The going price for a puppy from a backyard breeder who isn't even AKC (many of the CKC were owners who bought AKC dogs that were on a no breeding contract and just did CKC to do it anyway... if a breeder doesn't want a puppy bred, there is a reason!), the price should be about $2000 deposit by the seller into a health account for your puppy should it develop a myriad of disorders that occur with irresponsible breeders. Sadly, people who are unwilling to do things right find people who are willing to continue to support irresponsible breeders because they can't wait to get a puppy. You add to the misery of not only this litter, but enable them to keep making profit to breed more. The puppies suffer from not being bred with as much health testing and care as possible, the families who get them suffer when their puppies are not healthy, and sadly it just keeps it going. If someone has a nicer way of saying that, have at it.