Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friends. Perhaps they are the most loyal among all domesticated animals.
Moreover, they are smart, funny, cute, friendly, and some of them are incredibly expensive, though you can’t really put a price tag on friendship.
However, certain purebred dogs can cost more than a fine piece of art, and we would like to present you a list of the most luxurious and expensive dog breeds in the world.
1. Tibetian Mastiff
This is one of the most ancient and expensive dog breeds, whose age extends back about 5,000 years. The monks trained these powerful and intimidating dogs to guard the monasteries.
Tibetian mastiffs are huge: the grown-up stud can weight up to 180 pounds, but at the same time they are good-natured, neat, and loyal pets.
Tibetian mastiff is the most expensive dog to buy: the average price for a purebred puppy may vary from $8,000 to $10,000 but there was a case where the future owner paid $1.5 million for a mastiff.
Lowchen or Little Lion Dog is the most expensive breed of small decorative dogs which originates from France. Goya, the legendary artists, was very fond of lowchens and often portrayed them in his paintings.
They are called Lion Dogs because of their peculiar trimming which makes them look like lions.
The highest price for the lowchen puppy is approximately $9,000.
3. Pharaoh Hound
The national symbol of Malta, the Pharaoh Hound is one of the oldest breeds, the pictures of which were found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs.
The dog’s appearance is both elegant and athletic. As for its character traits, the Pharaoh is smart, playful, and affectionate.
The price for these puppies can go as high as $7,000.
Samoyed is perhaps the only dog whose genes were left untouched by the breeders, so it looks exactly the same as it did thousands of years ago.
These dogs are very calm, witty, joyous, and friendly; they will be a perfect companion for your family because they love children and people in general.
The average price of Samoyed puppy is $6,000 – $7,000.
A terrier-like type of dog which was bred in Germany at the beginning of the 18th century.
“Affen” means “monkey” in German; there are certain similarities in their appearance with the cheeky jungle inhabitants. Affenpinschers are great watchdogs: even though they aren’t big and strong, their loud barking may alert the owners.
The usual price of purebred Affenpinscher is $4,000.
6. Thai Ridgeback
Ridgeback is a hunting dog from Eastern Thailand. Until recently, they were unknown to the Western cynological community, but now they are gaining popularity among dog-lovers. Strong and active dogs that require proper training.
The price can often reach $4,000.
7. Pomeranian Spitz
A decorative miniature dog that was originally bred in Germany. Pomeranians were often depicted on the Ancient Roman coins and vases. Then the Spitz appeared in England, the local breeders created a miniature version of this cute dog. Pomeranians are very intelligent and sociable.
The friendly Pomeranian Spitz will cost you up to $3,500.
The Japanese breed of dogs which became famous thanks to the movie “Hachiko”. Akitas are extremely loyal, courageous, and friendly.
You can get a purebred Akita puppy for $3,000-$3,500.
9. Norfolk Terrier
This terrier originates from Great Britain. In 1964, it was recognized as a separate breed of dog and since that time it gained popularity for its self-confidence and cuteness.
The usual price is $2,500.
Saluki or Persian Greyhound was originally bred in the Middle East. They are graceful and fast, with very a calm and friendly temperament.
You can buy a Saluki puppy for $2,000.
11. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
A small decorative dog which was bred by the English cynologists in the 16th century. The first owners of these spaniels were the members of Royal Family, so the dogs have adopted some aristocratic attitudes.
If you want to have such a royal member in your family, be prepared to pay up to $2,000.