Labradoodle vs. Mutt: The Real Cost of Owning a Dog

By Laurie Meisler - 2011-09-14T23:37:24Z

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First there's the basic gear you need.

Labradoodle

  • $2,500.00: Cost of dog (includes spaying or neutering, microchip in case pet gets lost and you need to be contacted)
  • $102.00: New York dog license
  • $166.00: Coach dog collar (leather) with charm, Coach signature leash
  • $70.00: "Addicted to Love" silver dog tag
  • $16.95: Labradoodle: Comprehensive Owners Guide (Kennel Club Books)
  • $39.90: 'IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, PLEASE RESCUE MY LABRADOODLE" stickers (10)

Mutt

  • $100.00: Cost of dog (includes spaying or neutering, microchip)
  • $102.00: New York dog license
  • $35.00: Collar, leash
  • $4.95: Metal dog tag
  • $22.99: Petfinder.com: The Adopted Dog Bible
  • Free: ASPCA Pet Safety Pack with window decals

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $2,894.85
  • Mutt: $264.94
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