What’s the Most Expensive Dog Breed?

You’re looking for a dog, but not just any dog. You want a dog that you can brag about, one that costs you a lot of money, a prestigious dog. You have the bank account or credit limit to help you out. Sure, you want one that will fit in with your family and won’t destroy your residence, but one that has creds. If it isn’t too funny-looking and has other attributes that make it interesting, those are also pluses. Great temperament is good too. Good with kids and other pets are nice. Searching the internet for one is a pain though. So, here are some of the most expensive dogs to buy and own.

What’s the Most Expensive Dog Breed?

The most expensive dog breed in the world, costing you up to a cool $14,000, is the Samoyed. Hailing from Siberia, they were bred for herding. That means they might help you herd the kids out of trouble and herd you to the kitchen to feed them. Make sure there’s lots for them to do so they don’t decide to find something to amuse themselves that you won’t like. They are smart, nosy, and want lots of attention. Boredom is not an option.

Also, when you have a Samoyed, you can be sure you’re going to have a huge bill from the groomers. Originally bred in the icy Serbia, they have long distinctive double-layer coats. Did I mention they’re white? Yeah, that means a lot of combing and bathing are in your future. As a rule, you don’t shave dogs like this, so you’re going to have a lot of shedding. Don’t wear a lot of black, and white furniture and rugs would be assets in your decor. An industrial lint brush will be a necessity. They aren’t small, so expect a large dog food bill. Those bills are another reason why they’re the most expensive dog breed, the maintenance cost. An adult male can weigh 45 to 65 pounds, and an adult female is a “small” 35 to 50 pounds. How much of that is fur is up for debate. You’ll have your fur baby for an average of 12 to 13 years.

More Expensive Dog Breeds

If the Samoyed isn’t the right dog for you but you still have an itch to blow some cash on a luxury dog, here’s a couple other options that might float your boat.

Tibetan Mastiff

If you like large furry dogs, another rare breed you might consider is the Tibetan Mastiff priced at $10,000. It’s a guardian dog, bred to protect sheep from large predators. If you have to worry about bears, wolves or mountain lions roaming around your backyard, this dog fits the bill. Because of their long hair, the grooming bill will equal that of the Samoyed and might surpass it. Tan will become the color of your life if you want to cover up the large quantities of dog hair on your clothes that the lint brush doesn’t remove. The food bill likely will surpass that of the Samoyed too, since a male can be up to 53” tall and weigh 120 to 200 pounds. If you want a horse, but your neighborhood association doesn’t allow one, you can have a dog the size of a miniature one.

Pharaoh Hound

If you prefer sleek and slim, with less fur and a lower price, the Pharaoh Hound, the national dog of Malta, might be for you. Its lower price of $7,500 makes it more affordable, but with boasts of an ancient heritage, it’s worth it. Loyalty and the ability to train are some assets of their disposition. They hunt rabbits in Malta, so they’re not couch potatoes. Males are 23 to 25” tall, females 21 to 24” tall, and they can weigh 45 to 55 pounds.

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