19 majestic dogs that cost a whole fortune
A whole series of factors can make certain dogs extremely expensive. These include the rarity of its breed, the number of awards and titles it holds, the condition of its health, and its appearance.
We at Bright Side became interested in finding out how much the most expensive breeds of dogs actually cost. It's difficult to say which is the most expensive in the world, but you can get a good idea from the following list.
This miniature breed of somewhat decorative dog, originally from France, first appeared several hundred years ago. The Bichon Frise is a playful and intelligent companion and costs around $500 to $1,500.
The Siberian Husky, which was registered in the 1930s as a sledge-drawing dog, originated in the Far East of Russia. It's friendly and calm but at the same time lively. Huskies require quite a lot of physical work on the part of their owner, including very long walks. They can cost anywhere between $500 and $1,600.
This is one of the oldest breeds of Scottish dogs. A slim, well-built dog with a great character. They're bright, fun-loving, adore kids, and can adapt to any conditions. A puppy will cost around $800 to $1,500.
One of the oldest breeds of dog in the world, the Chow Chow belongs to the Spitz group of dogs. They are great as both a guard dog and a companion. They're used for guard duties, hunting, and as draught dogs. They're well known for their stubbornness and contrariness, which can only be overcome with a great amount of patience and specialist knowledge. If raised correctly, they can become gentle and kind dogs. The cost of a Chow Chow puppy is between $600 and $1,700.
An ancient breed of service dogs, Samoyeds have managed to avoid being bred with other dogs and have thus preserved their original appearance. They're distinguished by their calm personalities, sharp intelligence, love of life, well-balanced personalities, and sociability. They love people, but they need to be trained very carefully. You can buy them for between $600 and $1,800.
This well-built breed of sheepdogs has already been serving as guards for ten centuries. Komondors are very understanding, calm, well-balanced dogs, and at the same time very proud animals. They can be trained easily and are distinguished by their devotion to their owners. They cost around $1,200 - $2,000.
This breed of hunting dogs ranks among the largest in the world. They're kind and calm, and they stand out for their bravery, strength, and endurance. They can be bought for between $1,300 and $2,300.
Bred in the UK in the second half of the 19th century, they have served as both companions and bodyguards. Bulldogs are said to embody the character of a true gentleman, with an air of solidity and imperturbability about them, as well as being somewhat phlegmatic and elegant. British Bulldogs need a lot of attention, and their upkeep requires a lot of responsibility. You can acquire a puppy for $600 to $2,500.
This relatively new breed of decorative dogs originated in Germany. 'Yorkies' are essentially companion dogs. They're very friendly, gentle, peaceable animals with big hearts who do much to make you feel you're in good company. Their cost varies between $700 and $2,500.
King Charles Spaniel
This breed of small dogs first appeared in England in the 16th century. They're distinguished by their endurance and cleanliness. The most valued quality of the King Charles Spaniel is its devotion and friendly character. They are easily trained and love children. Their cost varies from $800 to $2,500.
Saluki (Persian Greyhound)
This is one of the earliest breeds of domesticated dogs. They are very calm and treat every member of the family with care. However, they're often very wary of outsiders. They cost between $800 and $2,500.
Chinese Chongqing Dog
An extremely rare dog breed that has all but disappeared. Today, there are only around 2,000 of them in China. They're very friendly animals that quickly form great relations with kids. One of the upsides of owning a Chongqing dog is that they live for up to 20 years. They cost as much as $3,500.
These dogs first appeared in Akita, in northern Japan. In their native land, they are recognized as a national treasure. Akitas can be characterized as very restrained, intelligent, courageous, and noble dogs that are very devoted to their owners. They serve as excellent guard dogs and are easily trained. An Akita puppy costs anywhere between $1,000 and $3,500.
This breed of decorative miniature dogs first appeared in Germany. The Pomeranian is cheerful, very loyal, intelligent, and easily trained. This breed costs between $700 and $4,000.
The national dog breed of Thailand, the Ridgeback is a hunting dog. They're very energetic and powerful dogs that need long walks. They possess a keen intelligence and have their own opinions. You have to be able to outwit them on occasion and find a way to convince them that their owner is always right. They cost between $800 and $4,000.
An ancient breed of small dogs bred in Germany since the beginning of the 17th century. They were originally used to catch rats. Affenpinschers are great guard dogs, able to let everyone know of danger with their very loud bark. They have a somewhat provocative manner, are full of energy and curiosity, and are devoted to their owners. The cost of an Affenpinscher varies from $1,500 to $4,000.
An incredibly ancient breed of hunting dog, whose history can be traced as far back as 5,000 years. Their image can be seen in Ancient Egyptian tombs. Nowadays they serve mostly as canine companions. Pharaoh Hounds are intelligent, playful, friendly, and affectionate animals, although they can also be somewhat arrogant. Their cost varies from $1,000 up to $7,000.
This breed of decorative dogs originated in France. In 1960, they entered the Guinness Book of Records as the rarest breed of dog in the world. From that point on, dog breeders began to try and increase their numbers, which has helped make the Löwchen a very well-known breed today. They are clever, fearless, full of love, and very devoted. You can buy one for between $2,000 and $7,000.
The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed of service dog whose history can be traced back 5,000 years. They're restrained, calm, gentle, and devoted animals, who can serve as both effective guard dogs and loyal friends to every member of the family. They're also very clean animals. A Tibetan Mastiff puppy costs between $2,000 and $8,000.