It is often said that the dog is the best friend of the man. But if you want your friend to be of a certain race, lineage or dress, you will sometimes have to spend a fortune.
There are many luxury dogs that only affluent or even wealthy people can afford to buy. Crazyfeed.com has made a list of the most expensive breeds, so if one day you want to break your piggy bank to own one of these princely animals.
The Pomeranian ( $800 — $2,500 )
Pomeranians were developed from ancient Spitz breeds in the province of Pomerania. They love meeting new people, are adorable with children, and get along well with other animals. These little dogs are very active and are an ideal option when living in an apartment. But if they weigh only 2 to 3.5 kilos, their price is extremely high.
Argentine Dogo ( $1,000 — $4,000 )
This breed looks frightening and, being hunters and guardians, they can be quite aggressive. You would have to hire a professional trainer, because a Dogo Argentino can be really dangerous if it is not properly trained. To get a perfect guardian for your home and family, you must pay up to $ 4,000 for a puppy.
Akita ( $800 — $4,500 )
The Akitas are originally from Japan, but today there are two different varieties: Japanese Akita and American Akita. These dogs are very loyal, but they can also be stubborn and dominant and require a lot of training. The pure Japanese race is the most expensive and can reach a price of $ 4,500.
Rottweiler ( $1,000 — $6,000 )
Historically, it was a breed of sheepdog. Today, they are rather used as guardians and are very protective of their families. They are also asked for their ability to follow the tracks and rescue people, or as a police dog or guide dog. Although it is well known and very common today, this breed can cost up to $6000 depending on the line.
Pharaoh Hound ( $1,200 — $6,500 )
Although they look exactly like the ancient Egyptian dogs, they are not originally from Egypt. In fact, its origin is a mystery. They are intelligent, active and friendly. These dogs “blush” when they get excited: their nose and ears turn dark pink.
Samoyed ( $4,000 — $11,000 )
This spectacular dog breed has been developed in Siberia to help pull sledges. Its incredible white coat has such a soft texture that some people even use it to knit. We totally fall for this ball of hair that seems to smile all the time. He is a totally helpful and charming companion … but also very expensive.
Azawakh ( $3,000 — $6,500 )
Here is one of the rare African breeds available for sale. These dogs are born hunters and can reach a speed of 64 kilometers per hour! So much so that they need a lot of physical exercise. They are very sociable, they love humans and get along well with other dogs.
Tibetan Mastiff ( $2,500 — $7,000 )
The ancient nomadic tribes of China, Nepal and Tibet used these dogs to protect the sheep from predators. The Tibetan Bulldog is one of the largest and most protective breeds in the world. These dogs can reach 83 centimeters in height and 72 kg in weight. In 2014 it became known that one of them became the most expensive dog in the world after it sold for a record amount of 1.9 million dollars.
Chow Chow ( $900 — $8,500 )
This Chinese race is one of the oldest that exist today. They used to be good at herding, hunting, protecting and even pulling. Now they are good companions. They come in different colors, including red, black, blue, cinnamon and cream and have a unique black tongue. Purebred puppies can cost up to $ 8,500.
Little lion dog ( $4,800 — $10,000 )
These puppies have been recognized as a race since the Renaissance and can even be seen in some paintings from that era. They used to be dogs for the nobles. Today it became quite rare to find them, which makes them quite expensive.
Do you know other expensive dog breeds that we have not mentioned? Or maybe you have any of them? Do tell us about your pets in the comments section below.