“How much is that doggie in the window?” asked Patti Page in the classic song titled “The Doggie in the Window”. So, how much do high quality breeds cost? Do you know the most expensive dog breed? Let’s find out.
Top 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds
#10 – Akita: $1,500 to $4,500
The Akita is a large, powerful and alert dog that originated in Japan. Akita dogs are docile, courageous, fearless and very intelligent, however, these dog breeds need a trainer who can control them and prevent them from becoming stubborn and aggressive.
#9 – Bearded Collie: $1,500 to $4,500
The Bearded Collie is a herding breed once used primarily by Scottish shepherds. They are active, outgoing and affectionate, and a wonderful family pet.
#8 – Pharaoh Hound: $2,500 to $6,500
The Pharaoh Hound is tall, slender, and athletic. The Pharaoh Hound requires daily exercise. It is a good house companion and is also good for children but displays its protective instinct when it’s around strangers.
#7 – Tibetan Mastiff: $2,000 to $7,000
The Tibetan Mastiff is a massive, giant dog with a sturdy bone structure. Tibetan Mastiffs are loyal, calm, and well-mannered watchdog breeds. Its double coat is immense and thick with a heavy mane around the neck and shorter hair on the head.
#6 – Rottweiler: $2,000 to $8,000
Rottweilers are very loyal and devoted to their owners and families. A Rottweiler can be extremely protective of a house and family member if necessary, responding fiercely and viciously to immediate threats. Rottweilers are powerful, patient, and highly intelligent, and is one of the top choices for police, military, and customs work.
#5 – Chow Chow: $3,000 to $8,500
The Chow Chow is known for its “lion-like” appearance, immense coat, and unique black tongue. Chow Chows need firm and consistent owners as they can be very dominant. They can live side by side with other house members if introduced at a young age.
#4 – English Bulldog: $2,500 to $9,000
The English Bulldog is a medium-sized, wide-framed dog that has short legs. Its body and head are covered entirely by excess skin that falls in folds on the forehead and skull. It can easily live around children and is also an excellent guard dog.
#3 – Samoyed: $4,000 to $11,000
Samoyeds are a gentle breed and are friendly to everyone they come in contact with, including intruders. It’s much too friendly to be used as a watchdog. Samoyed is known for its black lips that curl slightly at the corners known as the “Samoyed smile.”
#2 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: $1,000 to $14,000
Friendly and easy to train, the Cavalier is a trustworthy companion for children and thrives as a member of a family. It is one of the largest toy breeds with a height reaching between 12 to 13 inches and weighs between 10 to 18 pounds. The breed was named after King Charles II. It is an offspring of King Charles Spaniel.
#1 – German Shepherd: $3,000 to $24,000
The German Shepherd is a breed of large-sized dogs that originated in Germany. They are highly active dogs and described as self-assured. They are very versatile and are expected to do jobs such as guarding, police work, guide dog, and also as a military dog.
Whatever price you paid for your dog, it would surely be worth every penny because they are the best friend, and most loyal and loving friend you can ever have. Come to think of it, try adopting one from animal shelters and you can have them for free!
Molly Wilson is a blogger, with a passion for animals, social media and writing. She is a wife and a mother. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her kids and her two dogs.