If you knew the price some people pay each year to campaign a dog(s), the price paid by someone buying a dog that is qualified for the nationals would not seem so outrageous. That amount is just another one of those things you don't ask about. Even most humble hunt testers don't want to know what they spend in a year and it is a fraction of what many FT's spend. Making a run at an FC is expensive and running a dog that is a national contender for several years in a row is more than most here could afford.
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you have to remember that price is relative to the year the transaction might have taken place..according to an article is Sports Illustrated that was posted here recently it stated that Eddie Bauer was involved in what is believed to be the highest sale for a dog in the early 1970's at 20K( Wanapum Yo Yo)...according to the Baseball Almanac the average MLB salary in '72 was $35K,members of the '72 Miami Dolphins made between 18-38k/year, the avg annual salary for a person was less than 8k/year
So a transaction of that magnitude back then would have easily eclipsed the six figure range of today
Actually Bon it would be $120,481.93.... a paultry 5 figure sale
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