Introduction: Prices for 100 dog breeds in India

Dogs are such magnificent animals; almost everyone is fascinated by them. In India today, we see several breeds of dogs, native and non-native. We wanted to help our readers by providing this list of dog prices in India as a guideline that they can rely on while choosing a dog for them.

2020 Dog prices in India

BreedPet Quality (₹)Show Quality (₹)Yearly cost (₹)AvailabilityAdaptability to IndiaApartment livingSpecial needsCountryHealthSize
Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

12,00040,000 1,14,000HighMediumNot suitedNoUKGoodLarge
German Shepherd

German Shepherd

15,00040,000 1,16,400HighLowNot suitedNoGermanyGoodLarge
Pug

Pug

6,00018,00058,800HighHighSuitedNoChinaPoorSmall
Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

50,00065,000 3,49,200LowLowNot suitedYesSiberiaGoodLarge
Pitbull

Pitbull

20,00035,000 1,14,000MediumMediumNot suitedNoUSAGoodLarge
Beagle

Beagle

15,00020,00079,200HighHighSuitedNoUKExcellentMedium
Rottweiler

Rottweiler

15,00040,000 1,11,600HighHighNot suitedNoGermanyGoodLarge
Bulldog

Bulldog

20,00028,00081,600MediumHighNot suitedNoUKGoodMedium
Indian Spitz

Indian Spitz

5,00015,00039,600HighHighSuitedNoIndiaExcellentSmall
Great Dane

Great Dane

22,00040,000 1,81,200HighMediumNot suitedNoGermanyPoorGiant
Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

1,00,000 2,50,000 5,29,200LowLowNot suitedYesTibetGoodGiant
Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

20,00030,00054,000MediumMediumSuitedNoChinaGoodSmall
Chow Chow

Chow Chow

45,000 1,00,000 2,59,200LowLowNot suitedYesChinaGoodMedium
Dobermann

Dobermann

15,00040,000 1,11,600HighHighNot suitedNoGermanyGoodLarge
Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard

40,00060,000 5,29,200LowLowNot suitedYesItalyGoodGiant
Boxer

Boxer

20,00030,00081,600HighHighNot suitedNoGermanyGoodMedium
Labrador

Labrador

12,00020,00081,600HighHighNot suitedNoNewfoundlandGoodMedium
Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

5,00,000 17,00,000 3,49,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesUSAGoodLarge
Maltese

Maltese

20,00030,00056,400LowLowSuitedNoMaltaGoodSmall
Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

5,00,000 17,00,00054,000Not AvailableMediumSuitedNoSpainGoodSmall
Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

15,00025,00054,000MediumMediumSuitedNoTibetGoodSmall
Chihuahua

Chihuahua

6,00020,00058,800LowHighSuitedNoMexicoPoorSmall
French Bulldog

French Bulldog

35,00050,00051,600LowHighSuitedNoFranceGoodSmall
Dalmatian

Dalmatian

15,00020,000 1,11,600HighHighNot suitedNoCroatiaGoodLarge
Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

20,00035,000 1,21,200MediumMediumNot suitedNoUKPoorLarge
Dachshund

Dachshund

5,00015,00051,600HighHighSuitedNoGermanyGoodSmall
Samoyed

Samoyed

25,00,000 29,50,000 2,59,200LowLowSuitedYesRussiaGoodMedium
English Mastiff

English Mastiff

40,00060,000 5,29,200MediumLowNot suitedYesUKGoodGiant
Cane Corso

Cane Corso

45,00060,000 1,14,000LowMediumNot suitedNoItalyGoodLarge
Corgi Welsh

Corgi Welsh

5,00,000 9,00,00058,800Not AvailableHighSuitedNoUKPoorSmall
Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

15,00025,00086,400LowLowNot suitedNoUKGoodMedium
Poodle

Poodle

35,00050,00081,600MediumHighNot suitedNoGermanyGoodMedium
Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

