(2023) Top 40 Most Expensive Dog Breeds Difficult To Afford (Ranked)

Dogs may be our best friends and favored pets, but they can be surprisingly costly. Not only the caring cost, but some dog breeds have steep prices. However, the price of a dog will depend on the breeder and the pedigree of the dog. For today, we’ll be discussing the top 40 most expensive dog breeds in the world that are difficult to afford in 2023. But before that, let’s take a look at the most expensive dog breeds in specific countries.

In the segment below, we’ve mentioned the five most expensive dogs in four separate countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

Most Expensive Dog Breeds in the US

  • Samoyed- $5000-$14000
  • Löwchen- $2000-$12000
  • Chow Chow- $1000-$11000
  • Tibetan Mastiff- $2000-$10000
  • American Bully- $2000-$10000

Most Expensive Dog Breeds in the UK

  • English Bulldog- £2,995
  • Cavapoo- £2,949
  • Miniature Dachshund- £2,537
  • Cockapoo- £2,471
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel- £2,458

Most Expensive Dog Breeds in Australia

  • Tibetan Mastiff- $10,000-$20,900,000
  • French Bulldog- $2,000-$20,000
  • Löwchen- $10,000
  • Samoyed- $10,000
  • English Bulldog- $10,000

Most Expensive Dog Breeds in Canada

  • Canadian Eskimo Dog- $3,500-$8,000
  • Samoyed- $4,000-$5,000
  • Tibetan Mastiff- $1,500-$5,000
  • Newfoundland- $3,500-S4,000
  • Leonberger- $2,750

There are many expensive dog breeds in the world. Here, we have taken only a few of them. We will keep updating this list.

Note- We are not breeders; these prices are based on online sales shown on Google. Prices may differ depending on region to region. Here, we have taken the reference of dogbreedslist, dogtime, infinitypups, USATODAY and other common animal websites. Also, this post is only for educational purposes. 

Top 40 Most Expensive Dog Breeds Worldwide

40) St. Bernard

St Bernard

Breed Name St. Bernard
Price $1,000-$2,000
Height 25.5-27.5 inches (61-70 cm)
Weight 110-200 lbs (50-91 kg)
Life Expectancy 8 – 10 years
Origin Italy


The breed of St. Bernard gets its name from when these dogs used to guard the lands near the Hospice St. Bernard of Switzerland. They used to help in finding and saving travelers lost in the area.

Don’t let the huge size of the dogs fool you because they are very friendly and loving. They are great with kids as well as strangers and don’t howl too much.

39) Spinone Italiano

Breed Name Spinone Italiano
Price $1,200-$2,000
Height 22.5-27.5 inches
Weight 61-85 lbs
Life Expectancy 12-14 years
Origin Italy

Spinone Italiano was originally hunting dogs, but they are also very family-friendly. They are medium-sized and have plenty of nicknames, namely SpinoneItalian GriffonItalian Wire-Haired Pointer, and Italian Coarse-Haired Pointer.

Spinone Italiano is very energetic and needs a lot of exercises. They will tag along with you for any athletic activity. These dogs are also very smart and easy to train.

38) Coton De Tulear

Coton De Tulear

Breed Name Coton De Tulear
Price $1,500-$2,500
Height 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Weight 12-15 pounds (5.5-7 kg)
Life Expectancy 14 – 16 years
Origin Madagascar

One of the most expensive dog breeds in the world is Coton De TulearThis cute little fellow has beautiful cottony fur and originates from Madagascar Island. Bichon Frise and the Maltese are its relatives.

Coton De Tulear is not only adorable to look at, but they are also very playful and happy. Because of their small size, they are good at adapting to apartment living, which makes them a great pets for people living in urban areas.

37) Newfoundland


Breed Name Newfoundland
Price $1,700-$2,500
Height Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm)

Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)

Weight Male: 130-150 lbs (59-68 kg)

Female: 100-120 lbs (45-54 kg)

Life Expectancy 9 – 12 years
Origin Canada

United Kingdom

After the little guy, we have another big dog who costs a lot. Newfoundland dogs are very good at leading a pack and are easy to train. They might shed or drool too much, but their friendly and responsive nature makes them extremely lovable.

