Friday, May 14, 2010

Exporting Dogs From Japan: Part 2

How much do Nihon Ken cost in Japan? Well the easy answer is: Whatever the breeder decides to charge.

Generally though, most go for between $500-$1500 US. Of course there are exceptions. If you are looking for a particular type, or a pup from a particular breeding, expect to pay a premium (sometimes double the usual price). Shiba are an exception to this price range. I've heard of dogs going for well over $10,000 US. In the sane world of medium sized Nihon Ken, expect to pay around the above amount. Akita pups also tend to cost quite a bit, along the lines of Shiba prices.

So total costs you will be looking could be something like this.

Pup: 100,000 yen
Crate: 10,000 yen
Vaccination: 8,000 yen
Rabies Vaccine: 5,000 yen
Shipping: 20,000 yen - 150,000 yen

There will also most likely be a few odds and ends that come that will need to be paid for, usually another 10,000-20,000 yen.

Bear in mind that these are the prices you are looking at if you can take care of everything yourself. If you go through a 'broker', or have someone doing the translation, paperwork etc for you, you will be looking at higher prices.
I think that pretty much sums up the costs and details about exporting. I'll edit this post if I think of anything. Feel free to ask any relevant questions in the comment box.

Lastly, here are some helpful links.

Nihon Ken Hozonkai (Nippo)
Kai Ken Aigokai
Akita Inu Hozonkai
Hokkaido Ken Kyokai

Animal Quarantine Services

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking time to post all this info. This will be a great starting place for us if we decide to bring a pup back from Japan!