How Much Does A Dog Cost in China

tibetan mastiffHonestly, I wouldn’t know as we don’t keep a dog and also don’t intend to do so as space is limited in Shanghainese apartments and the last thing I’ll ever consider is getting a dog smaller than a rat. So, no, no dog for me. But for China’s nouveaux riches the Tibetan Mastiff is apparently a status symbol worth paying more, as it’s a rare breed. More than 30,000 RMb for a puppy and grown males are valued up to 300,000 Rmb.

The Times has added a list for reference of dog prices in China (not sure how accurate they are so please fill in if you have ever bought a canine here in Shanghai)

China’s top dogs

Pekinese 500 yuan

Dachshund 1,000 yuan

Basset hound 3,000 yuan

White wire fox terrier 1,500 yuan

Pomeranian 800 yuan

Picture: Tibetan Mastiff Info

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10 Responses to “How Much Does A Dog Cost in China”

  1. Micah Sittig
    August 3rd, 2007 03:12
    1

    Sounds about right, we’re budgeting about RMB 2000.

  2. Shanghai
    August 3rd, 2007 03:37
    2

    What kind of dog are you planning to buy?

  3. John
    August 6th, 2007 02:52
    3

    If I understand correctly you also need to pay some sort of fee for a dog license in China.

    Personally I wouldn’t really consider having a dog here as my apartment is far too small and areas near my apartment don’t offer much for talking walks. I seriously considered it though while living in PuDong near Century Park. That area has quite a few areas for nice dog walks.

  4. Rick
    August 20th, 2007 09:11
    4

    500 for a pekinese is about right.

    Me and my girlfriend bought ours for a bit more.

    He’s known around the neighbourhood as “800 kuai Pepe.”

  5. Caroline
    August 25th, 2007 03:13
    5

    I have a much more cost effective way for you - adopt fom SCAA! My pups was found on the street and a right mess - we got her fixed up (900rmb for the vacinations etc) and now she’s happy and healthy!

    Caroline

  6. fay
    December 1st, 2007 15:53
    6

    Just buy a dog there as you will have saved one from a life on the street and abuse.

  7. Hot Joe Mama
    June 15th, 2008 23:27
    7

    I LOVE YOU

  8. Matt
    October 1st, 2008 09:44
    8

    Im looking at buying a Samoyed but having alot of trouble locating a breeder here in China, anyone got any ideas (dont say search the web please, 3 hours later and not being able to read Chinese writing does not help in the slightest).

    Any contacts would be appreciated.

  9. amy
    January 13th, 2009 07:59
    9

    Hello we are looking to get a husky puppy but after looking into the pet shops and such have decided against it unless we can find a breeder pref an English breeder who can ensure relevent checks for parents and pups. I know it is a big ask but does anyone have any ideas?

    thanks

  10. eli
    May 8th, 2009 18:25
    10

    was in china, and saw this cute dogs in a vertinary shop. Would be going back to china this summer and would really love to get one. I wont to buy it in guangzhou, china and send it back to my country ghana. And i would like to know the requirements for me to do this.

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