Are you planning to buy an Akita dog breed? Before you make that decision, it is essential for you to know how much it will likely cost you. Purchasing an Akita puppy will cost you £300 to £600, more if coming from a reputable breeder.
On top of the initial purchase, you need to buy high-quality dog food, which is around £40 to £60 a month. For pet insurance, this will set you back £50 a month for a basic coverage and £80 a month for a lifetime coverage. Other costs are toys and dog supplies costing around £200. Don’t forget about veterinary fees for the annual health checks, which will quickly add up to over £1,200 a year.
Overall, you might be spending around £15,840 to £20,160 throughout its lifespan depending on the insurance coverage you select for your Akita. Not to mention, treatments and other medical expenses not covered by the pet insurance.