Dog on the Budget

Dog food, insurance and equipment are just a few of the expenses that follow the acquisition of a Weimaraner.


Third party liability insurance is statutory and health insurance is recommendable because it can become an expensive business, if the dog becomes ill or gets hurt. Despite insurance, the owner always has to pay a deductible. Whereas the Weimaraner is a very active dog, the risk of injuries is highly present. Furthermore the dog needs to get vaccinated.


Dog food represents a monthly expense. The dog needs a dog bed, a cage for the car, collars, leashes and lines for different kinds of training. You need dummies, game, maybe equipment for tracking like scent shoes, blood, hoofs etc. Add expenses for joining different training groups, maybe taking tests and attend exhibitions, which again implies entry fees and transportation costs.