With 400 breeds of dogs to take into consideration, coming to a conclusion on the most expensive dog breed in the world is certainly no easy task! There are many parameters that make a breed of dog expensive including the purity of breed or their rarity. Offspring of Prize Winning Dogs come with unbelievable price tags and dogs fancied by Celebrities make a style statement, and thus their price skyrockets.
However, we’ve compiled a lovely list for you that shows a summary of the Top 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds along with their average price tag. Is your dog on the expensive dog breed list?
10. Akita £300 – £500
The Akita is a large spitz breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.
9. Bearded Collie £500- £600
The Bearded Collie is a herding breed of dog once used primarily by Scottish shepherds, but now mostly a popular family companion.
8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel £600 – £9,000
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club. It is one of the most popular breeds in the United Kingdom. Since 2000, it has grown in popularity in the United States. It is a smaller breed of spaniel, and Cavalier adults are often the same size as adolescent dogs of other spaniel breeds. It has a silky, smooth coat and commonly a smooth undocked tail.
7. Egyptian Pharoah Hound £1,500 – £2,000
The popular myth holds that the breed is descended from the Tesem, one of the ancient Egyptian hunting dogs. The similarities of the breed to images of dogs found on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs is striking. This myth proposes that the Pharaoh Hound was brought by the Phoenicians to Malta, where it has existed for over 2,000 years. It has variously been classified as a member of the sighthound group, yet its fieldwork description clearly determines it as a hound.
6. English Bulldog £1,500 – £2,000
The Bulldog is a muscular heavy dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose. Male bulldogs can easily crush females during breeding, so artificial insemination is common. The large size of their heads also requires a Caesarian section for birthing.
5. Rottweiler £1,500 – £5,000
The Rottweiler is a medium to large size breed of domestic dog. The dogs were known as “Rottweil butchers’ dogs” because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market. Rottweilers can come with fearsome price tags of between £1,500 and £5,000.
4. Tibetan Mastiff £2,000 – £3,000
The Tibetan Mastiff is huge in size and noble in bearing, known for a “solemn but kind expression” and an impressive double coat. Its aloof, watchful, and independent nature makes the Tibetan Mastiff an excellent guardian breed but a reluctant participant in organized activities like obedience. They are one of the world’s most expensive dog because of high demand from Chinese millionaires, but it is still possible to get puppies for between £2,000 and £3,000.
3. The Samoyed £2,500 – £4,500
The Samoyed is a breed of dog that takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with the herding, and to pull sleds when they moved. An alternate name for the breed, especially in Europe is Bjelkier.
2. The Löwchen £3,000 – £5,000
The Löwchen is a small, long-haired dog that was popular during the Renaissance but which became virtually extinct by the 19th century. Now revived, a Löwchen puppy can fetch between £3,000 to £5,000.
1. The Canadian Eskimo Dog £4,500
The Canadian Eskimo Dog is an Arctic breed of working dog, which is often considered to be one of North America’s oldest and rarest remaining purebred indigenous domestic canines. In 1963 there was only one registered Canadian Eskimo Dog in Canada. Today, a puppy fetches around £4,500.