What Is the Most Expensive Dog?

From Kylie Jenners rumored $50,000 bulldog puppy to sought-after breeds like the Shiba Inu, brought to Internet fame by Menswear Dog, the prices of these pooches can reach eye-watering levels.

Man posing for a photo with two Tibetan mastiffs after they were sold at a ‘luxury pet’ fair in Hangzhou, in eastern China’s Zhejiang province. The left puppy sold for almost two million US dollars / Getty ImagesPure Tibetan mastiffs are very rare, just like our nationally treasured pandas, so the prices are so high, the breeder reportedly said .

Unfortunately, theyre at risk for eye problems, so expect to spend a pretty penny on vet visits. The dog is the official Irish Guards regiment mascot and recently retired from his ceremonial duties .

What breed of dog is the most expensive?

The Tibetan Mastiff is the most expensive dog breed to own. It has an exorbitant average purchase price of $2,500. Known as a great watchdog, the Tibetan Mastiff has an average grooming cost of $70 per professional visit.

What is the most expensive dog and why?

The Tibetan mastiff is the most expensive dog in the world. The breed stands at at least 26 inches shoulder height and typically weighs more than 100 lbs. Known to sell for at least $7,000 per puppy, a Chinese businessman made headlines when he bought a 1-year-old Tibetan mastiff for $1.9 million.

What is the most expensive dog in the world right now?

A golden-haired Tibetan mastiff puppy has reportedly been sold for a whopping $2 million in China, potentially making it the world’s most expensive dog.

What dog is the cheapest?

American Foxhound. While there are also English Foxhounds which are said to run about $100 or so for a puppy, we’re going with the American because we can. ….Black and Tan Coonhound. ….Rat Terrier. ….Miniature Pinscher. ….Dachshund. ….Golden Retriever.

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Man’s best friend doesn’t always come free. In fact, some are willing to pay in the thousands for certain types of dogs, even breeds that are fairly easy to obtain. Though costs will vary based on location and breeder, these 10 breeds often have the highest average price tag.

(Lenkadan/Shutterstock)As regal as its name implies, the Pharaoh Hound is graceful, powerful, and, above all, fast. But theyre also eager to please, making them great at hunting, obedience, and lure coursing. Most unique is the Pharaoh Hounds blush: its nose and ears turn a deep rose color when it is happy or excited.

(mkabroad/Flickr) Lwchen means little lion in German, a fitting name for this small dog with an impressive mane of hair and talent for agility. The breed is often given a lion trim, too: clipped close to the skin at the hindquarters, with cuffs of hair around the ankles and a plumed tail. Based on its continued placement on the AKCs list of most popular dogs in the U.S., many are willing to pay top dollar for this chubby companion.

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff officially became the world’s most expensive dog when a Chinese businessman bought an 11-month-old red mastiff named “Big Splash” for $1.6 million during a luxury pet fair.“Pure Tibetan mastiffs are very rare, just like our nationally treasured pandas, so the prices are so high,” the breeder reportedly said. The average price is less than a million but still quite steep – the breed usually costs around $2,000.

Akita

Akitas are not to be confused with Shiba Inus – and if you follow the popular Menswear Dog on Instagram, you’ll be sure to know exactly how Shibas look and can therefore easily tell the difference.Akitas have a larger price tag, ranging from $800 to $3,500, since they’re often imported from Japan. A show quality adult Akita can cost up to $75,000.

Löwchen

These small, long-haired dogs, known as “little lions,” can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000 for a purebred puppy. They’ve been popular since the Renaissance and were featured in period paintings, posing with their nobleman owners. By the end of the 19th century they were almost extinct, which is why they’re so hard to find today.Unfortunately, they’re at risk for eye problems, so expect to spend a pretty penny on vet visits. But Instagram posts with the pup will make the owner look like a nobleman (or woman).

Irish Wolfhound

Kate Middleton famously posed with an enormous Irish wolfhound named Domhnall on St. Patrick’s Day. The dog is the official Irish Guards regiment mascot and recently retired from his ceremonial duties.The breed goes for about $2,000 – but there’s no guarantee all Irish Wolfhounds have special connections with Kate Middleton.

The 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

Man’s best friend doesn’t always come free. In fact, some are willing to pay in the thousands for certain types of dogs, even breeds that are fairly easy to obtain. Though costs will vary based on location and breeder, these 10 breeds often have the highest average price tag.For exclusive access to all of our fitness, gear, adventure, and travel stories, plus discounts on trips, events, and gear, sign up for Outside+ today.Man’s best friend doesn’t always come free. In fact, some are willing to pay in the thousands for certain types of dogs, even breeds that are fairly easy to obtain. Though costs will vary based on location and breeder, these 10 breeds often have the highest average price tag.

10. Irish Wolfhound ($1,500 to $2,000)

Two thousand dollars might seem a small price to pay for the tallest of dogs, also known for a commanding appearance. Irish Wolfhounds are known for their athletic ability, especially in endurance running. And of course, there is an Irish proverb to describe their personality: “Gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked.”

9. Saluki ($2,500)

Salukis look thin and graceful, but possess impressive strength and endurance. The sight hound is a great hunter, lure courser and show dog, and can appear smooth or coated with feathering on the legs, in a variety of colors.

8. Pharaoh Hound ($2,500 to $6,500)

As regal as its name implies, the Pharaoh Hound is “graceful, powerful, and, above all, fast.” But they’re also eager to please, making them great at hunting, obedience, and lure coursing. Most unique is the Pharaoh Hound’s “blush”: its nose and ears turn a deep rose color when it is happy or excited.

7. Akita ($1,500 to $4,500)

Akitas originated in Japan but today can be found all over the world as successful show and therapy dogs. They have thick coats, plush tails and a powerful build, along with a dignified and courageous personality.

6. Tibetan Mastiff ($2,200 to $7,000)

The massive Tibetan Mastiff displays a “noble bearing” and a royal price tag to go with it. It is an aloof and watchful breed, with an immense double coat and a kind expression. But the breed’s dignified personality can also translate into a reluctance to participate in organized activities like obedience.

5. Rottweiler ($2,000 to $8,000)

Rottweilers are as multi-talented as they are robust and powerful. The intelligent, patient breed often works as a police dog, herder, service dog, therapy dog, or obedience competitor. But Rottweilers are also protective and self-confident, making them excellent companions.

4. Lowchen ($5,000 to $8,000)

Löwchen means “little lion” in German, a fitting name for this small dog with an impressive mane of hair and talent for agility. The breed is often given a “lion” trim, too: clipped close to the skin at the hindquarters, with cuffs of hair around the ankles and a plumed tail.

3. Chow Chow ($3,000 to $8,500)

This powerful and sturdy Arctic breed used to be a working dog, but today can mostly be found as a companion and in shows. Not surprising, considering its “lion-like” appearances, immense coat and uniquely blue or black tongue.

2. English Bulldog ($2,500 to $9,000)

This jowly breed is known for its “loose-jointed, shuffling gait and massive, short-faced head”. Bulldogs are lovable and gentle, though often unaware of their size. Based on its continued placement on the AKC’s list of most popular dogs in the U.S., many are willing to pay top dollar for this chubby companion.