Top 10 Cheapest Dogs


Due to its small size, the Chihuahua is the most affordable dog breed, with a typical monthly cost of $50 to $100 and a lifespan of 14 to 16 years.


The Beagle's reasonable grooming needs, combined with its healthy and resilient nature and small size, make it one of the cheapest dogs to own.


The Dachshund's curious, friendly, and bold-tempered nature combined with their low monthly food bill and minimal health evaluations makes them one of the cheapest breeds.

Rat Terrier

With its small size and short, dense coat, the Rat Terrier is one of the most affordable dog breeds, needing only a few health evaluations and a small amount of food.


The Pug is an affordable breed, with low food and grooming needs, although they require thorough examinations for hip, knee, and eye, as well as proper management for breathing problems.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an affordable breed, but needs a full set of health tests and a fenced yard, and may require a high upfront cost.

Australian Terrier

The Australian Terrier, descended from British terriers, is a solid budget-friendly breed that doesn't eat a lot and with proper health tests, shouldn't have many problems.

Chinese Crested Dog

The Chinese Crested Dog, a small, mostly hairless breed, is one of the cheapest dogs to own, but requires regular skincare and health tests due to common health issues.

American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is a healthy and affordable breed for those seeking a hunting dog, but its moderate size means a slightly higher food expense.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Welsh Corgi is an active herding breed with moderate food expenses and grooming needs, and requires hip and eye evaluations, making it a decent budget-friendly choice.

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