If you are planning to buy the most expensive dog breeds in the world. You must have a clear understanding of its looks, genes, and characteristics.

Here in this post, we will discuss some of the important qualities of what these dogs are highly expensive. Since ancient time, Human and dogs are connected with extraordinary bonding. Dogs are even considered as the best friends, caretaker, security, and guard for the property.

I believe every dog breeds has its unique benefits and qualities. Some dogs are expensive whereas some are too much expensive that goes beyond the paying capacity of ordinary people. So, still, people are paying millions of dollars to buy a dog making a big hole in their pocket.

People nowadays are getting more attracted towards buying their favorite pets. In this scenario, I hope the demand and price will rise more in 2018 and coming years.

I hope the information I have shared will definitely help you to find out “Top 10 most expensive dog breeds” and also will guide your next purchase.


1. Tibetan Mastiffs - $7,000 Approx ( Qingdao bought Tibetan mastiff for $2 million)

Breaking his own previous record, Tibetan mastiff has become the most expensive dog on the planet.  In 2014, the property developer from Qingdao bought Tibetan mastiff for $2 million. Previously, it was sold for $1.5 million.

Tibetan Mastiff is a large Tibetan dog breed. In fact, this breed originated from nomadic culture of India, China, Mongolia, and Nepal. Generally, these gigantic breeds are bred for hunting and cattle protection from wolves, leopards, bears, and tigers.

Many breeders claim that Tibetan mastiffs have lion’s blood and are very much furious. They are two types the Do-Khyi and Tsang-Khyi. The original Tibetan mastiffs can be 33 inches tall and weigh up to 55-90 kg, sometimes they weigh up to 115kg.

According to many breeders, Tibetan Mastiffs lifespan is 10-14 years. Compared to other, they have few genetic problem such as hypothyroidism, skin problem, ectropion, and distichiasis. The normal price for the certain breed is up to $7,000.

2. Lowchens - $10,000 Approx

Löwchens, widely known as little lion dog, is the rarest dog in the world. Actually, they are small in size with long hair and are recognized since the Renaissance. Back in 1973, only 65 of them were registered. Even today, they are fewer than hundreds.

In fact, Löwchens are close to a nobleman, as they can be found in many old paintings, carvings, and literature. If we see the history, we can find out they are a companion dog to the elite. Now, they are virtually extinct.

Löwchens are classifying as intelligent, sophisticated and considered to be an excellent house pet. Their lifespan is 12-14 years and this rear breed costs up to $10,000.

3. Samoyed - $8,000 Approx

Samoyed is a large herding dog named after the Samoyedic peoples of Serbia. This breed belongs to spitz or northern dog group. This breed is originated from Northwest Russia and Western Siberia.

The nomadic reindeer herders bred Samoyed for herding and to pull sleds while migrating. In Europe, this breed is known as Bjelkier.

Generally, Samoyed has dense, double layer coat, with curled tail, thick-furred ear, and almond eyes. For being friendly, they are classified into poor guard dog category. However, they are very active and strong.

Sometimes, Samoyed white fur is used as alternative wool for knitting. Their wool is similar to angora wool. Not only is that, their furs also used to create artificial flies for fly fishing. Sweater made for their furs are very useful during freezing temperature.

Samoyed males are as tall as 23.5 inches whereas females are 19-21 inches. Expected price for this breed is up to $8000.  


4. Pharaoh Hound - $6,500 Approx

Maltese breed Pharaoh Hound is the national dog of Malta. Another name for Pharaoh is Kelb tall-Fenek in the Maltese language. Traditionally, they are bred for rabbit hunting in Maltese Islands. This breed is popular for the royal looks and high intelligence.

Even though they don’t have a connection with Ancient Egypt, the widespread myth holds that they belong to ancient Egyptian hunting dog, Tesem. Many people claim they are similar to the dog that is craved on the ancient Egyptian tomb. Pharaoh hound is graceful, elegant powerful and athletic.

Usually, Pharaoh hound male is 23-25 inches tall whereas females are 21-24 inches tall. This breed has very sensitive skin. So, using of shampoo could be harmful. The owner of this breed needs to be careful. The lifespan of Pharaoh is about 12-14 years and costs up to $6,500.

