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#46 hily

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:51 pm

This thread makes me think that some folk really know very little about field trailing and have not seen many decent trialling dogs work!

Ok to pull this thread back on track what would you pay for a dog say in you opinion from good stock and to expand do you think the price varies from region to region and to add some perspective the last dog I bought cost me £450 plus two round trips of 400 miles to see the pup and then to collect it .and that was four years ago. I could not pay that sort of money now as the cost of living has gone up so much.



#47 mackay

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:50 pm

As stated in an earlier post £350 for a well bred pup, seen pups from that price (cockers) to £650, add in springers, sprockers etc. 04fox08 I don't think anyone can tell you what you should be paying. Source a chosen breed in  your price range and do your homework.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:00 pm

 

This thread makes me think that some folk really know very little about field trailing and have not seen many decent trialling dogs work!

Ok to pull this thread back on track what would you pay for a dog say in you opinion from good stock and to expand do you think the price varies from region to region and to add some perspective the last dog I bought cost me £450 plus two round trips of 400 miles to see the pup and then to collect it .and that was four years ago. I could not pay that sort of money now as the cost of living has gone up so much.

 

 

If I wanted the dog enough, I guess i'd pay what was asked. . . . 

 

But I suppose for me, the upper levels of what I consider 'fair' for a well bred pup, from grafting parents, from good lines, with a good working and trailing ped and background, would be around the £500 mark, maybe a little more if pushed. . . . 

 

As I said earlier, my old man recently bought a very well bred cocker pup, I think out of a litter of 4, one went to the states, one to Scandinavia, one to my father and one to the breeder. The pup was as well bred as could be asked, and Is a good looking lad. My old man paid £500.

 

I think you are right in that the price does vary depending on the region, and the 'kind' of folk breeding them.

 

If I was just looking for a decent dog to work in and around the shoot but not a world beater, i'd probably be looking at paying something like £250-350.

 

And of course, the latter dog could well turn out better than the former.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:08 pm

Te prices of gun dogs vary and are at times crazy. A lot of it is purely to do with the fact that the sport is rather 'moneyd'. However, I do agree with paying for the right blood etc, at the end of the day quality costs money. However, some of the prices for what you are getting is just a joke. When buying a gun dog I would want not only top breeding, but also two parents, and grand parents etc, who are actually quality in the field, not just on paper. I have seen plenty of dgs around the 600-800 mark that, whilst their peds do look half decent, have just the same old names that a shit ton of dogs do, and they themselves are just average. If you are looking at those dogs, they are probably not worth it in reality, and i'd just go for a back yard bred pup for 250-350. However, my old man picked up a very well bred cocker pup, out of two very good working dogs, this year, for 500-550 (i forget which), from a well known (and well respected) breeder. The litter were all booked before born, but so was a litter up the road out of two average dogs, for 700 a pup . . . . .  So its worth looking about. I have to say that my old man is VERY pleased with his wee dog.
 

As for those knocking field trial dogs. . . . . I always wonder how many good ones they have really seen? There always seems to be the idea that trial dogs can work quick, but only for a very short period of time. Now, my old man used to trial to a pretty decent level. . . . and had some friends that did so to a really high standard. And all of those dogs not only won field trials, but also beat, and worked under the gun when rough shooting, to a very good standard. Maybe trialers are not like this so much now...... I don't know. . . .


Nice read....haven't looked at the thread for a few days. I do admit I personally know nothing about field trial dogs and need to do much more reading if I eventually take the plunge.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:09 pm

My cocker bitch, ordered months in advance, was £750.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:28 pm

As stated in an earlier post £350 for a well bred pup, seen pups from that price (cockers) to £650, add in springers, sprockers etc. 04fox08 I don't think anyone can tell you what you should be paying. Source a chosen breed in  your price range and do your homework.

 

Dinna worry, I've been lookin, and sticking in at my Homework OK.

I'm just curious to what other folk have to say. :thumbs:

 

Prices vary wildly.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:25 pm

Paid £450 for my springer bitch 2 and a half years ago. At the time I was looking they were pretty much all similar prices for what I wanted, and I travelled 150 miles.

 

I wouldn't have paid more and I couldn't afford to anyway. But would I have got a better dog?

 

This was my first dog, let alone first gundog.

 

From what I've picked up along the way and watching other dogs/people it seems to be pot luck to the dogs temperament etc. The rest is down to the training.

 

 

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#53 r judd

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:46 am

well if thats what people are say is afair price hows 500 grab you pups r 3 week old docked dewed over 70 ftc in breeding pm for further info


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