Top 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds in the World 2016

A dog is a man’s best friend. It is loyal, affectionate and always happy to see you when you get home from school or work. We treat them with a lot of love and care and we make sure they always get the latest vaccinations and medications. We even give them human names, like Bella, Max, Buddy, Cooper, Duke or Lola.In this article is our list of the most expensive dog breeds on the market.
There isn’t much of a correlation between a dog breed’s popularity versus its costliness, but some dog breeds that have been ‘mainstreamed’ by celebrities have seen increases in price.Purebred dogs are typically more expensive than mixed breeds. This is just one of the many factors that sets the price of a dog breed. Some breeds are more rare than others and this is a main factor in deciphering which dog breeds are more expensive.The most popular dog breeds are not the worlds most expensive dog breeds, but the luxury dogs rate high in the top of the list. Popular dog breeds change from year to year and from country to country; and so do the most expensive dogs in the world.

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Lowchen :-


The Lowchen or Little Lion Dog is a breed of dog. A small dog, they are considered by some registries as a toy dog and by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting dog.Also known as the Little Lion Dog, the Lowchen is one of the most rare dog breeds in the world. New registrations of this dog every year number only in the hundreds.  The modern sources of this breed originate from Germany, Belgium and France. It is a very friendly dog and possesses a regal look like the lion.

  • Cost :- $7,000
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Lifespan: 12 – 14 y
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Temperament: Playful, Friendly, Familial, Active, Happy, Intelligent
  • Mass: 5.4 – 8.1 kg (Adult, Male), 4.5 – 6.8 kg (Female, Adult)
  • Height: 28 – 33 cm (Female, Adult), 30 – 35.6 cm (Adult, Male)

Rottweiler :-


The Rottweiler is a 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.The Rottweiler is a fairly common breed, but champion lines used for dog shows may fetch up to $7,000.   It was originally used for herding cattle, though it eventually evolved to become a multi-faceted dog that can be used for search-and-rescue missions, guide for the blind or as police and guard dogs.

  • Cost :- $7,000
  • Lifespan: 9 – 10 y
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Origin: Germany
  • Temperament: Devoted, Good-natured, Alert, Steady, Self-assured, Obedient, Calm, Confident, Courageous, Fearless
  • Mass: 50 – 60 kg (Fédération Cynologique Internationale breed standard, Adult, Male), more
  • Height: 56 – 63 cm (Adult, Fédération Cynologique Internationale breed standard, Female, …)

Samoyed :-


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.Also known as the Bjelkier, the Samoyed originally comes from Siberia where it was used for herding and pulling sleds. It has a happy expression and a friendly disposition, making it an excellent pet for kids. It is also very playful, though its herding instinct means that it has a tendency to pull in a different direction.

  • Cost :- $6,500
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Lifespan: 12 – 13 y
  • Temperament: Lively, Playful, Alert, Friendly, Stubborn, Sociable
  • Height: 53 – 60 cm (At Shoulder, Male, Adult, …), more
  • Mass: 17 – 25 kg (Adult, Female), 23 – 30 kg (Adult, Male)

German Shepherd Dog :-

German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepherd Dog, commonly referred to as the German Shepherd or simply the Shepherd; frequently written in abbreviated form as the GSD; and sometimes known in the UK and other Commonwealth countries as the Alsatian (a former breed-name used by The Kennel Club (UK) and other national clubs), is a breed of dog that originated in Germany where it has been known since its founding as the deutsche Schaferhund  which translates directly as the German Shepherd Dog.One of the most registered dog breeds, the German Shepherd is a large dog that is very loyal and protective of its owners. It originated in Germany in 1899 and it was initially used for herding, guarding and protecting sheep. It is very active and self-assured. It is known for its intelligence, as it has the ability to learn a command after only five repetitions and can obey an order around 95 percent of the time.

  • Cost :- $6,500
  • Lifespan: 9 – 13 y
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Origin: Germany
  • Temperament: Watchful, Alert, Curious, Obedient, Loyal, Confident, Courageous, Intelligent
  • Mass: 30 – 40 kg (Adult, Male), 22 – 32 kg (Adult, Female)
  • Height: 55 – 60 cm (Adult, Female, At Shoulder), 60 – 65 cm (Adult, At Shoulder, Male)

Canadian Eskimo Dog :-

Canadian Eskimo Dog

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. Other names include qimmiq or qimmit.This dog is indigenous to North America. It is one of the oldest purebred domestic dogs in the continent. It is powerful and athletic, with an impressive built and imposing appearance. It shares the look of an American wolf, though the dog’s tail has more curves and is generally shorter. It is known to be loyal, tough, alert, brave and intelligent. Its affectionate and gentle nature enables it to have a strong bond with its owner.

