Before buying a trained Belgian Malinois for sale, it’s important to know what to expect financially. Our dogs are healthy and lead long lives, but just like humans, they need adequate health care and a healthy diet.
The following are some financial considerations to prepare for when becoming a proud owner of a beautiful Belgian Malinois.
Annual Expenses for a Belgian Malinois Police Dog
You may be wondering, “How much does a police dog cost?” The amount of money you spend on a dog per year depends on many factors:
- Type of dog food
- Veterinarian fees
- The city you live in
- Insurance you choose
The following are averages. Protection dog costs can get pretty high but the expense ultimately is up to you.
According to CostHelper.com, the average amount people spend on kibble is around $200 to $400 a year for one dog. Canned food or raw food can drive that cost up to $1,000 a year.
Annual veterinarian bills for a healthy pup add up to about $235. This includes the initial exam and any vaccinations. Some vaccines need to be given annually, while others, such as the Rabies vaccination can be given every three years.
A dog license for your city depends on where you live but isn’t usually expensive. Most places charge about $15 for the year.
Health insurance for a healthy canine is about $200 a year. Many pet owners invest in this coverage because if there is ever an accident or illness, insurance kicks in and the expenses overall are greatly diminished.
Miscellaneous costs such as dog grooming, toys, treats, etc. vary greatly and depend on the owner’s budget. Most people spend about $100 a year on these items. However, for dogs that shed a lot or those who need to be comfortable during the summer months, grooming costs could be more.
Using these numbers, we see that the low end of the annual cost of owning a Malinois is about $750, while the high end could be as much as $2,000.
We urge those who are interested in owning Belgian Malinois protection dogs to not only think of the cost each year but also for the next 15+ years. Unexpected financial hardships happen all the time to people, but in normal circumstances, it’s important to ensure that your financial life can afford this wonderful breed.
So, if you can afford about $1,000 a year in anticipated expenses, you are more than able to care for one of our pups.
Buying Belgian Malinois Guard Dogs for Sale from Scott’s Police K9
We take great care in the training we give our dogs. Rest assured, your dog will be trained according to what you need, whether it be a family protection dog, police/government dog, or military dog.
If you’re interested in buying one of our Malinois police dogs, contact us to start the discussion. We would love to pair you up with one of our elite trained dogs.