Some Dogs Really Cost A Fortune, Here Are 7 Breeds That Can Leave A Hole In Your Pocket

Wag Wiki, last updated 20th, Jun 2014, Shoumitro Roy

Who said money can’t buy happiness? Whether it is breeding the perfect dog or wanting to own one, humans have no qualms in shelling out almost any sum of money for their canines. Here’s our list of the seven most expensive dog breeds that might strike your fancy -

1. Tibetan Mastiff

A Tibetan Mastiff once sold for $2 million in China. The reason for their extravagant price? Purebred Tibetan Mastiffs are very rare and they are a status symbol among China’s rich. With a thick double coat and a kind expression, these desirable dogs can’t be afforded by everyone.

Tibetan Mastiff

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2.   Bulldog 

Bulldogs don’t cheap for buyers as well as breeders. There are many complex and drawn out processes when breeding Bulldogs. When she goes into heat, there are various tests that need to done to determine the right time for her to be bred. Once that is done, she is usually inseminated artificially. These trips to the vet are already raising the costs and when the litter is ready to be born, the mother requires a C-section every time. This is because the pups’ head is too big to pass through the birth canal naturally. Now it is easy to see why Bulldogs make the list for most expensive breeds.



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3. Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound’s ancestry, quite literally, goes back thousands of years right to Ancient Egypt. They were the first domesticated dogs. They are excellent hunters and also make great family dogs. Taking into consideration the purebred Pharaoh Hound’s bloodline and rising popularity in the rest of the world, they are easily one of the most expensive dog breeds.


Pharaoh Hound

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4. Chow Chow

The Chow Chow, developed in China, is one of the oldest dog breeds. Thought to have been evolved from wolves, their unique blue tongue and high popularity with the American affluent makes them a very expensive dog breed to have. A good Chow Chow breeders spends big money on the parents and the pups too.


Chow Chow

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5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This breed is popular with the rich and breeders took advantage of that by raising their price. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel litter is also small in comparison to other breeds, hence, they don’t come cheap. The regal name of the breed also factors in the high price.


 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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6. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkies are a small breed that is high in demand, which is the prime reason of their high price. The litter is small (2 - 4 pups) making them expensive. Owning a Yorkshire Terrier involves high vet and grooming costs.


Yorkshire Terrier

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7. Akita

Akitas are considered sacred in Japan and are the national dog of the country. This breed was originally bred on a healthy diet of fresh fish, vegetables and rice and thus, their gastric systems are now evolved to not tolerate preservatives found in modern food at all. Their breeding involves many costs like purchasing the purebred parents, their feeding and keeping costs, veterinary treatments and grooming expenses.



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