Newfoundlands often used to assist fishermen in the past in pulling their nets from the water. They are particularly good at this role because they are great at swimming and tolerant of cold.

36) Black Russian Terrier

Breed Name Black Russian Terrier
Price $1,800-$2,500
Height Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm)

Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm)

Weight 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg)
Life Expectancy 10-14 years
Origin Russia

A furry guy like the Black Russian Terrier deserves lots of cuddles. These black-furred dogs are very smart and efficient as guard dogs. Though their name suggests otherwise, they are not real terriers.

Though black Russian terriers are very friendly and compatible with kids and families, they don’t react very well to strangers and other dogs. They are also very playful and obedient but not very easy to groom.

35) Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter

Breed Name Irish Red and White Setter
Price $1,800-$2,500
Height Male: 24-26 inches (62-66 cm)

Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)

Weight 50-75 pounds (25-34 kg)
Life Expectancy 11 – 13 years
Origin Ireland

Irish Red and White Setters are a breed of huge dogs who used to be a part of the Irish Setter breeds. Their numbers had decreased in the past because of breeders’ preferences for the all-red Irish setter. But they have survived since then.

Irish red and white setters are very energetic and need a lot of exercises. They can also be playful but easy to train.

34) Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

Breed Name Bedlington Terrier
Price $1,800-$2,500
Height Male: 16-17 inches (41-43 cm)

Female: 15-16 inches (38-41 cm)

Weight Male: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg)

Female: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg)

Life Expectancy 14-16 years
Origin United Kingdom

Number 34 on our most expensive dog breeds is the Bedlington Terrier. These dogs are excellent hunters and have very keen noses. Because of these qualities, they used to be sidekicks for hunters and especially efficient in killing vermin.

Bedlington terriers are purebred dogs and have a distinct appearance. They are friendly to family and strangers alike. But they shed a lot and can be difficult to groom.

33) Kerry Blue Terrier

Breed Name Kerry Blue Terrier
Price $2,000-$2,500
Height Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm)

Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm)

Weight 33-40 lbs (15-18 kg)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years
Origin Ireland

Kerry Blue Terriers are Irish working dogs. They are first bred in County Kerry to hunt small game and kill rodents and birds. The terriers are also good at herding sheep and cattle.

Kerry blue terriers are friendly, especially towards strangers, but they can be a little high-maintenance and not compatible with first-time owners. They need a lot of exercises daily.

32) Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

Breed Name Ibizan Hound
Price $2,000-$2,500
Height 22-29 inches (56-74 cm)
Weight 42-55 lbs (19-25 kg)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years
Origin Spain

Ibizan Hounds are known for hunting rabbits. They are very friendly and loving and easily adapt to staying in small residences like apartments. But they’re quite energetic and need running and similar exercises to burn energy.

These Spanish beauties have very little hair and are thus more compatible with warm regions than cold ones. Because of this, they’re easy to groom.

31) Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Breed Name Lakeland Terrier
Price $1,500-$2,800
Height 14.5 inches (36.8 cm)
Weight Male: 17 lbs (7.7 kg)

Female: 15 lbs (6.8 kg)

Life Expectancy 12-16 years
Origin United Kingdom

Lakeland Terriers are affectionate pets who get along really well with their families but aren’t very friendly to strangers and other dogs. They are very cute and adaptable to both warm and cool weather.

The original purpose of the Lakeland terriers was to hunt foxes, but they mesh with families well. They’re a healthy bunch and don’t face a lot of health-related issues.

30) Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Breed Name Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Price $1,000-$3,000
Height 23.5-28.5 (60-72 cm)
Weight 130-135 lbs (59-61 kg)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years
Origin Switzerland

As its name implies, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a breed of huge dogs originating from the picturesque lands of Switzerland. They are very smart and versatile and act in a variety of roles, including herding cattle, pulling carts, and standing guard.

They are a darling in the family setting, friendly to kids and other pets. They take time to trust strangers and have a habit of barking. You’ll need a lot of energy to match the playfulness of this gentle giant.

29) Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Breed Name Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Price $1,000-$3,000
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)

Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)

Weight Males 25-38 lbs (11-17 kg)

Female: 23-35 lbs (10-16 kg)

Life Expectancy 12-14 years
Origin United Kingdom

If you have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier with you, you must be ready for this troublemaker. These terriers are adorable and very playful, but good luck getting them to listen to your orders. They are very hard to train and hate other dogs, though people are their favorites.

Staffordshire bull terrier is not a good choice if you’re a first-time owner. But experienced pet parents have found them very loving and loyal if only a little disobedient.

28) Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

Breed Name Bernese Mountain Dog
Price $1,200-$3,000
Height Male: 24-28 inches (61–71 cm)

Female: 23-27 inches (58–69 cm)

Weight Male: 85-110 lbs (38–50 kg)

Female: 80-105 lbs (36–48 kg)

Life Expectancy 7-10 years
Origin Switzerland

Bernese Mountain Dogs are as versatile as they are troublemakers. The huge dogs are lovely companions and shower their families with love. But they are also very needy and hate to stay away from their families. 

The furry dogs are very comfortable at cooler temperatures but hate to be hot. They are very people-oriented but not as tolerant of other dogs. These cuties are very loving, though, and A-class working dogs.

27) Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

Breed Name Irish Wolfhound
Price $1,400-$3,000
Height 28-35 inches (71-90 cm)
Weight 90-150 lbs (40-69 kg)
Life Expectancy 6-10 years
Origin Ireland


Irish Wolfhounds are massive but beautiful dogs. They are very capable of hunting big game like bearswolves, and deer. They are intelligent dogs and often participate in obedient and tracking competitions.

They are not very energetic, but their hunting skills are top-notch, as they will run after prey at any time. They can be rather high-maintenance, not to mention that they are one of the most expensive dog breeds in the world, and thus not a good choice for first-time owners.

26) Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Breed Name Yorkshire Terrier
Price $1,500-$3,000
Height 8-9 inches (20-23 cm)
Weight 4-7 lbs (2-3 kg)
Life Expectancy 12 – 16 years
Origin United Kingdom

After the last giant dog, we have a tiny one now. Yorkshire Terriers are not only absolutely adorable, but they are also very loyal and affectionate to their owners. They are rather moody and feisty and not a good family dog since they don’t get along well with both kids and other pets.

Yorkshire terriers are very energetic, showing off their beautiful fur as they run. They are also very healthy, but their delicate hair can be difficult to groom.

25) Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Breed Name Norfolk Terrier
Price $2,500-$3,250
Height 10 inches (25 cm)
Weight 10-12 lbs (4.5-5.5 kg)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years
Origin United Kingdom

If you own a dog for the first time, Norfolk Terrier would be a very good choice. These lovelies are everything a first-time pet parent looks for: friendly, easy to train, healthy, easy to groom, and adaptable to all sorts of temperatures and residence sizes.

These terriers have beautiful fur but don’t shed too much another plus point. They are also energetic and playful. So bring them with you if you’re going for a jog.

24) Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier

Breed Name Miniature Bull Terrier
Price $2,500-$3,500
Height 10-14 inches (25-33 cm)
Weight 24-33 pounds (11-15 kg)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years
Origin United States

Miniature Bull Terriers were originally fighting dogs but later became beloved companions for people. These friendly dogs are sweet and energetic, and a bit needy. They can adapt well to living in apartments but don’t like to stay alone.

Miniature bull terriers are quiet and sensitive, don’t bark and drool too much. They will run after their prey, though. So, keep an eye on them if you’re visiting a park and seeing a squirrel.

23) Kooikerhondje


Breed Name Kooikerhondje
Price $3,000-$3,500
Height 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Weight 20-40 pounds (9-18 kg)
Life Expectancy 12 – 14 years
Origin Netherlands

Now here’s a sporty dog. Kooikerhondje is not only absolutely adorable, but they are awesome at flyball and other dog sports. These cute dogs act as a lure to trap ducks and tag with their masters for some hunting adventures.

They are energetic and playful and require quite a bit of exercise. But they are also difficult to train and not the friendliest dog around. But if they do bond with you, they’d be loath to leave you alone.

