Pitbulls were bred to bait bulls but later were used as farm pets in America. Being on a farm and surrounded by humans, made them social and gentle. They are affectionate and a fantastic companion. This makes Pitbull an ideal pet for Indian Households. But what’s the price of a Pitbull puppy in India?
In India, the cost of a Pitbull puppy ranges between ₹25,000 to ₹30,000. However, the price of a show-quality Pitbull puppy with superior lineage can go as high as ₹100,000.
Well, the price may change according to the place, so further in this article, we will look into the Price of a Pitbull in different cities of India and its Monthly expenses.
Best place to get a Pitbull
To get good quality and healthy puppy, you must get it from a trusted source. Let’s look into three ways one can get a Pitbull puppy in India and find out which one is the best way.
1. Puppy Mills
Let me tell you right away; puppy mills are the worst place to buy a puppy. Puppy mills are places where dogs are bred with a sole motive to get as much profit as possible. To increase the earnings, dogs are fed low-quality food, kept in crowded cages, and hardly given any medical attention. You can get a Pitbull puppy from such a place for as low as ₹10,000. But the chances are high that puppy born in such places will have health as well as behavioral issues.
Puppy Mills are horrible places where dogs are kept and raised in miserable conditions. To put an end to such businesses, please stop buying puppies from puppy mills.
2. Pet shops
Pet shops don’t really breed the dogs themself. They get the puppies from puppy mills when they are just 4 to 5 weeks old and keep them on display for sale. First, there is a high chance that the puppy will have some health problems passed on by his parents. And Second, puppies need to spend at least 8 to 10 weeks with their mother to learn social skills. When a puppy is separated from his mother at an early age, he may start showing aggression and other behavioral issues.
You can get a Pitbull in petshops for around ₹18,000 to ₹22,000, but it’s no different than buying from a puppy mill. These petshops sometimes also have puppies from local breeders, but its impossible to differentiate between puppies. And these shops might lie and say that the puppy is from a breeder just to make a sale. So the best thing to do is buy from a trusted pet shop where they can assure you that the pup is from a breeder.
In India, breeders are people who breed their dogs. As they breed their dogs, they take extra care of the parent as well as the puppies. Breeding dogs is not a profitable business, so most breeders do it either because they wanted a puppy or because they are passionate about it.
Breeders are the best way to get good quality and healthy Pitbull in India. Breeders provide proper care and feed good quality of food to their dogs. It might be a little costlier to get a Pitbull from a breeder, but it’s totally worth it. You can get a healthy Pitbull Puppy from a breeder for around ₹25,000 to ₹30,000.
Cost of a Pitbull in different cites of India
To make things easy for you, I called more than 150 pet shops and dog breeders of different places in India and asked them the price for a Healthy and champions bred Pitbull puppy.
In Mumbai, it will cost you around ₹18,000 to ₹25,000 for a Pitbull puppy. However, if the Pitbull is of champions breed, then it will cost around ₹25,000 to ₹30,000.
The price of Pitbull puppy in Delhi is near about ₹20,000 to ₹25,000. If you buy it from a breeder, then the price can go up to ₹30,000.
In Bangalore, a champions breed Pitbull cost around ₹25,000 to ₹30,000. Some pet stores also sell it for ₹15,000, but I doubt the puppy’s quality.
In Kolkata, you can get a healthy Pitbull at a range of ₹20,000 to ₹25,000.
On average, in Chennai, you can get a Pitbull puppy of champions breed for ₹25,000
|City||Average Cost of a Beagle Puppy|
|Hyderabad||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
|Pune||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Surat||₹25,000 – ₹30,000|
|Jaipur||₹20,000 – ₹30,000|
|Visakhapatnam||₹22,000 – ₹30,000|
|Kanpur||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
|Nagpur||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
|Lucknow||₹30,000 – ₹35,000|
|Thane||₹20,000 – ₹25,000|
Monthly Expenses of a Pitbull
Now you know the cost of getting a Pitbull, let’s look into the monthly expenses of raising it.
Cost of Feeding a Pitbull
Pitbulls’ breed comes somewhere in between Medium and Large size. But these dogs are daily active and muscular. They need a good proportion of food daily. However, feeding a Pitbull depends on what kind of dog-food you select.
Medium-quality Dog food for a Pitbull will cost you around ₹2,500 per month. Medium quality food is primarily made up of grains and by-products. Grails do have nutritional values but are said to be difficult to digest for dogs. Meat by-products is a controversial ingredient. By-products are basically the leftover of an animal that is not consumed by humans, like intestine, kidney, and sometimes even feet and beak. By-products do have some nutritional values but nothing as compared to real meat.
High-quality Dog Food is primarily made up of fresh meat, which is a rich source of proteins and nutrients. Feeding this food to your Pitbull will cost you around ₹3,000 to ₹4,000 per month.
There are other low-quality dog foods which we highly discourage as they contain fillers and artificial preservatives that are harmful to a dog’s health.
Cost of Grooming a Pitbull
A full body Grooming session of a Pitbull done by a professional groomer in India will cost you about ₹2,500 per session. However, if you decide to buy all the grooming accessories and do it yourself at home, it will cost you no more than ₹500 per month.
We highly recommend grooming your Pitbull at home. It will save you money plus strengthen the bond between you and your pooch.
Cost of vet and vaccinations
In the first year, the pitbull pup will need extra care and regular medical attention. You will have to take your dog for monthly checkups and be on time for all the vaccinations and dewormings. The first-year cost of vet and vaccinations for a Pitbull will cost around ₹5,000 to ₹6,000.
Once your Pitbull becomes an adult, he will have better immunity and resistance. However, you will still need to take him to vet for regular checkups and yearly vaccination. This will cost you around ₹2,000 to ₹2,500 every year.
Cost of Neutering/Spaying
It is highly advised to neuter/spay your Pitbull if you are not going to breed him. The surgery will cost you around ₹8,000 to ₹10,000, depending on the place you do it from.
Add another ₹1,000 for medicines and aftercare of the surgery.
Cost of Toys and Treats
You need to provide toys to your pooch to keep him entertained. Good-quality toys will cost you around ₹1,000 every year,
Treats are necessary to train a dog. It will cost you around ₹500 per month to get treats for your Pitbull. However, if your dog loves his food, then you can use his dog-food as treats too. This will definitely save money.
Pitbulls are adorable and lovable creatures. They are social, gental and good with people making them a good choice for an Indian family with kids.