Dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friends. They are faithful companions and if you have had the chance to love a dog in your life, well, you know how awesome it is! During home stay orders associated with the coronavirus pandemic, many families turn to local shelters to welcome (and possibly adopt) new four-legged friends for their families. Having a pet is a big responsibility, from food, exercise and socializing to veterinary bills and grooming appointments – it can also be a big financial commitment.
Make sure you are ready for all aspects of dog ownership before going out and adopting or purchasing a dog. Although there are many dog breeders who can sell you the puppy of your dreams – there are also a ton of really amazing dogs that you can find for much less (if not sometimes for free!) In your local shelter. You do not need to buy an expensive dog. Your Heinz 57 pooch garden variety may be the best dog you have ever had!
#AdoptDontShop! That said, buying a puppy from a breeder requires a lot of research into the safety and health of dogs. Most breeders are reputable and will maintain a relationship with the families of the puppies they will adopt for the life of a dog. Just as some breeds are more popular than others (we are watching you, beloved Labrador Retriever), some are much more expensive than others for a variety of reasons that range from difficulty in putting down puppies to being rare. Let’s take a look at the 10 most expensive dogs in the world. Weft! Weft!
#ten. Afghan dog – $ 7,000
The Afghan hound is recognizable early because of his straight, thick, and silky hair. This dog was raised for life in the mountains of Afghanistan. They measure 25 to 27 inches and weigh 50 to 59 pounds. Their coat can be Fawn, Gold or Cream with a black facial mask.
# 9. Pharaoh’s dog – $ 7,500
The Pharaoh Hound is the national dog of Malta. Kelb tal-Fenek (in Maltese) means “rabbit dog”. The Pharaoh Hound is traditionally used for rabbit hunting in the Maltese Islands. Pharaoh dogs typically weigh between 45 and 55 pounds, males typically measure between 23 and 25 inches, while females measure between 21 and 24 inches
# 8. Dogo Argentino – $ 8,000
The Dogo Argentino was bred for the first time in 1928 from the Cordoba Fighting Dog and the Great Dane, among other breeds. These dogs have a large white body, strong and muscular with a short coat and a deep chest. They have a dominant presence, which is just what the dog looks like, the Dogo Argentino is actually a good pet as long as he exercises a lot.
# 7. Canadian Eskimo Dog – $ 8,750
The Canadian Eskimo dog is one of the oldest and rarest working dogs in the Arctic. These dogs were brought from Siberia to North America over 1000 years ago by the Thule people. The popularity of the Canadian Eskimo dog has started to decline and is now threatened with extinction. Only 300 purebred Canadian Eskimo dogs remain.
# 6. Rottweiler – $ 9,000
The Rottweiler was bred for professional purposes in Germany. Originally, these dogs pulled carts full of butcher’s meat at the market as well as cattle in herds. Rottweilers have an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years. They weigh 110 to 132 points and typically measure 24 to 27 inches. Rottweilers are excellent pets because of their loyalty, obedience and good nature.
# 5. Azawakh – $ 9,500
The Azawakh dog comes from West Africa. Azawakas have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years, weigh about 33 to 55 pounds, and are about 25 to 29 inches tall. It is one of the rarest breeds on this list.
# 4. Tibetan Mastiff – $ 10,000
This absolute giant teddy bear from a dog is originally from Tibet and belongs to the Mastiff family. Males can reach heights up to 33 inches. The original Tibetan mastiff generally weighs 120 to 198 points. Tibetan mastiffs were originally used as guards to protest predatory sheep-like wolves and bears.
# 3. Chow Chow – $ 11,000
The Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds in China and is very rare. They look like fluffy teddy bears and have a black tongue. These dogs require a lot of exercise and professional grooming.
# 2. Löwchen – $ 12,000
The Löwchen belongs to the non-sporting category of the American Kennel Club. It was once the rarest dog in the world. In 1973, there were only 65 known Löwchen dogs in the world. Today, only 300 new Löwchens are registered worldwide each year.
# 1. Samoyed – $ 14,000
This adorable dog is known for its thick, white, double-layer coat. It was originally a Siberian herding dog. Samoyeds live on average from 12 to 13 years old. An adult male can weigh between 45 and 65 pounds and a female can weigh between 35 and 50 pounds. The Samoyed is the most expensive dog in the world because it is becoming very rare.