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Dogs are not for everyone: the most expensive breeds in the world

Even if your pet is the most valuable in the world to you, some dog breeds never cease to amaze with their unrealistically high cost.

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There are dog breeds in the world to suit every taste and every wallet size. The cost of a pet is influenced by a huge number of factors, in particular, the exclusivity of some specimens, their small number, exotic place of origin, pedigree, purity of a certain breed, or even imposed quirks, for example, when a dog of one type becomes the favorite of famous people. The price of representatives of some breeds is really off the charts (one of them cost its owner 1.7 million euros!). Let's talk about ten dog breeds that are not suitable for everyone in terms of cost.

Samoyed dog.

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Its beautiful and soft white coat makes it a charming pet, but the Samoyed is one of the most expensive dogs in the world. This is a breed native to the cold northern regions of Russia. Previously, it was bred and used for grazing livestock, as well as for pulling sleds. Smart, affectionate and family friendly: the price of a Samoyed puppy varies depending on the purity of its breed, but can be really high. Are you dreaming of owning a Samoyed? Well, be prepared to shell out a lot of money because this breed of Russian dog can cost up to 9 thousand euros. Either way, they're worth it: These hypoallergenic dogs have almost no odor and love the company of children.

Akita breed dog.

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Akita Inu

A Japanese Akita specimen can cost more than $8,000, especially after the tender story of Hachiko, who is considered the most loyal dog in the world, has become popular. Hachiko was an Akita Inu who waited nine years for her deceased owner, remaining at the same train station where he arrived. Hachiko came there every day. The breed is named after the Akita region of Japan. They are strong, muscular, somewhat shy and very intelligent dogs.

This ancient Japanese dog breed is known for hardly barking. Considered a national treasure of Japan. It is worth noting that it is also a potentially dangerous dog breed, and this is due to its large size and bite force. How much do Akita Inu dogs cost? About 4 thousand euros.

Tibetan mastiff.

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Tibetan mastiff

For many, this is the most expensive dog in the world, because some specimens reached astronomical prices. In 2014, a golden Tibetan mastiff was sold for... 1.7 million euros!

The Tibetan Mastiff, also called the Tibetan Great Dane, is a giant, long-haired dog with a fascinating history. Initially, 2000 BC, the breed was used to guard Tibetan monasteries. It is also believed that it was the dog of Genghis Khan's army. Today it is still a special, little-known, large-sized dog and an excellent watchdog.

Pharaoh's Hound.

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Pharaoh Hound

The so-called "Pharaoh" dog or hound has nothing to do with Ancient Egypt, since it is a breed originating from the island of Malta, which is in fact a very specific type of greyhound with a narrow and long nose and large, always pointed ears (possibly the name due to the fact that it resembles images of the Egyptian god Anubis.) It is a slender and graceful animal with excellent eyesight, hearing and smell, which makes it an outstanding hunter. In addition, this is a cheerful, playful, although somewhat shy, and, undoubtedly, a very expensive breed of dog: the cost can reach 7 thousand euros.

Dogo Argentino

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Dogo Argentino

This is a large dog breed that is considered potentially dangerous in some countries. The price of one individual, based on its characteristics, can easily exceed 6 thousand euros. Very popular on the American continent. The Dogo Argentino is an excellent watchdog. Despite its size and strength, it is a calm and affectionate dog that is admired by pet lovers.

Chow-chow dog.

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Chow chow

The friendly Chow Chows, native to Mongolia and northern China, are also among the most expensive dogs, especially since they became known outside Asia several decades ago.

Their appearance and, above all, their fur resembles a lion. In addition, this dog is distinguished by a bluish tint to its tongue. They are intelligent and somewhat reserved dogs, but with proper communication they can make excellent companions. The price for some representatives of this breed can exceed 10 thousand euros.

Canadian Eskimo dog

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Canadian Eskimo dog

There are not many copies of this dog breed in the world, hence their high price. A Canadian Husky can cost up to 7 thousand euros. Originally from northern Canada, from the Arctic zone, which makes it the most popular Canadian Husky. Although the breed was on the verge of extinction, fortunately it has recovered. His temperament, always alert and confident, is complemented by the loyalty he shows towards his owners. This is a medium-sized dog, strong and active in equal measure, which can live at home if provided with the necessary basic care, including adequate daily exercise.

Saluki breed dogs.

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The Saluki, also known as the Persian Greyhound, is a dog that combines strength, agility and elegance in every movement. They have long and short hair, and their physical characteristics include the great speed they can achieve when running.

They are obedient, quiet and affectionate dogs, making them good pets. Despite the high price, tradition says that this dog is not bought, but should always be a gift from one person to another.


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A purebred Rottweiler puppy can cost really significant money, even exceeding 7 thousand euros. The breed is believed to have originated in Germany, although some theories indicate that it may be descended from an ancient Italian breed.

In any case, the Rottweiler is a strong and intelligent dog that is an excellent watchdog. Although it is sometimes considered "dangerous" due to its strong and powerful build, it is actually a noble and loyal animal if bred and raised correctly.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A small dog with a cute appearance and affectionate character is one of the most expensive in the world. This is a special breed of spaniel (cocker spaniel), native to Great Britain and believed to be the favorite of King Charles II of England (hence the name). Friendly, cheerful, with beautiful fur and long floppy ears that give them the most gentle appearance. Some copies can cost more than 10 thousand euros.