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.
This herding dog comes from the Scottish Highlands. Bearded collies love children and are patient and well-behaved. They also make reliable and very active companions.
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 affectionate, obedient and easy to train, making them very suitable for first-time dog owners. If you’re looking for a family dog, a King Charles Spaniel would be perfect.
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.
Chihuahuas are very popular city dogs and were made particularly fashionable thanks to Paris Hilton. If you like to snuggle, you’ll be very happy with a Chihuahua. These animals are lively, but also very cuddly.
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.
These dogs are quite calm and quiet but can also be rather stubborn. On the other hand, Chow Chows aren’t very suitable for families since they tend to attach themselves to one specific person who they will become very loyal to.
Akitas come from Japan where they are very common. Akita is a province in Japan and the word Inu simply means ‘dog’. If you like obedient dogs, an Akita-Inu would not be the best option, since these animals really do have a mind of their own.
These dogs come from China and back in the day, they were used as general purpose dogs and tended to live with people who didn’t have lots of money.
This breed is considered extremely rare. They are very alert and need lots of exercise, be it training or going for walks. This dog can’t stand being bored and although they can be suitable for families, they have to get used to them first.
This breed comes from the south of Italy and is even on the offical List of Dangerous Dog Breeds in some countries like Germany for example. However, in other countries, they are considered quite pious and godly creature
Pharaoh Hounds are hunting dogs and are often used for hunting rabbits. They are incredibly fast and have a striking, unmistakable appearance.
These animals like to be able to run freely, especially young Pharaoh Hounds who need a lot of exercise. As a result, they are not suitable pets for couch potatoes. They also learn very quickly and are very open and friendly around other people.
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.
These dogs need a strict owner who can show them who the real master of the house is. If they don’t have this firm hand, Rottweilers often tend to take this task upon themselves.
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.
Samoyed dogs come from what is now western Siberia, so they are particularly robust and persistent creatures. These animals are considered very affectionate and are good with people
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.
If you’re already thinking that the price of a Great Dane is a bit steep, you’re going to be even more disappointed. Even the cost of merely keeping and maintaining this type of dog can get very expensive due to how much they eat.
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.
Not only can these animals grow quite large, but they also need a lot of space. Therefore, anyone who lives in an apartment should go for a different breed of dog. They tend to sleep during the day and are more active at night.
These animals are very attentive and therefore want to protect their home. But you should bear in mind that these dogs also need lots of attention and they really do become part of the family.
If you train Neapolitan Mastiffs well, they aren’t very complicated dogs to look after, although they can be stubborn at times. They make good guard dogs and like to be around other people.
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.