So you are deciding to get a dog for you and your family and your budget is only under 10,000.
Having a dog at your home is one of the best feelings in the world. The love they give to us is out of this world and that is one of the reasons why people want a dog.
They make us feel wanted and less lonely.
But owning a dog is really expensive, there are a lot of things that you need to take care of like their health, food expenses, Vet fees etc.
No worries because in this article we are going to share the list of dogs that are under ₹10,000 in India.
There is a detailed list of over 150 dog breeds in different price range in India in one of our blogs which you can
Dogs Under 10000 (2022)
This breed was developed when the Britishers came to India with their dogs which were apparently German Spitz.
Indian Spitz used to be the most popular dog in India in the 80’s when importing dogs wasn’t really possible.
You can easily get a good quality Indian Spitz under 10,000 but may vary depending on the type of breeder you are getting it from.
Labrador Retriever is another dog breed that is very affordable in India. It is a dog that everyone knows about, you will come across this dog in every other house you visit.
According to AKC, Labrador Retrievers ranks at 1 for the most popular dog breeds in the world.
Although they are really cheap, maintaining them could be a bit expensive because they are high maintenance in terms of grooming needs.
You can get a Labrador as low as ₹2,000 if you adopt it from a shelter or for free.
There are a lot of breeders in India that sell labradors under ₹10,000 but there is a high chance that dogs may have some health defects.
If you want a quality Labrador you will have to pay more than ₹10,000 rupees and a show quality will cost even higher than that.
Rajaplayam is an Indian origin breed that has gained some popularity among the Indian pet lovers in recent times.
They used to be royal dogs and apparently they have also fought besides the king during wars.
They are one of the best guard dogs available out there, even better than most foreign breeds like German Shepherd.
So if you live in a dangerous place where you need a watchdog that will alert and protect you from the threat then this is the perfect breed for you.
You can get a Rajapalayam puppy for as low as ₹5,000 in some places but be aware of the health defect of Rajaplayam which is deafness.
Due to excessive crossbreeding it is really difficult to find a pure quality Rajapalayam so to get one you may have to pay more than ₹10,000 since they are really rare nowadays.
Another Indian breed that has gained some traction among Indians in recent times due to some dog enthusiasts.
They are one of the dog breeds that you can get for under ₹10,000.
Rampur Greyhound originated from the north region of India, Uttar Pradesh. They are some of the guard dogs that you can encounter.
They are on the verge of extinction now. They can be available for adoption and they are also very affordable compared to exotic foriegn breeds.
Indian Pariahs are the most commonly available dogs in India. You can get them for free as well.
They are just stray dogs you encounter every day outside your house. They can be a great pet if you try.
People have a lot of misconceptions when it comes to Indian pariah dogs and they don’t consider them as pets for home.
But the fact most people don’t know is that they are way better than any foreign breeds out there because they are the most independent dogs which require minimum care, which ultimately means less expenses.
You can easily adopt an Indian Pariah from a shelter or you can adopt it from the street you feel like it but don’t separate them from their mother.
Even though pomeranians are a foriegn breed it is very much possible to get one under ₹10,000 but their quality may not be as good.
Pomeranian is another breed which is very popular in India after Labrador. A lot of people even confuse this breed with Indian Spitz.
But they are not as low maintenance as Indian breeds so you need to be more responsible and cater the needs of this breed.
They are very fragile and get sick easily, so you need to visit Vet pretty often which ultimately will increase your expenses.
And since they are also shed a lot grooming is required as well.
To get a perfect quality pomeranian you need to invest more than ₹10,000.
There are a lot of show quality pomeranians available in the market that will cost more than ₹1,00,000.
German Shepherd is also one of the breeds that is very popular in India in fact way more popular than Pomeranian.
This dog is very intelligent, very easy to train and has a good sense of smell, and a great guard dog just like Rajaplayam.
Even though it is very unlikely to get a quality German Shepherd under ₹10,000 but you can get it through an adoption shelter.
The quality won’t be assured at the shelter so you have to properly check them before getting one.
Kombai is a very well known dog in the southern part of India especially Tamil Nadu. They are quite popular after Rajaplayam.
Most people can’t differentiate a Kombai from other stray dogs because they look really similar.
Kombais excellent guard and hunting dogs. They have a very territorial and aggressive temperament towards strangers which make them an ideal watchdogs.
They are also one of the dogs that are on the verge of extinction.
You can expect a kombai dog under ₹10000 depending on availability and the quality of the breed.
This is an Indian version of a bulldog that originated in the Punjab region. They are also excellent guard dogs.
They were used as dogs to protect the herd of sheeps and goats. They have an aggressive temperament towards strangers.
You can easily get a bully kutta in the range of ₹4,000-₹10,000. So if you are looking for a watchdog then this one is a perfect choice.
New dog owners may have some hard time with dogs since they are hard to train due to their stubborn personality.
Things you need to know before getting dogs under 10000
Quality: When buying a cheap dog there is a high chance you will end up with a really poor quality dog. So if you come across breeders that sell expensive dogs like Husky, Pitbull, Shih Tzu at cheaper prices you have to beware.
Breeders: Make sure you are getting your dog from an ethical breeder that really takes care of the dogs they are selling.
Age: Always ask for dogs’ age before you buy them and never accept dogs that are under 4 weeks old. The dogs need their mother’s milk in the initial stage.
Parents: Enquire about the dog’s parents and meet them as well and see if they are healthy or not if possible.
Diet: Ask the breeders about the food diet to ensure that they are fed well.
So these were the list of dogs that are under 10000 that you can get in India. The thing you need to keep in mind is that having a dog is a huge responsibility.
And the expenses don’t end with just purchasing the dog. There are expenses like, VET expenses, Dog Food, Accessories, Insurance etc that will keep on piling up once you get a dog.
The initial expenses are usually really high which will easily cross ₹10,000 per month so if you don’t have a steady income you should probably wait for a while.
There have been cases when owners couldn’t bear the expenses and they end up giving up on their pets.
Don’t be that person. Because they are living beings, and not some toys that you throw away once you get bored.
So be responsible and make the right choice, make sure that you will be able to cater to their needs.