Huskies are one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S.
They are known for being friendly and loving, but they can also be stubborn and independent.
Originally bred as sled dogs by the Inuit people, they ended up being great family pets.
So it’s totally understandable that you want to see how much buying a Husky pup will cost you.
The average life expectancy of a Husky is 12-14 years, so you’re in for a long-term commitment.
They require high levels of exercise to avoid boredom and separation anxiety.
If you’re not able to commit to the amount of time needed for this breed, you might want to check out breeds that are easier to maintain (all dogs need exercise though).
Many breeders inform potential buyers that Huskies often love running and are smart which means they need mental stimulation.
So what should you expect to pay for a Husky pup from a responsible breeder?
Siberian Husky puppies can cost anywhere between $750-$2,000 with some champion lines costing up to $4,000.
There are many factors that affect how much a husky pup will cost you: where they’re from, gender, whether or not they are champion lines or have breeding rights, and other factors such as coat color.
Coat color is far less important than health testing or temperament though.
So make sure you only buy from a breeder who performs health testing and socializes the puppies.
Update: This article has been updated where necessary to properly reflect prices in 2023.
Husky Puppy Prices (sorted by US state)
Based on my own research and outreach to Husky breeders, you should expect to pay around $1,000 for a healthy pup.
I’ve compiled the data across 22 different states in the USA to give you a rough idea of how much a Husky puppy will cost you.
How did I get these average prices?
For every state, I researched at least 3 well-known breeders with an online presence, checked the price on their website, and contacted them about pricing whenever possible.
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Some sites may quote prices ranging from $500-$700 but to be honest, I personally don’t think it’s possible to breed healthy and well-tempered pups for such low prices.
How can you get the cost down without sacrificing quality?
You can check out neighboring states if there are healthy pups available that happen to cost less.
While I don’t recommend flying puppies, it’s also a possibility if you absolutely can’t find a breeder (on the other hand, airplane fare, preparation, etc. will cost money too).
Don’t try to negotiate prices as this is scorned by breeders.
Rightly so, if dog owners are struggling to cough up a couple of hundred bucks more, how are they gonna pay expensive vet bills or pay for a proper diet?
However, if you have enough for emergencies and food set aside and you just want to save money or do something good, check out adoption (more on that below).
Husky Prices in the UK and Germany
Ever wondered about the prices in other countries? I’ve got you covered.
Breeds are priced very differently across countries.
While Rottweiler prices are quite high in the U.S. for a well-bred Rottie, it’s one of the less expensive breeds in Germany (I should know, I own one of these lovebugs), despite them not being as common here as one might think.
That being said, it’s interesting to compare how much a Siberian Husky would cost in other countries.
Across 100+ listings, a Siberian Husky pup in the UK costs 750-950 GBP ($950-$1,200) on average.
Verified breeders usually tend to be on the higher end. The total range is between $500-$2,500 in the UK.
All real-world prices on UK-specific puppy finder sites.
Wanna know what they cost in Germany? The average Husky price across 100+ listings in Germany is 1.000€ ($1,100) with the lower end being $700 and the higher end $1,800.
Keep in mind that I only selected verified breeders with purebred puppies and the minimum requirments.
As you can see, the cost for puppies depends on the country, you might need to shell out more or less money.
It’s worth every penny if you’re buying from a good breeder though.
4 Important Things Influencing How Much Your Husky Puppy Costs
I’ve compiled the 4 main factors that determine how much your Husky pup will cost.
- Coat color
- Show or sport titles
- Breeding rights
- Socialization/Temperament testing/Puppy diet
As mentioned, geography plays a major role and while most pups find new homes for around $1,000, you might need to pay double that amount due to your region.
Coat color is also important.
If your Husky has a very rare coat color (check out my overview on the Husky colors), it may set you back more than a color that’s more common.
Whether or not show titles matter to you, you’ll probably pay a premium if the parents have these.
Show-quality dogs can be great but it’s far more important that the pup is healthy, well-tempered, and socialized.
The same goes for sports competitions unless you’re planning to compete in something like sledding.
I’d only suggest breeding rights to those who know what they’re doing because breeding is actually quite a demanding job and requires lots of knowledge to get it right.
Now, all the stuff that the breeder does with the dogs will cost you money and it’s totally worth it.
Breeders make less money than you might think.
Think of all the puppy enrichment toys, time spent on testing each and every pup and maybe even documenting it, trips to socialize them and so on.
If you’re interested in how breeders arrive at a specific price per pup, check out my guide on fair puppy pricing.
Husky Adoption Cost
Generally, you can expect to pay $100-$400 to adopt a Husky.
As it so happens, many people seek puppies and you can expect to pay the higher end of this spectrum if a puppy lands in your local shelter.
Adoption is a cheaper way to get your furry friend. Adopting from shelters or rescue groups can save you over a thousand dollars.
Plus, before finally adopting, you can meet and socialize with one of these wonderful canine souls before making that major commitment.
Check out my adoption guide to find a great shelter.
There are many reasons why people may decide to adopt and not shop.
Some may be looking for their first dog, while others are looking to give their current dog a friend.
Regardless of the reason, it is important to know what costs you will incur after bringing your new furry friend home from the shelter.
How Much Does it Cost To Own a Husky?
You’re asking about monthly upkeep for Husky?
Lucky you, while the Husky is a medium-sized breed, others will struggle with feeding their large or giant dogs twice or thrice the amount.
The diet will be your biggest expense, so let’s start with that.
If you’re feeding your Husky a raw diet, you can calculate with $3/pound, and assuming your dog weighs between 40-60 pounds (18-27kg), you’d need around 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of lean meat, organ meat, bones, rumen, etc. per day.
Feeding a Siberian Husky raw would cost you around $90-$130/month.
Depending on your location, you might be able to do it for a bit less or double for organic, grass-fed meat.
Bulk discounts or local farmer connections can help with reducing the bill significantly.
If you’re feeding a good kibble, you might be able to cut that cost in half which would still mean kibble would cost $45-$65/month. That’s just for food.
I actually have an article on how much large-breed dogs cost during their whole lifetime, so check that out for a very detailed breakdown.
Now you need to factor in toys (let’s say $10/month), perhaps even taxes or insurance, as well as all the first-time equipment that’ll cost hundreds of dollars (crate, collar, harness, leash, enrichment, etc.).
Set up an emergency fund for vet bills and pray you won’t need it. Some issues like hip dysplasia, bloat, or other breed-specific diseases can cost anywhere from $1,000-$5,000+.
Not to mention the stress and pain for your Husky.
Plenty of exercise, mental stimulation, and a proper diet can potentially help avoid costly vet bills.
Let me know if you have questions about the prices of Husky pups or how much they cost monthly, happy to answer any comments!