Get Ready To Face Paw-verty If You Get One Of These

If you have tons of money, maybe adopting one of these most expensive breeds would be a good idea. However, if you are like me who does not have the extra cash then let’s just sate our curious minds regarding the most expensive dog breeds.


This breed has been around since the Renaissance era and has been seen in numerous paintings from that age. Dubbed as “little lions,” this breed was quite popular with noblemen back in the day.

Unfortunately, their numbers started to dwindle down and are dangerously close to extinction. Their rarity makes them understandably expensive valued at around $10,000 or more.


Named after the Samoyedic nomad community, this breed was bred to help their owners with herding reindeer. They were also bred to help with pulling sleds every time they moved to find a new settlement.

As pets, they are very playful, smart and energetic – as these are the genes inherited from their ancestors that helped them do their jobs.

The Samoyed at times, tops list of most expensive dogs. They are valued at around $8,000 – $10,000.

Tibetan mastiff

Originating from the state of Himachal Pradesh, this breed has been around for a long time and has been employed by the Chinese, Nepalese and Tibetan nomadic peoples to protect the sheep that they are herding.

Technically, Himachal Pradesh is in India but this state is where the Dalai Lama resides, so the community there is predominantly of Tibetan descent. Hence, the name Tibetan Mastiff.

Whatever the name is, one thing is for sure, this breed is bred to protect and their size makes them perfect for the job. They can grow up to a towering 33 inches and that thick coat helps them look more dreadful to predators hunting sheep. They are valued at around $7,000.

Pharaoh hound

Despite the word “pharaoh” in their breed name, the Pharaoh Hound originates from Malta. Their Maltese name “Kelb tal-Fenek,” translates to “rabbit dog.”

They were bred specifically to help hunt rabbits so you can expect that they are quick, energetic and very smart. A pup of this breed is valued at $6,500.


The German name for the Rottweiler is “Rottweiler Metzgerhund” which translates to Rottweil butcher’s hound. This was due to the purpose why they were bred.

They were mainly employed to assist with herding livestock and to pull meat containers. This is no longer being practiced but the Rottweiler is still being employed for different jobs such as police dogs, guard dogs and even assisting blind people.

They are reported to be valued at $4,000.


Bred in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, the Azawakh dog were mainly employed to help breed livestock and hunt animals as well.

However, due to the small number of game in the locale, they were employed more as herders rather than hunters.

Long legged and agile, they require high level of physical and mental activity. They usually come in different shades of brown.

Not too many African dog breeds are available in Canada and USA and the rarity ups the price for this lovely creature. They are valued at $3,000.


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