Dogs are widely considered as the best friends for man. They are even better than some human friends who are in fact less than animals in their nature, loyalty and honesty. Those best friends, “dogs”, vary in their prices and it is difficult to get them for free. You can find a cheap friend that can go with you wherever you want while there are other friends who are really costly because they are original breeds, more intelligent, can be rarely found or have specific features that cannot be found in traditional dogs such as being easily trained or can be used as police and guard dogs. You will find that the prices of these expensive dogs vary from one place to another even if these places are in the same country. Here is a quick glance at the top 10 most expensive dogs to decide which one you afford.
10. Chow Chow – $3,000
It is an ancient dog breed that originally comes from China. It looks like lions with its heavy and thick fur. It has a large head and curly tail. It is known as a risky dog for its fatal bites which makes it perfect for being used as a guard dog. Although Chow Chow is unfriendly to strangers and others who are not unknown to it, it is loyal and friendly to its owner and is perfect at guarding the property.
9. Pharaoh Hound – $3,000
It is widely known as an ancient Egyptian dog as it can be clearly seen on the walls of the temples that belong to pharaohs, however it originally comes from Malta and is used by its people for hunting rabbits. It has many features such as being powerful, loyal, intelligent and stubborn because of its independent mind that makes it necessary for you to use a leash with it to be easily controlled at any time especially while walking.
8. Akita – $3,500
It can be found in two strains one of them is American while the other one is Japanese. It is available in different colors such as red, white, brindle and other colors. It features a big and strong body and is not recommended to those who did not keep dogs at their homes before because it is aggressive especially with strangers and other dogs. It needs to be trained early enough to learn how to socialize with other animals. You will find it affectionate, loyal and friendly to you.
7. Chinese Crested Hairless – $5,000
It is a hairless dog breed that can be found in two varieties as there are hairless and powderpuff dogs. The hairless variety is not completely hairless as there is hair on its head, tail and feet while the powderpuff variety has a long coat which is soft and catchy. Those hairless dogs are susceptible to different skin problems such as sunburn, pimples and dryness.
6. Tibetan Mastiff – $5,000
It originally comes from Central Asia and was mainly used for performing different hard and laborious tasks such as guarding and herding because of being powerful. It looks like a lion for its large head and heavy coat. It is also intelligent and unfriendly to strangers. This means that it needs the training to learn how to socialize with other people. It may spend most of the day asleep to be able to stay awake at night for working as a guard dog.
5. Canadian Eskimo Dog – $6,000
It originated in North America and is known as its rarest and oldest purebred dogs that remain till now. It has a powerful body that makes it look like the American wolf. It is also intelligent, loyal, courageous, alert and friendly to its owner.
4. German Shepherd – $6,500
It is not just one of the most expensive dogs in the world, but it is also one of the most popular dog breeds for the fascinating features that it has. It originally comes from Germany and was mainly used for guarding, herding and protecting sheep. In this dog, you can find many attractive features that cannot be found in other dog breeds such as being powerful, intelligent, loyal, courageous, active, quickly responding to your commands as it requires five repetitions only to make it learn a command, obedient, unfriendly to strangers and other features that make this dog perfect for dog owners who need a guard dog and for the police also for performing different military tasks and for working as a police dog.
3. Samoyed – $6,500
This cute and fluffy dog originated in Siberia and is also referred to as Bjelkier. It was mainly used for pulling sleds and herding. It is a playful and friendly dog that can be left with kids without worrying about them. If you are looking for a guard dog, then Samoyed is not recommended to you because it is not aggressive towards other animals and strange people who may come near you and your property.
2. Rottweiler – $7,000
Who does not know it? It is also one of the most common dog breeds in the world. It was used before for herding cattle. It is powerful, has a large body, unfriendly to strangers and is sought after by many people to be used as a guard dog and is also used for military missions and as a police dog.
1. Lowchen – $7,000
It is one of the rarest dog breeds that can be found in the world. It is also referred to as the “Little Lion Dog” for its shape that looks like lions when its coat is cut and it originated in Europe to become popular in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It has long coat and a broad skull, is small in its size, friendly, active, intelligent, playful, sociable, sensitive, obedient, friendly to children and other features that make this dog a perfect pet to be kept at your home.