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The 5 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

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Searching for a dog breed that will get you noticed?

Have a lot of money you're hoping to spend?

These 5 breeds may be just what you're looking for.

They're the 5 most costly dog breeds in the world.

#5. The Thailand Ridgeback - $5,000

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The Thailand Ridgeback is registered as the most rare breed in America, costing $5,000! They originated in Thailand and barely anyone knew of them outside of that country until recently. Their appearance resembles that of a Dobermans – medium in size with pointed ears. Ridgebacks can be black, brindle or white in color. They are known for being aggressive, but can be trained when young.

#4. The Egyptian Pharaoh Hound - $5,000

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The 4th high-priced dog is the Egyptian Pharaoh Hound – the oldest breed still existing today. Their origin dates all the way back to 4,000 BC where pictures of the hound was found on old Egyptian artifacts. Looking very regal in appearance they are medium in size with ears the point straight up. If you are thinking of buying one of these, they cost about $5,000!

#3. The Samoyed - $6,000

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The 3rd priciest dog is the Samoyed. One of these puppies costs between $5,000 and $8,000! These dogs are medium in size and originate from Siberia and were used to pull sleds back in the day (and probably still today) However, Samoyeds are now known as fashionable pets among high status people. This fact surprised me because my parents bought one of these dogs when I was little! And we were not of that caliber!  She probably wasn't the high-pedigree sled dog of those fetching up to 8 grand, because I can’t believe they decided to spend that much . However, had they, she still would have been worth it – very fluffy, cuddly and calm. While Samoyeds are known as high-maintenance breeds, the one we had was not. She was very laid back…I guess it just depends on the personality. :)

#2. The Canadian Eskimo Dog - $7,000

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canadian eskimo dog

Next up is the Canadian Eskimo dog, costing $7,000. They were used as sled or rescue dogs among the indigenous and have been a part of the Eskimo culture for over 2,000 years! In 1963 they almost became extinct because there was only 1 registered Canadian Eskimo Dog left! They did make a comeback, but are still known as extremely rare -only 500 dogs are left throughout Canada and America. If you want this breed, you better buy one fast!

#1. The Löwchen - $8,000

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The most expensive is the Löwchen, costing $5,000 to $8,000 - probably because they are known as the most rare breed in the world. They are small and long-haired dogs and often are groomed to resemble the mane of a lion. They have been popular among the kings and queens since the Renaissance. You can find pictures of these dogs in paintings around that time because of their popularity with noblemen. They almost became extinct at the end of the 19th century!

One that did not make the top 5 list, but did make the top 10 was the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I had to feature this dog because it’s one of my favorites! These dogs cost $1,000. It was queen Elizabeth II’s favorite dog breed and is known for having a good blood line. They are a small dog with little, stumpy legs and resemble the appearance of a fox.

Hope you enjoyed learning about the most expensive dog breeds! If I could pick one…I would probably follow in my parents’ footsteps and choose a Samoyed puppy.

Would you want to buy any of these breeds?

Do you or someone you know have one?

Sources:

http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/photos/7-ridiculously-expensive-cat-and-dog-breeds/the-löwchen

http://www.womansday.com/life/pet-care/10-most-expensive-dog-breeds-77805

http://www.learnvest.com/2011/06/the-11-most-expensive-dog-breeds/

http://puppyphotoscollection.blogspot.com/2010/03/thai-ridgeback-puppy-best-photos.html

aibob.blogspot.com/2012/02/most-expensive-dog-breeds.html

http://puppyer.com/dog-breed/canadian-eskimo-dog/

http://www.petdig.com/info/pet/canadian-eskimo-dog-/947/

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