How much can you spend for these furry little things? Well, some may not be furry and most of them are too big to even be called little. Dogs come in different breeds, shapes, color and sizes. They even have different temperaments, too. But, no matter their differences, dogs are always beloved creatures that humans are willing to pay a hefty price for.
- English Bulldog
The English Bulldog is one of the most amiable breed of dogs. They are stockily built and has a shuffling gait, which makes them even more adorable. But, for strangers and intruders, their physical appearance may seem a bit frightening. English Bulldogs are also very sensitive and easy to train. This breed may cost about $2,400.
The name Samoyed was derived from the Samoyedic people of Siberia. They were bred for the purpose of pulling sleds and to help with the herding. They are a very friendly breed, that is why they do not make good guard dogs. Samoyed dogs make excellent company, especially with children. They are naturally playful, alert and happy dogs, too. They can be bought for $ 4000 to $ 10,000.
- Akita 4500
The dog breed Akita originated from the northern part of Japan. They are known to be powerful, independent and a dominant breed. They can be aloof towards strangers, but completely affectionate when it comes to family. The breed is also known as the “Great Japanese Dog”, and most popularly identified with the movie Hachiko. The Akita can cost as much as $ 4500.
The Rottweiler is a medium built dog that was bred for the purpose of herding and pulling carts. Now, Rottweilers are much valued as search and rescue dogs, guide dogs for the blind, and even guard or police dogs. It is known for their intelligence and guarding instincts. Rottweilers are good-natured, devoted and obedient dogs. They are territorial breeds that do not welcome strangers. Rottweilers can cost as much as $ 6000.
- Pharaoh Hound 6500
The Pharaoh Hound is the national dog of Malta. It is also known as “Rabbit Dog”because of its ability to hunt rabbits in the area. It is a powerful and athletic breed, that is also independent, intelligent, stubborn and easily trained. The Pharaoh Hound is believed to have been brought by the Phoenicians to Malta. A Pharaoh Hound may cost $ 6,500.
- Canadian Eskimo Dog 7200
The Canadian Eskimo Dog is one of the rarest indigenous dogs of North America. They have been used as transportation by the Inuits. The number of Eskimos Dogs is slowly declining, with the threat of extinction. Eskimo dogs need extreme exercises. They are easily trained, intelligent and are submissive. An Eskimo dog can cost up to $ 7,200.
- Lowchen 8000
The Lowchen is also known as the “little lion dog” because its coat is given a lion’s cut, where the lower part of the body is shaved similar to that of a lion. They are very friendly, happy, active and playful dogs. They are also known to be toy dogs and bred by the wealthy and elite as companions in the 19th century. The Lowchen can last 12 up to 14 years. It may also cost up to $8000.
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This breed is a small spaniel considered to be a toy dog. They are generally affectionate and very friendly, which can become great human companions, especially for children. They are also playful, patient and eager to please their owners. Cavaliers can also interact well with smaller and even much larger dog breeds, which is ideal for households with multiple dogs. This dog breed can cost $ 14000.
- German Shepherd 24000
German Shepherds are large dog breeds that originated from Germany. They were originally bred herding dogs. Shepherds are valued for their intelligence, strength, trainability, and obedience. German Shepherds are now bred to become search and rescue dogs, assistance dogs and police or military dogs. German shepherds are sold for $ 24000.
- Tibetan Mastiff
The Tibetan Mastiff is a large dog and of an ancient breed. It is also believed to have “lion’s blood”. It was reportedly sold for $2 million in China, the highest amount paid for a dog in the world. Tibetan Mastiffs are a status symbol among the wealthy in China. It is regularly priced at $2000 up to $7000. Tibetan Mastiffs are also great with adult-supervised children and extra precaution should be taken when they are round, as they may view kids as threats, too. Consistent socialization is important for this breed, so they will become confident, well-adjusted and reliable dogs. It has a lifespan of up to 14 years if proper care is given them.
A dog lover really knows what a dog is worth. As long as these dogs are given the love and care they deserve, they will reciprocate that affection a hundred fold. Surely, the money you spent did not go to waste and you gained a best friend for life.