They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. But come to think of it; is it really necessary to spend a lot of money to get a best friend? There are many dog breeds around the world, and some breeders even tried breeding dogs with the same family background.
Despite this, dog breeders would still shell out a huge amount of money just to get the best breed of dog. However, most of the time, these breeds tend to be expensive. Without further ado, here’s a list of the most expensive dog breeds around the world:
Irish Wolf Hound
The Irish wolfhound came from Ireland and have been an icon in Irish literature, mythology, and poetry. It’s famous as a guardian dog and is a very good hunter of wolves.
The Saluki’s original roots can be traced back to the Middle East. It’s basically a sighthound which only means that it hunts primarily through sight and not by scent. This breed is usually long-legged with a deep chest and has appeared in various ancient and medieval arts.
The national dog of Malta is considered one of the most expensive dog breeds in the world. The Pharaoh hound is primarily used for hunting rabbit and was named by the Maltese as the “dog of the rabbit”.
The ancient dog of Tibet is considered to be loyal, sweet, imposing, and intimidating. Also, it can be territorial to strangers. This iconic behemoth is a dog supreme to many Tibetan people.
It is a breed of a domestic dog with a size that varies from medium to large. This German breed dog has been in the mid-19th century as a herder of live stocks. Fast forward to modern day, Rottweilers are now used as search dogs, police dogs, and guard dogs.
The Lowchen is one of the rarest forms of dog breeds in the world. Also called “little lion dog”, it has a fur coat that is long and flows down with variant colors.
This breed originally came from northern China and is known in Chinese as SongShiQuan. In ancient China, the Chow Chow was used in dog sleds, and legends have said that this dog breed even appeared in ancient Chinese war.
English Bull Dog
This medium-sized dog is known to have a push-in nose, muscular build, and a wrinkled face. It has a deep association with the English culture and has symbolized determination and pluck. This is also the fifth purebred dog in the U.S.
This dog is a Russian combination of the Russian hunting dog and the Spitz. Its physical form usually has a white, thick, and double-layered coat. The name itself came from Siberian Samoyedic people. Back in the days, the Samoyed was originally used to herd reindeers, hunt game, and haul sleds.
Regardless of your choice of dog breed, do keep in mind that having a furry best friend doesn’t have to be expensive. That said, if you have the budget, these breeds will surely be worth the money considering their traits and other characteristics that other breeds don’t have.