Dogs have been considered man’s best friends since time immemorial. Yes, some dogs frighten other creatures because of their activeness and loudness in barking. But if you take one as a pet, rest assured that you will have a loyal one until the day he or she leaves you.
Here is a list of the 10 most expensive dog breeds, in no particular order. The breeds are dependent on the place where they are bred, where they are sold, and when they are sold. There are also other reasons a certain dog breed is more expensive than another.
This may be the American Akita or the Japanese Akita. The Akita makes it first of the list of the 10 most expensive dog breeds. Do you remember Hachi? Hachi is the dog who waited for 10 years for his master at the Shibuya Train Station. Hachi is a Japanese Akita. Hachi exemplified utmost loyalty to his master and other Akita dogs have that kind of loyalty, too. Akita dogs are amazingly intelligent as well. They are a little stubborn, too. Long walks are a favorite of most Akita dogs. Aside from these long walks, these dogs need brushing and combing. Fluffy Akita dogs are so nice to hug because of the quality of their coats.
The Bearded Collie
It is the dog who has long sleek hair that might cover their eyes. The star of the movie, Shaggy Dog, comes second in the list of the 10 most expensive dog breeds. In the movie, the dog’s name is Cole and the father of the family turns into a dog-like Cole. Another Bearded Collie is a character of the movie titled Hotel for Dogs. The Bearded Collie can make for a wonderful family pet dog. It can also be a shepherd dog. A long time ago, this dog breed was primarily used by Scottish shepherds. They were used as a cattle- and sheep-herding guard dog. The herding Bearded Collie almost died out but two people made the effort to make the working Beardie still alive until now. The dog breed became more popular as it was exported to the United States of America and Australia.
The third in this list of most expensive dog breeds is the Pharaoh Hound. With its long legs and very good posture, the Pharaoh Hound is a fast creature. It is a good mix of dog attitude — playful, energetic, and athletic while enjoying itself outdoors; and calm, disciplined, and cool while staying inside the house. Just a disclaimer: Though its name has something in connection to Ancient Egypt, it has no link with the place. However, the breed is said to be a descendant of Tesem, an Ancient Egyptian hunting dog.
The Tibetan mastiff is the fourth canine in this list of the 10 most expensive dog breeds. This is the dog that could make you say “Wow!” out loud because of its size. It is literally gigantic. The double coat adds more to its size. The Tibetan mastiff functions as a guardian dog nowadays and even in ancient times in the mountains of Tibet. Termed as Dok Khyi, its name reflects its use as a guard and herd dog like the Bearded Collie. Well, the name mastiff is a misnomer. It is not really a mastiff. It was just called a mastiff because it is a big dog. It possesses a protective instinct. Due to this character, it might be difficult to have visitors at home. In popular culture, a Tibetan mastiff is the central character in the 1993 horror film titled Man’s Best Friend. Tibetan mastiffs can acquire diseases such as epilepsy, cancer, and hypothyroidism.
It is used as police dog, military dog, or companion dog for people with disabilities. Do you have any guess why it claims the fifth spot in this list of the 10 most expensive dog breeds? Since the Rottweiler plays a role in most of legal and public operations of the police and military, proper socialization and training for this breed from a young age is needed. The training is also needed for the management of their overaggressiveness to strangers. In the military, it is specifically used as a search and rescue dog. Like the Bearded Collie and Tibetan mastiff, the Rottweiler is also a good herd dog and puller of carts. In a worldwide report, a Rottweiler stopped a serious sexual assault from becoming even worse. Puppy or adult, it is still expensive because they are bred for working ability and show ability. Sadly, the most common disease of Rottweiler is cancer.
It is described as cuddly, protective, independent, and serious. The chow chow, one of the 10 most expensive dog breeds, is considered to be the best investment for a person who wants companionship. This dog, which originated from China, is known for its double coats. The smooth coat needs combing at least once a week while the rough coat needs to be combed every day. The chow chow is very soft and huggable. They also look like puffy lions. They are very great playmates with children. The chow chow is prone to diseases such as diabetes and autoimmune diseases. Unfortunately, not only are their purchase price expensive, but the cost of their grooming and health treatments are expensive as well.
The English bulldog comes seventh in this list. They have wrinkly faces. Aside from the wrinkly face, their muscular stout build makes them look fiercer than other dogs. The wrinkles on the bulldog’s face are not really wrinkles. These are just excess skin that falls into folds on the forehead and skull. As mentioned earlier, it looks fierce; moreover, its intimidating appearance can be attributed to this dog breed. With the right training, all the impressions on the looks of this dog will be erased. It can be one of the gentlest dogs. It can be commended as well for its shiny coat. It can be gentle but a promising guard dog. The bulldog is characterized by its stubborn nature. It is also energetic but it has tendencies to overheat itself so this dog needs to be watched closely. Like the chow chow, this dog’s purchase price is expensive and the treatment of health problems comes with a big price.
Eighth in this list of the 10 most expensive dog breeds is the German Shepherd. It is described to be very intelligent. It functions like the Rottweiler during operations of the police and military. The German Shepherd can be considered as the most common police dog in the world. They can sniff baggage in airports and seaports. They do well in being a police dog because of their fearless character. Regular training of the German Shepherd should be done to ensure safety of both the dog and its master. Although it commonly works as a police dog, it can also be a good family dog. The best description for this dog is a dog with full of energy to be of service to its master. The German Shepherds have been focus of a wide range of media for a while now. There has been a decline of this dog breed in the police, military, and search and rescue.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
A great royal dog is the ninth dog in this list. It is classified as a toy dog. The dog’s face can melt your heart right at the moment that it makes eye contact with you. They are very friendly and easy to train. This dog breed is named after King Charles II. It is also known to be a royal companion in England. Though easily prone to infections, it does not matter because they easily respond and understand what you want in obedience training. It is often described as an affectionate dog always wagging its tail. They receive an A+ in obedience training.
The last dog who completes the list of most expensive dog breeds is Samoyed. This is a competitive dog. Samoyeds do well in play shows and sledding. They compete in dog agility trials, flyball, tracking, etc. They have a pure white coat and a great attitude when playing. They have the discipline and know when to play around. Aside from being playful, it can be commended for its alertness. Their attitude of being happy when kept busy should be admired. They also play a big role in ice expeditions. They really make good sled dogs. Samoyed is the breed of dogs to first reach the South Pole.
Most Expensive Dog Breeds to Own
Whatever the price tag on the dog’s collar, dogs should be treated with tender loving care. Remember that a person can have many dogs in their life, but a dog will only have one person to be his master forever.
Love a dog whatever its price is. It deserves to be loved not only for its contribution to mankind but for the love it gives you. Dogs share man’s life with unconditional love. It is a dog’s happiness to be loved truly by its master.
These are precious and pricey doggies but more than that, there is nothing more worth treasuring than the love and friendship of a dog and its master.