Mexico's national symbol and most affordable dog breed is the Chihuahua. They live 14-16 years and are 5-8" long and rarely over 6 lbs. Care for one costs $50–100 per month, excluding upfront costs.
Beagles: iconic hunting dogs, muscular & confident. 30lbs, low grooming/health needs. Cheap to own. Get hip, eye & DNA tests. Resilient & healthy.
The Dachshund is friendly, has a strong will, and is inexpensive. The miniature is 11 lbs, while the standard is 16–32 lbs. 12–16 years of life. Needs to work out, but there aren't many health evaluations.
The Rat Terrier is a small, vermin-hunting breed, up to 25lbs. It has a short, dense coat & is quite healthy. It's small size makes it one of the cheapest breeds in the world.
The Pug is a cheap, cute, and loving breed. They don't need much food, little grooming, and few baths. But they can have trouble breathing, so they need thorough tests of their hips, knees, eyes, and DNA.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a kind, loving breed that needs health checks, a yard with a fence, and 1-1.5 cups of food per day. It costs a bit more up front, but in the long run, it's a cheap breed.
The Australian Terrier is a small breed that weighs between 15 and 20 pounds and needs a bit more grooming. With knee, eye, thyroid, and hip tests, it shouldn't have many health problems and is cheap.
The Chinese Crested Dog needs regular grooming because it's almost hairless. It weighs no more than 12lbs and has health issues. Most affordable dog, but costs remain. Knee, eye, cardiac, PLL, and PRA-RCD3 DNA tests.
American Foxhounds are independent, friendly, and affectionate hunters. It's a cheap dog due to its affordable food, vet bills, and grooming. Strong hunting instincts make it a great choice!
The Welsh Corgi is a small, active breed with a voracious appetite. They require 1-1.5 cups of food daily, have a lifespan of 12-13 years, and require regular baths and coat maintenance. Not the cheapest option, but still a viable option.