These are the most expensive dogs for 2018:
Löwchens also known as “little lions” are small, long-haired dogs that have been recognized as a breed since the Renaissance. Löwchens are widely noticed on many prominent Renaissance paintings, the breed was very popular with nobleman. Löwchens are extremely rare now, by the 19th century Löwchens are virtually extinct. The rarity of the Löwchen will fetch upwards to $10,000 dollars in some locations!
The Samoyed is a breed of dog that takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with the herding, and to pull sleds when they moved. These dogs are playful competitive, strong and alert. Expect to pay upwards to $8,000-$10,000 for a Samoyed.
3. Tibetan Mastiff
The Tibetan Mastiff is a Tibetan dog breed. Originating with the ancient nomadic cultures of China, Nepal and Tibet, its use by local tribes of Himachal Pradesh was to protect sheep from predators. Tibetan Mastiff is one the largest and most protective breeds in the world. These dogs can be as tall as 33 inches and reach up to a whooping 160 pounds. The price for certain breeds is up to $7,000!
4. Pharaoh Hound
The Pharaoh Hound is a breed of dog and the national hound of Malta. Its native name is Kelb tal-Fenek in Maltese, which means “Rabbit dog”. The dog is traditionally used for hunting rabbits in the Maltese Islands. Pharaoh Hound possesses a very royal look, high intelligence and athletic disposition. Some Pharaoh Hound bloodlines can reach upwards of $6,500!
The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, commonly called “Akita ken” in Japan, “Akita Inu” (“inu” means “dog” in Japanese), or “Japanese Akita”; and an American strain, known as the “Akita” or “American Akita”.
The Japanese strain comes in a narrow palette of colors, with all other colors considered atypical of the breed, while the American strain comes in all dog colors. The Akita has a short double-coat similar to that of many other northern spitz breeds such as the Siberian Husky, but long-coated dogs can be found in many litters due to a recessive gene. The price can go as high as $4,500 for certain Akita breeds.
A dog, which is also popular as man’s best companion, sometimes does not come without a price. Many dog lovers are willing to pay thousands of dollars for specific dog breeds. Here are the top 5 most expensive breeds in the world. Please Note: The cost can vary greatly based on breeder, location and bloodlines.