Nope, it was a super rare breed that's I've wanted since I was a kid. The breeder does extensive health testing and practices ethical breeding, which isn't as cheap as people assume. If I wanted just a dog I'd have gone to the pound or a rescue, But I wanted this specific breed because I like their personalities.
I'm not offended, but just so you know, email updates are a thing so I already saw the previous post. To me they're worth every penny, it's OK if that's not your cuppa tea.
I'm a huge advocate for adoption (which I assume was the suggestion above).. My best dog I've ever had as an adult was adopted (which is one reason my Russell is a bought dog.. I couldn't set foot in the pound without crying over my late boy).
But I'm not against purchasing from a responsible breeder, either.