5,00,000 9,00,000 3,34,800Not AvailableHighNot suitedYesArgentinaGoodLarge
Belgian Shepherd

Belgian Shepherd

50,00065,000 1,14,000LowMediumNot suitedNoBelgiumGoodLarge
Border Collie

Border Collie

25,00040,00081,600LowHighNot suitedNoScotlandGoodMedium
Wolf Dog

Wolf Dog

20,00,000 25,00,000 5,50,800Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesUnknownPoorGiant
Akita

Akita

4,50,000 10,00,000 3,49,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesJapanGoodLarge
Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff

45,00065,000 1,71,600MediumHighNot suitedNoItalyGoodGiant
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

55,00065,000 2,52,000LowMediumSuitedYesUKGoodMedium
Kangal Shepherd Dog

Kangal Shepherd Dog

10,00,000 20,00,000 5,29,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesTurkeyGoodGiant
Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

4,50,000 8,00,000 2,59,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesJapanGoodMedium
Newfoundland Dog

Newfoundland Dog

65,00080,000 5,29,200LowLowNot suitedYesNewfoundlandGoodGiant
Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

30,00045,00054,000MediumMediumSuitedNoUKGoodSmall
Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

10,00020,00051,600MediumHighSuitedNoUKGoodSmall
Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

5,00,000 7,00,000 1,16,400Not AvailableLowNot suitedNoAustraliaGoodLarge
Afghan Shepherd

Afghan Shepherd

9,00,000 16,00,000 5,29,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesAfghanisthanGoodGiant
Bully Kutta

Bully Kutta

60,0001,20,000 4,71,600LowExcellentNot suitedYesIndiaExcellentGiant
Greyhound

Greyhound

30,00050,00081,600LowHighNot suitedNoUKGoodMedium
Caucasian Shepherd

Caucasian Shepherd

15,00,000 20,00,000 5,29,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesRussiaGoodGiant
Rajapalayam

Rajapalayam

8,00020,00067,200MediumExcellentNot suitedNoIndiaExcellentMedium
Boston Terrier dog

Boston Terrier dog

3,50,000 5,00,00051,600Not AvailableHighSuitedNoUSAGoodSmall
Basset Hound

Basset Hound

30,00045,000 1,18,800LowHighSuitedNoFrancePoorLarge
Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

7,00,000 10,00,000 5,29,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesSwitzerlandGoodGiant
Maltipoo

Maltipoo

15,00030,00054,000LowMediumSuitedNoUnknownGoodSmall
Havanese dog

Havanese dog

3,50,000 5,00,00054,000Not AvailableMediumSuitedNoCubaGoodSmall
Bolognese dog

Bolognese dog

3,50,000 5,00,00054,000Not AvailableMediumSuitedNoItalyGoodSmall
Pekingese

Pekingese

3,50,000 5,00,00054,000Not AvailableMediumSuitedNoChinaGoodSmall
Boerboel

Boerboel

10,50,000 20,00,000 5,14,800Not AvailableHighNot suitedYesSouth AfricaGoodGiant
Papillon

Papillon

35,00050,00054,000LowMediumSuitedNoBelgiumGoodSmall
Miniature Pincher

Miniature Pincher

15,00030,00051,600MediumHighSuitedNoGermanyGoodSmall
Central Asian Shepherd Dog

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

15,00,000 20,00,000 5,29,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesRussiaGoodGiant
Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

50,00070,000 1,09,200LowHighNot suitedNoSouth AfricaExcellentLarge
Shar Pei

Shar Pei

25,00040,00051,600LowHighSuitedNoChinaGoodSmall
Mudhol Hound

Mudhol Hound

10,00022,00067,200LowExcellentNot suitedNoIndiaExcellentMedium
Leonberger

Leonberger

4,50,000 8,00,000 3,49,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesGermanyGoodLarge
Bloodhound

