Dogs are excellent companions, but they don’t come free. If you want one, you might need to pay a breeder, a rescue home, or an adoption agency. Apart from the initial payment, there are maintenance costs to consider. Some high maintenance dogs, due to their inherent nature, can cost more to look after than others. It could be that they require more grooming, must eat special diets, need professional trainers, or are prone to ailments.
We asked various owners and experts about the factors affecting the cost of maintaining a dog and came up with 4. We then used the information to list 5 high maintenance dogs and 5 low maintenance breeds. If you are thinking of bringing home a furry buddy, you can use this list (and the guidelines) before making a decision about your preferred breed.