How should stud fees be calculated?
February 2, 2006 8:37 AM Subscribe
What started out as a question of dog stud fees has turned into an economical problem for me. Help me figure out how puppy sales should be distributed.
posted by jmevius to pets & animals (14 answers total)
I've been contacted by a friend of a friend of a friend who wants to mate my dog with theirs. Setting aside all issues of dog health, proper breeding age, registration, etc. (we've confirmed these issues with vets), how should money from the sale of puppies be divided? A standard stud fee (from what I understand, I'm no pro) is the pick of the litter or the cost from the sale of one puppy.
Things to consider:
1. There may be a wide range in the number of puppies born.
2. There may be a wide price difference in the price that a puppy may garner, depending on color.
3. I would like some money guaranteed, regardless of results.
4. Average price for a puppy would be (for the sake of conversation) $500. Certain colors could get up to $750, others could only be sold for $350.
How should this be split fairly? I'm looking for something straight-forward so that I can explain it to the owner of the other dog without requiring a spreadsheet.