5. Rottweiler - $6,000 Approx

Rottweiler is domestic breed dog regarded as a medium to large or larger. In German, this breed is known as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, that means Rottweil butchers dogs as they were used to pull the butcher's meat cart.

Even though trains replaced their works in mid centuries, they are still performing in many parts of the world. In the 21st century, they are used as guide dogs, search and rescue dog, police dog, and guard dog.

Rottweiler is one of the oldest breed, possible since Roman Empire. Male is about 22-25 inches tall and weighs 55kg whereas females are about 22-25 inches tall and weigh 45kgs.

Having this breed would be great as they are good-natured, devoted, obedient, intelligent and powerful. They are disease free and are comparatively healthy breed. The lifespan of Rottweiler is about 8-10 years and costs up to $6,000.


6. Akita - $4,500 Approx

Akita is large breed dog originated from the mountainous region of Japan. There are two varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain Akita ken and an American strain, Akita or American Akita. Generally, Akita has a short double-coat, somehow similar to Siberian husky.

Akita is usually powerful and dominant, as they are furious to the strangers. Even though they are tough, they suffer from the genetic condition. Both kinds of Akita are considered as great Japanese dog and known as one of the best in the world.

They are known for being loyal towards their masters. As we heard the true story of Akita breed dog named Hachiko, who wait for his master for nine years till last breath. So Akita is the symbol of loyalty and fidelity.

Akita males are as tall as 26-28 inches and weigh between 45-59 kg whereas females are 24-26 inches and weigh between 32-45kg. Expected price for this breed is up to $4,500.


7. Azawakh - $3,000 Approx

The Azawakh is originated from West Africa. Especially, this breed is found throughout the Sahelian zone of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. This breed is named after the valley Azawakh Valley, associated with nomadic Tuareg people.

Instantly, Azawakh looks similar to Middle Eastern and South Indian sighthound, even though they have physical differences.  If you interested to breed them, then you can find them in several colors such as red, blue, fawn, grizzle, rarely blue and white as well.

 Azawkh males are about 25-29 inches tall and weigh up to 25kg whereas females are about 24-28 inches tall and weigh up to 20kgs. They are gentle and extremely affectionate and can easily survive in 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Expected price for this breed is up to $3000 and up, depending upon market and demand.

8. Peruvian Inca Orchid - $3,000 Approx

Peruvian Inca Orchid is a hairless dog originated from Pre-Inca cultures. This breed may have few hairs on its head and tail. It’s the weirdest but demanding breed out in the market. If you interested then you can find variety of colors such as elephant grey, copper, or molted.  

Peruvian Inca Orchid is varying in size and weight.  Small Peruvian can be 10-16 inches; medium can be 16-20 inches and 20-26 inches. They are an elegant, active and good learner. Actually, they are wary of strangers but friendly for a family.

Hairlessness means they are easy to wash and will be fleas less and other parasites. However, they need to protect during winter, as they cannot resist cold. Not only hair, but they also have fewer teeth compared to another breed. The price of Peruvian Inca Orchid is up to $3000.

9. Saluki - $2,500 Approx

The Saluki is also known as Persian Greyhound originated from Fertile Crescent. They are classified under Sighthound and have a deep chest and long leg. In fact, they hunt by sight. Generally, they were bred to hunt fox gazelle, hare, and jackal.

They are not good learners. So, training should be gentle and patient. In ancient time, they were bred to hunt by nomadic tribes.  Due to their amazing stamina, they are able to chase their prey for long distance.

The average height of Saluki is 23-28 inches whereas weigh 18-27kg. Female is slightly smaller compared to male.

They can be found in a variety of colors including white, cream fawn, red, grizzle, black and also in mixed-color.The average lifespan of Saluki is around 12-14 years and expected to cost up to $2,500.


