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Okay, time for a serious question regarding expenses on keeping a boxer.  What type of expenses should I be expecting when bringing home a new puppy and it's life?  I know there is a lot of stuff... crate, food, toys, vet bills, vaccinations, vet bills, etc.  I need help convincing my wife that we can "afford" to have a new member to our family.
 

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should be bout the same as any other dog so long as the pup is well bred...cant give much on figures as each householdis different and each dog is different
 

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They cost less than skin kids! :wink:  :lol:
Seriously, if the pup is healthy, you're mainly looking at food and shots.  It's not as bad as you would think.  I put off getting a pup for ten years because of the "expense" and it's really not that bad.
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So Far, I have spent about $500 to get the puppy
$60 in vet bills/shots/worming
$300 in start up with the crate, toys, etc
and have about $120 more in shots in the next month or two

so that will be about $1000 start up

then it is maybe $150-$200 more each year in vets and about $20-$50 a month in food/toys depending on brand of food and how many and expense of toys
But that is just me
 

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Here's the breakdown for one puppy for the past 6 weeks.

Crate and toys                            $150.00
Vet (shots through 16 weeks)       $158.00  (saved $50.00 by paying for them all at once)
Vet bill for parasites -                  $  68.00  (2 meds for giardia & stool sample exam)
More toys                                   $  50.00
Food & Treats                             $ 158.00
Collar & Leash                            $  65.00

At least these are the ones I can remember off the top of my head.
 

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Those are great lists!! It has been ages since I have had a puppy and things have changed, but that's a pretty realistic amount.

Also, you may want to take a look at a Sticky topic I did in the puppy section, it's called "what to have on hand when you bring home that new puppy"...Tons of valuable information....
 

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What can make it expensive is having one big outlay all at once in the first week or so.  If you have decided that you are definitely going to get a dog, then you can take the sting out of things by buying maybe one thing a week in the time while you are looking for your puppy.  So maybe buy the bed one week, a bag of food the next, some toys the week after that, etc. etc. instead of doing it all in one big shop that could end up costing you a couple of hundred quid.
 

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First year with Hanna - with all shots, a spay, routine vet checks, three times for ear infections, and twice for allergies I spent about $1700.00 in Vet Bills.
 
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