The World’s 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds
If you think money doesn’t buy happiness, then you must have never owned a dog. No one on earth will love you more, be more patient with your moods, or keep your secrets better than your dog. Dogs are very intelligent and perceptive creatures. They have the uncanny ability to sense our emotions and genuinely care about how we feel. Your dog will join you in your joy and comfort you when you’re in pain. For dog lovers, happiness starts with a wet nose and ends with a tail.
Our dogs love us unconditionally. Your dog won’t wake up one day to realize that they don’t love you anymore— they will wake up because a squirrel in your backyard poses a threat to your security. So how do you put a price on unconditional love? For starters, some breeds tend need c-sections when giving birth. This costs a lot because the lives of the mother and the puppies are at stake. They need 24/7 monitoring and if any complications arise, they require immediate attention. Many people choose a specific dog breed based on what they look like and on their temperament. Some breeds might look cute and tiny, but they may not do so well around children. Also, they have to think about whether or not their chosen breed is fit for their household. You can’t put a huge dog in a one bedroom apartment. So, there’s that.
My aim in ten years is to have a mansion, and dedicate a huge room for my two dogs to play around in and do whatever the hell they want. Also, to hire a personal assistant for each of them because isn’t that what rich people do? Some even have last wills and testaments leaving their dogs millions (like Leona Helmsley).
Wait… I just heard that people with money actually buy dogs who are worth more than my net worth. Okay, that’s cool. That’s a ridiculous expense that I can ride with. Here’s a list of ten posh and meticulously bred dogs that are worth a lot of money.
Basset Hound ($1,200 to $1,500)
Oh my gosh, those droopy ears are too cute! The tenacity of these dogs makes them great companions— you can have a guardian and an affectionate fur baby all in one. Basset Hounds have an amazing sense of smell. So, they’re the perfect dog if you have aspirations to become the next Sherlock Holmes. And yes, if you’re getting a Basset Hound, please name him Watson.
Prices for Basset Hound pups range from $1200 to $1500, depending on the show quality of the dog. It’s a steal of a deal if you’re planning on starting up a detective agency with your dog’s sense of smell as the main selling point.
Bernese Mountain Dog ($2,000)
$2000 for pups is the general price, and you gotta have a large area where the dog can run free. Seeing that they’re compact versions of the St. Bernard, I might save up for one just so I can share ice cream with my mini “Beethoven”.
Great Dane ($2,000)
Great Dane pups (or Scrappy-Doos) cost around $2000, and you also have to factor in all the other expenses that you need for the breed. But I’m telling you, it’s always worth it to spend some dough on your pal than splurging on other stuff.
Tibetan Mastiff ($2,000)
English Bulldog ($2,500)
The price of an English Bulldog puppy can have you shelling out $2,500. Some people say that bullies are not worth it because they are prone to so many health problems. What? All dogs are prone to health problems! If someone has $2,500 to buy one of these fur babies, they have the $$$ to take care of them.
German Shepherd ($2,500)
I don’t believe that German Shepherds are losing their popularity as law enforcement dogs. They’re still one of the most trusted breeds, and you can’t beat having history with a certain breed. They’re still heroes in my book.
Chow Chow ($2,500 to $3,000)
Chow Chow pups cost around $2,500 to $3,000. I understand why they’re expensive to buy, and even more expensive to take care of. Like damn, Chows have so much hair, you’ll wonder if they’re hiding a much smaller dog within.
Irish Wolfhound (2,500 to $3,000)
Irish Wolfhound pups cost between $2500 to $3000, and they actually remind me of Ewoks! Well, minus the murderous tendencies, that is.
French Bulldog ($2,500 to $4,000)
French Bulldogs take second place for the world’s most expensive dog breeds. Again with the health issues? Well, I’ll say it again, if these people have the money to buy these dogs, then they have the money to take good care of them.
Rottweiler ($5,000 to $6,000)
Rottweilers can be a bit scary-looking because of their strong bodies. They’re actually gentle and helpful creatures that completely devote themselves to their owners. I’ve noticed that Rottweilers are the dogs, aside from Pitbulls, that are preferred by rappers. You ain’t a real hardcore OG if your music video doesn’t have a barking and raging Rottweiler in it. Sure, rottweilers are guard dogs, but they’re also loyal and loving towards their owners— so rappers, don’t give them a bad name please.
