Pugs are famous in India by ‘Vodafone wall Kutta.’ But apart from that, they are loyal, friendly, and affectionate companion. Pugs are small in size and quite low-maintenance, making them perfect dogs for an Indian apartment lifestyle. But what is the cost of a Pug Puppy in India?
On average, a Pug puppy in India costs between ₹15,000 to ₹20,000. The price highly depends on the puppy’s lineage and the place you get it from. A Show-quality Pug with superior lineage can cost as high as ₹50,000.
Further, in this article, we will look into the price of a pug in different cities of India, as well as its monthly expenses.
Best place to get a Pug Puppy
You must get a healthy pug puppy with no genetically passed on health complications. In India, you can get a puppy from three places: puppy mills, pet shops, and breeders. Let’s look into all of them and find out which one is the best place to get a healthy and good-quality puppy.
Puppy mills are places where dogs are bred for commercial places. I have personally visited a puppy mill in India and let me share my experience.
All the dogs we kept in a crowded cage. I came to know that they were kept there for their entire lives. The water kept there had some kind of algae formed on it. The place was full of cockroaches and other insects. The place was very unhygienic. The dogs had no medical care.
You don’t want to support such places, do you? Yeah, you may get a pug here for as low as ₹6,000, but will it be worth it? High chance that the pup might have genetic health issues passed on by its parents. He might look chubby and healthy, its because he was fed high in fat dog food. I seriously discourage buying a puppy from a pup mill.
Pet shops don’t usually breed their own dogs. They buy puppies from puppy mills. Puppies need to be with their mother for at least eight weeks to learn necessary social skills. Puppies are separated from their mother when they are as young as five weeks and kept on display in pet shops. These puppies can show signs of aggression, which, if not controlled, could lead to severe problems. You can easily get a pug in local pet shops for ₹10,000 to ₹15,000.
Contact a trusted pet shop and ask him if he knows any breeder who breeds Pug.
Breeders are people who breed their dogs. In India, breeders are either people who have bred their own dogs or people who are passionate about it. They take good care of their dogs and feed good-quality dog food. Breeders are the best way to find a good quality pug puppy in India.
You can even get show-quality pug puppies from a professional breeder. But they can cost you around ₹40,000 to ₹50,000. But you don’t really need a show-quality pug with a superior lineage for a pet. Good quality Champions-breed Pug puppy is perfect for a pet, and it will cost you around ₹15,000 to ₹20,000 if you buy it from a breeder.
You can easily get contacts of local breeders in your area from Justdial. You can even ask Petshops if they know any breeders.
Cost of a Pug Puppy in different Cities
The price of a Pug also depends on the place you get it from. So to make things easy for you, I contacted more than 150 pet shops and breeders from different cities of India and asked them for the price of a Pug puppy.
You can get a champions-breed pug puppy in Mumbai for ₹10,000 to ₹15,000. However, you can get a puppy from local pet markets for as low as ₹5,000.
In Delhi, a pug puppy will cost you around ₹13,000 to ₹15,000 in local pet shops and pet markets.
On average, the price of a pug puppy in Chennai ranges between ₹15,000 to ₹20,000.
In Bangalore, you can get a pug puppy for ₹10,000. However, a champion-bred puppy will cost you between ₹15,000 to ₹20,000.
In Kolkata, the price of a Pug puppy ranges between ₹10,000 to ₹15,000. You even can get a show-quality puppy for ₹40,000 from local breeders.
|City||Average Cost of a Beagle Puppy|
|Hyderabad||₹10,000 – ₹15,000|
|Ahmedabad||₹8,000 – ₹12,000|
|Pune||₹12,000 – ₹15,000|
|Surat||₹10,000 – ₹15,000|
|Jaipur||₹15,000 – ₹18,000|
|Visakhapatnam||₹10,000 – ₹15,000|
|Kanpur||₹12,000 – ₹15,000|
|Nagpur||₹10,000 – ₹15,000|
|Lucknow||₹8,000 – ₹10,000|
|Thane||₹15,000 – ₹20,000|
Monthly Expenses of a Pug
Buying a pug puppy is just the initial cost. It is also necessary to understand a breed’s monthly expenses before you get it.
Cost of Feeding a Pug
On average, good-quality dog food for a Pug will cost you around ₹2,500 to ₹3,000 per month. However, if you decide to home cook food for a pug, the cost can go down to ₹1,500 to ₹2,000 per month.
The price highly depends on the quality of the dog you feed your Pug. Medium-quality dog food has grain-based or meat by-products as its primary ingredients. Grains do have some nutritional value, but nothing compared to real meat. Whereas by-products are remaining parts of animals, they are not consumed by humans, like feet, intestine, kidney, etc. It will cost you around ₹2,000
High-quality dog foods have fresh animal meat as their primary ingredients, which is a rich source of proteins and other nutrients. It will cost you around ₹3,000 per month.
We do not recommend cheap-quality dog food for your Pug. They have fillers and artificial preservatives, which are bad for a dog’s health.
Even if you decide to feed homecooked food to your Pug, we highly recommend feeding a highly-quality dog food at least once a day.
Cost of Grooming a Pug
In India, a full-body grooming session for your Pug will cost you around ₹2,000 per session. However, if you decide to get all the grooming accessories and do it yourself at home, it will cost you just around ₹500 per month.
Grooming is essential for preventing many health complications in our Pug. We highly recommend grooming your dog at home. You will be able to take better care as well as it will be a great bonding exercise.
Cost of Vet and Vaccinations
The first-year cost of all the vaccinations and vet fees will cost around ₹6,000 to ₹10,000. In the following years, routines checkups and yearly vaccinations will cost about ₹2,000 every year.
Cost of Neutering/Spaying
If you are not going to breed your Pug, then it is advised to neuter/spay it. In India, this surgery will cost around ₹8,000 to ₹10,000. Aftercare medicines will cost an additional ₹1,000.
Cost of Toys
Toys are necessary for every dog. You will have to buy good quality toys as well as chew toys when your Pug will be teething. The yearly cost of toys can go up to ₹1,000 to ₹1,500.
Cost of Treats
You will need treats to teach your Pug tricks and commands. It will cost you about ₹200 to ₹500 every month. You can surely use home ingredients for treats too.
Pugs have a weird sense of humor and are a total show-off. They are friendly and need people around them. Moreover, Pugs are low maintenance. Make sure to go through all the costs and expenses and then make a decision.