10 PRICEY PUPS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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