Dogs are amazing companions and they come at a price. With many exciting breeds, you can pick a dog that fits your budget. When looking at the most expensive dog breeds in the world there are many factors to put into consideration. This includes the personality of a dog, looks, temperament, abilities, and intelligence. 

Therefore, before you pick on a specific breed, it is imperative that you collect all the vital information on some of the top breeds you can have. Here are the top five most expensive breeds you can buy. 


Löwchens is a family-oriented dog. It is always a happy and playful companion that you and your kids can ever have. Popularly known as the Little Lion Dog, Löwchens is an expensive breed across the globe. This breed is rare today and only a few of them are registered each year across the globe.

Löwchens is therefore expensive due to its naturally charming traits and the fact that it is a rare breed. It can fetch up to $12,000 USD. 

Top 5 Most Expensive Dog Breeds


Samoyed is a lively, lovely, friendly and playful dog. It is beautiful and charming. It is also a rare breed and when you see them around, you are more likely to part with up to $1,600 USD. Similarly, it is an expensive breed because of its bloodlines, and its purely bred guarantees. The dog can also be costly based on gender. Often, male Samoyeds are costly compared to female Samoyeds. 

The Samoyed breed is also a highly reputed breed because of the certifications and purity guaranteed. You will also pay more if the dog has won awards in different dog events/shows. 

Samoyed gets its name from Siberia, the Samoyedic tribe that trained this specific breed to herd their pull sleds and reindeers. This means that the dog can thrive in cold climates just like the Siberian Huskies. 

In some parts of the globe, the dog’s hair is used to make gloves and scarves because it has hypoallergenic properties. 

Tibetan Mastiff 

Tibetan Mastiff is a very protective, brave and tenacious dog. It is considered one of the highly prized guard dog breeds in Nepal and China. It has a unique massive stature. Even though it is a rare breed, you are more likely to find it from a reputed dog breeder. Its price ranges from $500 to 5,000 USD. 

Originally, this breed was trained to protect flocks from leopards and wolves. It also protects homes from intruders. Naturally, it is a stubborn and strong-willed dog. 

Pharaoh Hound 

Pharaoh hound is an intelligent, obedient, social, happy and active dog. Also known as the Egyptian Pharaoh Hound, it is one of the oldest breeds with a rich history that dates back to 4000BC. It is a special dog and you will find its features in different hieroglyphics and artifacts in Egypt. 

Today, it is only the archipelago island of Malta that breeds the dog. It means a lot of mystery and adds an exciting feature to the dogs, hence, the high price. A single Pharaoh Hound can cost $2,000 to $5,000. 

The English Bulldog 

The English bulldog is a calm, friendly, brave, happy and easy to train the dog. Throughout the years, the dog has become quite popular across different parts of the globe. One of the factors that make this dog quite expensive is because it must be C sectioned during birth. The breeding process is equally costly due to frequent visits to the vet.

You can find the English bulldog for prices in the $1, 500 range or it could be higher when buying from a professional and reputed breeder.

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If you’re not set on having a purebred pup, you can always adopt or even foster! There are plenty of dogs waiting for homes at your local rescue or shelter adopt or foster.