22) Leonberger


Breed Name Leonberger
Price $2,000-$4,000
Height Male: 29-31 inches (74-80 cm)

Female: 27-29 inches (61-74 cm)

Weight Male: 130-170 pounds (59-77 kg)

Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg)

Life Expectancy 8 – 10 years
Origin Germany

Leonberger is a mix of three huge breeds, Newfoundland, St. Bernard, and Great Pyrenees. Thanks to their pedigree, Leonbergers are very costly; in fact, they are one of the most expensive dog breeds in the world.

Leonbergers are not only huge, but they are also difficult to train. They get along very well with families but have little tolerance for strangers or other dogs.

21) American Hairless Terrier

Breed Name American Hairless Terrier
Price $2,000-$4,000
Height 7-16 inches (18-41 cm)
Weight 5-16 pounds (2.5-7 kg)
Life Expectancy 14-16 years
Origin United States

If you love dogs but have an allergy to dog hair, American Hairless Terrier would be your perfect canine companion. These sweet dogs don’t have any hair on their body and, thus, are very easy to groom.

They are also very intelligent and don’t require a lot of exercises. These American terriers are apprehensive towards strangers and other dogs but can adapt well.

20) German Shepherd

German Shepherd

Breed Name German Shepherd
Price $800-$4,500
Height Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm)

Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)

Weight Male: 66-88 lbs (30-40 kg)

Female: 49-71 lbs (22-32 kg)

Life Expectancy 10 – 13 years
Origin Germany

Who doesn’t know of the German Shepherd? The shepherd dog is not only among the most expensive dog breeds but also one of the most popular breeds in the world, and for a reason.

German shepherds are extremely smart and loyal. They are very easy to train and are great with kids and families, but they are cautious of other dogs. Their low-maintenance nature makes them one of the best choices for first-time pet parents.

19) Biewer Terrier

Breed Name Biewer Terrier
Price $2,500-$4,500
Height 7-11 inches
Weight 4-8 lbs
Life Expectancy 12 – 16 years
Origin Germany

We have another terrier in our midst who is one of the most expensive dog breeds in the world. Biewer Terrier might be very easy on the eyes, but its name doesn’t look very easy on the tongue. That’s not true, though; these little munchkins are pronounced “beaver” terriers.

Biewer terriers are a rare breed and are very energetic. They need a very balanced temperature to be comfortable as they are intolerant to both too hot and too cold

18) Portuguese Water Bulldog

Portuguese Water Bulldog

Breed Name Portuguese Water Bulldog
Price $2,000-$5,000
Height Male: 20-22 inches (50-57 cm)

Female: 17-20 inches (43-52 cm)

Weight Male: 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg)

Female: 35-49 pounds (16-22 kg)

Life Expectancy 10-14 years
Origin Portugal

Portuguese Water Dogs are named so because of their role in the crew of fishermen in the past. They tagged along with their masters for fishing trips and were helped by herding caught fish and retrieving fishing gear.

These adorable dogs love to swim and are very intelligent. They are loving to both families and other pets and are playful in nature. Portuguese water dogs also are very energetic, so don’t forget to make them exercise.

17) Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel

Breed Name Field Spaniel
Price $2,000-$5,000
Height 18 inches (46 cm)
Weight 35-50 pounds (16-22.5 kg)
Life Expectancy 10 – 12 years
Origin United Kingdom

Field Spaniels are a breed of affectionate and energetic dogs who love to play around. These dogs were originally used to fetch games. They are sensitive dogs who don’t take apartment living very well.

Field spaniels are easy to groom and moderately healthy, though they can gain weight easily. They are also very smart and easy to train.

16) Saluki


Breed Name Saluki
Price $2,500-$5,500
Height 23-28 inches (58-71cm)
Weight 29-66 pounds (13-30 kg)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years
Origin Middle East

There are few as loyal as a SalukiSalukis are big dogs who will stay by your side quietly and protect you. They are very protective of their families and don’t react well to strangers.

Salukis run very fast and are generally quite healthy. Their lean stature helps them not get overweight.

