10 PRICEY PUPS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - Source: Pet In­sur­ance Aus­tralia

1. TI­BETAN MAS­TIFF

Well-known as a sta­tus of wealth in some coun­tries, the Ti­betan mas­tiff is a pow­er­ful and large dog that re­quires a de­cent amount of train­ing and groom­ing. Pup­pies sell for be­tween $4000 and $10,000. A Chi­nese de­vel­oper re­cently paid more than $2 mil­lion for a prize pup.

2. FRENCH BULL­DOG

Hip­ster favourite. The “frenchie” was bred to be a cute cud­dling com­pan­ion — some­thing at which they ex­cel. How­ever, they are also a Brachy­cephalic breed (a short­ened skull, short nose and a flat face), so good breed­ing is vi­tal to re­duce pos­si­ble health prob­lems. These pup­pies start at $2000 and can reach $10,000 de­pend­ing on the breeder.

3. LOWCHENS

This “lit­tle lion dog” is a very smart and ac­tive com­pan­ion breed which thrives in a lov­ing and af­fec­tion­ate home. The rar­ity of this breed makes them very ex­pen­sive. Start­ing at $1300, some pups can reach up­wards of $10,000.

4. SAMOYED

Beau­ti­ful white, fluffy dog, friendly and very loyal furry fam­ily mem­ber. Pup­pies start at $1000 but a well-bred samoyed could cost up­wards of $10,000.

5. BRI­TISH BULL­DOG

Quin­tes­sen­tial Bri­tish dog. Good breed­ing is para­mount, as be­ing a Brachy­cephalic breed like the french bull­dog they can face many health prob­lems. Their skin folds also need daily clean­ing. Start at $1000 but av­er­age $4000.

6. CHOW CHOW

The chow chow is an im­pres­sive-look­ing dog that come­ses in two dif­fer­ent coat types type — rough and smooth. Be­ing sea­sonal shed­ders, some own­ers call in the ex­perts to groom the masses of hair. Start at $700 but your chow chow could cost up­wards of $9000.

7. PHARAOH HOUND

With one of the best smiles in the busi­ness the pharaoh hound is pop­u­lar, but be­ing quite rare they can reach an im­pres­sive price tag, par­tic­u­larly in some parts of the world. To own one of these adorable dogs you could be look­ing at an av­er­age price of $1800.

8. SALUKI

One of the “su­per­mod­els” of the dog world. They need a good dose of train­ing and care, as their de­sire to run and “give chase” is ex­tremely strong. So too is the breed’s price tag. Start at $500, but av­er­age around $2500. Saluki’s have been known to sell for $6000 plus.

9. ROT­TWEILER

The loyal and lov­ing rot­tweiler is pop­u­lar among many dog lovers. Their strong stature and beau­ti­ful na­ture make them a fam­ily win­ner and an out­right breed favourite in many coun­tries. Start at $500 but av­er­age around $2500, but a

good one can cost up to $6000.

10. YORK­SHIRE TERRIERS

As one of the most pop­u­lar toy breeds around. Av­er­age around $1200, but can go for up to $3000. Will also need pro­fes­sional at­ten­tion from a qual­i­fied

groomer.

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