Loving someone is free, but when it comes to some dog breeds, it sure feels like that love is breaking the bank. Still, a furry friend is a true friend, and either of these most expensive dog breeds will certainly make for a great companion.
Once extremely popular among noblemen and frequent “guests” on many Renaissance paintings, Löwchens look like small lions. However, they’re very rare, which makes the price go up — if we even find one to buy. Puppies can cost more than $10,000.
With fur as white as snow and an overall gentle demeanor, Samoyeds are in demand. They’re not just soft and fluffy, but alert and strong too. As such, many people would love to get a Samoyed puppy — but they don’t come cheap. Expect to pay anywhere from $8,000-$10,000.
3. Tibetan Mastiff
As it’s big, strong and fluffy, the Tibetan Mastiff’s original “job position” was to protect sheep. Thus, it’s one of the most protective breeds out there, which explains the price of one puppy. For a small furball that will grow into a huge 160-pound fluffy bodyguard, we would have to set aside up to $7,000.
4. Pharaoh Hound
A rabbit hunter by nature and a great pet by choice, the Pharaoh Hound is a favorite among those looking for an active and intelligent yet graceful dog. However, such a pet comes at a price of up to $6,500.
As one of the most popular dog breeds today, Akitas are sought-after and demand a high price. We can choose either the Japanese strain or the American. In any case, we would get a highly intelligent dog that will love us and protect us forever. Nevertheless, at $4,500, an Akita is definitely one huge furry investment.
One thing no one can deny about Rottweilers is that they’re very intelligent. Thus, they’re often used as guard, police and search dogs, though many also decide to keep them as pets only. However, in order to bring a Rottweiler home, we would need to pay up to $4000.
As thin as a runway model and with beautiful almond eyes, Azawakhs look practically regal. Still, their demeanor is rather pleasant. Loving and playful, an Azawakh could be a great pet if we can spare at least $3000.
8. Peruvian Inca Orchid
Hairless dogs are quite rare, so when we come across such a breed, it’s difficult to determine if we’re actually shocked or in love. Nevertheless, the Peruvian Inca Orchid’s origin dates back to the pre-Inca cultures, so it’s only reasonable that such a pedigree would demand up to $3000.
With long legs and an affectionate demeanor, Saluki seems to be the perfect choice for a pet. It’s a breed that dates back to Pharaohs, which is why it’s also known as The Royal Dog of Egypt. As such, we would need to pay about $2,500 for it — but it will be worth it. Although quite independent, the Saluki is a gentle pet that will love its owner forever once it’s appropriately trained.
10. Czechoslovakian Vlcak
Although it originated back in 1955 through an experiment, the Czechoslovakian Vlcak is still a sought-after dog breed. In essence, this dog has the physical attributes (like stamina) of a Carpathian wolf. However, as far as its trainability and temperament go, it’s more like a German Shepherd. With such a pedigree, it can cost us quite a bit — up to $1,500.