The list of expenses varies from breed to breed based upon genetic conditions, size and energy levels.
Some dogs require a lot of space to run around but won’t consume food a bag at a time.
Other breeds are large and routinely go through 50lb bags of food, but spend their day sleeping and are happy to live wherever their people live.
The following breeds are 12 examples of budget friendly dogs to own.
1. American/English Foxhounds
The American and English Foxhounds are closely related breeds and puppies can be found for relatively cheap upfront prices of around $50 and $25 (respectively).
Both breeds are wonderful with children and love the company of other dogs. You will not have to spend a lot of time or money finding entertaining things for these dogs to do. They will be very happy playing in the yard with your kids, or even with each other.
Additionally, neither breed has a particularly long lifespan at 10-13 years on average. They will consume more food than smaller dog breeds with an average adult weight of 65-75lbs, but are far from the type of dog that consumes a bag of food every other week.
Most importantly, neither breed has any well-documented genetic defects leading to extensive veterinary care.
Healthy, loving, and easy to please, foxhounds make wonderful pets. They are a good compromise between a big dog that costs an arm and a leg to feed, and a small designer breed, which often suffer from health problems.
Foxhounds need around 30 to 60 minutes of exercise per day, some of which can come in the form of running around the yard.