How Much Does Your Best friend Cost? These Are The Most Expensive Dog Breeds In The World


Selecting the perfect dog for you and your household pet is nothing to take lightly. Cost is often a deal-breaking factor. There are many things to consider. Aspects to consider include the dog’s breed, personality, temperament, how smart the dog is, and how they look. Of course, how much the dog costs may determine whether or not you can actually make the dog your own. Following are 45 of the most expensive dog breeds in the world. Whether or not they are within your budget, this information is something that everyone looking for a dog as a pet needs to know.

Ibizan Hound

Average Cost Between $800-$1,200


This luxurious hound is among Spain’s most well-known breeds. The beginning of this breed goes back to 3400 BC and comes from Ibiza. Ibiza is a most-enjoyed tourist destination. The price tag on this breed stems from their friendly personality and polite demeanor. The Ibizan Hound tend to be great with families. The downside is that they are also quite rare. On a list published in 2019, this dog ranked close to the bottom half in terms of popularity. They are a lean, agile dog and are part of the hound family. Their coat comes in smooth or wire with the most popular being the smooth variety.

German Shepherd 

Average Cost Between $500-$1,500

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As the name implies, these dogs originated in Germany as a medium to large-sized working dog. German Shepherds are natural herders, so they make great working dogs. They also are fantastic as companions and are loyal while being capable of attaining skill in many different functions. They make the best police dogs with their loyal demeanor, obedience, speed, and strength. While the average cost starts at about $500, this specific breed of dog is in high demand, so the costs can climb upwards of $5,000 to acquire one to own as a pet. They also are a great breed to train as service dogs, search and rescue, and have also been used for military purposes.


Average Cost Between $600-$1,500

This large herding dog looks majestic with its thick, white, double-layer coat. It is a relatively rare breed. They make fantastic companions and tend to stay playful even as they age. While they may be hard workers, they are also very affectionate and so friendly that they would make a really poor guard dog. Though, they do bark at everything or everyone who approaches, so they do make excellent watch dogs. They also shed a lot. They are named from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia and are considered to be nomadic reindeer herders. Their breed has become accustomed to pulling sleds and may even try to pull you when you take them for a walk. They have also been given nicknames such as Sammie Smile, or Smiley Dog.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Average Cost Between $800-$1,500

This British breed is a medium size and short-haired. They tend to be stocky, muscular, and very strong for their size. The breed tends to be full of courage and very tenacious. They came about as a result of cross-breeding in Staffordshire between the Bulldog and the English white terrier. These dogs were once used as a fighting dog in England, but they tend to be mostly kind mannered and good with kids. They are considered to be loyal, courageous, and affectionate. They are very social animals and may become anxious or aggressive if they are not properly socialized. They also have a reputation for their pugnaciousness of not backing away when another dog challenges them.


Average Cost Between $800-$1,500

These large dark-colored dogs have a reputation for having a calm personality and a very strong work ethic. They are usually black, brown, or white-and-black. They are giants in the dog family, very intelligent, have great strength, and are loyal. At one time, they were trained to work with fishermen in Newfoundland, Canada. They excel at tasks like lifesaving water rescue since they have great swimming ability, are muscular, and their paws are webbed. Today, the breed mostly serves as good family companions or nanny dogs. This breed tends to have a very deep bark, sweet temperament, and are easy to train if you start early enough.

Canadian Eskimo Dog

Average Cost Between $800-$1,200

The Canadian Eskimo Dog, sometimes referred to as the Canadian Inuit Dog, is a sturdy breed who is powerful, agile, and extremely loyal. It has a history of being confused as wolves. Their coat is very thick and dense with a soft undercoat and stiff, coarse hairs as well as a mane of thick fur around its neck. This Arctic breed of working dogs are well equipped as sled dogs. They have a great work ethic and a lot of stamina. They are tough, brave, intelligent, and alert. They are also affectionate and gentle. This dog breed tends to establish a deep bond with its owner and take absolute delight in cold temperatures. While Canada is in their name, some argue that they are actually from Russia since they were brought from Siberia to North American in the beginning.

Yorkshire Terrier

Average Cost Between $1,200-$1,500

Often referred to as a Yorkie, this Yorkshire Terrier is a small breed that actually comes in a variety of sizes. There is a miniature and even a teacup version of this breed. They make for a great companion especially for adults or families without children. Some make good lap dogs, though Yorkies tend to be very playful and energetic. They also experience separation anxiety when left alone. Often, people who choose to have a Yorkie as a pet opt to have two Yorkshire Terriers to keep each other company. They are active, very protective, curious, and extremely fond of attention. Yorkies are considered to be a hypoallergenic breed and are said to not shed excessively. The dog’s color will most likely change from the dark black and tan coat many display as a puppy. It may take three or more years for the coat to reach its final color, typically of a black or gray.

