Our Costs To Produce a Healthy Litter of Basset Puppies
Sometimes we get blessed and it doesn't always cost this much, this is our worst case scenario, and it has happened many times!
Transportation and clinic fees for frozen semen..............................$500
Vaginal smears and progesterone levels...........................................$250
Antibiotics for positive cervical culture............................................$250
Surgical insemination with frozen semen..........................................$150
Prenatal ultrasound..............................................................................$100
Xray just before whelping...................................................................$100
Caesarian section..................................................................................$1000
Cost to feed momma doubles in last month of pregnancy.............$100
Cost to feed momma while she is nursing to sustain milk 
   production for first 6 weeks of pups life.........................................$150
Canine formula to supplement an extra lg. litter................................$200
Feeding 10 puppies when weaned......................................................$100
Laundry and cleaning supplies............................................................$150
Advertising..............................................................................................$300
Registration of litter................................................................................$50
Vaccines and worming's of litter...........................................................$300
Total costs................................................$4,200.
This does not include the time, dedication and constant attention it takes for my entire family to give in the raising and socialization of a healthy litter.
This also does not include the cost if anything goes wrong....which it often does! Sometimes we get a small litter and our costs are not even covered.







 
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 Why do we do it?

We are so passionate about this special breed. They are beautiful and comical dogs that deserve to be carefully and responsibly bred. What a gift to have a basset Hound in your life and we are honored to be a part of it!