We moved recently and now we have the space we'd like to get a dog. I've been looking at various places online and can't believe how much they cost!
Anyway, we're pretty much settled on a labrador/retriever so I started looking at the Kennel Club website as well as places like Pre Loved. It seems that a pedigree from a registered breeder, with clean health checks etc is around the £700 mark for a puppy. Seems very expensive to me, are you allowed to haggle?
As an aside our second choice breed is a spaniel (cocker/springer) and I saw some lovely looking lab/cocker crosses which are a bit cheaper.
I don't really want to spend hundreds of pounds if I can avoid it, however we'd prefer a puppy over a rescue dog (kids first real pet), obviously Kennel Club registered breeders are going to be more expensive, but am I right in assuming that there is some worthwhile peace of mind in that extra expense? I want to make sure we're not encouraging irresponsible breeding and poorly kept pets etc so if it costs a little more that's OK.
Is there somewhere I'm missing? How do I find a nice pup that doesn't cost more than my bike?!
Sorry for the slightly rambling post, just looking for a little help.