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What Are The World's Most Expensive Dogs?

The World's Most Expensive Dogs?

By Kaly JohnesPublished about a month ago 3 min read

Certainly, dogs are man's best friend, and we can't imagine a world without them as our furry companions. In the U.S. AKC (American Kennel Club) lists 190 recognized dog breeds, whereas the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) lists 360 recognized breeds. As a result, there are a wide variety of dogs available on the market. Many dogs come from areas you wouldn’t expect. Did you know that the Shih Tzu originates from Tibet? In contrast, Labradors are native to Newfoundland. Despite the fact that we love all dog breeds, have you ever considered which breeds are considered to be the most valuable? Some of the dogs on this list may surprise you...

5. Azawakh – $9500

The Azawakh is a relatively new breed, having only been recognized as a breed in 2019. The breed originated in West Africa, where it was traditionally used as a hunting dog. In addition to being related to Middle Eastern hounds, they are also related to South Indian hounds. It is not so common here yet, but it is growing in popularity. Since they recover very well from injuries and rarely have hereditary problems, they are a great breed to own. On a diet of good-quality food and daily exercise, your Azawakh can live between 12-15 years and will certainly make a lovable furry pal!

4. Tibetan Mastiff – $10000

From Tibet, the Mastiff breed was developed to protect sheep from predators. It is a hefty pup that can weigh over 150 pounds. It is possible for them to fight dangerous animals like leopards and bears. As owners struggled to afford the maintenance of this stunning breed, the breed slowly diminished. They are a breed that will protect your family in an instant, but they are prone to hereditary issues such as hip dysplasia and eye abnormalities.

3. Chow Chow – $11000

As one of the oldest and least common dog breeds in the world, the Chow Chow originates from North China. The cost of buying and maintaining it is extremely high. Chow Chows are expensive to feed, treat, vet, groom, and have health issues. The breed is naturally stubborn and needs a lot of exercise. When well cared for, a Chow Chow can live for 8-12 years.

2. Löwchen – $12000

Due to its appearance, the Löwchen is often referred to as the 'little lion dog'. It originated in France and has been popular for hundreds of years. The breed of this dog is extremely rare. Only 65 were registered in 1973, while today there are more, but only 300 are registered worldwide. Because the dogs are very outgoing and love being active and playful, they make perfect family dogs. It is a breed that requires a lot of attention, so if you don't have the time, this is not the dog for you. Since the breed is particularly healthy, you won't have to worry about maintenance costs, just the initial purchase price. Also, they typically live to be 13-15 years old, which is a good age

1. Samoyed – $14000

Samoyeds are the most expensive dogs in the world! The price of one is a whopping $14000. Originally from Siberia, this breed is well known for its nurturing nature. They are friendly, sweet, and eager to please their owners. They are always jolly and happy. You do need to keep them on a leash at all times, however, because they often run away and keep going for miles and miles. They are intelligent, social, and seek attention. In any family, this breed will fit in perfectly. They are known to rack up very large veterinary bills because of their many health problems. It can cost almost $5,000 to treat issues such as corneal dystrophy, autoimmune conditions, and various cardiac disorders.

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