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Eh, imo breeders can charge what they want to charge. It's honestly the last thing I'd worry about when looking into a breeder, because if they have everything else I'm looking for (solid health testing, temperament I want, puppy socialization program, etc.) then I'm pretty much going to be willing to pay what they ask, assuming it's within reason. I'd expect all the puppies from a single litter to be the same price, with maybe the exception of show vs. pet quality OR if there's extenuating circumstances (for example, I'd think it's reasonable if a dalmatian breeder charged less for a deaf puppy). I see it as a bad sign if a breeder is charging more for "rare" colors or one sex is more expensive than the other, because these tend to be practices of people who cut corners in order to squeeze more money out of their dogs.

I wouldn't worry too much if a breeder charged the same price from litter to litter or adjusted it between litters, so long as they were up front with it to people on their waiting list. And, again, the price wasn't totally outrageous for the breed/region.
 
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