Some people pay a pretty penny to bring a new furry friend into their life. Take a look at these expensive dog breeds and why they are so important:
1. Rottweiler Estimated Price: $3000 per puppy
An intelligent and patient breed, the Rottweiler has a working ability to act as a service, therapy, or guard dog. Because of that, the cost of the breed has gone up substantially. One thing to also keep in mind when looking into the breed is that Rottweilers are predisposed to certain ailments such as cancer.
2. Samoyed Estimated Price: $4000 per puppy
2. Chow Chow
Fun fact: this Chinese breed is the oldest in existence. It's true! With its huge puffy coat, the chow chow dons a lot of similarities in its appearance to a mini-lion. Great as an overall dog, the dog is not only expensive to purchase upfront but expensive to upkeep (grooming, ailments, and more).
3. English Bulldog Estimated Price: $3000 per puppy
The bulldog is a breed that is gaining popularity year after year, so it's no wonder that they rank so highly on the American Kennel Club's list. But getting a bulldog comes at a costs both upfront and ongoing that should be taken into consideration. The breed has been know to cost upwards of $3000 or more and from there can have a number of health issues in the future leading to more vet bills.
4. Tibetan Mastiff Estimated Price: $7000 per puppy
This ancient breed, originally domesticated as sheepherding guard dogs in the Tibetan Plateau, has become popular in recent years. In 2015, a Tibetan mastiff puppy sold for $2 million dollars! These furry golden-haired dogs measure 31 inches tall and weighing nearly 200 pounds and are said to have 'lion's blood'.
5. Egyptian Pharaoh Hound Estimated Price: $6500 per puppy
The Pharaoh Hound is a breed that goes back over 5,000 years. Known as the dog of kings, they were suspected to hunt gazelles with pharaohs. The dog is known as the national dog of Malta.