Dogs are the best companions one can hope for; the most faithful souls on earth. So the thought of owning one has to cross your mind at least once in your lifetime. Some people get a puppy from a friend or someone known to them, while some adopt a stray pup. There are some people who don't mind shelling out some money to buy a dog from a reputed breeder. But how much can one possibly spend on a dog? A coal baron in China reportedly spent a whopping $1.5 million on buying a 11-month-old dog Red Tibetan Mastiff, named Big Splash.
While Big Splash is now considered the most expensive dog ever sold, the Tibetan Mastiff breed has stayed up to its title of being the costliest dog breed. The Tibetan Mastiff is just one of the numerous dog breeds for whom people are willing to spend a fortune. Many of these breeds are even insured by their owners for unforeseeable and inevitable occurrences.
Dog Breeds That Will Cost You a Fortune
The Tibetan Mastiff comes with a price tag of about $35,000, which―mind you―is just the average price. People are ready to pay millions for this breed. These dogs are courageous, fearless, and even-tempered.
Rottweiler is the second most expensive breed, with a price in the range of $10,000 to $15,000. It has the reputation of being one of the fiercest dog breed in the world.
At the third position, we have the Yorkshire Terrier, which costs about $4000 to $7000. It has long, silky hair, which you will love grooming.
This national hound of Malta, the Pharaoh hound comes next in the list. This breed has a powerful, yet simple look, and is known to be very athletic. If you want a bodyguard that you can trust, invest in a pharaoh hound.
Next, we have the Maltese with a price tag of $1500 to $2500. This dog belongs to the group of toy dogs and has a long silky undercoat. Its lifespan of 10 to 12 years also makes it quite popular.
Priced in the range of $1000 to $1300, the Staffordshire Terrier is yet another expensive breed you can own. These dogs are very intelligent, and are naturally fond of people. So, even though this one looks fierce, don't count on it as an attack dog.
The Bearded Collie with a price tag of $700 to $800 is also pretty expensive. This is one of the most active dog breeds, so make sure you have enough time to spend with them.
The Akita will cost you anywhere around $500 to $800. Basically, there are two different breeds of Akita: the Japanese breed, which is slightly costlier, and the American breed.
Komondors are fluffy dogs that come with a price tag of about $400 to $500. Also called mop dogs, they are totally devoted to their family.
At $300 to $400, the Bichon Frise breed may not be as costly as the Tibetan Mastiff, but there is no denying the fact that it is expensive. If the American Kennel Club (AKC) is to go by, merry and cheerful are the two words that best describe this breed.