How Much Does a Chihuahua Cost?

A Chihuahua costs between $400 and $2,000 USD, when bought from a professional breeder. The price will vary according to:

  • the breeder’s reputation
  • location
  • whether the pups have had health screenings and vaccinations
  • the type of Chihuahua: the tiny tea cup variety is the most expensive
  • coat color
  • whether they’ve been socialized
  • their age – younger puppies tend to cost more than older ones

In addition to the actual cost, you’ll need to budget anywhere between $50 and $500 for initial supplies and initial veterinary costs.

As an alternative to buying a puppy from a breeder, you could adopt an older Chihuahua from a rescue shelter or a pound. The initial cost may be lower, but you should still prepare for veterinary costs and adoption fees.