As the top title implies, I'm kinda curious what a reasonable price for a purebred sheltie puppy is. I kinda feel like $2,000 or so is the right ballpark, but I'm not sure that's accurate. Is that a close estimate? Too high? More to the point, I'm wondering if $850 for a purebred that's not show quality is a good price. A breeder contacted me earlier today wondering if we'd be interested in a six-month-old he's looking to find a home for. She was planning to raise the dog herself and enter her in shows, but the dog has grown too large. I don't know anything else about the dog, nor do I know what the breeder normally charges. Obviously, we'd need more info. Don't really care if he's show-quality or not - Fasb would have done terribly if I entered I entered him in a show, but he was a great companion - and price isn't going to be a problem for us), but, as an accountant, I'm allergic to overpaying. Mostly, I'm curious. I'm going to talk to my wife about this dog, but, as I said in another thread, I'm a little hesitant to commit to a new puppy because of health concerns. I'm not even sure I really want a purebred. I know people who think "mutts" are healthier and smarter. Fasb had enough health problems that might have been genetic/hereditary that I'm at least willing to listen to the other side of the argument.