Great Danes are enormous in size, all well as in personality. They are very gentle, loving, and well behaved. Great Danes are great with people, even with strangers. They genuinely love to be a part of a family, and this makes them a perfect pet for an Indian household. But what’s the price of a Great Dane puppy in India?
In India, a Great Dane puppy costs around ₹30,000 to ₹35,000. However, the price of a show-quality puppy can even go as high as ₹100,000.
The price highly depends on the place you buy it from and the quality of the puppy. In this article, we will look into the price of a Great Dan in different cities of India and its monthly expenses.
Best place to get a Healthy Great Dane Puppy
To enjoy the lovable companion of a Great Dane, it is necessary to get good quality and healthy Great Dane puppy. In India, there are three primary ways to buy a puppy:
Puppy Mills are commercial entities that mass breed dogs with profit-driven goals. You can get a Great Dane from such puppy mills for as low as ₹15,000 to ₹20,000, but is it worth it?
No. Puppy mills breed the dogs in unhygienic conditions. Dogs are kept in the cage for their entire lives and used only for breeding. They live in harsh conditions. They are hardly given any medical care. They are fed low-quality dog food, even when they are pregnant. Puppies born with such lineage are more likely to have health complications in the future.
Puppies are separated from their mothers and shipped for selling when they are as young as five weeks old. Puppies need to learn basic socialization skills from their mother, failing to do so can further lead to aggression.
Puppy mills are miserable places, and we need to put an end to such places by not supporting their business. So I highly discourage buying a Great Dane or any pup from such places.
Local Pet shops are the most popular place to buy pets in India. But guess where these pet shops get all the puppies to sell? PUPPY MILLS. Most of the puppies that you see in local pet shops and stores are shipped from puppy mills. So always buy puppies from trusted pet shops who can assure you that the pup is not from a puppy mill.
Breeders are people who breed their dogs. In India, a lot of breeders breed their dogs when they want a puppy. They would keep one or two puppies and sell the remaining litter. A lot of breeders also breed for passion. Breeders take good care of their dogs and the puppies.
You can find the healthy Great Dane with good lineage from a breeder. As breeders feed premium quality of dog food and pay proper medical attention, they sell puppies for a little high price. But trust me, it’s all worth it.
To find a breeder, ask all of your friends if they know one, or simply call Justdial and get some contacts. You can even ask local pet shops if they know any breeders.
Cost of a Great Dane in different cities of India
The price of a Great Dane puppy also majorly depends on the place you buy it from. Usually, on an average, you can get healthy, champions bred, Great Dane puppy for near about ₹30,000 to ₹40,000.
There are show-quality Great Dane, with Supreme Lineage, for which cost can range between ₹60,000 to ₹100,000. However, you don’t really need such a show-quality puppy for a pet.
So to make things easier for you guys, I called around 150 breeders in different cities of India and asked them the price of a Great Dane. And this is what I found:
In Mumbai, you can get a Great Dane of champions breed for around ₹30,000 to ₹35,000 from a breeder.
In Delhi, it will cost you around ₹25,000 to ₹30,000 for a Great Dane in local petstores. However, if you decide to get it from a professional breeder, the cost can go up to ₹45,000.
In Bangalore, the price of a Great Dane with good lineage will be around ₹30,000 to ₹35,000. However, you can get a pup for as low as ₹20,000 in local petstores.
In Kolkata, a Great Dane will cost you near about ₹30,000 with initial vaccination costs covered.
In Chennai, a pure Great Dane costs, on an average, ₹35,000 if you buy it from a breeder.
|City||Average Cost of a Beagle Puppy|
|Hyderabad||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Ahmedabad||₹28,000 – ₹35,000|
|Pune||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Surat||₹35,000 – ₹40,000|
|Jaipur||₹25,000 – ₹35,000|
|Visakhapatnam||₹35,000 – ₹40,000|
|Kanpur||₹40,000 – ₹45,000|
|Nagpur||₹35,000 – ₹40,000|
|Lucknow||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Thane||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
Monthly Expenses of Great Dane
Buying a Great Dane is just the initial cost. It is necessary to be aware of a Great Dane’s monthly expenses before buying it.
Cost of Dog food of Great Dane
Great Danes are great in size too. They are considered a Giant Dog Breed, and they do require a healthy amount of food to satisfy their daily calory needs. The price of dog food depends on the quality of food you decide to use.
An average quality dog food for a Great Dane, will cost around ₹3,000 to ₹3,500 per month. If you decide to use premium-quality dog food, then price can go up to ₹5,000 per month.
An average quality dog food uses corn or wheat as the primary ingredients and meat by-products as their secondary. Meat By-products are remaining parts of an animal like feet, beak, liver, etc. which humans do not consume. By-products are controversial and do not contain enough nutrients.
Whereas premium dog foods use fresh meats as their primary ingredients and avoid the use of grains. These food have higher nutritional values.
There are low-quality dog-foods which are inexpensive, but I highly discourage feeding that to your dog. Low-quality dog foods may contain cheap artificial preservatives and fillers to reduce the cost of the food. They are unhealthy and not capable of satisfying a dog’s daily nutritional needs.
Cost of Grooming a Great Dane
Grooming for Great Dane is essential for preventing health complications. Even though Great Danes are considered to be a hygiene conscious breed, you will still have to do regular grooming.
A Full Grooming service done by a professional groomer for a Great Dane will cost you around ₹3,000 to ₹4,000. You can consider grooming your dog at home, which will drastically reduce the prices.
If you purchase year-long grooming accessories, it will cost you no more than ₹500 per month to groom your Great Dane at home. Plus, it will be a great activity to bond with your dog.
Cost of Vet and Vaccinations
The first-year cost of a Great Dane puppy will be the highest. You will need to take your puppy to a vet every month for regular checkups, deworming, and vaccinations. The first-year cost of all the vaccinations, deworming, medicines, and the vet will cost you around ₹5,000 to ₹6,000.
After the first year, your puppy will have better immunity and resistance. However, you will still need to take him to the vet for a checkup once in a while. And there will be yearly vaccination. It will cost around ₹1,000 to ₹2,000 every year.
Cost of Neutering/Spaying
It is highly recommended to neuter or spay a Great Dane if you are not going to breed him. It will prevent the risk of many health complications.
The surgery will cost between ₹8,000 to ₹15,000, depending on the city and the vet. The aftercare will cost an additional ₹1,000.
Cost of Toys and Treats
You will need to provide your dog with some good quality toys to keep himself busy when you cannot attain him. You will have to buy chewing toys when your Great Dane puppy starts teething. The yearly supply of toys will cost around ₹1,000 to ₹1,500.
To train a dog or teach a command, you will need treats. Monthly Treats will cost around ₹500.
Great Danes are great with people. They are family-friendly and gentle with kids. Apart from that, they love their owner and their entire family. If you decide to get a Great Dane puppy, trust me, you won’t regret it.