The Real Stories Behind the World’s Most Expensive Dogs

Expensive Dog Breeds: 5 Puppies with the Highest Pricetag

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There is a huge difference between dog breeds. One breed is known as a good listener, and the other as a real teddy bear. It may be true that all dogs are created equal. But you also have breeds that are known for their price tag. Behold some of the most expensive dog breeds on the planet. What makes them so pricey? Where did they come from? Here you can read about the 5 most expensive dog breeds in the world.

5. The Egyptian Pharaoh Dog
In the 5th place is the Egyptian Pharaoh Dog. The origin of this breed goes back to 4000 BC, making this the oldest existing breed. This breed was known as a very royal breed and is now known for its very striking pointed ears. If you are considering buying a puppy from this breed, they cost about $2,500 – $6,500.

4. The Canadian Eskimo Dog
Next you have the Canadian Eskimo. This also costs about $7,200. They used to be used to pull sleds or as a rescue dog. This breed is a large part of the Eskimo culture. In 1963 the breed was almost extinct, as there was only one Canadian Eskimo registered. They made a comeback, but are still known as a very rare breed. Across Canada and America there are only 500 of this species.

3. The löwchen
3rd place goes to the Löwchen or Lion dog. The price for a puppy of this breed runs between $5,000 and $8,000. They are very small and have long hair. Usually their hair are cut so it looks like they have a lion’s mane. Since the Renaissance, they have been very popular with kings and queens. This can be seen in the old portraits that often featured this dog. The Löwchen is known as the rarest breed in the world.

2. The Samoyed
The 2nd most expensive dog is the Samoyed. A puppy from this breed can cost between $4,000 and $11,000. These dogs are medium sized and come from Siberia. They were used to pull sleds. Now the breed is known as a fashionable pet for the wealthy.

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1. The Tibetan mastiff
The Tibetan mastiff is number 1. The price for a puppy from this breed averages $7,000, but can go up to more than $1 million! This breed is very popular in China. In China, they believe that the colour red, also one of the possible breed colours, brings luck. In addition, it is also considered sacred by the Tibetans. The Tibetan mastiff is also a status symbol for wealth in China. The most expensive dog ever sold was a dog called ‘Big Splash’. A Chinese baron paid a whopping 1 million dollars for the dog!