Bloodhound

60,000 1,00,000 1,11,600LowHighNot suitedNoUKGoodLarge
Pomsky dog

Pomsky dog

8,50,000 13,00,000 1,69,200Not AvailableLowSuitedYesUnknownGoodSmall
King Shepherd

King Shepherd

20,00035,000 3,49,200MediumLowNot suitedYesUnknownGoodLarge
Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz

18,00040,00054,000LowMediumSuitedNoJapanGoodSmall
Bandog

Bandog

30,00040,000 3,49,200LowLowNot suitedYesUKGoodLarge
Gaddi Kutta

Gaddi Kutta

20,00030,00097,200LowExcellentNot suitedNoIndiaExcellentLarge
English Pointer

English Pointer

18,00030,00051,600MediumHighSuitedNoUKGoodSmall
Labradoodle

Labradoodle

4,50,000 8,00,00084,000Not AvailableMediumSuitedNoAustraliaGoodMedium
Basenji dog

Basenji dog

4,50,000 10,00,00081,600Not AvailableHighNot suitedNoAfricaGoodMedium
Komondor

Komondor

15,00,000 20,00,000 2,59,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesHungaryGoodMedium
Saluki

Saluki

30,00040,00076,800MediumExcellentNot suitedNoMiddle EastExcellentMedium
Irish Setter

Irish Setter

40,00050,00084,000MediumMediumNot suitedNoIrelandGoodMedium
Rampur Hound

Rampur Hound

8,00018,00067,200MediumExcellentNot suitedNoIndiaExcellentMedium
Weimaraner

Weimaraner

50,00070,000 1,11,600MediumHighNot suitedNoGermanyGoodLarge
Himalayan Mastiff

Himalayan Mastiff

60,000 1,00,000 2,91,600LowExcellentNot suitedYesIndiaExcellentLarge
Cockapoo

Cockapoo

4,50,000 8,00,00081,600Not AvailableHighNot suitedNoUKGoodMedium
Tamaskan Dog

Tamaskan Dog

15,00,000 20,00,000 3,49,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesFinlandGoodLarge
Canis Panther

Canis Panther

9,50,000 16,00,000 3,34,800Not AvailableHighNot suitedYesUnknownGoodLarge
Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie

80,000 2,50,000 2,52,000LowMediumNot suitedYesScotlandGoodMedium
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

35,00060,00072,000LowHighSuitedNoIndiaGoodMedium
Bakharwal

Bakharwal

20,00040,000 2,91,600MediumExcellentNot suitedYesIndiaExcellentLarge
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

20,00,000 25,00,000 3,49,200Not AvailableLowNot suitedYesCzechGoodLarge
Kombai

Kombai

9,00020,00067,200LowExcellentNot suitedNoIndiaExcellentMedium
Korean Jindo

Korean Jindo

4,50,000 8,00,00086,400Not AvailableLowNot suitedNoKoreaGoodMedium
Kanni Hound

Kanni Hound

10,00022,00067,200MediumExcellentNot suitedNoIndiaExcellentMedium
Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher

4,50,000 10,00,00054,000Not AvailableMediumSuitedNoGermanyGoodSmall
Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz

15,00030,00056,400MediumLowSuitedNoFinlandGoodSmall
Chippiparai

Chippiparai

10,00022,00067,200MediumExcellentNot suitedNoIndiaExcellentMedium
Jonangi

Jonangi

12,00020,00067,200LowExcellentNot suitedNoIndiaExcellentMedium
Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux

45,00060,000 1,71,600LowHighNot suitedNoFranceGoodGiant
Indian Pariah Dog

Indian Pariah Dog

01,00067,200HighExcellentSuitedNoIndiaExcellentMedium
Pandikona

Pandikona

8,00015,00097,200LowExcellentNot suitedNoIndiaExcellentLarge
German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer

30,00045,00081,600LowHighNot suitedNoGermanyGoodMedium
Sloughi

Sloughi

18,00030,00081,600LowHighNot suitedNoAfricaGoodMedium

The importance of dog prices in India

The list of dog prices in India is vital for the following reasons.

