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

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

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Then there's the sleeping arrangement.

Labradoodle

  • $299.99: Richell USA mahogany-accented crate "for the dog who believes even the essential crate should look good"
  • $229.00: Fetchdog "Overstuffed Luxury Pet Sofa in Microsuede"
  • $31.95: SnugglePuppie, with heartbeat, "to help your Doodle Puppy sleep"

Mutt

  • $129.99: Basic one-door crate ($110.00), with quilted crate mat ($19.99)
  • $99.00: LL Bean Premium Denim Dog Bed
  • $6.00: Ticking clock to "simulate heartbeat of puppy's mother and calm it down"

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $3,455.79
  • Mutt: $499.93
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