Imagine wandering around in a grey, milky fog for days. Everything is dark, and you haven’t seen the sun for days. You feel the pressure and anxiety rising. But then, the sun comes up, and the fog disappears.
That’s the equivalent of what a Corgi will do to your whole mood after you adopt one.
But how much do Corgis cost in Singapore?
Read the article below to find out how much you should pay for a puppy, the associated costs, and where you can get one.
If you want a Corgi in Singapore, your best bet is to buy one from a breeder. The chances of finding a purebred Corgi at a pet shop or a shelter are slimmer.
Here’s the thing:
The Corgi price Singapore can get to a few thousand dollars, especially if you opt for a reputable breeder.
If you are prepared to pay that price for your Corgi, start searching for a trustworthy breeder:
A Corgi puppy price in Singapore varies between $600 to $3,000 if you purchase them at a local breeder. The variables that influence this cost are:
As such, a fully vaccinated male Corgi with pedigree papers will cost closer to $3,000. If you do not have that sum readily available, the worthwhile alternative is adoption.
Adopting a dog in Singapore costs between $70 and $350, which usually includes:
Here are the price ranges for Singapore’s shelters:
|SOSD (Save our Street Dogs)
|VFA (Voices for Animals)
Dog adoption Singapore will bring you a friend for life. However, you may not be able to find a Corgi to adopt in the first place.
Here is the advantage:
Adopting a dog from a shelter is better for your budget than paying the full Corgi price in Singapore. If you are lucky enough to find a purebred Corgi here, you will save a lot of money.
There is a downside to consider:
Dog adoption in Singapore is a stringent process, which involves submitting an application and allowing visits from the shelter to see how your pet is adapting.
The price of a Corgi in Singapore can be split into one-off and recurrent costs. We will discuss them below so that you can estimate your budget better.
These one-off costs represent the money you will pay at the beginning of your relationship. Once you get these fees underway, you will not have to worry about them in the future:
We have discussed the Corgi price in Singapore in the two sections above.
The Animals and Birds (Dog Licensing and Control) Rules in Singapore stipulate that all dogs in Singapore need licences in case of a health outbreak.
The cheaper option is a lifetime licence for sterilised dogs, as you can see from the table below:
|Price per dog/License duration
|$230 per dog
Pro tip: If you do not want to sterilise your Corgi pup just yet, consider getting a one-year licence. After you spay or neuter your puppy, you can get a lifetime licence for sterilised dogs.
That brings us to the next point:
Sterilising your Corgi has several advantages, not just preventing unwanted pregnancies. Several studies prove that pet sterilisation can prevent certain health problems. Uterine cancer prevalence, for example, is reduced in sterilised dogs.
Corgis are smaller dogs, so sterilising them is in the low price range, around $150-$200. However, if your pet has specific health problems or if complications occur during the surgery, this cost can reach $500.
Unlike licensing your fluffy friend, you are not obligated to microchip your dog. However, you should do it in case your Corgi ever gets lost and you need to find it quickly.
Luckily, microchipping does not tip the Corgi price in Singapore too much. The cost is just $50 to $90, saving you a lifetime of worries.
If you want to train your Corgi, basic obedience sessions cost $75 per 1.5 hours. You will need about ten hours for your Corgi to be fully trained.
Adding this one-time expense to your Corgi price is excellent if you have small children or want to avoid bathroom accidents. Having a trained dog also helps communicate with it more effectively.
Now that you have these costs under your belt let’s review the recurring expenses that tip your Corgi price in Singapore.
Your Corgi should get routine vaccinations to ensure they remain healthy:
Corgis have shorter coats, so grooming them is not that expensive. A full package session costing around $50 entails:
Pro tip: If you want to save money, ask your vet about their grooming service. Alternatively, purchase some dog shampoo and nail clippers, and groom your Corgi at home.
If you want to hire someone to walk your Corgi, be prepared with $10-$20 per walk. This option is excellent if you do not have time to do it before you go to work or after you come back.
But if you do the math, this expense can snowball to $7,300/year for a one walk/day service.
Other recurring payments include:
You may also want to change your Corgi’s leash and collar occasionally. That means another up to $75 per year. And if they need a new bed, prepare another $100.
If you sum the regular prices above, you get at least $1,557 yearly (just for food and basic medical care). If you also want to add up walking, other medical costs and some grooming, a year of owning a Corgi in Singapore costs $5,000-$14,000.
The first year is even more expensive because you must factor in the one-off costs.
These add to $565-$4,570.
If your dog does not get any severe health issues in the first year, you can consider that the first year’s Corgi price is $2,122-$9,570.
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