Cheapest Dog Breeds - Our Recommended List

Many people find themselves buying up a dog before having a look at the expenses. Your kids get excited and you get excited until you take a look at the bills piling in. 

Having a dog can be fairly expensive and before giving the "yes" to your kids it's important to consider the costs for your new four-legged fur friend.

In this article, we're going to be looking at the cheapest dog breeds out there. So you can add a new friend to the family without emptying your bank account at the same time. 

1) Manchester Terrier

A great dog for a great family. The Manchester Terrier has a lovely spirit and would make a great addition to any family.

Coming in at $600 it's very affordable. However, if you're thinking of healthcare for your new friend then that would potentially cost you around $10,500. The Manchester Terrier typically has issues with cataracts, patellar luxation, and kneecap issues. Can you really go wrong here? 


Manchester Terrier

2) Beagle 

Beagles are thousands of years old and they’ve actually been around for so long that nobody knows exactly where they come from. 

They’re a short hair dog that doesn't break the bank. Beagles can cost anywhere from $400-1000 and are incredibly curious and sweet dogs. 

However, since the beagle’s nature is very playful they'll need attention and exercise. With its amazing energy, it loves to be in the garden with a couple of toys to play with. So make sure to have a fence or a wireless containment system. 



3) Schipperke

Another small dog coming at 9-15 pounds. The Belgian dog is full of energy and they are known for having a bit of temperament. And therefore, often referred to as the “Tasmanian black devil” or “black little fox” 

Coming in at $800-1000 they’re on the more expensive side but they won’t cost a pretty penny. 



4) American Hairless Terrier

Proably the best way by far to save money is to find a hairless dog-like the American Hairless Terrier. This dog will end up saving more money than you might think of. 

Grooming and cleaning can get very expensive over time. And on average you can expect to pay between $30-90 for standard grooming, depending on the size of your pet and the amount of fur. 

If you want to go ahead and adopt an American Hairless Terrier it will usually cost you around $300. Although, it can cost way more if you're buying from breeders. Depending on the breeder is can cost from $800 and all the way up to $1800. 

The American Hairless Terrier is a playful but intelligent dog that won’t cost an arm and a leg. 


American Hairless Terrier

5) Jack Russel Terrier 

Another short-hair to join the list coming in at $300-1000 depending on their breeding. 

You'll find that this list has a lot of small dogs since they don't eat a lot and often don't have an excessive amount of fur. 

Jack Russell Terriers are great active dogs full of energy. The big downside to owning a Jack Russel Terrier is that they have a hard time being left alone. They are also been known to develop problems if not given enough attention. So before committing make sure to ask yourself if you’re up for the task. 


Jack Russel Terrier

6) Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Like the name suggests the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is from Pembrokeshire, Wales. 

The word "corgi" translates to "dwarf dog" in Welsh, which is basically what they are.

It’s a very active small dog that comes in with an average price of $545. Corgis are very affordable dogs that can live up to 11-14 years with healthcare cost of $4000.


Pembroke Welsh Corgi

7) Otterhound

The Otterhound is a British dog. The scent dog is known to be intelligent and friendly to strangers and other pets. They cost around $500 with health costs up to $3500. However, they require a lot of bathing. The usual price for bathing an Otterhound is $40. Typically the Outterhound lives up to 9-14 years.



8) Chihuahua

Chihuahuas hail from Mexico and it's thought that Christopher Columbus might have brought them to Europe.

They're known as excellent companion dogs. They do like their attention so do make sure that you can give it the attention it needs before making a commitment. 

The Chihuahua makes the list becomes of its cheap bathing price coming in at $25 on average and the low-cost purchase price of $600. 



9) Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier isn’t the most famous dog breed in the world. But in its homeland Czech Republic, they’re a loved national treasure and sweetheart of the country. They’re often featured in television, postage stamps, movies, and artwork, and even on buses. 

The Cesky Terrier is one of the most affordable dogs in the world at only $400 to purchase. It has an awesome life expectancy with 12-15 years and healthcare costs only coming in at $1500. You really can’t go wrong buying a Cesky Terrier.


Cesky Terrier

10) Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel is a very energetic dog with a distinct hunting instinct. It needs early socialization with humans and other animals and a patient and consistent upbringing with plenty of exercises and closes human contact.

It attaches itself strongly to its driver and maintains relatively good contact. And It’s known as a so-called one-man dog. 

A Field Spaniel lives on average from 10 to 12 years and comes with an average purchase price of $530. Having this breed requires a lot of work with comb and brush, and their lifetime healthcare costs add up to around a minimum of $2200.


Field Spaniel

11) English Setter

English Setter is one of the oldest hunting dog breeds, whose history dates back to the 14th century. Among its ancestors are the Spanish pointer, the French pointer, and a number of dogs of the Spaniel type. In fact, the breed was originally known as a setterspaniel. 

The English Setter is friendly and gentle, but it needs regular interaction with people. An English setter is a loving, and calm dog that is especially good for children. 

It’s also known to be alert and protective of its family and territory, but it quickly calms down when notified. 

English Setters normally go for around $600 making it an affordable purchase for any family that is looking for a sweet and loving dog.