Earlier this morning, on The Riley & Scot Show, Scot and I were discussing a recently published list of how much you can expect to pay for certain breeds of dogs (starting with purchase/adoption, medical care, food, maintenance, etc.). I've got to say, I was shocked by some of the prices out there. I understand that you'll probably pay less here in Rockford than you would in places like Chicago, New York, or L.A., but some of the numbers may convince you to consider another breed.

Scot has always wanted a Basset Hound (hasn't gotten one yet), where I've always been a fan of the Weimaraner (ours is named Lucy, and she'll be 2 years old tomorrow). Neither dog is cheap, but at least they didn't make this list:

To recap, grab some money before getting:

1 German Shepherd
2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
3 Samoyed
4 English Bulldog
5 Chow Chow
6 Rottweiler
7 Tibetan Mastiff
8 Pharaoh Hound
9 Bearded Collie
10 Akita

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