Old English Sheepdog 

Average Cost Between $1,200-$1,500

Big, smart, calm, and loyal, these dogs make great family dogs. They make wonderful playmates for children. They are considered to be very affectionate but also known to be good watch dogs. They love to have fun. This breed has a loud, distinctive bark. The Old English Sheepdog is known for its shaggy-haired look and movements that resemble a bear. Its coat is highly functional with a double thick coat, it serves as a waterproof insulation to protect the dog when it is cold or wet outside as well as during warm summers. The coat is shaggy and requires a great deal of grooming.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Average Cost Between $800-$2,000

This large teddy-bear like breed tends to be patient, calm, loving, and all around good natured. They make great guard dogs, ready to jump into action when the situation demands. They also make great babysitters for children. This breed is typically good-natured, placid towards strangers, docile, self-assured, and not aggressive, anxious, or overly shy. The Bernese Mountain Dog will only attack if his owner is getting attacked. The dog is slightly longer than it is tall, very muscular, and has a strong, wide back. The Bernese Mountain Dog is a working breed. Originally, this dog was kept as a general farm dog. They have also been used to pull carts. The dog comes with a tri-color coat that is very distinctive of black with white chest and rust colored marking above the eyes, sides of the mouth, and front of the legs.

Saint Bernard

Average Cost Between $800-$2,000

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Saint Bernards are great with children and are often used as a nanny dog. This breed is large but lovable, charming, and dependable. They were originally bred to be very large working dogs known for their rescue skills, from the western Alps of Italy and Switzerland. They were also used as large farm dogs to help herd livestock. They are known for their gentle giant temperament. They tend to be calm, patient dogs who are sweet with adults and children. They do need to be socialized with people and with other dogs, though, to keep them from becoming afraid or even aggressively territorial. Overall, they tend to be gentle, loyal, and extremely affectionate. They long to please their owner as an amiable hard worker.


Average Cost $1,500

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Is it a cow, or is it a dog? It looks like a cow with its black and white markings, but the coat is fluffy instead. This breed is closely associated with the Newfoundand and is a member of the mastiff family. The two are often confused or mistaken as the other. They tend to be gentle dogs. This breed originated in Canada and is descended from farm dogs who were used by fishermen. They also have a history of being a water dog. They excel at swimming and make a delightful addition to any family. They tend to be calm, affable, gentle, and are easy to train. They love children of any age. Though, they do tend to shed quite a bit twice a year and drool. They also have a lifespan of an average of just 10 years.

Kerry Blue Terrier

Average Cost Between $1,000-$2,000

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This dog has it all. Not only will their unusual blue appearance turn some heads, they make great family pets as well. They tend to be loyal companions and good watch dogs. The Kerry Blue Terrier is also sometimes referred to as the Irish Blue Terrier. Either way, blue is the distinctive mark. Though, it is most likely more of a black turned to gray that appears to be bluish. They were originally bred to control rats, rabbits, badgers, foxes, and otters. They were also used to herd cattle and sheep. These dogs are strong-headed and spirited, but they are also loyal and affectionate toward their owners and extremely gentle toward kids. Other animals, including other dogs, however may feel the brunt of their aggression if they are not properly socialized with other dogs early on.

Miniature Bull Terrier

Average Cost Between $1,200-$2,000

This clown prince of the AKC is going to cost some hefty change to own. Their unique egg-shaped heads make them stand out in a crowd. It is their mischievous temperament that makes them require a lot of hands-on attention. They are described as upbeat, mischievous, and comical. They seem to be fearless. At times, they can be extremely stubborn. In spite of this, they make a good dog for people who have limited living space. They are also courageous and are not afraid to challenge larger dogs. They are energetic and playful and love people. They require very little grooming and a great deal of training as well as exercise to avoid obesity.

Akita Inu

Average Cost Between $750-$2,500

This breed is beautifully stately and majestic. It is a prized breed in Japan. If a breeder tries to sell you an Akita for less than $500, question the dog’s health. This dog breed is known to be fearless and brave, yet somehow behaves calm, quiet, and dignified. They are independent and reserved around strangers but are docile and extremely loyal to their owners. They will not tolerate nonsense. They were originally bred to hunt bears but now make great pets, therapy dogs, or even police and military dogs. Their personalities are complex. They require firm training from the start.

