What is the most expensive breed of dog

The 10 most expensive dog breeds in the world

The dog is known to be man's best friend. Many of us love our four-legged companion - and “expensive” is meant literally in this context.

Because for many a dog you have to pay generous sums not only in the maintenance, but also in the purchase.

See for yourself which are the 10 most expensive dog breeds in the world. These are of course the prices of certain breeding lines:

10.) Miniature Spitz

The ball of fur shown here is a pomeranian puppy. The dwarf spitz is also known as the Pomeranian, which refers to its Pomeranian region of origin.

The dwarf Spitz is the smallest Spitz breed. Queen Victoria owned a particularly small specimen. Because of her and his popularity, the size of the breed was bred to be half smaller than before during the Queen's lifetime.

For the smallest dog on this list, the lowest price is due: you hardly pay more than 2,000 euros for a dwarf Spitz.

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9.) Saluki

The Saluki is said to be traced back to a breed of dog that was bred in the Middle East as early as 6,000 years before our Common Era. Images of similar dogs can be found on Sumerian and Ancient Egyptian artworks.

The Saluki as we know it today was best known as the Bedouin hunting dog on the Arabian Peninsula. The Saluki was the only dog ​​that, according to the Muslim understanding, was not “unclean” and was therefore allowed into the tent.

You can get this historic dog for around 2,500 euros.

8.) Peruvian hairless dog

Not much is known about the origin of the Peruvian hairless dog. But based on archaeological finds, it can be assumed that it has existed in South America for over 1,000 years.

In his home country Peru it is considered a national cultural asset. You can get a copy of this hairless dog breed from 2,500 euros.

7.) Azawakh

The Azawakh is an African breed of greyhound and is also called the Tuareg greyhound. It was originally kept as a hunting and guard dog by the nomadic Tuareg tribes in northern Africa.

The name Azawakh goes back to the Azawakhtal, which lies in the region of origin of this breed. For the Azawakh you have to pay around 2,500 euros.

6.) Akita

Since 1999 there has been an official distinction between two Akita races: the American Akita and the traditional Japanese Akita. The American Akita emerged from Akita breeds in the USA, which were not recognized by Japan.

Therefore, from 1956 onwards, there was no longer any genetic exchange between the two lines, so that they eventually developed into different races.

The original Japanese Akita is more expensive than its American descendant and costs up to 4,000 euros.

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5.) Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is named after the Baden-Württemberg city of Rottweil, in whose region it was widespread. There he was used as a butcher dog. He was supposed to guard and drive herds of cattle that were traded and loaded there.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Rottweiler was discovered as a police dog. The price for a Rottweiler is around 4,000 to 5,000 euros.

4.) Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound is a Maltese hunting dog that was bred to hunt rabbits. Accordingly, its Maltese name translates as "rabbit dog".

It was named Pharaoh's dog in the course of the 1960s when some English people discovered the dog for breeding and believed that it was directly descended from ancient Egypt, which is not the case. Pharaoh dogs cost around 6,000 euros.

3.) Tibet Mastiff

A specimen of the Tibetan mastiff (also known as Tibetan mastiff or Do Khyi) has the record of being the most expensive dog in the world. In 2014, a Tibetan Mastiff puppy was sold in China for the equivalent of around 1.7 million euros. Generally, however, you pay around 6,000 euros for such a dog.

The males of the Tibetan mastiff can grow up to 66 cm and weigh 60 kg. Since Tibet - the country of origin of the Tibetan Mastiff - was almost isolated until the 1950s, the Tibetan Mastiff is a very "original" breed of dog.


2.) Samoyed

The name of this breed of dog is derived from the Samoyed, an indigenous group of people who are native to Siberia and who bred this dog.

The export and breeding of Samoyed to Western Europe began in England in the 1890s. Nowadays, up to 9,000 euros have to be paid for a Samoyed.


1.) Löwchen

Löwchen were immortalized on works of art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. They were typical fashion dogs of the nobility, but almost completely disappeared at the end of the 19th century.

In 1965 there were hardly more than 40 copies worldwide. Due to its rarity, a Löwchen also costs around 9,000 euros. Its name is derived from the way its fur is usually trimmed.

Depending on the breed line, the prices can of course vary significantly. As seen with the Tibetan mastiff, individual specimens can also achieve prices that are far above the normal price of the respective breed.

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