#1 Samoyed- $4,000 to $10,000The Samoyed is expensive for a few reasons other than how adorable they are. For starters, they have hypoallergenic fur, which is relatively rare in dogs. This makes it possible for a person with a dog allergy to adopt one. Another reason that these dogs are so expensive is that they are hard to breed, therefore, there aren’t too many around. These dogs love to play, they love to dig, and they make a great family dog.
#2 Tibetan Mastiff- $7,000 to $1.9 MillionOf the 10 most expensive dogs in the world, this is the priciest. The Tibetan Mastiff is one of the largest dogs in the world. They originally came from China and Nepal. These dogs are very beautiful and very rare, which is why they cost so much. The Tibetan Mastiffs that cost closer to $7,000 are typically not purebreds. The purebreds are extremely rare, which is why they can cost over $1 million. For example, in 2013, a purebred was sold in China for $1.5 million. It has also been reported that a Tibetan Mastiff with lions blood sold for $1.9 million.
#3 Rottweilers-Up to $7,000The Rottweiler was originally bred to be a pulling dog. These dogs are very protective and fearless. This breed is relatively common, however, they are still expensive. You can find an affordable Rottweiler if you look hard enough. If you insist on owning a Rottweiler that has champion bloodlines, you better be ready to spend up to $7,000. After you pay for your Rottweiler, the expense doesn’t stop there. These dogs tend to have plenty of health issues that can make visits to the vet very frequent and costly.
#4 Teacup Chihuahua-$5,000+The teacup Chihuahua is much smaller more expensive than a typical Chihuahua. These dogs became famous when they became a fashion accessory for many famous women in Hollywood. Because the teacup Chihuahua has celebrity status, the price is very high. Purebred teacup Chihuahuas can cost as much as $5,000. Smaller dogs and dogs with champion bloodlines can cost much more than that. These dogs are tiny, adorable, and they can be aggressive at times. The Chihuahua typically bonds with one family member who becomes their favorite member of the family.
#5 Akita-$4,500There are a few strains of Akitas and they are all expensive. The Akita Inu and the American Akita are very expensive and can cost up to $4,500. The purebred Japanese Akita sells for much more, especially if they are sold outside of Japan. These dogs are very strong and dominant. They need to be properly trained if you are going to have more than one dog. What makes these dogs even more unique is that they sometimes behave like cats. Not only do they clean themselves, they also clean their owners.
The Azawakh is one of the only breeds of dog that come from Africa. Part of the reason that this dog is so expensive is that the cost to import the dog to the United States is so high. These dogs can run up to 40 miles per hour, which is faster than a greyhound. If you are going to adopt one of these dogs, you will need plenty of space as they need a great deal of exercise. If an animal or an intruder are threatening the family, this dog will chase them off, regardless of their size.
#7 Lowchen-$3,000+Lowchen means “little lion” in German. This dogs closely resembles other toy breeds such as the Maltese, but they are much more difficult to find. This is part of the reason that this breed is so expensive. Each year, there are only a few hundred Lowchen registered at official kennel clubs around the world. The Lowchen is very playful and very smart. If you can find a Lowchen and you can afford one, they make wonderful companions.
#8 English Bulldogs-$3,000English Bulldogs are a very popular breed among average people and celebrities. Adam Sandler, Howard Stern, Brad Pitt, and many other A-list celebrities have an English Bulldog of their own. These dogs are expensive and it is usually due to the breeding process. Since there is a size discrepancy between the sexes, artificial insemination is often necessary to breed these dogs. Since this method is expensive, the dog is expensive as well. If you can afford to buy an English Bulldog, you should understand that the expenses won’t stop there. English Bulldogs are at high risk for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cancer, and heart conditions. These conditions require frequent vet visits, which can be very expensive. The English Bulldog has a silly personality and they are also very smart. It can be very easy to teach this dog unique tricks.
#9 Egyptian Pharaoh Hound-Up to $3,000Although this dog is called the Egyptian Pharaoh hound, it is not an Egyptian breed. It is actually the national dog of Malta. These dogs are very rare, which makes them so expensive. What makes them even more expensive is the fact that they can do something that other dogs cannot. When the Egyptian Pharaoh hound is happy or excited, his nose and ears can blush. This breed has a regal look and they are very athletic. It is also very intelligent. Many people look at these dogs believing that they are malnourished, however, they aren’t. This is just this dog’s frame.
#10 Saluki-$2,500The Saluki dog is the royal dog of Egypt. Of all the domesticated dogs in the world, this is the oldest. The average cost of this dog is around $2,500, however, the cost of this dog depends on the breeder. If the dog is a male or female, it can affect the price. If the dog has champion bloodlines, it can increase the cost of the dog greatly. If you are planning to adopt one of these dogs to be a show dog, you should be prepared to pay a great deal of money. These dogs were originally used by hunters to track down gazelles. They are very independent and they need a great deal of training.