The cost of owning a Pomeranian is certainly an aspect worth looking in to. Before you plan on purchasing the designer breed, be sure that you can afford not only the initial cost of the pet but over time. The initial price must be considered but also the overall cost of care and comfort for the animal. There are several factors that will weigh in on the upfront cost as well as cost of a Pomeranian over time. Below are a few key points to help you better understand the cost of a Pomeranian.
1. Where the Pomeranian is located at time of purchase
The purchase price of a Pomeranian will vary based on the location in the United States of the puppy. There is not one set price for this type of dog. The price can go up or down based on which area of the US the breeder is located. If you will be obtaining the puppy from an area that is not reachable to you and the dog will be shipped, you must consider this cost. If you are traveling, the cost of travel should be considered. Demand also plays a role in pricing. A registered Pomeranian that is from a small breeder may have a higher price than a large scale breeder with multiple puppies.
2. Time of Year Can Be A Savings Factor
The time of year when you purchase the Pomeranian can be a savings factor. The winter months are usually slow for breeders as individuals are not considering purchasing a puppy. This can help you to purchase a puppy for a lower price. In the spring and summer months, the price can be much higher as more individuals are looking for puppies.
3. Age of the Pomeranian
The age of the Pomeranian will also determine the price point. A puppy is ready to transition to a new home from 6 to 8 weeks of age. When a puppy reaches the 9, 10 week and older mark, the puppy can be reduced in price. It can be harder to train the puppy as it ages which is how the price can go down.
4. Initial Cost
The cost to you for the initial purchase, based on the factors above, can range from $1,500 to $3,000. Be wary if you see an advertisement for a Pomeranian puppy that is lower or higher than this amount as it most likely is a scam.
5. Food, Toys, Care
You must also consider the cost of living for your new friend. A Pomeranian will need food and water, toys and care from the Vet. You will spend anywhere from $200 to $500 a year for food based on where you live. Toys are a cost you can easily predict but vet care is not. You may end up with a healthy pet who just needs shots and basic care which can run $100 to $200 a year. However, if you have an unhealthy Pomeranian, you may have a higher cost for care which is an expense you will have to cover.