The costs are just a tad of all of it'
Researching with open lines to great long talks, open lines of communication and trips and time served researching his or her dna before even Mommy and Daddy
This matters as well
I like both Male and Female on site as well
Is this a working upland base camp for there mates ?
Show blood lines?
It all matters then some luck
General terms very $1,500 could be a fine pup and choice if you did all your research and road work going in
If the system does not provide it all
change the choice
but many are working farms and ranches and more and cannot support a Chatty Kathy or Ron ;D :
Ask them your wants going in
see if you can reach the demands
Most top end Breeders will research you more and ask more of you then them
There labor there time served and blood sweat and tears matters
is the site clean and tidy?
How do the adults Reds react to you?
road work and education goes into your chance and choice of you puppy
Bring a trained eye or pro could be a support your choice as well in your trek
This is a Lifestyle choice of great time and process on you
if its just a pet to me wrong Red doggy dog