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

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

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The Lifetime Tally

The lifetime total costs of owning a dog are enough to make you wonder: Would it be that bad to have your pet be a fish? Granted, the quality of companionship is not quite the same, but, hey, grooming costs are minimal. Of course, there is the cost of the fish tank, and the food, and the filtering system…


  • Doodle (gulp): $274,171.53
  • Mutt: $59,668.88