A List of The Most Expensive Pure Dog Breeds In The World
When you buy a dog, you're making a pretty big investment. Vet bills, maintenance, and the food! That doesn't even count the money you'd spend if you were planning on spoiling your child substitute, with beds or clothes and all of the exorbitant things. So when you're out looking for a new puppy, there are lots of to consider. And that's why you have to look at the starting price, especially with the prices of some dog breeds these days! Keep in mind that different breeders will charge different things, depending on their reputability.
1. St Bernard (up to $1,800)
Originally bred for mountain rescue, these dogs are just mountains of fluff themselves. They can grow up to 90 cm tall and weigh as much as 265 pounds
2. Double Doodle ( up to $1900)
These puppies are a mix of a few breeds, the Golden Retriever, Labrador, and Poodle. As a designer breed, it is important you buy from a reputable breeder who isn't trying to scam you and isn't looking after their pups.
3. Bouvier des Flandres (up to $2000)
This breed is a large herding breed that originated in Flanders, near Belgium. They are versatile, used once for cattle droving, sheep herding and cart pulling. Now they make wonderful pets as well as guard dogs and even police dogs!
4. Caucasian Ovcharka (up to $2000)
Also known as the Caucasian Shepherd Dog, these dogs are particularly popular in Georgia. They can be sassy and refuse to listen at times. This is considered one of their faults.
5. Golden Retriever (up to $2000)
Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds in the US, and rightly so. They're settled in temperament, gorgeous, and versatile.
6. Newfoundland (up to $2000)
This breed is used for their amazing swimming ability. They are very loyal, calm, and are very sweet natured. And look at that fluff!
7. Bull Terrier (up to $2000)
Much like many little dog breeds, the Bull Terrier can be quite stubborn at times. They can be quite extroverted too, never ones to take the back seat. They make wonderful pets!
8. English Bulldog ($2000)
First bred for bull baiting, this breed has changed to something a lot less aggressive, and their little wrinkly faces are popular for many people! Keep in mind that no bulldog can give birth naturally, and needs a vet to help them.
9. Rottweiler (up to $2000)
This breed originated in Germany, and they have been used to pull carts for farmers and butchers. Fearless guard dogs as well, these dogs are great companions.
10. Spinone Italiano (up to $2000)
Created in Italy, this dog was bred as one of the oldest gundog breeds. They have happy clownlike personalities, despite looking like maybe being a grumpy grandad.
11. Irish Wolfhound (up to $2000)
Used in war and used to hunt large game like wolves (hence the name), this breed is now a lovely family dog. They are another of the largest breeds in the world.
12. Landseer (up to $2200)
This breed is almost exactly like a Newfoundland, but due to its black and white coloration, is recognized as a separate breed. Just like the Newfoundland, they love getting into the water!
13. Neopolitan Mastiff (up to $2000)
Also an old Italian breed, and they can grow to be massive! Due to their face folds they often drool, and their skin needs to be cleaned regularly. On the plus side, they're not known for barking.
14. Cane Corso (up to $2000)
These dogs are regarded as great hunters and guardians. They are very loyal, but normally only to one family. Don't expect them to be buddy-buddy with everyone they meet. Despite the look of the puppy, they can often grow up looking like panthers!
15. French Bulldog (up to $2300)
A very popular breed, don't expect to get these little dogs immediately at request. They are playful and affectionate, but sometimes have breathing problems due to their shortened faces.
16. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (up to $2300)
This breed originated in Nova Scotia, a province on Canada's Atlantic Coast. Due to the mouthful of a name, lots of people just call them Tollers. They adore children.
17. Olde English Bulldogge (up to $2500)
A relatively new breed, only recognized in the 1970s, this breed has a very friendly temperament. Despite the idea that they are vicious, they are very kind and aren't out to pick a fight.
18. Norfolk Terrier (up to $2500)
This breed is an English one, a small, wire-haired terrier. It separated from the Norwich Terrier breed in the 1960s. They quite like having other dogs in the pack but make wonderful pets even if there are none.
19. Berger Picard (up to $2500)
These dogs nearly became extinct after the World Wars and is still a very rare breed. They are also known as the Picardy Shepherd and is one of the oldest French Sheepdog breeds.
20. Black Russian Terrier (up to $2500)
This breed came to be in the 1940s to help the USSR in military conquests. They are very intelligent, and aren't actually a terrier! They make wonderful family pets and competing animals due to their smarts.
21. Perro De Presa Canario (up to $3000)
Bred for working livestock, this breed is also known as the Canary Mastiff. They can be suspicious of other people and dogs, and require early socialization, but that's not too different to many breeds, so nothing to stop you from getting one.
22. Tibetan Mastiff (up to $3000)
These dogs were bred amongst the nomadic societies in Tibet, China, Nepal and Central Asia, Their coats are huge to combat the cold. It takes a lot of grooming, but when maintained well, they can be show stoppers.
23. Portuguese Water Dog (up to $3000)
Following their name, this breed absolutely loves the water. They were bred to herd fish into fisherman's nets and retrieve things like broken nets and tackle. They are fun-loving and friendly and would be perfect for a water-sport home.
24. Argentino Dogo (up to $5000)
This breed was created mostly for big-game hunting, and like a lot of breeds on this list, their aggressive traits have been bred out to make them more suitable for other jobs like search and rescue, or service dogs. They can still be found in the military though, due to their intimidating stature.
Dog breeds have changed quite a lot over the past 100 years. Don't believe me? Take a look at what dogs looked like 100+ years ago and what the same breeds look like today.