Bouvier des Flandres

Average Cost Between $1,200-$2,200

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Originally from Belgium, this breed was used for general farm work like driving cattle, herding sheep, or pulling carts. More recently, they have been used as police or guard dogs and taken in as pets. They were given a French name that literally means cow herder of Flanders. Like a fine French wine, expect this dog to come with a hefty French price tag. Most puppies are about $1,700. This breed makes for a sturdy dog with the potential of handling many tasks. The dog is large and has a strong will but tend to also be very affectionate. They can make great guardians for your family. They tend to be gentle, rational, loyal, and protective by nature. They look intimidating, but they are really calm and gentle, enthusiastic, responsible, even-tempered, and fearless. They do, however, require a great deal of patience but can be trained to be obedient with a pleasant nature.

Golden Retriever

Average Cost Between $500-$2,000

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This dog is so popular that many new breeds are based off of part Golden Retriever. They tend to be highly intelligent dogs. It is considered to be a medium-large gun dog that was bred for the purpose of retrieving waterfowl that had been hunted and shot. The dog is able to retrieve objects in its soft mouth. They also have a love for water and are easy to train. However, they shed copiously and require regular grooming. This breed is consistently kind, friendly and confident making them great family pets. They are patient and good with children, trusting, and gentle.

Spinone Italiano

Average Cost Between $1,500-$2,000

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This breed is one of Italy’s most popular ancient dog breeds. It was once known to be skilled in hunting and traditionally used for tracking, pointing, and retrieving game. They have a sturdy build and dense coat. This breed is also known for its patience. They are also loyal and extremely reliable dogs as well as being incredibly athletic. The dog fits in well with a family who is active and on the go. They adore their owners. They love going on hikes. Don’t leave them alone for too long. They need plenty of room to run around and will thrive on keeping the area critter free.

Irish Wolfhound

Average Cost Between $1,500-$2,000

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Also referred to as a sight hound, this breed is among the tallest dog breed in the world. Many stand taller than 30-inches tall. Their temperament vary with a wide range of personalities. They are most noted for the personal quirks and individualistic outlooks. Even though they are large, they are rarely destructive. They tend to create a strong bond with their human family as well as other dogs that they are raised with. They also tend to be introverted, intelligent, and a bit reserved. This easy-going breed is generally quiet in nature. They are enjoyed for their loyalty, affection, patience, and devotion.

Basset Hound

Average Cost Between $1,700-$2,000

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The ears on this breed are large and pendulous. This short-legged breed is in the hound family. It was originally bred for hunting. This breed has one of the best noses in all of dog breeds. Their noses have 220 million scent receptors making it second only to the Bloodhound. The Basset name is derived from a French word meaning low. And, the dog is low to the ground. They tend to be friendly, outgoing, and playful. They tolerate young children and other pets well. They do have an extremely vocal and recognizable bark, though and are known to be stubborn.

Great Dane

Average Cost Between $600-$3,000

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The Great Dane is the largest dog breed in the world. It is not unheard of for them to weigh up to 200 pounds. The American Kennel Club once had a minimum weight requirement for a Great Dane older than 18 months to be 120 pounds for males and 100 pounds for females. Yet, they tend to be gentle giants with a friendly, patient, and kind demeanor. This breed combines a regal appearance with strength and elegance. It is large and powerful with a well-formed, muscular body. It was bred as a working dog. While the dog is large and lanky, it never appears to be clumsy. It does tend to seek out physical affection from their owners.

Bedlington Terrier

Average Cost Between $1,800-$2,000

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Is it a sheep, or is it a dog? Their coat resembles that of a sheep. It is impossible to mistake a Bedlington Terrier for another breed because they have a very distinguishable pear-like head shape and tassled ears. It is not unheard of to spend $1,900 for a Bedlington Terrier puppy. Their personalities tend to be charming. They tend to be smart and spirited. Their bark sounds like someone just fired off a machine gun. They are a fast dog with a great deal of endurance. They are just as fast in the water as they are on land. They have a great deal of intelligence and are recommended for being good with children due to their mild and gentle nature.

Doberman Pinscher

Average Cost Between $1,500-$2,500

Many see this breed as a guard dog who aggressively stops intruders in their tracks. This guard dog is extremely intelligent, exhibiting both brains and brawn. They often have about 100 pounds of muscle and know how to use the strength behind it. Although they are considered to be working dogs, they have gained the stereotype of being ferocious. They do tend to be loyal to a fault, courageous, and trainable. They are known to be intelligent, alert, and tenaciously loyal companions, though their personality varies a lot between each individual dog. When properly trained, they are considered to be a very loving and devoted breed. They are energetic, watchful, fearless, and obedient.

