Admit it, every time you walk by a dog on the street, you can’t help but drool in love and happiness because of that canine friend wiggling its tail at you. And whenever you watch a video of a dog online trying to play with its owner, you want to squeeze that fur baby and hug it to your heart’s content. Well, you might even have a picture of a dog as your phone’s wallpaper, don’t you?
You probably have passed by a veterinary shop and wondered how much that cute fur buddy in the window could be only to surprisingly find out that some ranges close to $9000. Before you even bake those homemade goodies, check out ten of the most expensive dog breeds in the world and see if your next fur baby is on our list.
Most Expensive Dog Breeds to Own
From Akita to Samoyed, here are the top ten most expensive dog breeds that are extremely delightful and a gem to be with.
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Sleek and graceful sprinters, the saluki dog breed is among the world’s oldest dog breeds, having gone hunting with many kings since thousands of years ago. This magnificent aloof, quiet, reserved and loyal breed might not respond to the owner’s call when they are on the hunt. It is in the very nature of saluki to hunt and sprint. If you are up for the thrill in owning a saluki, each costs from $600 to $800, according to Dog Breeds List.
Hailed from an ancient Japanese lineage, Akitas are considered guardians of families. They are very quiet, alert, courageous, friendly, intelligent, and responsive dogs. When trained to socialize from birth with other people, Akitas will thrive human companionship. This adored dog breed from Japan costs $800 to $1200.
Azawakh is a sight-hound from West Africa. This canine sprinter dog breed relies on sharp vision and high speed to lock their prey. The Azawakhs are observed to be chasing gazelles in the Sahara and, therefore, dangerous to be left unattended with kids. Furthermore, the Next Day Pets has it that the average cost of an Azawakh is from $900 to $1200.
Rottweilers are descendants of the mastiffs of the Roman legions. They are very gentle companion and observant to the outside world while maintaining their aloof personality. These fearless, good-natured, and loyal rottweilers are great family protector as well. This magnificent yet expensive breed costs around $1200 to $3000.
The all-smile and all-white sledge dog Samoyed is magnificent and graceful breed. Also, it is powerful and tireless perfectly bred to withstand intolerable cold. The thick coat of Samoyed is not good for confinement in the backyard. They may become miserable and destructive pets.
Samoyed can be stubborn at times, but they are still friendly. Owning one will hurt your wallet, as it costs roughly around $1200 to $1500. Not only is it considered to be one of the most expensive dog breeds, but Samoyed is also one high-maintenance furry friend.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This puppy wears its connection to British’s past in its breed’s name. This small yet affectionate, cheerful, courageous, gentle, intelligent, and sociable puppy can weigh from 10 to 18 pounds. This small yet one of the most expensive dog breeds costs around $1200 to 1500, according to Dog Breeds List.
The Irish Wolfhound is a true gentle Goliath. They are extremely enormous, which sits at least 32 inches for males and 30 inches for females. Despite its physical attribute, they are still calm. Also, they are the most agreeable companion among dog breeds. They are patient with children; however, dog breeds their size require parental supervision. This giant galloping dog breed roughly costs around $1800 to $2000.
The ancient blushing dog of Malta, Pharaoh hounds are sleek and quick-moving hunting companion on rocky terrain. This elegant and active breed of dogs can be raised at home with enough exercise. They are affectionate, intelligent, playful, sociable, and highly trainable. The average cost of a Pharaoh hound is $1800 to $2000.
Löwchen is the German for “little lion,” as it has the bravery and courage of a lion, only it is too small. This dog breed is portable. They are very suitable breeds for children since they are active, familial, friendly, happy, and playful. Although they are cute, small and adorable, they actually make great watchdogs. According to CBS News, an eight-week-old Lowchen can already cost $3000.
Aloof, protective, strong willed, stubborn, courageous, and the loyal Tibetan mastiff is the god of guardian dogs. This gigantic dog breed is mellow and calm at home yet territorial with strangers. The massive, muscular, and powerful Tibetan mastiff costs around $2500 to $3500. Other reports indicate it was sold close to $2 million, according to New York Post. Tibetan mastiff is admittedly one of the most expensive dog breeds.
It is but a thrilling experience to own a dog, most especially the most expensive dog breeds. Keep in mind that owning a dog is a responsibility and love altogether.
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