In this article is our list of the most expensive dog breeds on the market. There isn’t much of a correlation between a dog breed’s popularity versus its costliness, but some dog breeds that have been ‘mainstreamed’ by celebrities have seen increases in price.
Purebred dogs are typically more expensive than mixed breeds. This is just one of the many factors that sets the price of a dog breed. Some breeds are more rare than others and this is a main factor in deciphering which dog breeds are more expensive.
Here’s our list of the top ten most expensive dog breeds in the world…
1. Lowchen – $5,000
Lowchen means “little lion” in German. It’s a lively, small dog that is known for its lion look. The Lowchen breed is eager to learn and they make great show dogs. You will find that they are easily trained. If you do not display proper leadership qualities with a Lowchen, you will find yourself with a dog that is strong-willed and arrogant in its actions.
Even though they aren’t the biggest dog in the house, the Lowchen will usually try and establish that it is the leader amongst other animals and dogs.
2. Samoyed – $4,000 – $7,000
Originating from Siberia, the Samoyed is a devoted and friendly man’s best friend who is not afraid to be playful when the time is right. Samoyeds are a gentle breed who are friendly to everyone they come in contact with, including intruders of your home. It’s much too friendly for you to use it as a watchdog, although it will definitely alert you when they are in the presence of someone strange.
3. Pharaoh Hound – $2,500 – $5,000
The Pharaoh Hound is a good dog for a companion yet it is fairly independent in its mannerisms. In the house you will find that the Pharaoh Hound is peaceful and calm but when you take it outside, it will be ready to play anything that you want. It’s important that you get this breed enough exercise each day or else it will begin to act up.
This breed of dog has a unique trait. When it is excited you will notice that it “blushes” and you will see its nose and ears start to glow a deep rose color.
4. Akita – $2,000 – $5,000
The Akita breed originated in Japan. Akita dogs are docile, courageous, fearless, and surprisingly intelligent. They are family oriented dogs. Akitas socialize well and they can be very spontaneous. The Akita needs a firm and confident pack leader or else they will act spontaneously and out of order often.
Because the Akita needs a firm leader, it is important that all humans establish their higher-order over the dog, or else you may see excessive biting and growling coming from it. The proper training and exercise will ensure that you have a well-tempered animal.
5. Chow Chow – $3,000 – $8,000
The Chow Chow is even-tempered and great with children. It is recommended that you introduce a Chow Chow to other housemates (cats, other dogs) when they are young, rather than introducing new dogs to a Chow Chow’s territory once it has aged. Chow Chows are a dominant breed and they require a firm leader that will establish rules and stick to them. A new Chow Chow puppy should be socialized frequently when it is young.
6. English Bulldog – $2,500 +
Purebred English Bulldogs are some of the most sought out puppies in America. Their puppies go for thousands of dollars in the local pet stores.
The English Bulldog is a medium sized, wide-framed dog that has short legs. The body and head are covered entirely by excess skin that falls in folds on the forehead and skull.
The English Bulldog has an intimidating appearance, but with the right training it can be one of the most gentle dogs you’ve ever owned.
7. Tibetan Mastiff – $2,000 +
The Tibetan Mastiff may have existed as early as 1100 BC. Back then, mastiffs were used to guard property during the day and they were let loose at night. Good guard dogs could watch an entire city successfully.
Tibetan Mastiff dogs are fearless and courageous, but well-mannered and even-tempered. A Tibetan Mastiff will be very loyal to its pack and family members. Mastiffs have a tendency to do things that please their owner, so with the proper training you could have a loyal pooch who responds to your commands.
8. Saluki – $2,500
The Saluki is a breed of dog that is known for its aloofness. This breed is very loyal to its owner and can become extremely attached to a single person. These are great with children as long as the children do not roughhouse and act as a threat.
The Saluki is an insecure breed that must be trained gently but with a firm and consistent manner. They are submissive by nature and can be easily distracted. It’s important that you establish your status as the pack leader or else your Saluki will not feel secure with its surroundings.
9. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – $2,000
The King Charles Spaniel is an affectionate dog that seems to always be wagging its tail in excitement. These dogs are intelligent and can be trained fairly easily with some gentle obedience training.
10. Rottweiler – $2,000 +
The Rottweiler is trainable, powerful, and is very devoted to its owner and family when it knows who the pack leaders are. Rotts can be extremely protective of a house and a family if necessary, responding fiercely and viciously to immediate threats.
Without a strong-minded owner who is capable of handling the dog’s large size, you will have a Rottweiler that acts out of control. It’s important that you establish yourself as the alpha pack leader and establish a set of rules that are not to be broken. As long as you do this, you will have an innocent Rottweiler who accepts cats, other canines, and even other types of animals into its home happily.