Pharaoh Hound

Average Cost Between $1,500-$2,500

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Originally bred to be a hunting dog, this Egyptian Pharaoh Hound is one of the oldest breeds of dogs in the world. They are thought to date back as far as 4000 BC. Their images are seen in hieroglyphics and ancient Egyptian artifacts. Today, the breed is extremely rare, putting a high price tag on each dog. The breed tends to be loyal and make great hunting companions. They are adaptable and affectionate. As a puppy, they adapt well to a family and make great companions even for new pet owners or apartment dwellers. They take great delight in their humans and love to show off their clownish antics to make you laugh.

Lakeland Terrier 

Average Cost Between $1,800-$2,200

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Originating in the Lake District in England, this dog is a small to mid-sized breed. Their personalities are individual for each dog, but they tend to interact well with their owners as well as other family members. This breed tends to be bold, confident, friendly, and extremely intelligent. They are not typically shy, but neither are they aggressive. They learn quickly and are easy to train. Though, they may pretend to not hear you with selective deafness on occasion. They are mostly hypo-allergenic and are energetic, requiring daily exercise and play times. If they don’t get adequate proper outlets for their energy, they may take it out on their surroundings.

Caucasian Ovtcharka

Average Costs Between $1,000-$3,000

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This dog breed makes a great loyal guard dog, but they are difficult to obtain outside of Russia. This Caucasian Ovcharka, or shepherd dog, sheds quite a bit, but their thick coat is what keeps them warm even in extreme cold. This massive breed can weight upwards of 170 pounds. They are not inherently dangerous to people, but they are a huge breed with immense strength. They tend to be standoffish to strangers and don’t take very kindly to other animals. They can be very gentle and loving. Some have even been used as therapy dogs. They make great working and guard dogs.


Average Cost Between $1,000-$3,000

This breed is considered to be one of the oldest domesticated breeds. It originates from Egypt and are known for their skill in hunting. It is a sight hound, which means it hunts by sight rather than scent. They have enough endurance and great speed to chase down prey on rocky terrain. The Saluki tends to be independent and confident. They are also a loyal breed and obedient if properly trained. This dog breed may seem reserved to strangers. They are difficult to train and cannot be trusted to return to their owner if they are left without a leash. They are often independent, aloof, and they bore easily. They require a great deal of patience. However, they do well in apartment living and are usually quiet and calm as a full-grown dog.

Dogo Argentino

Average Cost $2,100

The Dogo Argentino breed is a large, white, extremely muscular dog. It originated in Argentina for the purpose of big-game hunting and also to show steadfast bravery to willingly protect its owner. This breed is known for its high intelligence, great strength, and speed. While they were bred to chase down dangerous game, including wild boar, they can also be friendly. They have been trained for search and rescue, police assistance, service dogs, guide dogs for the blind, and for military work. They are very smart and courageous with a strong instinct to protect their home and the family. They are also very social and enjoy taking part in family activities.

Tosa Inu

Average Cost Between $1,700-$2,500

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The Tosa Inu is for a competent dog trainer who knows what they are doing. The breed is fearless, patient, and vigilant but will require someone who is extremely skilled in training. This dog was bred to be the dog fighting champion of Japan. It is a large and fearless mastiff. They no longer are bred to fight but still have an aggressive nature. They tend to weigh between 100-200 pounds and live for between 10 to 12 years. The average price is at about $2,100 if you can find them. Some countries have banned them or placed them on a dangerous dog list.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Average Cost Between $1,800-$2,500

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This is not a breed that is seen very often. They are intelligent, outgoing, and affectionate. Their coat is a natural drip-dry requiring very little maintenance. They are easily motivated and make a great watch dog. They will let you know what they want in no uncertain terms. They communicate with their eyes, vocalizations and body language. But, they require a physical and a mental commitment to be their owner. Tollers have webbed feet, so they are fantastic swimmers. They were originally bred for duck hunting. Don’t even try to keep up with them. They are a tireless breed that likes to play. They thoroughly enjoy swimming to burn off excess energy.

