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

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

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Pet food options range from the basic to what a dog hopefully tastes as the sublime, given the expense.

Labradoodle

  • $324.50: Large Wowo curved-wood double bowl raised dog feeder, in cherry finish
  • $21,894.55: Lifetime supply of Dr. Billingham's BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) Fresh Frozen Patties
  • $1,500.00: Lifetime's worth of steroid-free, nitrate-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, preservative-free dog treats

Mutt

  • $30: Two large white dog bowls
  • $5,342.00: Pedigree dog food
  • $900.00: Treats including Beggin' Strips and Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $42,093.21
  • Mutt: $12,382.56
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