Athletic, outgoing, and loyal, Huskies are one of the most popular dog breeds among dog lovers everywhere. Here is how much a husky puppy will cost you.
Huskies are indeed a very beautiful dog breed -- their uniquely colored sharp and piercing eyes (that come in blue, brown, and sometimes a combination of the two!), their fun personality, and their powerful stature makes the Husky a very popular breed with all dog lovers alike.
FYI: when people say the word Huskies, they're usually referring to a Siberian Husky, which is the most commonly known Husky dog. Ranking at No. 15 on the American Kennel Club's (AKC) 2020 list of most popular dog breeds, it's easy to see why the Siberian Husky has captured the hearts of many!
If you want to bring home one of these beautiful purebred dogs, keep in mind that dog food (even dry food), vaccinations, and veterinary care for health issues can cost just as much as any dog, but huskies themselves are much more expensive than labradors or mixed breeds. Potential pet parents should keep in mind that as beautiful as Huskies are, they are not a breed for everyone; make sure to do your homework before bringing one home! Here is what a Siberian Husky puppy will cost you.
How Much Do Huskies Cost?
While the pricing of Siberian Huskies differs greatly on things such as location, breed lineage, and a breeder versus a private sale (like pet stores), the average Siberian Husky price won't run you and your wallet up too much -- to be a dog owner to a Husky, you should expect to pay around $800 to $1500 give or take, with the average cost range of a quality puppy being from $800 to $1200 in most states.
Of course, what you will pay for a Husky puppy will also largely depend on whether you go to a reputable breeder or a backyard breeder or if you go to a pet store. (even though we advise against pet stores or any places with a "puppies for sale" sign, given their frequent association with puppy mills!)
Even though backyard breeders and private sales like pet stores will often have a lower price tag for husky puppies, it's definitely better to go with reputable breeders where they care about the well-being of the pup and can guarantee to produce some high-quality dogs. (Always check for paperwork!)
Pro tip: Siberian Huskies with better bloodlines or a higher pedigree (like show-quality puppies) will cost you more!
A working dog, Siberian Huskies were first developed as (and still are!) endurance sled dogs: their athleticism and strength allow them to, by working in packs, pull light loads quickly across the frozen tundra. These are a generally healthy breed, but prone to certain health problems like cataracts, corneal dystrophy, and the common hip dysplasia in adult dogs.
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