Golden Retrievers are hands down, one of the most adorable, gentle, and playful dog breeds. They are intelligent, smart, and well-behaved, making them an ideal choice for an Indian Family. But what’s the price of a Golden Retriever Puppy in India?
On average, a Golden Retriever Puppy in India costs around ₹20,000 to ₹30,000, including initial vaccination and deworming of the puppy. However, the price can go much higher for a show-quality puppy.
In this article, we will look into where to buy a healthy Golden Retriever puppy, its prices in different cities of India, and its monthly expenses.
Best place to get a Healthy Golden Retriever Pup
A dog is the best companion you can ever ask for, and raising one is a fantastic journey. To truly enjoy it, it is essential to get a healthy puppy with good lineage. The quality of a golden retriever puppy highly depends on where you get it from. Let’s look into the three major ways to get a puppy and which one is the best.
In puppy mills, dogs are bred with the sole purpose of maximizing profits. Due to which they are kept in horrible conditions. They are given the least medical attention and fed low-quality dog food. The place they live in is unhygienic.
I visited a pup mill in Mumbai, and I cannot explain how terrible it was. There were literally insects and cockroaches crawling on the dogs’ food. The water kept there wasn’t changed for weeks and had some kind of algae on it. The place was crowded with hundreds of dogs and puppies. Dogs were never allowed to go out or have any human interaction ever. They were only used for breeding.
Golden Retriever, born in a Puppy mill, can have many negative traits passed on by its lineage. The chances are high that the pup may show health-related concerns when it grows.
You can get a Golden Retriever for as low as ₹7,000, but it won’t be worth it. To put an end to such businesses, you mustn’t buy a puppy from here.
Pet shops don’t breed dogs. They buy it either from a breeder or from puppy-mills. Most pet shops in India get their puppies from puppy mills. So it could be a risk to buy a dog from your local pet shop.
Find a pet shop owner you personally know and trust him and ask him only for Golden Retriever, which he got from a breeder.
Breeders are people who breed their own dogs. They usually take good care of their dogs and puppies. In India, it’s not much profitable to be a breeder, so most breeders do it for their own passion. And people who are passionate about dogs, they will take good care of them.
You can even find show-quality Golden Retrievers from a breeder. But they usually cost a lot more, and you don’t need them if you are just looking for a pet.
The best place to buy a Goldern Retriever in India is from a professional dog breeder who has proper knowledge about dogs and can provide lineage proof of the puppy.
Cost of a Golden Retriever in different cities of India
The price of a Golden Retriever highly depends on the place you buy it from. So to make things easier, I contacted 150 Dog Breeders from different parts of India and asked them the price of a pure Golden Retriever. This is what I found:
|City||Average Cost of a Beagle Puppy|
|Mumbai||₹25,000 – ₹30,000|
|Delhi||₹25,000 – ₹30,000|
|Bangalore||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Kolkata||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
|Chennai||₹25,000 – ₹35,000|
|Hyderabad||₹20,000 – ₹30,000|
|Ahmedabad||₹25,000 – ₹30,000|
|Pune||₹25,000 – ₹30,000|
|Surat||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Jaipur||₹25,000 – ₹30,000|
|Visakhapatnam||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Kanpur||₹25,000 – ₹35,000|
|Nagpur||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Lucknow||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Thane||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
Monthly Expenses of Golden Retriever
Now that you have an idea of the cost, let’s have a look at monthly expenses for raising a Golden Retriever in India.
Cost of Dog feeding a Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers comes under the category of Large Breed Dogs, and hence they require a good amount of food. However, the price of dog food depends on its quality.
Average-quality dog food for a Golden Retriever will cost around ₹2,000 to ₹2,500 per month. Whereas, premium quality food will cost near about ₹5,000 per month.
Average quality dog foods are primarily made by grains and meat by-products. Grains do have nutritional value, but not as much as fresh meat. Meat by-products are remaining parts of animals that humans do not consume, like feat, intestine, sometimes even beak. They are controversial and do not possess many nutrients.
Whereas premium quality dog-foods are primarily made of fresh meat, which is a rich source for proteins.
We do not recommend feeding low-quality dog food. They contain fillers and artificial preservatives that are unhealthy and cause deficiencies in a dog.
Cost of Grooming a Golden Retriever
In India, full grooming of a Golden Retriever by a professional groomer will cost you around ₹3,000 to ₹4,000 per session. However, if you decide to do it yourself at home, the cost can go down to ₹500 per month.
I highly recommend grooming your Retriever at home by yourself. It will save you a ton of money, and this could be a great way to strengthen the bond between you two.
Cost of Vet and Vaccinations
You will have to take extra care of your Golden Retriever during his puppyhood. You will have to visit the vet for monthly checkups, vaccinations, and deworming. The cost of vet, vaccinations, and other medicines for your puppy in the first year will cost around ₹6,000 to ₹8,000.
Once your puppy matures, you won’t have to take him to the vet as much, but there will be 6-monthly or yearly vaccination and regular check-ups. After the first year, the vet fee and vaccination will cost around ₹2,000 per year.
Cost of Neutering/Spaying
If you have no plans to breed your Golden Retriever, it is highly advised to neuter/spay it. There are lots of health and behavioral benefits of neutering/spaying your dog.
The cost of this surgery highly depends on the place you live in and the vet. Usually, it costs around ₹10,000, including aftercare and medicines.
Cost of Toys and Treats
You will need to get good quality dog-toys for your Golden Retriever. Dogs love to chew and play with their toys. You will also have to buy Chew Toys when he goes through the teething phase. It will cost you around ₹1,000 every year.
To train your dog, you will have to buy treats, which will cost you about ₹300 to ₹500 per month. However, you can use some home-based ingredients as treats too.
Cost of Supplements
The main highlight of Golden Retrievers is their shiny golden fur. To maintain the coat’s shine and quality, you need to give supplements to your dog. This will cost you around ₹1,000 per month.
Getting a Golden Retriever will be a responsibility, but if you ask me, its worth it. This breed is loving, well-behaved, and friendly in nature, and their companionship is priceless.