Who would think that dogs could be worth diamonds? Dogs are adorable and loyal, and one of the most sought after pets. This would rationally mean that the most popular dog breeds would be the most expensive ones, but that’s not the case. Instead the luxury dogs grab the top spots in the list.
What makes a dog expensive depends upon different factors like purity of breed or their rarity, or whether they are offspring of prize winning dogs. Another obvious and popular factor is the celebrity spotting, that is if a celebrity is revealed to own a dog than the dog’s price will skyrocket. Sounds odd but that’s how it works.
Let’s check out the various popular dog breeds in 2013.
From the name it’s clear that this is a breed that would be popular in Japan, and it actually is. These dogs look like cuter and smaller versions of the German Shepherds. These can sell in Japan for $1,500 to $4,500.
9. Bearded Collie:
Collies are cute and the Bearded Collie is no exception except that it has, well it has a beard; almost all over the body. This gives them the ability to camouflage as mops and floor rugs easily. These can be sold between $1,000 and $5,000.
8. Pharaoh Hound:
These dogs would look perfectly at place besides the ancient Egyptian mummies and pharaohs. Perhaps that’s where there name comes from. These antique (in looks only) dogs can fetch $2,500 – $6,500.
7. Tibetan Mastiff:
Tibetan Mastiffs are so furry and adorable, and they look like dogs in Eskimo-wear. They resemble lions and at times bears too. No wonder one of these was sold for an astounding $1.5 million! But generally it doesn’t cost that much and usually go for around $2,200 – $7,000.
The Rottweiler is on the number 6 in our most expensive dogs list. This dog seems almost like your average dog, but it still can fetch you $2,000 – $8,000.
5. Chow Chow:
We are not talking about vegetables, but about the cute, small and chubby Chinese dog breed. At No.5, Chow-Chow looks like a small sized cross between a panda and a lion with adorable-ness overdose; or just think of a dog version of ‘care bears’. These can fetch around $3,000 – $8,500.
4. English Bulldog:
These are also known as ‘British Bulldog’ in the UK. Try picturing ‘Spike’ from ‘Tom and jerry’. Spike can get you $2,500 – $9,000 easily!
The Samoyed originates from Siberia and is at No.3 in our list. These are mostly pure white (almost like Snow White) and have dazzling features which are a cross between German Shepherd and Artic Fox. These beauties can be bought for $4,000 – $11,000.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel:
These are the second most expensive breeds, which also happen to look the most classic of all the breeds; they even have the cuddly tear-shaped ears! They can fetch you a sum of anything from $1,000 to $14,000.
1. German Shepherd (Alsation):
Here is the king of all the dog breeds, and the one we kept comparing all the other dog breeds with. German Shepherds are extremely loyal and fiercely protective massive breeds of dogs. The prices of these dogs are versatile & can fetch anything around $3,000 – $24,000.
Some very popular dogs are not on the list like Golden Retriever, Komondor, Malteser Terrier, Bichon Frise, Staffordshire Terrier, the Australian Shepherd, etc. though they might be in it the next time around. Till then, be awed by these exotic breeds.