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    Default Re: I hate people asking how much my dog cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piamitch View Post
    This irritates me also. I tell them my Ruckus was adopted. I do let them know that they are a high maintenance breed and more than likely the purchase cost won't compare to the cost of maintaining them. That's when I get the "oh really?" Not that I'm trying to discourage, but people are clueless, which is why there are so many in rescues and shelters.
    My baby's name is Ruckus, too!!!! People ask me all the time...if they've asked other questions about him and his breeder and they express serious interest in breed (and seem to be as obsessed with his wrinkly face as I am) then sometimes I'll tell them, otherwise I just sort of ignore the question and keep talking about another topic.

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    Default Re: I hate people asking how much my dog cost.

    I had it asked to me a few times. I let them know , she's a rescue . I educate them and say, puppies cost up over $2,000 depending on breeder. My girl cost less than that but she was not cheap lol


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    Default Re: I hate people asking how much my dog cost.

    When people ask you that question, answer them with "To me he's Priceless"
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    I got asked this q tonight all I can do is giving them the same answer and derail into the cost of breeding and how the process works hoping I bore them lol
    I was tempted to ask, how much did your kid cost? LOL

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    Default Re: I hate people asking how much my dog cost.

    My cousin was kind of rude about it when he asked how much we paid for Millie. He's like "all she's going to do for the first year is bite you and pee all over your new carpet. Is that worth the money?"

    I came back with "Your daughter is 5 years old, still wets the bed and got in trouble at school for biting a kid. Not much difference."

    Boom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArJay84 View Post
    My cousin was kind of rude about it when he asked how much we paid for Millie. He's like "all she's going to do for the first year is bite you and pee all over your new carpet. Is that worth the money?"

    I came back with "Your daughter is 5 years old, still wets the bed and got in trouble at school for biting a kid. Not much difference."

    Boom.

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    Default Re: I hate people asking how much my dog cost.

    This is a fantastic thread, even though it's 3 years old. I also get asked this question all the time. I just wanna yell: it's none of your business! Instead, I say: a decent amount but not as much as around here. When I see their confused faces, I tell them where I flew to get our crazy baby. Which in turn is followed by: isn't that more?
    No, it wasn't. Some people just don't know boundaries.

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    Default Re: I hate people asking how much my dog cost.

    Well, the last time I responded Blue was something like 4-5 months old. He's going to be two in December.

    Since then, I've only been asked once, and even then, it was in a roundabout way.. something like "I heard they're an expensive breed", and I just replied - yes.

    But other than that, no one has come right out and asked. At least not that I can remember.


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    My son asked me awhile ago-I answered" Nunya".(non of your biz.) I said "what, are you worried about an inheritance?!"
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    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"

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    @Blueberrys Mom Lucky you've never been asked directly. @Manydogs Hahaha

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    Default Re: I hate people asking how much my dog cost.

    When I received Harvey at 10 weeks old, I have been asked several times of how much he cost. When I read people well, people who are truly interested on getting one, I will be honest and tell them. I have also suggested that the rescue is a great venue to get one.

    There was however this one obnoxious guy and I knew he was just being nosey. So when he asked I told him $10,000, he then asked why? so I told him that he was on sale and then I walked away.

    I did not pay that kind of money but good money and never looked back.

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    Default Re: I hate people asking how much my dog cost.

    We get asked it all the frickin time! My husband and I get super offended. I agree with you, it's no ones business but ours. We just say we would rather not discuss it. And end it there. My husband will react to it more with a bit of a temper but I just say it's our business. But whenever we run into EB owners the topic of vet bills come up and we laugh who knew vet bills would be funny

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