Most Expensive Dog, The Luxury Pets Worth Every Penny
Cost of a puppy might range from several hundreds of dollars to several thousands.
Dogs are the most common pets. Their uncomplicated smartness and unconditional affection for the want of love make them the most lovable. An interesting character in dogs is their distinct personality making each breed unique. They not only look contrastingly different, but they have different characters as well. Still, these are exactly not the reason of their high cost. Cost of a puppy might range from several hundreds of dollars to several thousands. The most expensive dog is with a ridiculous price tag of $1.9 million! The price generally depends on the rarity of the breed and investments on its health. Although, high priced dogs not mean they are great, an expensive one is worth the money. There would be no worries about its health.
Most Expensive Dog Breeds
- Samoyed ($4000-$11,000)
- Lowchens ($4,800-$10,000)
- English Bulldog ($2,500-$9,000)
- Chow Chow ($900-$8,500)
- Tibetan Mastiff ($7480-$7000)
Samoyed can be considered as the most beautiful dog in the world. It is also among the oldest dog breeds and the most expensive one. However, its whopping price is not because of its outstanding lush white coat and happy expression. In fact, it is because of its limited breeding. Each of Samoyed puppies are raised with careful planning. In America, the SCA, Samoyed Club of America breeds Samoyeds only to other registered Samoyeds. Even owning this breed of dog is an expensive affair. Their coat requires frequent brushing and they are prevented from tangling or mating. They need good attention because they are family dogs.
Lowchen is also known as ‘Little lions’. It is also considered as one of the rarest dogs in the world with a history tracing back to 1442. In 1973, only 65 of these dogs were registered. This dog is small in size and light. Its playfulness is balanced being not hyperactive. However, they grow shy if not socialized. They could be noisy and they need frequent brushing. Any potential buyer of this breed must be ready to be on long wait-list because Lowchens are limited. This breed can make good watchdogs, while being very affectionate towards kids. Average cost of a Lowchen puppy is up to several thousand dollars.
English Bulldog is a predictable pet and is great around children.
English Bulldog ($2,500-$9,000)
English Bulldog is a sweet and gentle breed. It is a predictable pet and is great around children. They need moderate levels of exercise, thus, even a small space without a yard is adequate to raise it. The breed is hundreds of years old dating back to 13th century. Bulldogs are expensive because of their unique birth. Since the head is too big, normal vaginal birth is dangerous for the female. Bulldogs require a C-section for delivery apart from professionals to handle it. The process from pregnancy to birth is a costly affair starting from ultrasound, proper diet and the final surgery.
Chow Chow ($900-$8,500)
Chow Chows are known for its aggression and moody nature, making them dangerous hunting or watch dogs. This is also the reason they are banned in couple of countries. They are generally loyal to only one member and to gain trust they need frequent socialization. They are intelligent, but can be stubborn. Chow Chows are originally from northern China with a 3000 years old history. It is one of the ancient dog breeds that still exist today. They have unique blue or black tongue. All these features make the breed one of the rarest and hence among the most expensive types.
Tibetan Mastiff ($3000-$7000)
Tibetan Mastiff is the local dog of Tibet that is used to protect sheep from wolves and tigers. This dog needs spacious environment. They sleep at day and are more active during the night. They are intelligent, strong willed and powerful. Since, they are primarily watch dogs, they are not recommended for novice and homely owners. Tibetan Mastiffs are found out to be one of the 12 decedents of gray wolves, with a lineage of more than 58,000 years. They are definitely not appropriate as indoor pets, still, this breed costs high. This is because of their rare and pure nature. Also, they are tough to find.
Most Expensive Dog in The World
Interestingly, the world's most expensive dog is a Red Tibetan Mastiff, which was bought for $1.9 million. In 2014, a Chinese businessman bought two Tibetan Mastiffs at the Luxury Pet Fair, one of which was believed to have Lion’s blood. Back in 2011, the most expensive dog was also a red Tibetan Mastiff, sold for $1.5 million. It was named ‘Big Splash’ or ‘Hong Dong’ in Chinese. The puppy was red in color, described as a perfect specimen.