Top 10 Most Expensive Dogs to Own

There are lots of dogs out there waiting to be adopted, most of those coming from breeders. Some dog breeds, you can only buy from a breeder, which costs thousands of dollars. There are a few breeds, in particular, that will cost you thousands of dollars! Here are the top 10 dogs that only rich people can afford to buy.

  1. Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is a rare dog that was originated in Tibet as a livestock and property guard dog. This large, fluffy creature weighs up to 160 pounds. They are watchful, aloof, and intimidating. They are double coated, yet extremely soft.  These purebreds can cost you upwards of 9 million dollar, which was how much a Chinese man paid for a red-colored Tibetan mastiff. 

  1. Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is known as the stupidest dog breed, however, it is also one of the most expensive dog breeds, being a rare breed and a popular contestant in dogs shows. These dogs can cost you around three thousand dollars from a reputable breeder. The most expensive part of only an Afghan hound is the grooming. Their hair is long and straight which requires weekly grooming. Grooming an Afghan hound can cost up to $500 per month.

  1. Samoyed 

The Samoyed is a big, white fluffy dog that was bred to work and pull sleds. These dogs are absolutely stunning and aren’t too common to see around your neighborhood dog park. About seven percent of this dog breed ends up having hip displaysia, which can cost owners thousands of dollars for treatment and surgery, being a very expensive breed in addition to its high price from a breeder of $2500 plus.

  1. French Bulldog

Next up is the French Bulldog! These dogs are loved by many for their large round ears that stick up straight! The French Bulldog is a trendy dog breed that can cost you up to $10,000! Prices are higher if you go with an outstanding breed line with genetic testing done. This popular breed only has about two to three puppies born in each litter, so mix that with the demand of the dog breed and you’ll be paying a premium for supply and demand. 

  1. Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound originated from Malta as a hunting dog. This dog can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. It was one of the top ancient Egyptian dog breeds to own. They are a rare breed making the amount of  breeders low, which then makes the price of this breed much higher!

  1. Dogo Argentina.

The name of this dog breed sounds exactly as it appears. Dogo Argentina, or Dog of Argentina, was a developed breed created by a doctor in the 1920s. It was bred specifically to hunt large games such as mountain lions and boar. These dogs are banned in multiple countries as well as cities in the USA, making them a rare and expensive breed to buy, exceeding well over five thousand with champion bloodlines. 

  1. Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog is a non-shedding, medium-sized dog. This breed was bred to help fishermen at sea! They have only been around the USA since the 1970s, making them an uncommon bred to own with few breeders. On top of that, breeders must pay for expensive genetic tests as these breeds are prone to numerous health issues. This dog breed can cost upwards of $4000!

  1. Pomsky

Although technically a Mutt, this dog breed consists of a Pomeranian and Siberian Husky. This designer dog breed is made of two of the fluffiest dog breeds! Huskies are medium sized dogs but bred with a Pomeranian, the size makes it more ideal for owners.  There are even teacup sizes available, but at a hefty price! Usually, Pomskies are sold between $3,000 and $8,000., usually more expensive the smaller the size.

  1. Chow Chow

The Chow Chow, originating from China, is a fluffy dog that was bred to guard, protect, and even fight. Due to their aggressive nature, this dog breed is banned in many apartment buildings. They are not considered to be playful with other dogs, as this is a liability, making them harder to come by and more expensive!  You can get one of these dogs for $3000 - $6000. On top of that, grooming is costly because the breed has so much hair!

  1. Lowchen

The Lowchen is known as the little lion long. It is a rare breed that will eventually become extinct. In the 70s there were about 65 of these registered. Their rarity makes them more expensive and can cost you up to $10,000!

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