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German Shepherd



₹14,000 to ₹24,000


German Shepherd


22-26 Inches


22-40 Kilograms


Black and Tan; Black and Red; Black and Silver


10-13 Years


4-9 Puppies (approx.)



German Shepherds are immensely athletic and energetic dogs that hail from Germany. They are very loyal and faithful to their human parents and are also highly protective of their family members. They do require a little bit of training and socialization so as to get along nicely with other people and animals, but under the guidance of a skilled dog parent, these pooches are known to make really good house pets.

German Shepherds are very easily available in India. This is a highly popular breed that most dog admirers want to raise as a pet and as they are tremendously adaptable in nature, they adjust really well in the Indian climatic conditions. And due to their affordable price and flexibility, they are considered to be really good and suitable for the Indian Dog lovers who are looking for a pooch.

Given below is the average price list of the German Shepherd puppies which are available in India in various variations.

  • German Shepherd Puppy price (Basic): ₹14,000 to ₹24,000
  • German Shepherd Puppy price (KCI registered): ₹25,000 to ₹35,000
  • German Shepherd Puppy price (Show Quality): ₹40,000 to ₹70,000

Now, if you are planning to get a German Shephard Dog from a breeder, then your focus should be on getting it from a good breeder rather than just on the German Shephard price in India. A good breeder is someone who is aware of the puppy’s needs, explains that in detail to you and helps you decide if German Shephard is suitable for you or not. Many breeders in India do not care about such details. They simply upsell the breed to the prospective dog parents to get profits. And, thus, getting a pooch from a reputed source is extremely important for any dog admirer.

German Shepherds for Adoption

Adoption provides any animal lover an opportunity to not only help the ones who are in need of a new home but also to fill their lives with immense joy and happiness. It is a great way to bring home the pet that you desire and it is a lot more reliable to get a pet through adoption rather than finding it at any random breeder’s place. Dogs like German Shepherds are very easily available at various shelter homes present all over the country. We at Tailsbuddy have and will always support this cause as it is great to see an animal who is in need getting a new home and a family. You can contact us or you can WhatsApp us on +91 9555566321 and we'll connect you to the best adoption centres as soon as possible.

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Factors Affecting German Shepherd Dog Price in India

Now there are various factors that can affect the original German Shepherd price in India. These factors are as follows:


There are three different price categories for a German Shepherd dog (in India): Basic, KCI Registered and Show Quality.

  • Basic category includes all those dogs and puppies that are not registered to any kennel club including KCI. A basic German Shepherd puppy can cost anywhere around ₹14,000.
  • KCI is short for Kennel Club of India and if a dog belongs to KCI Registered category, then it means you will get a canine whose quality is up to the mark. You will also be able to participate in KCI dog shows if your canine is registered and also you will get a KCI registration certificate.
  • A Show Quality dog means that the canine is closest to the ideal as mentioned in the Breed Standards. If the characteristics of a dog are not similar to its breed standards description, then that canine is not considered to be “Show Quality”. If you are not planning to participate in dog shows with your pooch, then it does not all that much whether you buy a Show Quality dog or a normal Pet Quality one.

Physical Attributes and Characteristics.

On the basis of appearance and physical characteristics of a Dog, it can again be divided into various types and each type can influence the price of the breed. In case of German Shepherd dog, mostly its coat is known to affect its overall price.

A German Shepherd can be found in different types of coats. This canine can have a long coat, medium coat, and a short coat. It can also have a double coat (outer + under coat) or only a single coat (outer coat). And based on these various kinds of coats, the cost of a German Shepherd dog differs. Also, German Shepherds are found in various colors like Black and Red, Black and Tan, Black and Silver et cetera. This also influence its price as the colors which are not very common are known to increase the price of the canine.

Age & Gender.

As there is a greater demand for puppies than there is for older dogs, a GSD puppy which is of the right age to be sold to a new dog parent (6-8 weeks) will cost more than an adult or a grown-up canine. Some breeders also charge differently for a pooch on the basis of its gender. Mostly, male dogs or puppies cost more than their female counterparts.

Pure or Mix Breed.

The cost of a purebred dog is higher than the mixed-breed as there are lesser chances for a purebred puppy to develop hereditary health problems as compared to the one that is mixed-breed.

Availability and Location.

If a breed is very easily available in your area, then its price will be (mostly)fairly lower as compared to the breed that is hard to come by in your region and this is the same case with German Shepherds. As they are pretty easily available almost everywhere in India, they usually have a lower price tag as compared to a rare breed such as Belgian Malinois. Also, location or the area where you are getting your puppy from is again a factor that can affect the price of a dog. If you are getting a pooch from a different state as it might not be available in your own city, then its price can easily go very high due to various additional costs than will add up in the final price of a dog like shipping charges et cetera.

Reputed Breeder

If you are getting your pooch from a well-known, popular and reputed breeder, then again, its price can go fairly high. As buying a dog from a good breeder generally means you are getting a good quality pooch that has been bred and maintained in hygienic and wholesome conditions.

Miscellaneous Factors

  • Champion Bloodline: If a dog belongs to a champion bloodline, meaning any of its predecessors (forefathers) were given the title of Champion in an official dog event, then its price can also go fairly high.
  • Microchip: The price of a dog can also increase if it has been microchipped by the KCI. The extremely small pet microchip helps in providing a permanent ID for your pet.

Read some information regarding German Shepherds and see if it’s a right for you or not -

The German Shepherds are medium to large-sized canines who are fairly muscular, very well-balanced and highly athletic in nature. They possess a short and soft undercoat and a dense and straight outer coat. They are extremely popular all around the world and that is why they are currently ranked #2 in the list of most popular dog breeds in the entire world formulated by the American Kennel Club. The section below will help you in deciding whether this breed is right for you or not.

Reasons that might make a German Shepherd suitable for you:

  • These canines are extremely loyal and obedient to their parents. They are also highly friendly and affectionate to the people that know and can trust.
  • Their trainability is very high and they can be taught a lot of different tricks and skills.
  • They have pretty decent tolerance to both hot and cold climatic conditions, therefore, they can comfortably thrive in India without any special needs and requirements.
  • These dogs also possess excellent watchdog ability and hence can act as a decent guard dog and can protect their parent’s house from any intruders.
  • They are very careful and gentle around small kids.

Reasons that might make a German Shepherd ill-suited for you:

  • They are not very warm with the strangers and are also not that friendly with other canines. But this can be easily controlled and changed through training.
  • Their exercise needs are quite high.
  • This breed is not that well suited for a new or first-time dog parent as they require a decent trainer/parent that can efficiently handle and properly raise them.