Chihuahuas are small dogs with big hearts. They are affectionate and social. They love being around people and playing with them. They are small in size and have fewer grooming requirements. This makes them an ideal breed for apartment-style living. But what is the price of chihuahua dogs in India?
The average price of a Chihuahua puppy in India ranges from ₹15,000 to ₹25,000. The cost depends on various factors like location, breeder, and lineage. A show-quality Chihuahua with a superior lineage can cost as high as ₹50,000.
We will further look into various factors that affect price, the average cost of a chihuahua in different places of India, and have a glance at the monthly expenses of raising them.
Factors that affect the price
As I said before, there are quite a few factors that can affect the price of a Chihuahua.
The price of a dog is different in different parts of India. In metropolitan cities in India, where there are lots of breeders and even more buyers, the price of a chihuahua puppy is reasonable. Whereas in small towns and villages where it is hard to find a breeder for breeds like a chihuahua, the cost can be higher.
Lineage can play an essential role in setting the price. Superior lineage dogs are show-quality dogs whose parents have either won or participated in dog shows and competitions.
But if you are getting a dog as a pet and have no plans for participating in dog shows, you don’t need to get a dog with high lineage.
Place you buy it from
The price of a dog varies in different types of marketplaces. You can get a Chihuahua from puppy mills for as low as ₹5,000. At the same time, a professional breeder will charge higher. However, puppies from cheap marketplaces tend to have lots of health concerns.
Puppy Mills: These places mass-produce puppies just for commercial purposes. They try to maximize their profits by feeding parents as well as puppies low-quality dog food. The dog parents are kept in cages for their entire lives and hardly given any medical attention. Puppies from such places can have diseases passed on in their genes. The puppy may be cheap, but the aftercare can become expensive.
Breeders: Breeders are the best way to get a healthy chihuahua puppy. It may cost you a little more, but it will be worth the cost.
Unique physical features can increase the price of a pup too. Puppies with features like blue eyes, unusual birthmarks, or a rare color combination are sold for higher prices.
Price of Chihuahua in various cities of India
To find out how much a Chihuahua cost in different cities of India, I called around 200 breeders from various places and asked them for the price of Chihuahuas, and here is the list:
|City||Average Cost of a Chihuahua Puppy|
|Mumbai||₹22,000 – ₹25,000|
|Bangalore||₹20,000 – ₹22,000|
|Delhi||₹25,000 – ₹30,000|
|Chennai||₹20,000 – ₹22,000|
|Kolkata||₹18,000 – ₹20,000|
|Hyderabad||₹20,000 – ₹23,000|
|Ahmedabad||₹15,000 – ₹18,000|
|Pune||₹18,000 – ₹20,000|
|Surat||₹20,000 – ₹22,000|
|Jaipur||₹19,000 – ₹20,000|
|Visakhapatnam||₹18,000 – ₹20,000|
|Kanpur||₹15,000 – ₹18,000|
|Nagpur||₹13,000 – ₹15,000|
|Lucknow||₹15,000 – ₹18,000|
|Thane||₹20,000 – ₹22,000|
|Bhopal||₹18,000 – ₹25,000|
Monthly Expenses of Chihuahua in India
Before you buy a dog, it is necessary to know the monthly expenses of raising that specific breed.
Cost of Feeding a Chihuahua
You can expect to spend ₹2,000 to ₹3,000 every month on the feeding cost of the Chihuahua. However, the expense can increase to ₹4,000 if you buy premium-quality dog food.
The feeding cost highly depends on the quality of the dog food you get. Low-quality dog food use substitutes, by-products, and low-quality ingredients to cut down the cost. At the same time, premium-quality dog foods use fresh meat as their primary ingredient.
Cost of Grooming a Chihuahua
In India, a professional grooming session for a Chihuahua can cost up to ₹2,000. However, if you decide to groom your dog at home, the cost is as low as ₹500 per month.
Chihuahuas are small-sized dogs that don’t require much grooming. But regular grooming can help prevent many health problems.
Being a dog owner myself, I suggest you buy all the necessary grooming tools and groom your dog at home. It will be much cheaper and affordable.
Cost of Vet and Vaccinations
The first-year cost of vet and vaccinations will be expensive. When chihuahuas are puppies, they need a lot of care and attention. At a young age, their immunity is low. A minor cold can be fatal for them. So you will need to take your puppy to the vet more often. The cost of vaccinations in the first year can go up from ₹6,000 to ₹8,000.
Cost of Neutering/spaying
If you do not plan to breed your Chihuahua, it is recommended to neuter or spay your dog. Neutering/spaying your pooch can prevent many health complications.
The cost of neutering or spaying a Chihuahua in India can cost around ₹8,000 to ₹15,000. Other medicine and aftercare can cost an additional ₹1,500.
Cost of Toys
Every dog needs toys to play with. You will have to buy different types of toys for your Chihuahua to keep him entertained. It can cost you around ₹500 to ₹1,500 every year for toys.
Cost of Treats
Treats are essential for training your dog. The price highly depends on the quality of the treats you buy. On average, it can cost you around ₹500 per month for treats.
Chihuahuas are the cutest little monsters, and they can be your perfect apartment buddy. If you have any doubts feel free to email me, I will be happy to help.