  • Cost :- $6,000
  • Origin: Canada
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Temperament: Alert, Loyal, Brave, Tough, Intelligent, Affectionate
  • Height: 50 – 60 cm (Female), 58 – 70 cm (Male, At Shoulder)
  • Mass: 18 – 30 kg (Female), 30 – 40 kg (Male)

Tibetan Mastiff :-

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed and type of domestic dog originating with nomadic cultures of Tibet, China, Nepal, Ladakh, and Central Asia.The Tibetan Mastiff is a primitive breed that originated in Central Asia. It was originally used for herding and guarding. It is intelligent, powerful and strong-willed. It is not friendly to strangers, so owners must train the dog to socialize. It is known to be tenacious, as it was originally used to confront predators in the wilds.

  • Cost :- $5,000
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Height: 61 – 72 cm (Adult)
  • Mass: 47.6 – 82 kg (In the West, Adult)
  • Lifespan: 10 – 14 y
  • Origin: China
  • Temperament: Strong Willed, Protective, Aloof, Tenacious, Stubborn, Intelligent

Chinese Crested Dog :-

Chinese Crested Dog

The Chinese crested dog is a hairless breed of dog. Like most hairless dog breeds, the Chinese crested comes in two varieties, with and without fur, which are born in the same litter: the Powderpuff and the Hairless.The Chinese Crested hairless dog is a small dog that has a single coat of fur. This is against the Chinese Crested powderpuff that has double coating. Both can appear in the same litter. The hairless variety may be a true hairless that has no body hair at all or may be a hairy hairless that possesses a full coat if left untrimmed. It is susceptible to pimples, dryness and sunburn.

  • Cost :- $5,000
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Life span: 13 to 15 years
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Mass: 3.2 – 5.4 kg (Adult)
  • Temperament: Lively, Playful, Alert, Sweet-Tempered, Happy, Affectionate
  • Origin: Africa, China, Mexico

Akita :-


Akita is a large spitz breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, known as the “Akita Inu” or “Japanese Akita”; and an American strain, known as the “Akita” or “American Akita”. The Japanese strain comes in a small choice of colors, with all other colors considered atypical of the breed, while the American strain comes in all dog colors.The Akita has a short double coat, similar to that of many other northern spitz breeds such as the Siberian Husky, but long coated dogs can be found in many litters due to a recessive gene.

  • Cost :- $3,500
  • Lifespan: 10 y
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Origin: Japan
  • Temperament: Alert, Docile, Friendly, Responsive, Courageous, Dignified
  • Height: 58 – 64 cm (Adult, Female, Japanese Akita, …), more
  • Mass: 45 – 66 kg (American Akita, Adult, Male), more

Pharaoh Hound :-

Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound is a breed of dog and the national hound of the Mediterranean nation of Malta. Its native name is Kelb tal-Fenek in Maltese, which means “Rabbit dog”. The dog is traditionally used by some Maltese men for hunting.

  • Cost :- $3,000
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Mass: 20.4 – 24.9 kg (Adult)
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Origin: Malta
  • Temperament: Playful, Active, Intelligent, Affectionate, Trainable, Sociable
  • Height: 58.4 – 63.5 cm (Adult, Male), 53.3 – 61 cm (Adult, Female)

Chow Chow :-

Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which means “puffy-lion dog”. The breed has also been called the Tang Quan, “Dog of the Tang Empire.”The Chow Chow looks like a puffy lion and comes from China. It has an impressive built featuring a square profile and broad skull. It has thick hair and curly tail. It is considered a high-risk dog however because of the number of fatal dog bites attributed to it. It is protective of its owners and property, meaning it may not be friendly to strangers and other people.

  • Cost :- $3,000
  • Lifespan: 9 – 15 y
  • Higher classification: Dog
  • Height: 43 – 51 cm (Adult)
  • Origin: China
  • Temperament: Aloof, Loyal, Quiet, Independent
  • Mass: 20 – 27 kg (Female, Adult), 25 – 32 kg (Male, Adult)

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