15) English Bulldog

English Bulldog

Breed Name English Bulldog
Price $1,000-$6,000
Height 31–40 cm
Weight Male: 23–25 kg

Female: 18–23 kg

Life Expectancy 8-10 years
Origin United Kingdom

Bulldogs are a mastiff-type dog breed originating from the United Kingdom. That’s why they are often referred to as British Bulldog or English BulldogThey are currently the most expensive dog breed in the United Kingdom.

Bulldogs are small, stocky, and muscular. They are intolerant of extreme weather and are easy to groom. These dogs are good with families and have a tendency to bark too much.

14) French Bulldog

French Bulldog

Breed Name French Bulldog
Price $2,000-$6,000
Height 12 inches (30 cm)
Weight 19-28 lbs (9-13 kg
Life Expectancy 10-12 years
Origin France

United Kingdom

French Bulldogs are absolutely adorable and great for novice pet parents. They are sweet and playful and great fun. These dogs are very friendly and will get along with anybody.

They are small and easy to train but don’t like to exercise. But if you own a French bulldog, make sure to give them physical activities as they get put on weight easily.

13) Akita


Breed Name Akita
Price $1,000-$6,500
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)

Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)

Weight Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg)

Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg)

Life Expectancy 10-14 years
Origin Japan

When we hear Akita, we can’t help but remember the infinitely loyal Hachiko. Akitas are very loyal and will protect you at all costs.

Don’t let the cute looks of an Akita fool you because they are fierce hunting dogs. In the past, Akitas used to hunt big animals like bears in Japan. They used to work as a group of two, with one male and one female.

12) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Breed Name Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Price $2,500-$7,000
Height 12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Weight 10-18 lbs (5-8 kg)
Life Expectancy 10-14 years
Origin United Kingdom

Few can beat a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at being adorable as well as sporty. These little dogs are very playful and need a good amount of exercise.

The dogs are phenomenally friendly and affectionate with everyone around, no matter if they are a stranger or other pets. They are also very healthy and easy to groom.

11) Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

Breed Name Afghan Hound
Price $2,500-$7,000
Height 27-29 inches (69-74 cm)
Weight 50-64 lbs (22-34 kg)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years
Origin Afghanistan

Afghan Hound is majestic in its beauty and elegance. The dog is eye-catching and gorgeous with their long, silky hair and lean body. These beauties are quite intelligent and have an excellent prey drive.

Afghan hounds are often aloof and can be hard to train. They are very playful, though, and also very energetic. True to their model like looks, they are hard to groom.

10) Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound

Breed Name Pharaoh Hound
Price $1,800-$7,500
Height Male: 23-25 inches (59-63 cm)

Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)

Weight 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years
Origin Malta

Now we’re in the top 10 of the most expensive dog breeds in the world, and the spot of number 10 is taken by the Pharaoh Hound. These royal dogs are believed to be five thousand years old and the companions of pharaohs. However, they’re currently the national dog of Malta.

Pharaoh hounds are very smart and healthy. They get along well with people and animals and are quite a good choice for first-time pet owners.

9) Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

Breed Name Dogo Argentino
Price $1,500-$8,000
Height Male: 24–27 inches (60–68 cm)

Female: 24–26 inches (60–65 cm)

Weight Male: 88–99 pounds (40–45 kg)

Female: 77–88 pounds (35–40 kg)

Life Expectancy 10-12 years
Origin Argentina

If you ever come to encounter a bear, having a Dogo Argentino with you can be your best bet. These are famous game-hunting dogs who are known for their strength and fierce nature.

If you have a Dogo Argentino, make sure to give it plenty of physical and mental exercise. They can misbehave if they are bored. These dogs also need patient training with time.

8) Canadian Eskimo Dog

Canadian Eskimo Dog

Breed Name Canadian Eskimo Dog
Price $3,500-$8,750
Height Male: 24-29 inches (61-73 cm)

Female: 27-29 inches (68-73 cm)

Weight Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg)

Female: 40-66 pounds (18-30 kg)

Life Expectancy 12-14 years
Origin Canada

Canadian Eskimo Dogs are from the freezing hills of Canada. They are very hardworking and good-working dogs. They prefer to stay in packs and can challenge their owner if not properly trained.

