Most Expensive Dog Breeds (Expensive Dog Breeds)

most expensive dog breeds

The bond between humans and dogs is being witnessed from several years ago. For over centuries, dogs have been described as man’s best friend. Dogs offer loyalty and companionship to their owners that is why they are domesticated in most of the houses of the world. Dogs have benefited humans for a variety of tasks such as herding, hunting, load pulling, protecting and guarding, assisting military and police. When we say that dogs are man’s best friend, there is a reason behind it that both share some unique qualities. The qualities can be discussed below-

  • Dogs and humans both are social, the dogs love to spend their time with the people they like, they hate to be left alone. Humans also pet dogs for companionship.
  • Dogs are efficient opportunistic as humans, they can also take up all the opportunities given to them. We will understand this with an example, most of us are not restricted about sharing our space with our buddies. We allow them to sit or lie on our furniture, most of us are even comfortable to share our beds and couches with them. If we allow them to do so they quickly grab the space they can.
  • As humans and dogs, both are social species so much of their social interaction revolves around the food. Food is love for both humans as well as dogs.
  • Dogs are not only social but are also intelligent, they can display emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills.
  • Just like humans have personal choices and preference and it can differ from person to person, dogs do have their preferences regarding their toys, food and sometimes even people.

Expensive Dog Breeds (Most Expensive Dogs to Buy):

Dogs are a great companion and they also prove to be a wonderful family member. A dog is a big commitment and the most important factor related to them is their cost. Before buying or adopting a dog you should be ready for financial commitments. The cost not only includes buying the dog, but also the lifelong expenses such as their food, medicine, toys, crates and others.

Although, many dog lovers are willing to pay any amount for the dog breeds. They are fascinated by their appearance, posture or personality. The cost of a dog also depends on the type of breed you want to own. Dogs come in a variety of sizes, small breed, medium-sized and large breeds. Some breeds are prone to health issues so they are high to maintain

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Most Expensive Dogs to Own-

English Bulldog-

The English bulldog is a popular breed for its silly personality. If we talk just about their upfront cost they can reach to more than three thousand dollars. But this breed is prone to multiple health problems such as heart diseases, cancer, hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problem, skin allergies and issues and even overheating. All these health problems may indicate excessive visits to the vet and more medical bills. Also, bulldogs live around 8 to 10 years, which means there are chances to stick with the vet for a longer period.

German Shepherd Dog-

Though German shepherd is the most popular breed at the same time, it is also the least healthy breed. Due to their health issues, this breed can cost more than its upfront buying cost which is more than $2,500. German shepherds may have allergies, gastrointestinal problems, bloats, cancer, and hip and elbow dysplasia.

French Bulldog-

The French bulldog has multiple physical problems just like their English bulldog cousins. So the breed is an expensive dog breed.


Chow-chow is the oldest Chinese breed existing today, these breeds excel in herding, hunting, guarding and pulling. The chow-chow breed is prone to various diseases such as multiple eye problem, cancer, and diabetes. Due to their thick coat, they are prone to having fleas so they need regular grooming.

Tibetan Mastiff-

Tibetan mastiff is large guardian dogs with a thick coat, there is no concern regarding their health issue as this breed does not fall sick very often. But they are prone to lip and elbow dysplasia, skin allergies, eye problem, cancer and hypothyroidism. Like chow-chow, this breed also has a thick coat which can cause flea and mites, so frequent grooming is necessary for them. Other than their upfront cost, you have to bear additional grooming cost throughout their life.

Irish Wolfhound-

The Irish wolfhound is a large breed to maintain, so their size is to be considered while thinking of purchasing them. Large breeds need more space to live, more food, large crates and beds, and large dogs are more prone to health ailments.

Great Dane-

Great Dane is another large breed dog whose food, medication, crates and bed will cost expensive. Common aliment found in these dogs is a heart condition, hip and elbow dysplasia and bloat that results in expensive treatment.


