The breeder will pay the price of the puppy plus a breeding fee. This varies quite a bit in price. I have seen puppies of parents with parenting health tests. Puppy prices should be determined not so much by what is required to raise a litter, but rather by averaging the overall cost of breeding.
In the Additional Expenses for Puppies section, you'll need to choose the type of identification that applies to your litter or situation. In both cases, it shows breeders what type of investment they are realistically looking for with any decision to raise a litter. So why do some breeders charge more than other breeders for their puppies? Part of the problem is that we have a wide variety of what people do while raising their puppies. It is also very important to note that many breeders have no other job, as it is difficult to get the time off from a full-time job to devote the time needed to raise a litter of puppies.
Everyone seems to think that breeders are making money when a puppy costs more than a couple hundred dollars or the price of a few bags of puppy food. If you know the costs firsthand, feel free to use the drop down boxes and insert your numbers to get a better overview of the expenses incurred in raising a litter. The total quantity per item for the sand size is shown on the right and is calculated automatically. Most Malamute litters have 4-6 puppies and sometimes you have complications and sometimes you don't, but unless you have a crystal ball, you'll never know if the price set for puppies will cover enough (it never is).
It's amazing how you can have a horrible day and go to the area where your litter of puppies is located and lie down and let them crawl all over you and all of a sudden you can't even remember why you were having a bad day. But even for professional breeders who never set foot in the show ring, the costs of raising a puppy are steep.