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20 Most Expensive Dog Breeds You Might Have Interest In

You may already know that raising a dog, from medical care to food, will require a lot of money. It is estimated that you'll spend $15,000 on your puppy throughout its entire life. Especially if you decide to feed a pricey breed, it will cost you even more up front. Here we've collected the world's most expensive dog breeds that you may have an interest in.

1. Canadian Eskimo Dog - Average Price: $11,000

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Canadian Eskimo dogs were brought from Siberia to North America by the Thule people over 1,000 years ago. They cost so much, mainly because they are one of the rarest working dogs in the world. The number of these dogs was estimated to be as low as 300 as of 2008.  

2. Tibetan Mastiff - Average Price: $10,450

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This is a large breed that belongs to the mastiff family. They can reach 26 inches from the ground to their shoulder, and weigh 150 pounds. As its name says, the Tibetan mastiff originated from Tibet, China, and was initially used as a guard dog. They have developed into an ideal watchdog nowadays and are renowned for being watchful, loyal, and reliable.

3. Samoyed - Average Price: $9,750

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The Samoyed is famous for its natural smile; as a result almost everyone loves this breed. It is, of course, on the list of the most expensive dogs around. More and more people choose them as pets because they're intelligent, friendly, and inquisitive.

4. Rottweiler - Average Price: $6,300

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The Rottweiler's history could date back to the Roman Empire. During that time, they were used to herd livestock. Today, they are still renowned as working dogs and have garnered vast popularity, meaning they can cost as much as $10,000. They have become a perfect choice for police departments and to accompany search-and-rescue workers.

5. Löwchen - Average Price: $6,000

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The löwchen, meaning "lion," is actually a small dog breed, weighing only 10 pounds. Löwchens cost so much partly because they are so difficult to find. It was once said to be the rarest dog in the world, and there are only 300 new dogs registered worldwide each year.

6. Chow Chow - Average Price: $5,900

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The chow chow is one of the world's most expensive dogs because it’s one of the oldest dog breeds in China and also incredibly rare. They perfectly adapt to indoor and city life and are believed to be the cleanest of all dogs.

7. Yorkshire Terrier - Average Price: $5,400

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The Yorkshire terrier is a native of the United Kingdom and has been a lovely lap-dog for hundred years. Its long coat is like human hair and will cause less problems for allergy sufferers. Though it costs you a lot to buy one, they can accompany you for about 15 years thanks to their long life span. Besides, they have few common health issues and will save you trips to the vet.

8. Collie - Average Price: $5,400

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Collies are perfect family pets due to their friendly characteristic and playful nature around children. They originated from Scotland and were used for herding. Collie pups can sell for as much as $10,000. With this high price, you can get one of the best herding dogs in the world.

9. Pharaoh Hound - Average Price: $5,100

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The Pharaoh hound became well known for its very unique appearance and disposition. They got their nickname "rabbit dog" as they were initially used for hunting rabbits in the Maltese Islands. Today, you have to spend more than $5,000 to buy a puppy of this breed. If you have a rabbit problem, don’t hesitate to take this puppy home.

10. Afghan Hound - Average Price: $5,000

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The Afghan hound has the most envious hair around, making it look more glamorous and elegant than any other breed. They are sure to win people's attention when taking a walk outside. Their uniqueness and individuality are likely to be enough to justify this $5,000 price tag.

11. Dogo Argentino - Average Price: $4,800

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Dogo Argentino is a muscular breed. They have been bred to be used for big game hunting because they can take down animals as fierce as boars and mountain lions. There is no doubt that they require a lot of regular exercise to keep them healthy and happy.

12. French Bulldog - Average Price: $4,200

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The French bulldog is a result of a cross between toy bulldogs imported from England and local ratters. The American Kennel Club listed it as the fourth most popular breed in 2018. They are pricey partly because they're difficult to breed as each dog only produces 2-3 puppies. People who live in cities love them for their playful nature.

13. Saluki - Average Price: $4,000

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Experts agreed that the Saluki is one of the oldest breeds, and its history could date back as far as 7000 B.C. They have still seen their popularity soar recently. You will be pleased to have this gentle and loyal friend in your life.

14. Portuguese Water Dog  - Average Price: $3,800

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You might have an impression on two pups, Bo and Sunny that were around the White House when the former U.S. president lived there. The dog breed came from Portugal and was initially used to help chase fish into nets. They are identified by their waterproof curly coat. Although it doesn't shed it does need daily brushing.

15. Chinese Crested - Average Price: $3,750

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The Chinese crested comes in two varieties - with and without fur and was believed to originate in Africa. They got the name, perhaps because they were used on Chinese ships as ratters. Although you don't have shedding and grooming concerns, you have to remember to apply sunscreen or put some protective clothing on them when going out, or they might get sunburnt.

16. Weimaraner - Average Price: $3,750

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The Weimaraner is a small dog breed that’s filled with endless energy. So they need a lot of exercise to burn off such power, which results in a huge appetite. Compared with their food expenditure during their entire life, their average prices seem moderate. 

17. Treeing Walker Coonhound - Average Price: $3,300

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The Treeing walker coonhound has been a popular dog breed since the mid-1700s for their friendly and outgoing nature. They are low-maintenance when it comes to grooming, and will be well worth the cost. 

18. English Bulldog - Average Price: $3,250

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The American Kennel Club listed bulldogs as the fourth most popular pure breed in the U.S. in 2016. The English bulldog is an ideal companion for its playful and friendly features. However, they're notorious for on-going health problems, so it's better to buy one from an established breeder to avoid regular trips to the vet.

19. Azawakh - Average Price: $3,000

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The Azawakh breed has been a friendly companion of people in West Africa for centuries. Today, they have become well-known in the United States. These skinny dogs require almost no maintenance in terms of grooming. You won't regret spending money on such a new puppy as it will reward you with an unforgettable time for about 12 to 15 years.

20. Borzoi - Average Price: $2,950

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The Borzoi is an agile dog breed. It got its name from the Russian word for "swift," which is an apt description. They can reach speeds of 40 miles per hour at full sprint. Given their features, you should leave ample space to let them run around.

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