Dogs are expensive, and we’re not even talking about food, vet, and housing expenses (pet rent). After publishing posts about the world´s largest, smartest and most popular dogs, we decided to do some research in order to find out which are the most expensive dogs to buy. Again, for the sake of this list, we are not looking at dog expenses. It is no secret that taking care of a dog can be very expensive as dog owners can spend thousands of dollars each year on food, basic supplies and medical care for their hairy friends. What we are actually looking at is the dog itself. If you are considering getting a new puppy, it’s a good idea to have at least basic knowledge of how the prices vary with individual dog breeds. Depending on the particular dog breed you are looking for, you can pay anything from about a hundred bucks to about $5,000. Take a look at the 25 Most Expensive Dog Breeds in the world. It’s important to note that the stated prices are averages and might vary greatly depending on numerous factors including your location, the kind of lineage the dog you are buying has, breeder etc.
These dogs may come with a steep price tag, but adopting one is significantly cheaper. Check out 25 reasons why it’s better to adopt your next furry friend, rather than buying it from a breeder.
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St. Bernard, average price: up to $1,800
Originally bred for mountain rescue, the St. Bernard is a giant dog breed popular in the Italian and Swiss Alps. Its proportions are enormous – the dogs can be up to 36 inches (90 cm) tall and weigh as much as 265 pounds (120 kg). Despite their formidable size, the St. Bernards are very friendly, loyal and easy to train.
Bedlington Terrier, average price: up to $1,800
Named after the mining town of Bedlington in northeastern England, the Bedlington Terrier is a small dog originally bred to hunt vermin in the mines. Very friendly to humans but sometimes aggressive towards other dogs, this Terrier has been used in numerous dog sports, as well as in conformation shows and as a companion dog.
Double Doodle, average price: up to $1,900
The Double Doodle is a mix of Goldendoodle and Labradoodle or various mixtures of Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever and Poodle. This mix has also been called the North American Retriever and the Golden Labradoodle. This breed is intelligent, well-rounded, and has been cited as an affable family pet.
Caucasian Ovtcharka, average price: up to $2,000
Also known as the Caucasian Shepherd Dog, the Caucasian Ovtcharka is a long-haired, strongly-boned, muscular, and even-tempered molosser. Particularly popular in Georgia (the country), these dogs are rather intelligent; however, they can be insolent and refuse to listen at times.
Bouvier des Flandres, average price: up to $2,000
The Bouvier des Flandres is a large herding dog breed that originated in Flanders, northern Belgium. Originally used for general farm work including cattle droving, sheep herding, and cart pulling, these dogs are nowadays used as guard dogs and police dogs, as well as being kept as pets.