There's no hard and fast rules on pricing. A lot of things you indicated, to me, bring the price down. Bear in mind that 12 years is a long time for no health testing and that's now gonna be your responsibility, after you've already purchased the puppy and grown her up. How important is the breeding to you? Are you prepared to show her, finish her, and then spay her if she she doesn't pass her health clearences? If this is OK with you, then you won't be disappointed if it happens and it'll be a bonus if you can breed her. Are you gonna love her and keep her even if she does't finish and she's a spayed pet? Or are you gonna be disappointed in her and feel like you've been cheated? Or feel the need to rehome her to make room for the next "show puppy"? Remember, you numbers start going up when you starting showing and breeding. Inevitably, some will be pets. Consider what you would pay for her as a pet for the basis of what you'll pay for her as a show dog. She has 2 grandsires that were CH, which does not translate into she is. Does this breeder have multiple generations of CH? Are other puppies and young adults, of her breeding, in the ring....and winning? I'm not saying don't get the dog, I'm just saying, when considering money, think about the worst case senerio. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. What's the most amount of money you would spend on a pet? Given the information you have provided, that would be my cut off for the purchase price of this puppy.
With all that said, the average used to be you can generally expect to pay atleast double the pet price for a show dog. Depending on the breeder, that can be a fair price or it can be astronomical. I've seen some reasonable prices and I've seen some that were shocking (like over $3000). What was more shocking was that people paid it.
Lisa M. Greene
dedicated to Chis for over 25 years
The smallest breed with the biggest heart.