When you own a dog, you know there is no better friend than your pet. Here are the most expensive dog breeds in the world.
Dogs have always been a hot favorite when it comes to choosing a pet. Plus, dogs really are man’s best friends as not only are they loyal, but they also know how to reassure their owners after a tough day. Studies have also shown that even a brief interaction with a dog has the power to release happiness hormones in humans.
In addition, people all over the world are investing in the purchase and care of exotic and expensive dogs. Here are some of the most expensive dog breeds in the world.
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Blessed with thick, white, double-layered fur, this medium-sized Siberian breed weighs between 20-30 kilograms when male and 15-22 kilograms when female. These expensive dogs have a life expectancy of around 12-14 years.
While a Samoyed can cost between $ 600 (about THB 19,728) and $ 1,500 (about THB 49,320), premium bloodlines can cost up to $ 3,000 (about THB 98,640) or more. You have to brush your lush mane two to three times a week. Samoyeds are prone to conditions such as corneal dystrophy and autoimmune diseases, leading to health care costs of around $ 4,800 (about THB 157,824).
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Often referred to as “little lions” because of their resemblance to the mighty animal – with a full mane and feathered tail, Löwchens are among the smallest dogs. Their lifespan is approx. 13-15 years and can range between US $ 2,500 (approx. THB 82,200) and US $ 4,000 (approx. THB 131,520). These dogs weigh around six kilograms and are often very lively. Their upkeep can result in expenses of at least US $ 970 (approx. THB 31,893) per year.
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This breed of dog, which looks like a cross between a lion and a teddy bear, is definitely a feast for the eyes. They are originally from China, live about 8-12 years, and can cost you around $ 900 (about THB 29,605). Chow chows weigh between 20 and 31 kilograms. Lifetime health care can cost a staggering $ 11,000 (approximately THB 361,845).
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With its wrinkled face and button nose depressed, you can own this dog for around $ 1,250 (approx. 41,118 THB). These friendly and expensive dogs live to be 8-10 years old, but are prone to health problems, which can lead owners to spend around $ 5,700 (about THB187,501) on health care. A fully grown female can weigh around 18 kilograms and a male 22 kilograms.
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With a lifespan of 9-10 years, a Rottweiler can cost its owner $ 1,200 (about THB 39,474). Meanwhile, healthcare costs can be as high as $ 7,800 (about THB 256,581) over the course of a lifetime. These fearless and intelligent descendants of Roman mastiffs have a life expectancy of 9-10 years and weigh 43-61 kilograms for adult males and 36-45 kilograms for adult females.
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An Afghan Hound can cost around US $ 2,000 (around THB 65,784) and has a lifespan of 12-18 years. It is characterized by its long, silky fur and needs to be brushed daily. Weighing in at 22-27 kilograms, the large dog is easy prey for conditions such as cataracts and hypothyroidism. As a result, healthcare costs can reach $ 2,900 (about THB 95,395) over its lifetime.
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Do you remember Hachi: A Dog’s Tale? This adorable breed of Japanese descent owned our hearts in the 2009 drama film. They cost US $ 800 (about THB 26,317) and have a life expectancy of about 10-13 years. Vulnerable to many health problems, their medical costs can climb as much as $ 4,500 (about THB 148,036) over the course of their life. An adult male weighs 45-58 kilograms while a female weighs 31-45 kilograms.
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With a life expectancy of 6-8 years, this family-friendly dog is expensive at around $ 1,800 (about THB 59,214). This gentle giant can weigh between 47 and 54 kilograms, depending on gender. Medical care for an Irish Wolfhound can be around $ 7,700 (approximately THB 253,306) during its lifespan.
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Originally bred in northern England to keep sheep away from stealing foxes, Lakeland Terriers can cost their owners a good $ 1,200 (approx. THB 39,476). This small dog, weighing around seven kilograms, has a life expectancy of 12-15 years. Its medical expenses can cost its owner $ 1,000 (approximately THB 32,892).
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A cross between British Bulldogs and Parisian Chatter would mean that owning a French Bulldog would cost about $ 2,000 (about THB 65,784). These expensive dogs weigh less than 12 kilograms and live to be 10-12 years old. The best thing about this breed is that they don’t require serious grooming and their health care can cost around $ 4,300 (about THB 141,435) over their lifetime.