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The Real Cost of

Breeding with a Stud Dog

What Does a stud fee include?

A stud dog fee usually only includes having the male dog mate with a female, sometimes for up 2-3 times to optimize the chances for conception.

A typical stud fee for dogs depends on show or sports titles, recent off-spring, special colors or type, and last but not least, the breed which may also determine the usual litter size.


Now, what do you think it costs a breeder to get a stud dog for their female?

While you can usually charge $500-$1,000 to stud your dog, the fee can also be equal to the price of one puppy which might result in a stud dog fee of $1,500-$3,000 for high-quality males.

The highest stud fee

The most expensive stud fees are in the $5,000-$15,000 range with top bloodlines.