There are big dogs, small dogs, fuzzy dogs, dogs with sloppy ears, dogs with pointed ears, dogs adopted from the shelter, and dogs reared by a breeder. And then come fancy dogs and expensive dogs followed by ridiculously expensive dogs. Take a look at the most expensive dog breeds in the world (but be warned that you might be tempted to get one of these too).
Some people are willing to pay thousands of dollars to get a pooch of a specific breed.
Please note that the actual price can differ greatly depending on factors such as the dog’s age, your location, breeder, and the bloodlines of the breed as well.
These dogs are known for their tiny stature and extremely friendly nature even towards strangers. They love socializing and making new friends. Plus, they are great with kids as well. Although they weigh merely 5 to 7 pounds at most, their cost is disproportionately high. A single Pomeranian Spitz can cost about $2,500.
Originating from Japan, Akita dogs can be divided into two groups: Japanese Akita and American Akita. Akita dogs have become a family-friendly animal even though they were initially used as guard dogs for the Japanese royals and noblemen. Training them can be quite challenging but it’s worth the effort. An Akita pup can range from $800 to $3,000 but the pure Japanese breed can cost as high as $4,500.
The Saluki is known as the Royal Dog of Egypt and has been around since the time of the Pharaohs. It has a thin but lean body supported by long and slender legs. Saluki comes in a variety of colors ranging from pure and creamy white to fawn, golden, black, and even patches of these shades on a predominantly white coat. The price for the Saluki pups can reach over $2,000.
The Samoyed was bred in Siberia and is one of the most exquisite dog breeds in the world. The locals mainly used these dogs to herd reindeer and, at times, to pull sleds. More recently, Samoyeds were taken into homes probably because of their white fluffy fur, wedge-shaped head and energetic, fun-loving nature. Their slightly upturned mouth gives them a pleasant, smiling look and earned them the nickname Smiling Samoyed or Sammie. They have a life span of 12 to 14 years. Dog lovers don’t mind paying as much as $11,000 or more for a single Samoyed puppy.
Tibetan Mastiff is perhaps the most gigantic dog breed. This breed is commonly used to protect sheep in its native regions of Tibet, Nepal, and China. People in other parts of the world tend to keep the Tibetan Mastiff as a unique show dog. This dog breed have a dense coat and massive size. Tibetan Mastiffs cost about $7,000 and hold the record for the most expensive dog ever sold as one of these dogs was bought by a property developer for $1.9 million in 2014.
While dogs are surely man’s best friend, sometimes finding the perfect canine companion can cost you a fortune. Will you prefer buying such a pricey pooch? Comment below.