A dog or dogs are considered man’s best friend because they offer companionship, protection and loyalty to their owners. However, they do not come for free. In fact some people spend a lot of money in purchasing certain types of dogs or dog breeds. Different factors contribute to the dog’s worth for example the dog’s breed, location of the dog, celebrity status of the dog and rarity.
The following are 5 most expensive dog breeds to own.
1The German shepherd
This is a dog breed that is both intelligent and versatile. The German shepherd was initially meant to guard and flocks of sheep in open fields but this has changed today. This dog is loved by many for its companionship, security and intelligence. In fact it is used by most police units in the world as police dogs and also search-and-rescue dogs. On average the
German shepherd costs $3,000 – $24,000.
2The English bulldog
This is one of the most gentle dog breeds in the world. It is because of this fact that the English bulldog is immensely gaining popularity today. People love this dog breed because it makes a great guard dog; it is very loyal and has the instincts to protect those they recognise. The English bulldog can reach a maximum height of 12-16 inches and weighs around 51-55 pounds. However, the English bulldog’s lifespan is rather short when compared to other dog breeds.
Today, the price of an English bulldog ranges from $3,000 – $9,000.
The name lowchen translates to ?little lion’ in German. This dog breed got its name as a result of the long flowing mane and its ability to be alert at all times. With chains of hair around the tail and ankles this dog is considered to be one of the rarest dog breeds. The dog features a long coat flowing with a mixture of thick and fine hair. An average male Lowchen stands 30-35 cm tall and weighs 5-8 kg.
A healthy Lowchen goes for $3,000 – $8,500.
This dog breed is known for its distinctive blue-black tongue and almost straight hind legs. This dog breed is one of the most beautiful breeds because of its lion-like mane. It is admired for its thick double coat which is usually thick around the neck. Chow chow can grow up to 43-51 cm in height and weighs 25-32 kg.
Chow chows are valued at $3,000-$8,000.
The Rottweiler is patient, intelligent and the most versatile of all dog breeds. Rottweilers are usually used as guide dogs for the blind, search and rescue dogs, police dogs and they are the oldest herding dogs that can adapt to work under different conditions. They are considered to be very protective of their owners.
Rottweiler’s cost $2,000-$8,000.