How Much on Average Would a Bernese Mountain Dog Cost?

I’m not looking for champion bloodline or to breed. I just want to eventually get me a BMD puppy because they are pure awesomeness. I know they have a history of potential health problems so I’d ideally like to get a healthy puppy.

A health BMD is going to cost you. Doesn’t matter if you don’t want to breed or care about Ch titled dogs in the pedigree. Quality costs and considering the breed you are interested in the LAST thing you should consider is buying from someone more convenient because their prices are cheaper.

You’re looking around $800 or so for a pet quality pup. you can find breeders through the national club link here, http://www.bmdca.org/ You can also consider a rescue pup/dog. information can be found on the breed club site as well

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  • Shauna

    My advice is to google some areas local to you often they charge a lesser price for people looking for a pet as long as you provide proof that they have been castrated.
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  • UHave2BeKiddingMe-Clueing in the Clueless

    I know a bunch of these dogs. I do not find them awesome.
    Even the well bred ones have many health problems.
    One person I know spent over 25K in vet bills over her dogs short life (6 years)
    I know another person who just had the second knee surgery done on her dog, each
    one $7,500.

    You best buy from the best breeder you can- that will be one with Champion bloodlines and all health checks. Even then be prepared that this kind of dog will cost you a small fortune in vet bills.

    Plan on spending about $1,000-$1,500 for a pet puppy
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  • Rayven ~ SCAdian girl

    A health BMD is going to cost you. Doesn’t matter if you don’t want to breed or care about Ch titled dogs in the pedigree. Quality costs and considering the breed you are interested in the LAST thing you should consider is buying from someone more convenient because their prices are cheaper.

    You’re looking around $800 or so for a pet quality pup. you can find breeders through the national club link here, http://www.bmdca.org/ You can also consider a rescue pup/dog. information can be found on the breed club site as well
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  • Edmonds

    900 to 2000 dollars
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    chacha.com

  • Animal Artwork & Arctic Eyes

    I breed Bernese as well as Samoyeds. Let me tell you, Bernese are NOT pure awesomeness. They are prone to injury as pups (the first one I bought had a contract that said I had to walk the pup up and down the stairs on a leash because they are so clumsy) Even the very well bred ones with generations of health clearances die from various cancers and lymphoma or bloat. Expect THOUSANDS of dollars of vet bills in what a week previously was a HEALTHY dog. The average age of death is 7.2 years – which means HALF die before that age. Temperaments are all over the board (great pets but not necessarily friendly with strangers, some fearful, some aggressive and again this is even in the WELL BRED dogs). I love my Bernese. They are fantastic working dogs and intensely loyal BUT I realize there are real pitfalls to them. *IF* you get one – start putting away $30 a month for vet bills and make sure you have an extra empty credit card…. I know MANY people who have re-mortgaged their homes to pay the hefty vet bills trying to keep their dog alive. Make the decision when you get the dog how much you’re willing to spend on treating the inevitable health issues – whether you can emotionally deal with this FANTASTIC dog being so sick, puking from chemo or having to have it’s leg cut off only to die 3 months or a year later.

    A poorly bred Bernese will run $900 – but comes from stock that wasn’t health tested. A well bred pet quality Bernese from show lines will run $1200-2000 depending upon the LONGEVITY of the line of dogs it comes from. Dogs from lines more likely to live longer cost more.
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