Tibetan Mastiff

A Tibetan Mastiff once reportedly sold for $2 million.


The world’s love of (and perhaps obsession with) dogs doesn’t need to be explained — we follow them on Instagram by the millions, stop to gawk at them on the street, and spend hours happily watching the same puppy videos over and over again. Prior to uploading our most beloved photos online, though, owners must often shell out thousands of dollars to bring home their new pal.

Wondering much that doggie in the window could be? You might be surprised to find out that some fetch prices close to $8,000. Before you start baking up those homemade treats, check out ten of the world’s most expensive dog breeds and see if your next furry best friend makes the list.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are pricey puppies.

They often appear in dog shows.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The famously floppy ears on Cavalier King Charles Spaniels often come at a price — the breed costs from $1,800 to $3,500 to adopt, according to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club.

The Pharaoh Hound has a royal price tag.

They have a noble appearance.

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Named so for its royal and commanding appearance, according to Dog Breeds List the average Pharaoh Hound costs around $1,800 to $2,000 — a dog fit for a king.

Akita puppies hail from Japan.

They look like Shiba Inus.


Often confused with the internet-famous Shiba Inu, the average price for an Akita can range anywhere from $800 to $1,000 since owners must often import them from Japan, according to Akita-dog.com.

Irish Wolfhound pups can cost you a lot of money.

Kate Middleton met an Irish Wolfhound.

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

The Irish Wolfhound, often growing up to two feet tall and 180 pounds, comes at an equally large cost: around $1,800 to $2,000 on average, according to Dog Breeds List.

Rottweilers can cost a pretty penny.

They’re one of the most expensive dog breeds.


Big and burly, those hoping to bring a Rottweiler puppy into their family should expect a price tag anywhere from $2,500 to $4,000, according to Von Warterr Rottweilers. 

Saluki are hunting dogs.

They are known for their long legs.


Originally bred in the Middle East, the lean, graceful Saluki can run hopeful owners anywhere from $600 to $800, according to Dog Breeds List.

Samoyed puppies are adorable but expensive.

The price ranges.

Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

Highly sought after for their beautiful, fluffy white fur, Samoyeds regularly come with a price tag close to $1,600. Showdogs, however, can cost as much as $8,000, according to Samoyed Life. 

Azawakh dogs are rare.

Expect to pay big bucks.

Aneta Jungerova/Shutterstock

A rare hunting breed hailing from Africa, the average Azawakh has a purchase price of from $2,000 to $2,500, according to Next Day Pets. This, however, doesn’t include the cost of shipping the rare breed to your doorstep. 

Tibetan Mastiff dogs can be very expensive.

One sold for in the millions.

Ekaterina Brusnika/Shutterstock

The enormous Tibetan Mastiff is commonly known as one of the most expensive breeds on the market. While, according to Dog Breeds List, the average dog costs about $2,500 to $3,500, some have been sold for close to a reported $2 million.

Löwchen’s are one of the most expensive breeds in the world

They are said to resemble little lions.


With a name that translates to “little lion,” the German Löwchen dates back at least 400 years, said the American Kennel Club. A Löwchen thoroughbred can cost up to $3,000, reported CBS. 

Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more.

Read next

Loading Something is loading.

Thanks for signing up!

Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you’re on the go.