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April 24, 2020

How Much Do Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies Cost?

I’ve written before about why I purchased my dogs from a responsible breeder, but I still get plenty of emails from people unsure about what separates an ethical breeder from a back-yard-breeder I hope today’s video shows the dedication, love and effort of reputable breeders and why it’s essential

I’ve written before about why I purchased my dogs from a responsible breeder, but I still get plenty of emails from people unsure about what separates an ethical breeder from a back-yard-breeder

I hope today’s video shows the dedication, love and effort of reputable breeders and why it’s essential we support their efforts while working to end unethical breeding.

Special thanks to Emmy from Roaring Fork RR for providing a lot of the great footage for this video!

Comments for How Much Do Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies Cost?

  1. they bring joy to us and they even can resuce our lives with giving us a pup what helps us to carry on… what price is adequate for giving us a chance or a new chance… it’s probably priceless ;O)))

  2. ctaylor says:

    I visited a Dauschund breeder years ago and the kennel was immaculate, the dogs all seemed happy and cared for. Like the RR breeders you talk about she was not in it to make gobs of money but for the love of the dogs. I didn’t get a pup that day but always remember her passion. Thanks for explaining why “good” pups can cost so much

  3. Leslie Fleisher says:

    Excellent video, but $2000 is maybe average…cost can be regional too. $2500 – $3500, is a more realistic price.
    A Code of Ethics, Preservation breeder, who is a member of RRCUS and on the breeder registry is a good place to start.

    Health and temperament should always be the first concern. Not gender, color or size.

    Visiting multiple breeders is a must – you are going to be connected to your breeder for the next 10 plus years.

    Reputable breeders and their pups are PRICELESS.

    Willowridgerhodesianridhebacks/facebook

  4. Keisha says:

    The breeder that we got our last pup from had wonderful reviews. His pups were absolutely gorgeous and not cheap but we were able to get our ridgeless girl, without papers, from him at a greatly reduced price. This was good for us because our rescued RR had just passed at the age of 11. We wanted another but didn’t have loads of money. She was born March 6, 2014 and we went to pick her up when she was 10 weeks old. At the beginning of 2019 she started limping. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, stage 4. She died on Valentine’s Day. She was not yet 5. I called her breeder to see if any other of his puppies had been diagnosed to find our that the sire was diagnosed in 2018 and died at age 7. He didn’t even call to let us know. A friend also got a pup from him (before I knew her). She later found out she had FIVE DS’s! She had many surgeries and they just couldn’t save her. She paid full price for her show quality dog with papers. I don’t consider him reputable any more. I recently found out that a lot of his pups end up in the Ridgeback Rescue in our state because he won’t take them back. I couldn’t rescue another RR this time. It’s just too painful to see them and I still feel a lot of guilt that I couldn’t save her. In my experience, just because the breeder charges an arm and a leg for his puppies doesn’t mean they’re reputable. Believe me, a Ridgeback (especially mine to me) is worth every penny, even more. I loved my girl so much. Still do. I just don’t think I could trust another breeder. The dog I have now is a pound puppy. BTW…your dogs are gorgeous and I enjoy your blog and pictures!

  5. Tricia Thompson says:

    Excellent video!

  6. Terrific video and info. Supporting reputable breeders makes all the difference in the world, no matter which breed.

  7. Lindsay says:

    Great video and information. I have been talking with 7 different breeders lately (yes, 7!) as we think about getting our next pup. All have been positive experiences. I really enjoy working with breeders who are obsessed with their breed and breed for temperament, health and the dogs’ ability to do the work they’re meant to do.

  8. Raymond Pestalozzi says:

    Ditto… e Bravo for the effort to thank the honest people who are responsible for making our lives a bit better by breeding healthy creatures we all love.
    I had a ridge for 14 years… after letting him go to heaven I decided I will never have a dog again… Until six and half years ago when I got my beloved Bella a Doberman pincher who died on December 22nd from horrible cancer. Losing her was the worst day in my life….Unlike losing my parents, my two sisters, my brother and recently my very best friend (like flesh brother to cancer) Bella left me with huge vacuum in my life. There isn’t a day that goes by without thinking about her and a time I stop and cry. She was the true love of my life…. Now my wife is going to bitch all day long… That I love a dog more than her…..
    It’s hard to be without just wonder being… For little we give and it’s unmeasurable for what we get out of them.
    May we have the same feeling like these creatures have for us.
    Ps, I’m just creature who happened to be human being… My dog is a creature like me and much better.
    Thank you for sharing
    Raymod

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