Another name for this breed is the Canadian Inuit Dog. These dogs love to stay in activities and might fight among the pack if left idle. But given proper training, they can be friendly to people.

7) Rottweiler


Breed Name Rottweiler
Price $1,200-$9,000
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm)

Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)

Weight Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg)

Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)

Life Expectancy 8-11 years
Origin Germany

Another dog breed that needs lots of experienced and patient training is the Rottweiler. They need a lot of engaging activities to keep them busy. 

Though Rottweilers love people, they are less than tolerant of other dogs or pets. They are very smart but also very needy and don’t like to stay apart from their pet parent or family.

6) Azawakh

Breed Name Azawakh
Price $2,000-$9,500
Height Male: 25–29 inches (64–74 cm)

Female: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm)

Weight Male: 44–55 pounds (20–25 kg)

Female: 33–44 pounds (15–20 kg)

Life Expectancy 10 – 12 years
Origin Mali

Azawakh’s name is inspired by its origin place, the Azawakh Valley of Sahara. These dogs are tall and lean, as well as very capable hunters. They can adjust well to families but aren’t particularly good with children.

Azawakh are quiet dogs and don’t bark very much. They are moderately easy to train but have a high pet drive. Their regal aura makes them worth being one of the most expensive dog breeds in the world.

5) American Bully

American Bully

Breed Name American Bully
Price $2,000-$10,000
Height 20-28 inches
Weight 60-120 lbs
Life Expectancy 10-16 years
Origin United States

American Bullies are working dogs who look after cattle and pitch in farm work. They are strong and muscular dogs who can jump very high. Some American bullies can even jump six feet or more in the air.

American bullies are loving but very high-maintenance dogs. They hate staying alone and can be hostile toward strangers and other dogs. These bulldogs have a high pet drive but don’t bark too much.

4) Chow Chow

Chow Chow

Breed Name Chow Chow
Price $1,200-$11,000
Height 18-22 inches (46-56 cm)
Weight 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg)
Life Expectancy 13-15 years
Origin China

Chow Chows are more like cats in nature than dogs. They are aloof and independent and rather spend their time by themselves rather than cuddling with you.

They don’t mesh well with families and are pretty unresponsive. Their pet drive is low, and they also don’t bark much. If you’re a dog enthusiast and planning to get your first dog, maybe leave Chow Chow for later.

3) Löwchen


Breed Name Löwchen
Price $4,000-$12,000
Height 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Weight 9-18 pounds (4-8 kg)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years
Origin France


Löwchen is a frequent competitor in dog shows because of its intelligence, obedience, and beauty. They are very easy to train and very responsive to affection and order both.

Löwchen is also very loving toward its family as well as strangers and other dogs. They are also very playful and lovable. But one time it’ll throw a tantrum is when you leave it alone.

2) Samoyed


Breed Name Samoyed
Price $5000 – $14000
Height Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm)

Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm)

Weight Male: 45-65 lbs (20.5-30 kg)

Female: 35-50 lbs (16-20.5 kg)

Life Expectancy 12-14 years
Origin Russia

If not for that one jaw-dropping deal of our first entry, Samoyed can be seen as the most expensive dog breed in the world. This dog is very cute and very loving, getting along with people and other dogs really well.

They’ll need time to be properly trained. Samoyed also has a playful side to it and runs after a squirrel at first glance. They are difficult to groom and have a tendency to gain weight.

1) Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

Breed Name Tibetan Mastiff
Price $2,000-$10,000

(Highest price paid for the dog is $2 million)

Height 25-28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight 140-170 lbs (64-78 kg)
Life Expectancy 10-14 years
Origin China 


That’s right, Tibetan Mastiff is currently the most expensive dog breed in the world. Its average is pretty high, but the idea of its cost totally changed when a person in China bought a Tibetan mastiff for $2 million from Australia.

Tibetan Mastiffs are huge and very good protectors. They were originally guard dogs who looked after cattle. A Tibetan mastiff, however, can be difficult to train. But if it does bond with you, it’ll be very loyal.

And with that, we’ll end our ranking of the 40 most expensive dog breeds in the world. Come visit our website for more exciting content like this.


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