10 Most Expensive Dogs

Our furry friends come in all shapes and sizes, but some breeds can cost an arm and a leg (maybe even a tail too!). We’ve made a list of the 10 Most Expensive Dogs in the World, starting off at a hefty $1500 and reaching over $10,000. 

Just remember money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make them wag their tail, so keep this in mind when you’re doing some window shopping for that perfect pupper!

Without further ado, here’s a list the 10 most expensive dogs!

10) Lakeland Terrier - $2,000

These gorgeous, scruffy dogs were originally bred to hunt foxes that would prey on farmer’s sheep in the Lake District, England. Nicknamed “Lakies” they’re extremely lively and feisty, while still showing huge amounts of affection! 

But this affection comes at a cost! Considering you don’t rescue one, they will set you back around $2,000! 

 

Lakeland Terrier

9) Irish Wolfhound - $2500

As you can probably tell from the name, these dogs are pretty huge, actually not pretty huge, they are MASSIVE! They were originally used in war to drag men off horses and chariots, as well as hunting large game such as boar, deer and wolves!  Despite their fighting background they are extremely loyal and compassionate, often forgetting their size and attempting to cuddle with you on the sofa! 

They are the tallest of all dog breeds, but an absolute gentle giant. However, they’ll cost you around $2500. It’s also worth mentioning that their life span is only around 6-8 years so if you’re looking for a breed that lives many years and is very easy to take care of, maybe they aren’t for you. 

 

Irish Wolfhound

8) English Bulldog - $4200

A favourite mascot on many sports teams around the world, there’s a good reason why though, and it’s due to their tenacious spirit. They were originally bred to compete in a sport called bull baiting but prefer a quick walk and a nap on the sofa!

These stocky doggos can get quite heavy so it’s important that you give them daily exercise, it’s also worth mentioning that they’re not the type of breed that you can swiftly pick up and cuddle, they can weigh up to 50 pounds!

If you’re willing to fork out around $4200 then this might be the dog for you, but they do tend to snort, wheeze and snore so they’re not the ideal cuddle buddy!

 

English Bulldog

7) Saluki - $5500

Saluki’s resemble a supermodel in stature, as well as personality. They are one of the oldest dog breeds on our list, and also one of the fastest, it’s safe to say they’re not best suited to apartment living (they don’t like being left alone). If your Saluki even catches the slightest glimpse of a squirrel, they’ll take off like a rocket, reaching speeds of up to 35 mph. 

Such speed and elegance doesn’t come cheaply though, at $5500 they have quite a hefty price tag.. What more would you expect from a noble, ancient dog breed like this?

 

Saluki

6) French Bulldog - $6000

Not far off from number 8 on our list is the adorable French Bulldog. Originally bred in England to be a miniature bulldog, they have a lot of the same traits, but perhaps an even cuter appearance! 

They are also one of the rarest breeds on the list and are typically extremely hard to get your hands on. This is due to the complex nature of the breeding process, explaining their hefty price tag at $6000

They like to play, but much like their bigger counterpart, they also love an afternoon snooze on the sofa! 

 

French Bulldog

5) Afghan Hound - $7000

You won’t be able to find a more elegant dog breed, these doggos have a luxurious, flowing coat and as you can imagine, they cost a hefty $7000. You’ll likely spend close to that just maintaining their coat (not quite, but it isn’t cheap). 

They were originally bred to hunt game in the mountains of Afghanistan, even hunting animals like leopards! It’s worth mentioning that a mature afghan hound doesn’t seek human attention like they do as a pup, sometimes not even wanting to be hugged or petted. So if you’re looking for a dog that’s always in the mood for cuddles, this probably isn’t your best bet! 

Also they are hardwired to hunt prey, this includes the neighbors cat, the neighborhood squirrel, or even the beloved family hamster!

 

Afghan Hound

4) Dogo Argentino - $8000

One of the “macho muscle” dog breeds, this strong breed comes in at number 4 on our list at a whopping $8000. They’re probably not the best bet for new dog owners as they require rigorous training as a pupper, this is due to their strong will. They have previously been used for military and police work, explaining their loyal nature, despite this they are also the epitome of a gentle giant! 

It’s worth mentioning that a few countries have deemed them as illegal due to their hunting past, in the UK you’ll need permission from a lawful authority to own one! 

Dogo Argentino

3) Azawakh - $9,500

A truly magnificent sighthound originating from West Africa, they also rank on our list of the rarest dog breeds in the world! They’re extremely loyal to their family as well as being gentle and loving too! 

Due to their nature, they’ll take off the second they see any sort of movement while they’re out on walks (this includes skateboards, bicycles and running children), so make sure you train them properly or keep them close on a leash! 

 

Azawakh

2) Chow Chow - $11.000 

These dogs aren't exactly the cuddle buddy you’d think they would be, despite all the fluff they are sometimes suspicious of strangers but to the right person they are fiercely loyal. They are one of the oldest dog breeds, once used by the royal family in China. This royalty effect doesn’t come at a cheap price, in fact you can expect to pay around $11,000! 

Also you’ll need to get used to the brushing, lots and lots and lots of brushing, around 2-3 times per week to keep their lion like mane under control!

 

Chow Chow

1) Samoyed - $14,000 

Ranking at number one on our list is the SIberian Samoyed, also known as the “Smiling Dog” due to their constant grinning, this coined the term “Sammy Smile”! The dogs pulled sleds, herded reindeer, hunted game, and protected the Samoyede against predators. Due to their close bond with the Samoyede people they are very comfortable around people and love being around children, making them the perfect family dog, if you can afford to cough up over $14,000!. 

They’ll often have a family favorite in which they form an extremely close bond with. They also have a huge, thick white coat, perfect for the winter months so if you live in a tropical climate it’s probably not the best bet. It’s worth noting that like other dogs on this list, there’s a lot of shedding involved, in fact, the Samoyede actually used the fur for weaving coats and other winter gear! 

 

Samoyed


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