World’s 10 most expensive dog breeds
Owning a dog can be quite expensive when you add up Veterinarian visits, shots, and just the basic daily needs. However, if you are looking for the top breeds in the world you might want to check out some of these pricey breeds that you could own especially if you have spare money to spend. The most expensive on this list went over one million dollars. That is just crazy. Check it out.
1 The Saluki
The Saluki breed have been around since the beginning of the pharaohs. One of the oldest breeds around these muscular dogs with their long legs and refined characteristics were once used for merchants traveling the China Silk Road and Ancient hunters who were going after hares and gazelles. Males can grow up to 28 inches and weigh up to 60 pounds. The average Saluki can go in the price range of up $2500.
2 The Pharaoh Hound
The Pharaoh Hound is an elite breed with their royal athletic looks. They are considered to be highly intelligent and can be quite challenging and expensive to train. These dogs will let you know exactly how they feel. Their ears and nose will blush when they are excited or happy. While many of this breed can reach up to a weight of 55 pounds many are smaller in size. These stubborn yet very personable dogs can be quite costly when it comes to training and the actual cost of the breed. They can range in price up to $6500.
3 Tibetan Mastiff
Out of all the breeds on our list today the Tibetan Mastiff can be the most costly to own. These ancient breeds with roots in China and Nepal can be more expensive especially if you get a purebred from Nepal. Back in 2013 a rare red Tibetan Mastiff sold in China for $1.9 million dollars!! Wow, talk about expensive. Not only that these dogs are quite stubborn and can be rather costly to train. Reaching up to 160 pounds and 33 inches this red furry breed was used to protect flocks from leopards and wolves back in ancient times.
4 The Lowchen
Isn’t this doggie cute with its long white hair and adorable features? The Lowchen are considered to be similar to that of Maltese and other well-known toy breeds. Unfortunately, this pricey breed which can range in price up to $3,000 and more in cost are extremely rare to find. It is reported that only a few hundred puppies are being registered at kennels across the world. If you do luck out and can purchase one, these are the friendliest dogs you could own. They make terrific companions especially for families with children.
5 The Akita
The Akita breed is a popular dog in many parts of the world mainly thanks to Hollywood’s hype and hit movies such as Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale. These smooth furry dogs are split into two breeds. There is the Akita Inu or Japanese Akita or the American Akita or otherwise known simply as the Akita. This breed can be quite costly as well ranging in price up to $4500. This unusual breed even has some feline type traits. They clean themselves continuously and if you are sitting there long enough near them chances are they will be cleaning you too. Interesting enough they take the time to clean their mates too. Wow, how is that for some tender loving care.
6 The Samoyed
The Samoyed breed are not the biggest dogs around, but they sure are strong. Initially used by reindeer herders and sled pullers these super friendly dogs would be best kept indoors as they don’t make the best guard dogs. This is a breed that their bark is louder than their bite. Additionally these gorgeous dogs can put a real pinch on your budget. They have a price tag ranging from $4000 to $10000.
7 Peruvian Inca Orchid
Out of all the breeds in this post today we would have to say that the Peruvian Inca Orchid dogs are the oddest looking on the list. Completely hairless except what is on their head and feet they also have an elephant gray skin tone. Additionally the tops of their head have a small patch of orange hair at the top. The breed has several sizes ranging from a mere nine pounds to an impressive 55 pounds. Outside of its costly $3000 price tag there are additional costs to keep in mind with this breed due to not having hair. Such costs include keeping them protected from sunburn making sure their pores do not get clogged. If you are in a frigid climate, you might want to buy them doggie coats that will keep them nice and snug.
8 The Azawakah
The Azawakah breed is another healthy dog with its long muscular legs that need plenty of exercises. Owners will not be sitting around with this dog. These agile dogs can reach sustained speeds of 40 miles per hour yes that is right folks they are faster than a Greyhound. Pretty impressive. These are one of the few African breeds that are available for purchasing in the United States and Canada. The Azawakah are very courageous dogs and will chase off any intruders or anyone or anything that means to do harm to their pack. Human families are often considered part of this pack if a loving family owns them.The Azawakah can range in price from $3000 and up.
9 The Rottweiler
Initially used by butchers for carrying large loads of meat The Rottweiler indeed has received its fair share of bad publicity for being aggressive and violent thanks mainly to some Hollywood hype and documented evidence. However, this strong, healthy breed can be taught socialization skills if it is taught when they are puppies. This expensive breed can range in cost up to $6000 and might be worth it if you are looking for a reliable guard dog.
10 Czechoslovakian Vlcak
Though we don’t have an exact cost for the Czechoslovakian Vlcak dog, one thing is for sure unless you live in Czech Republic you will have to pay a somewhat expensive price on plane fare to travel to the region. This wolf-like race of dogs is rarely known outside of this part of the world. The Czechoslovakian Vlcak dogs are bred by mating Carpathian Wolves with purebred German Shepherds. These gorgeous animals have many wolf instincts.They are very pack oriented and courageous and have quite a lively personality. The Czechoslovakian Vlcak dogs rarely bark and are masters of reading body language. These fascinating creatures can grow in the wild or if tamed from when they are puppies make perfect house pets.