The Rottweiler is guardian dogs that can be quiet expensive, whether you purchase a puppy or an adult. The Rottweiler is prone to many diseases, but the most common disease found in them is cancer, which proves to be a costly treatment. These breeds are also prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, eye and cardiac issue and bloat. Though Rottweiler is a loyal dog it is very expensive to treat.

Bernese Mountain Dog-

Bernese mountain dogs are a giant breed that proves to be expensive regarding their health and grooming. As these are large breeds, they are prone to cancer. Due to their thick coat, they need frequent grooming and their ears need special treatment as they trap bacteria and become infected. These dogs may face the early loss of mobility and short life span.

Basset Hound-

Bassets have a smaller body with short legs, though they are treated as a large breed. They need large meals and medications, bloat is a common ailment in them. Due to their large ears, they are likely to have mites and bacteria and to treat them as regular grooming is necessary. They also have droopy eyes that are prone to infection if not cleaned regularly. Similar to other large breeds, hip and elbow dysplasia is common in bassets.

Most Expensive Puppies (Expensive Puppies):

Here is a list of top ten most expensive puppies to own-

  • Akita- costs $1,500 and above
  • Lowchen- costs $5,000 and above
  • Rottweiler- costs $2,000 and above
  • Samoyed- costs $4,000 and above
  • Cavalier King Charles spaniel- costs $1,000 and up
  • Canadian Eskimo dog- costs $3,000 and up
  • English bulldog- costs $2,500 and up
  • Tibetan mastiff- costs $5,000 and up
  • French bulldog- costs $1,500 and up
  • Egyptian Pharaoh hound- costs $2,500 and up

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Most Expensive French bulldog:

A French bulldog is high in expenses because they can’t mate naturally due to their short legs and narrow hips. They have to go through artificial insemination, which can cost from $1, 000 to $3,000. Since female French bulldog has a small birth canal, a C-section is an emergency procedure when they cannot deliver naturally.

A puppy French bulldog is also expensive and can cost from $1,500 to $8,000. As these breeds come in different variety of colors and patterns which makes them even more expensive. Rarer colors found in these breeds are blue, chocolate and lilac which tend to cost more than typical color.

Top 10 Expensive Dogs:

Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog-

This is a new breed of dog that was produced by breeding the German shepherd with Carpathian wolf. So that it would have the temperament of German shepherd and physical strength and stamina of Carpathian wolf. The expected pay for this breed is $1,500.


The Saluki is also known as the royal dog of Egypt, these breeds are independent and require high patience to train. They are very gentle and affectionate with their owners. Their price can reach up to $2,000.

Peruvian Inca Orchid-

Peruvian is a hairless breed with an elephant gray colorful skin and their price can reach up to $3,000.


This breed is one of the few African breeds that are available for purchase in Canada and the United States. This breed needs a gentle, caring owner and a lot of physical activity. Their price can reach around $3,000.


The breed is common in Europe, which is used as search and rescue dogs, guard and police dogs. Their cost can reach up to $4,000.


Akita breed has two varieties- Japanese Akita and American Akita.  The price can go above $4,500.

Pharaoh Hound-

The breed is the national hound of Malta and used for hunting rabbits. The dog possesses a royal look, high intelligence and athletic complexion. This breed can reach the price of $6,500 and above.

Tibetan Mastiff-

The origin of this breed is from the nomadic cultures of China, Nepal and Tibet. The breed used by the tribes of Himachal Pradesh to protect their sheep from predators. Tibetan mastiff is highly productive breed, whose price can reach above $7,000.


The breed’s name taken from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These dogs are very playful, alert, competitive and strong. The expected upward pay for Samoyed is $8,000 to $10,000.


These are also known as little lions but is also an extremely rare breed. The breed is very famous with the nobleman and is seen in many Renaissance paintings. In some locations, the price may reach more than $10,000.

Most Expensive Dog in the World:

The most expensive dog in the world is a golden-haired Tibetan mastiff which was sold for $2 million in China.