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

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

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Looking good can get expensive.

Labradoodle

  • $93,600.00: Lifetime monthly grooming with nail clipping, teeth brushing, dematting, hot oil treatment
  • $13.50: "Tartar Tamer" dual-head toothbrush kit with filet mignon-flavored toothpaste (they haven't come out with a postman-flavored version yet)
  • $85: Les Poochs wide-sized soft flex brush

Mutt

  • $112. 88: Barktini Blends Margarita Mutt Pet Shampoo, JW Pet GripSoft Nail Clipper
  • $12.99: Dog slicker brush

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $144,955.81
  • Mutt: $18,432.44
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