Understanding why a certain dog breed is so expensive is complex. If you are lucky enough to find the perfect dog at a shelter, the cost will only be a couple hundred dollars to cover the cost of spay or neuter and administrative fees. But, when it comes to buying a purebred or popular hybrid from a breeder, the prices can skyrocket quickly. So, it is wise to know an estimate for pricing before you start shopping to help you manage your expectations but also to make sure you are not taken advantage of. This is where our information can help a ton.