Black Russian Terrier

Average Cost Between $1,800-$2,500

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This breed was developed by the Soviet Union and intended for military use. The breed is made up of large, powerful dogs and make the best watch and guard dogs. Their coat is a double coarse outer guard hair over a softer undercoat. The coat is hard and dense and needs to be trimmed. This breed can grow to about 100-132 pounds. They are calm, confident, courageous, and self-assured. Though, they can become stubborn or lazy. They are extremely intelligent and adapt well to training. The Black Russian Terrier tends to be alert and responsive, instinctively protective, determined, fearless, deeply loyal to family, and does not like strangers to intrude into their personal space. They also make great companions for children.

Douge de Bordeaux

Average Cost Between $1,400-$2,900

Sometimes, this breed is referred to as a French Mastiff with its serious expression, muscular build, and massive head. The Dougue de Bordeaux sounds like a fancy French wine, but is a dog that has strong protective instincts. The breed is known to make an excellent companion, deeply devoted to the family. This dog breed tends to be calm, affectionate, docile, and steady as well as protective. They make great guard dogs. They are dependable and are able to tend to many tasks. They can also be stubborn and have a tendency to dominate. They do have a big drooling problem. Additionally, they require socialization and patient, positive training.

Berger Picard

Average Cost Between $2,000-$2,500

Originally, this breed was designed as a French herding shepherd dog. They nearly became extinct after the World Wars and are still considered to be a rare breed today. The Berger Picard stands out with its pointy, long erect ears and a J-shaped tail which tapers off. This breed tends to be loyal and independent. They make a perfect family companion. Although, they can be stubborn when they choose to be. They require consistent positive training. They are a medium-sized, well-muscled dog. They are lively and intelligent as well as being sensitive and assertive in their disposition. They respond quickly to obedience training and are easygoing and mellow but sometimes don’t take to strangers quickly. They also tend to bark a lot.


Average Cost Between $2,000-$2,500

This breed makes for some of the most loving and affectionate sight hounds in the world. Because of this, they make nice family companions. They can be difficult to find, though. That’s part of the reason they are so pricey. They are originally from West Africa and raised in a region that includes the Azawagh Valley. They tend to be good guard dogs. They are able to hunt swift animals, such as the gazelle, at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. This breed is rugged and independent but have a range of temperaments from fierce to lap dog. Handling this dog gently is very important. They can be good with other dogs, cats, children, and even strangers.

Norfolk Terrier

Average Cost Between $2,000-$2,500

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They may look like a tiny toy dog, but they probably won’t oblige being a lap dog. They are energetic, free-spirited, and courageous. This British breed is a variety of the Norwich Terrier. They are the smallest of the working terriers and have a wire-haired coat in red, wheaten, black, tan, or grizzle. At barely over 11 pounds, they are compact, free moving, and very agile. The Norfolk Terrier is fearless and have the softest temperaments of the Terrier group. They like to work in packs, so they must get along with other dogs. They love people and children and make great pets.

French Bulldog

Average Cost Between $1,500-$3,000

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The French Bulldog is a cross between a Toy Bulldog and rattlers from Paris. To breed them, artificial insemination and c-sections are required, which is probably what adds to the price tag making this one of the most expensive breeds. Sometimes, they are called a Frog dog or a Clown dog because of the way their face looks. They are stocky, compact dogs with a friendly mild-mannered personality. French Bulldogs are very popular with their playfulness and lively temperaments. They are considered to be a very good companion dog which requires close contact with humans. If they are left alone for more than a few hours, they often experience separation anxiety. This anxiety sometimes causes them to behave destructively or have housebreaking accidents.


Average Cost Between $1,000-$4,000

This breed is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most popular dog breeds in America. This desire to own them as a pet is probably due to their loyalty, their intelligence, and their confidence. While these traits may make them worth the typical $2,500 price tag for a puppy, it is important to make sure the dog you get is properly bred. They tend to be susceptible to several health issues, such as heart disease, hypothyroidism, bone cancer, and eye disease. The Rottweiler is one of the oldest herding breeds. While, it may be associated with being a ferocious protector, they actually tend to have a good-natured, placid disposition. They are very devoted, obedient, and eager to work.

Cavalier King Charles

Average Cost Between $1,800-$3,500

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The Cavalier King Charles is a small breed Spaniel and is one of the more pricier of its breed. This specific kind of Spaniel is classed in the toy group. Historically, this breed was considered to be a lap dog. Fully grown adult dogs only reach about 12 to 13 inches and weigh about 13 to 18 pounds. They tend to be highly affectionate, playful, patient, and very eager to please. These traits make them good with children and other dogs. They are not shy about socializing with much larger dogs and adapt very fast to almost any changing environment, family, or location whether it be city or country surroundings.

