There are not one and two researches for the most expensive dog breeds. The list of course changes from year to year. There are various factors making a dog breed expensive – purity of breed, rarity, intelect. Here is a more recent list. Any comments are highly appreciated.
An Akita can cost around $1,500 – $4,500. The Akita , the national dog of Japan, is a unique combination of dignity, courage, alertness, and devotion to its family. They are however known to be intolerant of other dogs of the same gender, as stated in the AKC breed standard.
9 Bearded Collie
A Bearded Collie can cost around $1,000 – $5,000. It is one of Britain’s oldest breeds. They are good hunting and herding dogs and prefer to be outdoors in any kind of weather conditions. The breed became popular during the last half of the 20th century.
8 Pharaoh Hound
Number 8 in the list is reserved for the Pharaoh Hound. It can cost around $2,500 – $6,500. They are considered to be one of the world’s oldest dog breeds. The Pharaoh Hound is an intelligent, trainable, playful, and active breed. It is sociable with other dogs and with people; however, it can be aloof or reserved with strangers. It is typically very open and affectionate with its family and those it knows. It is an independent-minded, occasionally stubborn breed, yet can be submissive when appropriate positive training methods are used. It has a strong hunting instinct.
7 Tibetan Mastiff
The most expensive dog in the world was a Tibetan Mastiff called “Big Splash.” He was sold for 1.5 million dollars to a Chinese coal baron. Luckily this breed is not so expensive in general and can cost around $2,200 – $7,000.
Rottweilers can cost around $2,000 – $8,000. The breed’s history dates to the Roman Empire. They have a massive, powerful body. They are loyal and devoted pets. They are very intelligent and make excellent house pets and a powerful breed with well-developed genetic herding and guarding instincts.
5 Chow Chow
Prized at around $3,000 to $8,500, Chow Chow was a highly popular pet among the rich and famous during the Roaring Twenties. They are dominant, good with children, and good with other household pets when they are introduced to them while they are young. They have a distinct blue-black tongue and straight hindlegs.
Recent DNA analysis confirms that the Chow Chow is one of the oldest breeds of dog. Research indicates it is one of the first primitive breeds to evolve from the wolf.
4 English Bulldog
An English Bulldog can cost around $2,500 – $9,000. Bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, and pets. They can be so attached to home and family that they will not venture out of the yard without a human companion and are more likely to sleep on someone’s lap than chase a ball around the yard.
2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $14,000. It is one of the most popular breeds in the United Kingdom. Since 2000, it has been growing in popularity in the United States.
The breed is highly affectionate, playful, extremely patient and eager to please. As such, dogs of the breed are good with children and other dogs.
1 German Shepherd
And the number one – The German Shepard can cost between $3,000 to $24,000. They are known for their inteligence. Also known for one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.
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