10. Czechoslovakian Vlcak - $(1,000 to 3,000 Approx)

Czechoslovakian Vlcak is a new breed of dog, since 1955. In fact, it is an experiment conducted in Czechoslovakia in 1955. Czechoslovakian Vlcak is the cross-breeding of working line German shepherd and Carpathian wolves. Actually, breeders were trying to create a breed that would have intelligence power of German shepherd and stamina of Carpathian wolf.

They produced this bred as an attack dog for military use and special operations that are done by Czechoslovak special force commandos. Not only that, this breed is also used for rescue and search operations.

They are obedient, good hunters and trackers. Czechoslovakian Vlcak males are about 26 inches tall and weigh up to 26kg whereas females are about 24 inches tall and weigh up to 20kgs. They are very active, quick and courageous with versatile nature. Expected price of Czechoslovakian Vlcak is up to $1000.

11. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - $ 2,000 Approx

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is classified a small toy dog recognized by Kennel Club. This dog has an average lifespan of 9-14 years and is available in tricolor, black & tan, ruby, and Blenheim. People state that this dog was originated in the United Kingdom. The average weight is almost like 6 to 8 kg in average. Its strongly hold its qualities like fearless, adaptive, patient. Average market price for this god is around 2000 dollars.

12. Canadian Eskimo Dog - $6,000 Approx

Canadian Eskimo Dog is a large sized dog considered as the rarest breeds. This beautiful dog breed is most popular in Canada and North America. The dog is also popular as Exquimax Husky and Qimmiq. The price is as high as around 6000 USD. Black, white, grey, liver and red are the popular color found in this breed. Usually, this breed weighs up 30-40 kg and 60-75 cm tall.


13. English Bulldog - $3,000 Approx

A medium sized dog priced as high as 3000 USD. Most breeder regards this dog as the most expensive dog because of its sensitiveness and health-related issues. The name is just enough to highlight its origin.

This dog weighs up around 20-25 kg on average and 30-40 cm tall. In some parts of Europe people also call this breed as British Bulldog.

14. German Shepherd - $6,500 Approx

I believe you have seen German Shepherd as the police or guard’s dog. Also, this large sized breed might be your all-time favorite. In fact, this is the second most popular dog breed worldwide. This dog weight almost 30 to 40 Kg and are 50-60 cm tall.

This breed is renowned for its intelligence, curiosity, loyalty, and obedience. As per some breeders, this breeds hold the average lifespan of 9-13 years. Price is as high as 6500 USD.

15. Cane Corso - $4,000 Approx

Cane Corso is an Italian Origin. Italians often refer this dog as the working dog and are used for safeguarding their property sometimes used for hunting as well. This large sized dog is 40-45 kg in weight and stands 60-70 cm tall. Black, fawn, red, grey are their famous color.


16. Landseer - $2,000 Approx

Landseer is one of the most playful and lovely dogs I have ever seen. Especially its puppies are so active and unique. Many people consider this dog as similar to Newfoundland breeds. If you wish to buy this dog you must spend around 2000 USD in total.

17. Portuguese water Dog - $2,500 Approx

Do you know one interesting piece of information about this breed? If not then I will disclose it. Former US President Barack Obama owes 2 number of this Portuguese water dog. If you really want to bring this breed home price starts around 2500 USD.

18. Dogo Argentino - $3,900 Approx

The Argentine breed, one of the muscular and strongest dog all around the world. Normally this breed was believed to be developed for game hunting and protection of property. This breed holds 40-45 kg weight and are 60-70 cm tall. An average cost for its puppies starts from 3900 USD.


19. Bearded Collie - $2,000 Approx

Historically, Scottish used this dog breed in order to herd cattle and sheep. As the people found this dog smart and active they developed this breeds. This medium sized dog weights 18-27 kg on average and 50-55 cm tall. Today a puppy of Bearded Collie is sold with the average price of 2000 USD.

20. Spinone Italiano - $6,000 Approx

Spinone Italiano is also one of the expensive dog breeds originally from Italy. With it's loyal and friendly characteristics this dog holds and high preference among the pet lovers.

Normally the breed is found in Orange Roan, White, and Orange as the basic color. This dog weighs around 30-35kg and 60-70 tall. Also, average lifespan is 12-14 years. People do not hesitate to invest almost like 6000 USD.