9 most expensive dog breeds in the world
11 Sep 2015 | by | Posted in:
One of the most beautiful gifts to mankind are our furry pooches. Apart from being wonderful companions, dogs teach us unconditional love, humility, care, happiness and of course loyalty and friendship.
However, one can end up spending a lot of money on the health and care of a dog - food supplies, health care, medicines, supplements and even grooming. In case you want a dog breed that is not native to your country, import duty and taxes can be considerably high.
There are nine dog breeds that are considered to be extremely expensive to have.
Irish wolfhound: These gentle giants are a great family pet and are well known for their athletic and out going nature.
Saluki: Saluki have been known as the Emperor's Dogs. Slim, tall, majestic and extremely graceful, the dogs are not really meant for first time owners.
Pharaoh Hound: Royal legal and blessed with the ability to reach high speeds Pharaoh Hounds make great pets especially if you love to hunt and hike.
Tibetan Mastiff: Tibetan Mastiffs are huge dogs and can reach upto 133 pounds and be as tall as 33 inches. These giants can raise a whopping amount of upkeep costs.
Akita: Akita gained popularity especially after they starred in the movie Hachiko - A dog's Tale. Akitas are wonderful pets and make great therapy dogs.
Lowchen: German for Little Lion, Lowchen are comely and a brave breed of dogs. They are well known for their agility.
Chow Chow: Another beautiful dog, Chow Chow are Artic Dogs and make great working dog breed
English Bull Dogs: Cute and adorable to look at English bulldogs have a lot of health issues. Their brachycephalic skull makes their prone to a number of health problems.
Samoyed: The smiling dogs are known to be hypo-allergenic and are a preferred breed in many homes.
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