Shih Tzu can be expensive not only just buying one, but also buying all the things you need to take care of one properly. When first bringing the puppy home, you will need to purchase a bed, potty pads, water and food dishes, leashes, harnesses and collars, and so on. Don’t forget about the ongoing purchases like vet check ups, and dog food. With a Shih Tzu grooming is going to be an expense as well. They have longer fur that needs to be trimmed, and shaved to your liking and their comfortability.
Overall, when your purchasing your puppy, it is important to keep in mind all the factors in which regard to your dog. If you can afford $1000 for the puppy, but then you can’t seem to afford grooming, or check ups at the vet then this probably is not the breed for you. They do require some maintenance, and it is in the dogs best interest to be with an owner that can afford those things without having to go broke in doing so. You can expect to pay between $500 and $1000 up fronto to get the puppy, but after that there are some expenses that will be repeated throughout their life. They will need to be groomed monthly, and some dogs in this breed are known to have food allergies, so expect to pay a little more money for dog food to feed them.
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