Most Expensive Dog Breeds

Most Expensive Dog Breeds

is not cheap. Some people will pay big money to get their favourite breed. There are a select few very sought after breeds that come with a rather large price tag. They can be very well suited to a particular role, very rare or have a special reason for being so expensive. Here are some of the most expensive dogs you can buy.

Pharaoh Hound

Thought to be one of the world's oldest dogs, the Pharaoh Hound is believed to have originated from Ancient Egypt. They are easily recognised in numerous paintings from this period and have been around for thousands of years. Pharaoh Hounds are outstanding scent and sight hounds, which makes them great hunters. They can make good pets but they need a fair amount of exercise and can be quite protective. They can cost up to £2000, mostly because they are so rare.

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiffs originate from Tibet and the Himalayas. They were used as guard dogs protecting livestock and homes. They are a large, strong breed with a very thick double coat. Although some of the working Tibetan Mastiffs can be quite guarded with strangers, Eueopean Mastiffs bred as pets are generally good natured. They are an impressive, noble breed and generally cost between £2000 and £3000.


Rottweilers have a strong reputation as powerful and fierce guard dogs. Although they are bred to be guard dogs, most pet Rottweilers are very loyal and have a lovely nature. They are very smart dogs, originally used to guard livestock and then used as a butcher's dog. Rottweilers are expensive to insure because they suffer from a lot of health problems and because they have a reputation for being aggressive. They cost around £800 to buy.

English Bulldog

English are certainly not a cheap dog to buy or own. As well as being one of the most expensive dogs to buy they are also one of the most expensive dogs to insure. This is because they suffer from a range of hereditary health problems. The main reason why they are so expensive to buy is because males cannot naturally mate with females due to their weight and unusual body shape. Therefore, artificial insemination is the safest way to breed bulldogs. On top of this, the mothers cannot naturally give birth because bulldogs have such large heads so the puppies have to be delivered by C section. All of these reasons contribute to the very high price tag. Bulldogs can cost between £2000 and £3000.

French Bulldog

French Bulldogs are very popular at the moment and because they are in demand their price has gone up. When it comes to breeding French Bulldogs are similar to English Bulldogs, they do not breed naturally and the mothers require a C section. They also don't have very large litters, making it harder to get hold of pups. In a nutshell breeding them isn't easy, it require a lot of time, effort and money. French Bulldogs cost around £2000 but they can even cost as much as £5000. They also suffer from quite a lot of health issues so insurance isn't cheap.

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