The Most Expensive Dog Breeds
They are intelligent, loyal, protective, gentle… and expensive.
Among the hundreds of dog breeds that exist, one should be able to find the pet that suits them just perfectly! For some, a dog is a lifetime companion, a best friend, or perhaps a great guard. For others, a dog may be a status symbol, or a prestigious rare bread that represents their wealth or good taste. For some people, the breed really doesn’t matter, what matters is the bond between the owner and his or her dog.
Regardless of such categories, there are breeds that are far more expensive then others. A dogs price can depend on many factors: whether the breed is rare, whether a dog will be competing at shows or whether a dog is an offspring of a prize winning parent. Sometimes, the price will depend purely on a certain breeds popularity at the time.
So, does the price really distinguish good, better and the best breeds? It is so hard to tell. Here is a list of the most expensive dog breeds, so everyone can answer this question for themselves.
5. Chow Chow
It is believed that the Chow Chow is the one of the most beautiful dog breeds in the world. It is a family dog which is very good with children. However, it is also very dominant, and therefore requires a very dominant owner. These dogs get along very well with other pets (including cats) if they are introduced to them at a very early stage of life. The Chow Chow price ranges from $3.000 to $8.500.
4. English Bulldog
Although it appearance may leave different impressions, the English Bulldog is one of the most gentle dog breeds. This is a perfect family dog, great with children and loyal to its family. Its loyalty and instinctive nature make it a terrific guard dog. If you wish to own this loving pet, you will have to make payment of between $2.500 and $9.000.
The Samoyed is a peaceful and gentle breed, devoted to its family. It generally gets along with everyone, is good with children, but tends to imprint upon and favor one person in particular. Some owners and breeders have criticized the breed for being too friendly, even to intruders, making it unsuitable as a watchdog. These highly intelligent dogs make great therapy dogs due to their caring and peaceful nature. The price for this wonderful dog originating from Siberia ranges from $4000 to $11.000.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Here is another family dog, which gets along with children just perfectly. This is a highly intelligent breed, extremely outgoing and generally very happy. These dogs are often seen at shows and obedience competitions. Due to their characteristics and gentle nature, they make very good therapy dogs. Still, for owing one, there is a price to pay, and it is usually between $1000 and $14.000.
1. German Shepherd
There is a reason this breed is the most expensive in the world. The German Shepherd has a beautiful temperament. It is loyal, gentle and enjoys the company of people. These dogs are great with children and loyal to their owners. Moreover, this breed does extremely well in competitive sports such as tracking, obedience and agility competitions. This outstanding breed has an outstanding price: from $3000 to $24.000.
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