Q: What would be a fare price to pay for a 7-8 year old teacup? I was quoted $1,150 but that seems high for an older dog.
Well, there are two elements at play here. The first, is that there is no such breed as a teacup or miniature Pomeranian
. This is used in 1 or 2 ways. It is often used as a marketing term to mislead puppy buyers. It may also be used to describe a Pom that is so tiny he is smaller than the breed standard, thus a dog that is dangerously tiny.
And then the second element is the price. Yes, this is much to high for a so-called 'teacup' or any adult Pomeranian of 7 to 8 years old, other than the one exception of the dog being a male and being of champion bloodlines, with the intention of breeding him. In regard to a female, 7 or 8 is too old to breed; this is the age that she should be retired, so $1150 is much too high.
Most adult Pomeranians being sold by reputable breeders are done so at perhaps half the price of puppies, as intention is more about finding a loving home for a retired dog than it is about making a sale.