If you are interested in purchasing a well-bred Portuguese Sheepdog puppy, you would need to go on a breeder’s waiting list to obtain one. Be ready to prepare to spend £500 for a Kennel Club registered puppy. Other than the initial purchase, you also need to consider getting a pet insurance, which can cost anywhere from £49 a month for a basic cover up to £85 a month for a lifetime cover. These prices also vary depending on your dog’s health, age, size, weight, the type of cover you choose, and whether it has pre-existing conditions.
Food cost is another matter to consider since you need to ensure that your dog stays healthy and well-fed at whatever age. To buy high-quality dog food, you will have to spend around £30–£40 a month. You also need to factor in the initial cost for dog accessories and equipment such as food bowls, leads, collars, and beds, which will likely be about £200 depending on the brand.
Other outgoings to consider are veterinary expenses that may not be included in a pet insurance coverage such as vaccinations, routine checks, neutering or spaying, and annual boosters, which can have a combined cost of £600 annually. On average, caring for a Portuguese Sheepdog will cost about £80–£120 a month, depending on the type of insurance. This is exclusive of walking or grooming services that you might want to use at times.