Being a dog owner can be a rewarding experience. However, it can also be a demanding and expensive task to take on, especially if you choose to care for one of these rarest pooches money can buy.
Known for its thick, white coat of fur, the Samoyed is also currently the most expensive dog breed you can find right now.
A Samoyed would typically set you back $14,000 if you buy them from a reputable breeder. And because they are becoming harder to come by, it isn’t too farfetched that that price might just shoot up more in the future.
This dog has an average lifespan of about 12 to 13 years. It can be a good family dog, too, due to its love of physical activity as it is technically categorized as a working dog.
The Löwchen, also called the little lion dog, was once considered to be the rarest dog breed in the world. At one point, only 65 of them were known to exist in the world.
The long-haired pooch has become more popular though, with 300 of them being registered each year. A Löwchen is usually sold for $12,000.
The Chow Chow
The Chow Chow is probably the closest a dog breed could ever get to looking like a teddy bear. Originating from China, the fluffy-furred dog requires a ton of professional grooming and physical activity to thrive.
You’ll also have to spend a ton of money (around $11,000) just to get yourself one.
The Tibetan Mastiff
Another teddy bear-like dog from Asia is the Tibetan Mastiff, which comes much larger than their Chinese neighbors. Males can actually grow as tall as 33 inches (2.75 feet) and weigh up to a hefty 160 pounds.
Their size allowed them to be used as herding dogs used by Tibetan nomads to protect their sheep from bears and wolves. If you want one as a household pet, be ready to pay $10,000 for one.
The Azawakh is probably one of the most graceful dogs you’ll ever see. The lean and long-limbed breed originates from West Africa and is believed to be an ancient hunting hound.
As a domestic pet, the Azawakh can be a great companion and guardian. It is usually sold for around $9,500.