Winnebago, MN

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    Puppy Pricing

    CURRENT PRICE: $3500 effective 01/01/2023


    Factors Affecting Puppy Prices:

    We have been asked if a companion or pet is less expensive than a show quality newf. All of our dogs are show quality, some are just closer to perfect than others. We don't charge more for a show newf because we know that the owner(s) will need to spend money on entry fees, grooming and handling as well as travel expenses to get to the shows. A show newf is actually much more expensive because of these costs. So why do some breeders charge less for their dogs? Many "mini mill" breeders will charge less because they breed alot of dogs each year and with that volume they can charge less. Many of these breeders do not do all of the health checks, they might show their dogs but not seriously they are just making an appearance. Be sure to do your homework and consider the cost of hip surgery or the heart ache having a dog die very young because their parents were not checked for things like Cystinuria. We health screen all of our dogs and we breed to produce a limited number of puppies each year. It isn't uncommon to spend $10,000 to produce 4 puppies. The price we charge doesn't come close to covering the costs of breeding. Also, please read this article I don't want a show dog I just want a pet


    Below I have outlined just a few of the factors that go into the purchase price of a Belle Harbour Newfoundland Puppy. These costs are PER Dog.


    General Care of Sire and/or Dam:


    • Food - $50/week $2600/year
    • Vet Visits - $500 - $800 Annually
    • Health Products - Flea prevention, Heartworm Prevention, etc. - $300 Annually

    Dog Shows


    • Entry Fees - $40.00 - $45.00/ each day for show
    • Grooming supplies / equipment – Avg. $200.00 yearly
    • Shows needed to complete a Championship - 5 to 10
    • Show expenses - travel, meals, lodging,gas - $700 - $900/show
    • Annual National Specialty - $3,000 - $5,000 (we do not attend every year)

    Health Clearances


    • OFA Hips & Elbows - $500 for X-Ray, Postage and certification
    • Patella - $85.00 for exam & Certification
    • Thyroid - $200 for bloodwork and certification
    • Cardiac - $200 for exam and certification

    CERF (Eyes)


    • $25.00 - $50.00 for exam
    • $15 for certification
    • Test done every two years

    General Blood Panel


    • $200.00 for blood drawn and tested
    • Testing done annually

    Breeding Costs


    • Progesterone testing - $85.00 - $150 per test, 3 test minimum
    • Stud Fees - $3000.00 - $3500.00
    • Shipping costs - $400.00 - $800.00
    • Artificial Insemination - $800.00 - $1,500.00 (depending on if fresh or frozen)
    • C-Section if needed - $3000

    Pre-Natal Care


    • Ultrasound to confirm pregnancy - $190.00 (we now do this ourselves as we purchased a machine)
    • Higher consumption of diet - $75.00
    • Pre-Delivery Radiograph - $200

    Puppy Care given prior to going to new homes (each puppy)


    • Physical Exams - $85.00
    • Vaccines - $50.00
    • Check for Internal Parasites - $50.00
    • Microchip Implant - $50.00

    Time, Services and other factors


    • Socialization of puppies
    • Crate Training of puppies
    • Leash Training and Basic Obedience
    • Temperament Testing
    • Pedigree Research
    • Interviewing Prospective Homes
    • Small Litter Size ( It costs just as much for a litter of 2 as a litter of 10, actually more because small litters require a c-section which is $2500)
    • Unexpected Emergencies (C-Sections, Complicated Deliveries, etc.)
    • Taxes
    • New consumer protection law pertaining to puppy sales

    These are just a few of the things that go into the purchase price of a puppy. Another thing to keep in mind, the purchase price may be one of the largest one-time expenses, but it is miniscule in the overall cost of care  for the lifetime of a Newfoundland Dog or Puppy who will share his or her life with you. Responsible breeders take great care in insuring that you are getting a healthy puppy who will be an excellent example of the Newfoundland breed.

    At Belle Harbour we take our responsibility as breeders seriously.


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!



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    We are actively involved in AKC conformation shows and a few of our puppies are active in water work and other competitive events with their owners. We will be exhibiting our dogs in the Mid-West and invite you to visit us anytime.

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    Winnebago, MN  56098

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