A dog, which is also popular as man’s best companion, sometimes does not come without a price. Many dog lovers are willing to pay thousands of dollars for specific dog breeds. Here are the top 10 most expensive breeds in the world. Please Note: The cost can vary greatly based on breeder, location and bloodlines.
10. Czechoslovakian Vlcak
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog (or Vlčák/Vlčiak) is a relatively new breed of dog that traces its original lineage to an experiment conducted in 1955 in Czechoslovakia. After initially breeding 48 working line German Shepherds with four Carpathian wolves, a plan was worked out to create a breed that would have the temperament, pack mentality, and trainability of the German Shepherd and the strength, physical build, and stamina of the Carpathian wolf. The breed was engineered to assist with border patrol in Czechoslovakia but were later also used in search and rescue, schutzhund, tracking, herding, agility, obedience, and drafting. Expect to pay upwards to $1,500 dollars for this breed.
The Royal Dog of Egypt, also known as Saluki has been good friends to men since the time of the Pharaohs. The Saluki is a dog breed originating in the Fertile Crescent. The Saluki is classed as a sighthound and is typically deep-chested and long-legged. Salukis tend to be independent animals requiring patient training and are gentle and affectionate with their owners. Males can weigh up to 60 pounds and can reach up to 28 inches. The price can reach around $2,500.