Some dogs are more expensive than others depending on the breed and the way in which they are bred. Take a look at the breeds of dogs that fetch the highest price tags.
These animals need to stay active despite the poor weather conditions they originate from. That’s why they have adapted to have quite a thick coat. Although they are still quite commonly used for herding nowadays, they are also very often family dogs.
They are very loyal, sociable dogs and can grow to weigh around 8kg. Like most dogs, they like to be busy and active, however they don’t have very fine-tuned hunting instincts. If they are able to play fetch or even walk alongside their owner on a bike, they will be happy.
These dogs don’t thrive with insecure and inexperienced owners and so owners like this would have a hard time with this breed of dog. Even though the animals do look rather cosy and cuddly, Akita-Inus aren’t necessarily suitable for families, since they have quite strong hunting instincts and require a lot of training.
This four-legged little companion would make good guard dogs if they were just a little bit bigger because they are quite vigilant, bold and very brave. However, you shouldn’t pamper this type of dog too much because they may stop obeying you and become moody.
Rottweilers sometimes get a bit of a bad reputation but are actually very loving dogs. Some of the bigger dogs can be quite dangerous if they aren’t looked after or trained properly but otherwise, these animals are considered very well-balanced and obedient pets.
This is a very old breed of dog and they have even been mentioned in oriental poetry. Back then, dogs were merely indispensable animals used to help humans when they went hunting. These animals were so rare that they couldn’t be sold, but they were allowed to be given away.
These dogs are no longer suitable to be used as guard dogs, even though this was their main function for years. However, they do still like to bark and are lively and fond of children. In addition, they tend to be no problem around other pets which makes them the perfect family dog.
These four-legged companions have been being bred in Germany since ancient times. They can grow to quite impressive sizes and are very charismatic. They also have quite meek personalities but should only be kept by experienced dog owners, since they need consistency and a competent master at their side.
These dogs are affectionate but a little sluggish and lazy. Because of their friendly nature, they fit in well with families and are the perfect companion dogs. They can however be a bit stubborn sometimes, but good training can help with that.
This breed is known for its thick fur and insensitivity to the cold. In China, this four-legged companion is even considered a status symbol. They are so popular in fact, that one Chinese businessman was willing to spend a whole £1 million on one of these animals.
If you’re after a watchdog, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. Because of their gentle nature, Salukis don’t make good guard dogs. But if you are looking for a faithful and loyal companion, this breed would be perfect. If you don’t already have a dog, a Saluki would be a good choice since they aren’t too difficult to train and are very easy to look after.