We paid $500 for Cassius (Hawaii) I do want to tell you to be prepared for lots more than just the price of aquiring your new pup. We have had Cassius since he was 8 weeks old, he's now 13 months and we have already spent $1000 on vet bills alone, and he's already had 1 surgery for lump removal. This doesn't include any food, bedding, toys, puppy kindergarten class ect. I'm not trying to scare you out of buying a pup, you will get much out of it!!! It has been the best investment I have ever made!! You just need to be prepared (which sounds like you are). Good luck with your new adventure.
ps, We have started to save a portion of each paycheck for a "Cassius fund" just incase
Lindsay & Cassius