Most expensive dog breeds - Top 10

Posted by Nurg-l-Vatan-921 on Jul. 12, 2013

Man's best friend doesn't always come free. In fact, some are willing to pay in the thousands for certain types of dogs, even breeds that are fairly easy to obtain. Though costs will vary based on location and breeder, these 10 breeds often have the highest average price tag. Top 10 most expensive dogs. 10. Irish Wolfhound- Two thousand dollars might seem a small price to pay for the tallest of dogs, also known for a commanding appearance. Irish Wolfhounds are known for their athletic ability, especially in endurance running. And of course, there is an Irish proverb to describe their personality- Gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked. 9. Saluki- Salukis look thin and graceful, but possess impressive strength and endurance. The sight hound is a great hunter, lure courser and show dog, and can appear smooth or coated with feathering on the legs, in a variety of colors. 8. Pharaoh Hound- As regal as its name implies, the Pharaoh Hound is graceful, powerful, and, above all, fast. But they're also eager to please, making them great at hunting, obedience, and lure coursing. Most unique is the Pharaoh Hound's blush- its nose and ears turn a deep rose color when it is happy or excited. 7. Akita- Akitas originated in Japan but today can be found all over the world as successful show and therapy dogs. They have thick coats, plush tails and a powerful build, along with a dignified and courageous personality. 6. Tibetan Mastiff- The massive Tibetan Mastiff displays a noble bearing and a royal price tag to go with it. It is an aloof and watchful breed, with an immense double coat and a kind expression. But the breed's dignified personality can also translate into a reluctance to participate in organized activities like obedience. 5. Rottweiler- Rottweilers are as multi-talented as they are robust and powerful. The intelligent, patient breed often works as a police dog, herder, service dog, therapy dog, or obedience competitor. But Rottweilers are also protective and self-confident, making them excellent companions. 4. Lowchen- Löwchen means little lion in German, a fitting name for this small dog with an impressive mane of hair and talent for agility. The breed is often given a lion trim, too- clipped close to the skin at the hindquarters, with cuffs of hair around the ankles and a plumed tail. 3. Chow Chow- This powerful and sturdy Arctic breed used to be a working dog, but today can mostly be found as a companion and in shows. Not surprising, consid...

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