  • Dog owner: The Indian pet industry is the fastest-growing pet industry in the world. More people are looking to buy a dog today than ever before. We want our list of dog breed prices to be a guide to dog owners.
  • Dog breeders: The cost of owning and breeding a dog has increased exponentially. Our list of dog prices hopefully will provide the dog breeders a fair guideline considering all the expenses that they incur in producing top quality dogs.
  • Brokers: Today, in India, it is the pet brokers and pet shops that run the dog sales. The brokers play an essential part in bringing dog owners to dog breeders. 

We want our list to be helpful to all our readers. In the long run, we hope that this will act as a guide for anyone looking to buy a dog in India.

Exceptions to our list of dog prices in India

We want our readers to note kindly; this list does not account for exceptions. Our list of 100 dog breed prices in India gives you averages. There are Great Danes in India that can cost you over ₹1,00,000. We consider this as an exception and not as a norm.

There are no Indian breeders for exotic dogs, such as the Wolf dog or the Japanese Akita. You will need to shell out a heft price to import these into India.

How to read our list of dog prices?

Labrador Retriever puppies

The cost of a dog is not merely the cost of the puppy. One needs to take into account several factors, such as.

Puppy cost

We divided the puppy price into two categories.

  • Pet Quality: 99% of dog owners need just pet quality dogs. These are dogs that some minor, unnoticeable fault that makes them less-fit (not unfit) show ring. For instance, an undershot jaw is a fault in dog shows.
  • Show Quality: These are expensive because they are show worthy with no faults. 
  • Kindly note, statistically only 1 or 2 dogs out of 50 are show worthy. Dogs from the same litter (same parent) can be show and pet quality.

Total annual cost

German Shepherd father and son

Annual cost is your recurring yearly cost. We have accounted for the most common recurring expenses, such as food, vet, and health.

This price does NOT include the initial puppy cost.

  • Food expenses: The cost of dog food will be your number one recurring cost. Food expenses are directly proportional to the size of the dog. The larger the dog, the more it needs to eat.
  • Vet expenses85% of the 100 dog breed list is non-native dogs. Non-native dogs require additional care than native dogs. Our dog prices list accounts for this factor as well.
  • Health: Health is another vital factor that one needs to take into account. Pugs, while they are small, are susceptible to several health issues.
  • Adaptability to India: Indian weather is generally hot and humid. Since this is a guideline, our list does not account for exceptions, such as snowy regions in North India. Hence, our list considers Himalayan Shepherd, a native dog, to be less adapted to the general Indian conditions.
  • Availability of the dogs breed in India: Our list of 100 dog breeds with prices in India also accounts for the availability of the dogs. Today in India, we see exotic dogs from every corner of the planet. Some like the Indian Spitz has indeed become a native dog. The price of a dog depends on its availability as well.
  • Special needs: Some dogs require specialized care. Husky is becoming very popular in India. Husky is from one of the coldest places on our planet, Siberia. Owning a Husky in Chennai’s hot and humid conditions will require specialized care, such as full-time air conditioning.

Why should you trust our dog breed prices in India? 

Rajapalayam dog with a kitten

Our 101 dog price list in India is not some random, out of the blue calculation. As you can see, a lot of thought, experience, and brainstorming went into creating this list. We want our readers to get the most relevant, accurate, and timely information for them to make the right choice.

Puppy buying tips in India

Kuchi Dog Puppies

Our mission at barks.in is to empower our audience with accurate information. Merely providing a price list for 100 commonly seen dog breeds in India is not going to help potential buyers. We hope these tips will help you to make the right choices.

How to choose the right breeder?

Wide eyed puppy

Please follow these steps

  • A good breeder cares for his dog more than money. Speaking to the breeder will make their motives clear.
  • A good Rottweiler breeder will never sell his pups to a first-time dog owner.
  • A good breeder will guide you and will be open about their dogs. 
  • A good breeder will ask you more questions about your home, family, and experience with dogs than you ask of them.
  • A bad breeder will negotiate, drop prices, and will be reluctant to take you to the pup’s parents.

