often. However, it will cost around ₹2000 per year for regular checkups and yearly vaccination
Cost of Neutering/Spaying
If you’re not planning to breed your dachshund in the future, then it is guided to spay and neuter it, and it will stop possible health concerns.
In India, the surgery of spaying or neutering a Dachshund costs around ₹8,000 to ₹15,000 depending on where you live. Aftercare of surgery can cost an additional ₹1,500.
Cost of Toys
Toys are a perfect way of keeping your dog energetic and playful when you’re not around, just like babies, dogs need toys as well to entertain themselves. You’ll have to buy normal toys as well the chewing toys when your dachshund is teething. It will cost you around ₹1.000 per year. I would recommend you to get good quality toys since the cheaper ones break off easily.
Cost of Treats
Treats are an essential part of dog training. You will need treats to teach your dog different tricks and commands. Giving your dog treats makes them happy, and they will be more active in dog training. It will cost you around ₹500 per month.
Dachshund is a very playful, energetic, and happy breed and an excellent companion. This dog will provide you a lifetime of happiness and joy. If you have any other doubts feel free to contact me.