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

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

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The downturn in housing may not have hit the pet world yet.

Labradoodle

  • $4,979.98: Cape Cod Cozy Cottage Kennel Dog House, with PetCool heater and air conditioner unit (for your vacation home)
  • $890.00: Plexidor Bronze electronic pet door, wall-mounted
  • $1,450.00: Dogwatch Hidden Fence
  • $4,511.52: Premiums paid on catastrophic pet insurance; $500 deductible.

Mutt

  • $61.00: Wal-Mart Stores Deluxe Dog house
  • $117.35: Door-mounted dual-flap door
  • $4,348.00: Premiums paid on catastrophic pet insurance; $500 deductible.

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $18,374.16
  • Mutt: $6,110.56
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