Common mistakes people make while buying a dog in India 

Puppy scratching
  • Being impressed by the dog’s looks and picking up an incompatible dog. A German Shepherd looks impressive, and it is an excellent guard dog. However, did you know that they are also the German shedder, a nickname because of constant shedding?
  • People walk into a pet shop and walk out with a puppy after paying a premium. Never buy without learning about a breed of dog. Never buy from pet shops which cannot tell you about the dog’s breeder. Did you know Beagle is a scent hound bred for hunting?
  • Never buy a dog online, never agree to pay money to a promises to ship your puppy.
  • Never pay a premium because the dog has a KCI certificate. We have come across many instances of fake KCI certificates.

Common tricks to fool dog buyers 

Golden Retriever puppies
  • Using a Kennel Club of India (KCI) certificate that belongs to a different dog. This fraud is one of the most common. Dealers buy KCI certificates from dog breeders and use them on pups from a different litter to increase their market value.
  • Dealers put up fake ads about exotic dogs online. They then ask you to pay for flight shipping charges for the pup. Once you pay, they disappear.
  • Dealers try to fool you with crosses and poor quality pups. Assessing the quality of a puppy requires experience. All puppies are cute, don’t fall into the cuteness trap.  

Choosing the right dog breed for you

Happy Indian Spitz

Remember, buying a dog is a long time commitment. Bigger, aggressive, and impressive dogs mean higher costs. Your giant English Mastiff will look impressive at the same time will put a hole in your pocket. Choose the dog wisely; don’t be impressed by a dog because of its looks.

The easiest way to determine the right dog for you is to ask your family members to list down what they expect from the dog. Once you have the purpose, you can then choose dogs that fulfill that purpose.

Native dog versus non-native dogs

Rajapalayam puppy playing with mom

Indian dogs have several advantages over non-native dogs. They are very healthy, low maintenance, and thrive in our homes. In our opinion, all dogs are great. Every breed fulfills a specific purpose. 

There are many versatile native Indian dogs. Take Rajapalayam dog; they excel in many areas and, at the same time, will cost you half the amount of owning a German Shepherd (GSD).

New puppy essential items in India

Once you decide to get a new puppy, we recommend getting the following ready for your new puppy.

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Collar and Leash

A collar and a leash is a must for a puppy. Puppies generally outgrow their first collar. However, a collar is a must for a dog and a puppy without which you won’t be able to train the puppy.

Ensure that you get a good quality collar that will be comfortable for the puppy. Getting a leash helps you to train your puppy to walk, learn good manners, and be acceptable around people.

Bedding

Buy a good quality bedding that is soft and ventilated. We don’t recommend allowing your dog on your bed. Dogs need to learn their place in the human pack. In the wild pack leaders, take the best stop, in this case, you in your mattress.

Treats

Treats are an excellent way to train your dogs. We recommend positive reinforcement training for your puppy. Tasty and nutritious treats make your training sessions easy. If your puppy loses interest in the treat, then your training sessions will be unproductive.

Toys

Puppies need teething toys. These toys are a must if you want to save your furniture, shoes, and clothes from your cloth line.

Bowls for food and water

Containers for food and water are necessary items. Puppies are sloppy eaters. Choose bowls that are slip and spill-free to protect your flooring.

Dog Food container

You will need a good quality sealed container for storing dog food. Ensure you get an airtight container.

Puppy food

Good quality dog food is crucial for your puppy’s health and growth. We recommend that you read our review of the best dog food in India and choose a recommended brand.

Conclusion

Kanni puppy

The dog prices in India vary by city, the breed of dog, the quality of the pup, etc. The basis of our list is well-researched data, personal experiences, and a strong desire to promote native dogs. We hope our list of 2020 dog prices in India provides a guideline to our readers.