Rottweiler pups can cost around $5000 to $6000 because they’re bred with show quality in mind— no wonder they’re always starring in rap and hip hop music videos! Rottweilers are also taking over the fashion world because of Givenchy’s usage of the dog’s image on their recent collections.
Hulk the world's biggest pitbull shows his softer side as he cuddles up to his new litter of puppies - which are worth a cool £300,000
The world's biggest pitbull cuddles up to his adorable new litter - valued at a whopping half-a-million dollars.
The eight puppies were fathered by gentle giant Hulk, who weighs in at a huge 12 stone.
And even though his owners say his bite could 'snap a man's arm like a toothpick', here he shows off his softer side by nuzzling and licking his new brood.
The eight pups could collectively command $500,000 (£320,000) if they go through owner Marlon Grennan's training school to become elite protection dogs.
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Gentle giant: Hulk, the world's biggest pitbull, is seen cuddled up to his six-day-old puppies in this heartwarming photo
And there are even hopes one of the new batch could one day grow big enough to steal their father's crown.
Marlon, 28, said: 'This is definitely one of the most valuable litters we have had. If the litter were all trained as protection dogs they could be worth in excess of half-a-million dollars, absolutely.
'In about five to seven weeks we'll start to see them separate out and get a good idea of just how big they will get.
'Their papa isn't a legend for no reason but the potential to have another record-breaking world famous dog amongst his puppies is definitely there.
'Most of them are already sold. That's just how well thought of Hulk's bloodline is thought of.'
Hulk's puppies would usually sell for up to $30,000 (£19,000) at birth, simply because who their father is.
But if they were to be trained as elite protection dogs then Marlon says they could sell for $55,000 (£35,000) or more, Marlon says.
Keeping you up? The 12 and a half stone mutt shows his duties as a father are getting the better of him as he lets out a huge yawn
Bath time: Jordan Grennan takes a bath with Hulk and two of his adorable puppies, which are now five weeks old
Hulk, who made international headlines when he was unveiled earlier this year, has also been in training to become a protection dog at Dark Dynasty K9s in New Hampshire, USA.
The business supplies protection dogs to high-profile celebrities, billionaires and wealthy professionals - as well as law enforcement around the world.
He has so far been taught to attack and release on command as well as vault and assault would-be assailants in and on cars.
But owed to his balanced nature, former boxer Marlon and wife Lisa Grennan, 25, still allow him to interact and even bite-train with their three year old son, Jordan.
Outside of training the pair are also best of friends and love bathing and singing together, with Jordan playing the harmonica while Hulk howls.
Lisa said: 'Hulk is an awesome, well-balanced dog and he doesn't get phased by the sort of things that might upset or distract another dog.
'Jordan has never been bitten by any of our dogs and I would never put him in a position to have that happen. He is 100 per cent safe when he is working with the dogs.
Who's your daddy? Hulk strikes a doe-eyed pose as he snuggles up to his litter of tiny puppies
Worth a fortune: The eight pups could collectively command $500,000 (£320,000) if they go through owner Marlon Grennan's training school to become elite protection dogs
'We are professionals and we live this everyday. Our son is very safe around these dogs and what we do.
'Hulk is a gentle giant and a great father. He will think nothing of laying down and licking his young puppies and is very gentle with them. He is an awesome dad.'
While in the past Marlon has been offered thousands of dollars to sell Hulk he has declined because the dog is part of the family.
He said: 'Hulk has shown the world that when this breed is gentle and balanced, they can be the greatest dogs in the world.
'I love this dog so much I honestly can't even put it into words. There are no words to describe it.'
Unfazed: You Jordan smiles happily next to Hulk - who made international headlines when he was unveiled earlier this year
Taking the beast for a walk: Jordan Grennan attempts to control Hulk as they walk in the White Mountains, New Hampshire
Play pals: The enormous hound is owned by Dark Dynasty K9s, from New Hampshire, which specialises in breeding some of the world's most fearsome guard dogs
Mr Grennan acknowledges that a dog the size of the Hulk 'could kill someone if it was in the wrong situation at the wrong time' and 'snap an arm like a toothpick'
While pit bulls are branded 'dangerous' with breeding bans enforced in the UK, Mr Grennan claims they are actually very caring and fit for the family