Cane Corso

Average Cost Between $1,500-$4,000

This breed is an Italian breed of mastiff. They are known to be affectionate, intelligent, and majestic. They have been considered to be high-priced guard dogs as far back as Ancient Rome. Their name literally means bodyguard dog and have been used for personal protection, tracking, and law enforcement. They are loyal protectors and make nice companions. They move in a very majestic way. They come in two basic colors of fawn and black. They are known to be a working group breed and live for about 9 to 12 years, getting as tall as 27.5 inches with weight proportionate to their height.

English Bulldog

Average Cost Between $1,500-$4000

The English Bulldog has a sweet, gentle disposition. It is a dependable and predictable breed and makes a wonderful family pet since it is loving toward most children. It is a people-oriented breed and will seek out human attention. This breed is going to be pricier because it has to be c-sectioned at birth, and its pregnancy requires frequent veterinarian visits. It is very important that you buy them from a reputable breeder. They retain the courage that was what originally bred into them for the purpose of bull baiting, so they tend to make good watchdogs. They do well in apartments since they don’t require a yard. They do, however, need to have their wrinkles wiped on their face to prevent skin infections, and they tend to drool.


Chow Chow

Average Cost Between $800-$5,000

This breed is very popular, especially in China. It is a very sturdily built dog with an almost bear-like look. The price range for a Chow Chow varies drastically for numerous different reasons such as location, lineage, breeder, or reputation. Paying high dollar from a reputable breeder may very well be worth the price. The Chow Chow may not be ranked as the most intelligent dog, but they have a charm that cannot be denied. They display discernment of strangers and often become fiercely protective of their owners and their own property. They aren’t overly active, and often are considered to have a cat-like temperament.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Average Cost Between $800-$5,000

This breed is loyal, dignified, and watchful. The Neapolitan Mastiff is an Italian breed of large dog closely related to the Cane Corso. It is known as a catch and guard dog. It is large, massive, and powerful. This breed of dog can weigh as much as 150 pounds for the males, and 110 pounds for the females. Their skin is abundant and loose making for some characteristic face wrinkles. This breed is considered to be incredibly loyal. They make great guard dogs and will always look out for their owner. They do, however, have a relatively short life expectancy of an average of 7 years.

Tibetan Mastiff

Average Cost Between $1,500-$5,000

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The most expensive dog ever sold was a Tibetan Mastiff. While the average price is about $2,000, the price can go upwards of a million dollars. The most expensive dog ever sold was in 2014 at a cost of $1.95 million. The breed was developed centuries ago in Tibet and used as a guard dog for property and for livestock. They also make nice family companions. This breed is recognized for its massive stature. Some reach heights of 33 inches and 198 pounds. They are going to require a lot of space, but they are affectionate with family and kids. It has a double coat that is long. The Tibetan Mastiff is among the most prized guard dogs in China.

Olde English Buldogge

Average Cost Between $200-$6,500

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This medium-sized breed has a lot of strength and make great guardian dogs. They typically weigh up to 130 pounds for a male, 120 pounds for a female and are muscular and big-boned. Somehow, though, they are nimble and athletic. They have a powerful bulky head and broad muzzle with furrowed brows. Their cost varies drastically. This breed is a lot more agile than they look. They are loyal, athletic, docile, protective, and bold making them great for families, active, sport types, or experienced dog handlers. They may look ready to take on the world, but they are really sweet and gentle and eager to please.

Portuguese Water Dog

Average Cost Between $2,000-$6,000

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This water dog breed is a working dog. Today, the Portuguese Water Dog is considered to be a family dog. This breed was once a loyal companion to fishermen. The breed tends to be very intelligent and obedient. They are loving, independent, intelligent, and easily trained. This breed tends to be friendly to strangers and enjoy being petted on their soft, furry coat. They are generally content at simply being next to their owner’s side. They are fast learners and actually appear to enjoy being trained. They have an excellent memory for names of objects and have a non-shedding coat.


Average Cost Between $4,000-$8,000

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This breed is known to be affectionate, outgoing, and positive. They are small, typically between 10-15 pounds and 11-13 inches tall with a life expectancy of about 15 years or more. This tiny toy dog is sometimes referred to a the Little Lion Dog, which is how the name translates, and is the most expensive dog breed in the world since they are rare. This breed is considered to be portable and non-shedding. They are also lively and brave as a lion. There are only a few hundred of them in the entire world. Some individual dogs can go for more than $10,000.