Price differences vary based on pedigree, quality of the individual dog, level of obedience training, physical and mental toughness of the dog, and practical experience in a home environment verses a kennel. We have created two videos on pricing to help people understand the many factors that go into pricing. Educational videos are available upon request.
Buyer beware! There are many, many marketing scams that prey on uneducated buyers. Most of these websites that sell protection dogs are really re-sellers. They buy dogs raised and trained to be sport dogs in Europe. When they flunk out of competition training (or have health issues), their owners sell them to brokers and the brokers sell them to other brokers and then companies from the U.S. buy from their contact in Europe (a broker) and you pay the mark-up at every point. ALERT: A new scam has came to our attention. I have been contacted by over a dozen people that have purchased from other companies a dog that was "MUCH" older than they we told. They are retired "SHOW DOGS" from Europe. Many of these dogs five to seven years old, but the buyer was told they were two or three years old. Fake medical records and microchips numbers were included in the sale. "BUYER BEWARE"
The individual that raised the sport or show dog in Europe sold the dog to the first broker for a few thousand dollars and by the time it gets to you, the same dog is priced up tens of thousands and up depending on what the seller believes the market will bear. That would all be well and good, but these dogs were never really raised to be personal protection dogs to start with. Some are capable of doing both sport and personal work, but 98% of them are sport dogs (Schutzhund Dogs) that have never seen any form of home life, have been kennel raised, and know nothing of civil agitation. Another issue to consider is age. Many of these dogs are "MUCH" older than you are being told. Well into their prime and their age should factor into cost. So, it’s buyer beware. At PDS we show you the timeline of the dogs breeding and development via timestamped video. Here is a typical playlist of a dog we bred, raised, trained and sold. No mystery here: "PLAYLIST"
We are able to compete effectively and are not afraid to post prices next to our dogs on the web, because we raise and train our own dogs. We did not buy them from someone else. Additionally, we can be competitive because dogs sales is not a side hustle for us. This is our vocation, this is our passion, this is our life and it shows in the body of work we can show you.
There are many, many other factors to consider when purchasing a protection dog. That is why I post my name, phone number, and e-mail address on my website. I am happy to make sure you get the information you need to make an informed buying decision that will not only give your family a sense of security, but bring pleasure and joy to your life as well. Contact us and request "Educational Videos" on the buying process. We have amazing content about pricing, safety and details on how we raise our dogs in homes, not kennels.