Dogs have always been a favorite when it comes to choosing a pet. Additionally, dogs truly are humans’ best friends because they are not only loyal, but they also know how to appease their owners after a rough day. Studies have also shown that even a short interaction with a dog has the power to release human happiness hormones.
Plus, people all over the world are splurging to buy and care for exotic and expensive dogs. Here are some of the most expensive dog breeds in the world.
Featuring a thick, white, double-layered coat, this medium-sized Siberian breed weighs between 20-30 kilograms, if male, and 15-22 kilograms, if female. These beloved dogs have a lifespan of around 12 to 14 years.
While a Samoyed can cost anywhere from US $ 600 to US $ 1,500, prime bloodlines can go as high as US $ 3,000 or more. You need to brush his luscious mane two to three times a week. Samoyeds are vulnerable to medical conditions such as corneal dystrophy and autoimmune diseases, resulting in health care costs of around US $ 4,800.
Often referred to as “little lions” because of their resemblance to the mighty animal – with a full mane and feathered tail, Löwchens are one of the smallest dogs. Their lifespan is about 13 to 15 years and their price can be between 2,500 and 4,000 USD. These dogs weigh around six kilograms and are often very lively. Their maintenance can lead to spending a minimum of US $ 970 per year.
This breed of dog, which looks like a cross between a lion and a teddy bear, is definitely a sight to see. Originally from China, they live for around 8 to 12 years and can cost you around $ 900. Chow Chows weigh around 20 to 31 kilograms. Health care over its expected lifespan can cost US $ 11,000.
With his wrinkled face and button down nose, you can own this dog for around US $ 1,250. These friendly and dear dogs live for up to 8-10 years, but are prone to health problems, which can cause owners to spend around US $ 5,700 on health care. An adult female can weigh around 18 kilograms and a male 22 kilograms.
With a lifespan of 9 to 10 years, buying a Rottweiler can cost the owner US $ 1,200. During this time, health care bills can reach US $ 7,800 over their lifetime. These intrepid and intelligent descendants of the Roman Mastiffs have a life expectancy of 9-10 years and weigh 43 to 61 kilograms – in the case of an adult male – and 36 to 45 kilograms, in the case of an adult female.
An Afghan hound can cost around US $ 2,000 and has a lifespan of 12 to 18 years. Its long, silky coat sets it apart and requires daily brushing. Weighing 22 to 27 kilograms, the large dog is easy prey for conditions such as cataracts and hypothyroidism. As a result, health care costs can reach US $ 2,900 over a lifetime.
Remember Hachi: a dog story? This adorable breed of Japanese lineage possessed our hearts in the 2009 drama film. Costing US $ 800, they have a life expectancy of around 10 to 13 years. Subject to many health problems, their medical costs amount to US $ 4,500 over their lifetime. An adult male weighs 45-58 kilograms, while a female weighs 31-45 kilograms.
With a life expectancy of 6 to 8 years, this family dog is expensive to own, at around US $ 1,800. This gentle giant can weigh between 47 and 54 kilograms depending on its gender. The medical maintenance of an Irish Wolfhound can run up to around US $ 7,700 over its lifetime.
Originally bred in the north of England to ward off sheep-stealing foxes, Lakeland Terriers can cost their owners a good US $ 1,200. This little dog weighing around seven kilograms has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. His medical bills can cost the owner US $ 1,000.
A cross between British Bulldogs and Parisian Ratters, owning a French Bulldog would mean spending around US $ 2,000. One of the most expensive dog breeds on the market, they weigh less than 12 kilograms and live up to 10-12 years. The best thing about this breed is that it doesn’t need serious grooming, and its health care can cost around $ 4,300 over its lifetime.
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