Top Ten Most Expensive Dog Breeds

Most Expensive Dog Breeds

Dogs are expensive pets to own full stop. However, like anything, you do have your top of the range hounds and your smaller, more economical pooches.

So, what do you think are the most expensive dogs out there available to buy? Well, I’ve put together the top ten for you to peruse and, if you like the look of any, get saving!


This Japanese breed, which was named after Akita Prefecture, comes with a mildly expensive price tag due to the economics, supply and demand of the breed.

An Akita can cost between £300 and £500.

Bearded CollieBearded Collie

Also affectionately known as ‘the Dulux dog’ in the UK, this breed was originally a working dog used by Scottish shepherds. The cost of a Bearded Collie is based on the fact that the dog is one of the oldest breeds in Britain, its pure pedigree and its unique look.

You could expect to pay between £500 and £600 for a Bearded Collie.

Egyptian Pharoah Hound

This breed has such a rich history and can often be seen in the form of statues and drawings from ancient Egypt. They have a very distinctive with their large, high, pointy ears and long faces and are expensive due to their rarity.

An Egyptian Pharoah Hound could cost between £1,500 and £2,000.

English Bull Dog

It is the breeding and birthing process of this flagship breed that makes them so expensive to buy. Male Bull Dogs can actually crush their female counterparts during mating, so artificial insemination is very common. Also, because they have such large heads, the birth requires a Caesarian section. All of these factors then add up to a hefty price tag.


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You could be expected to pay between £1,500 and £2,000.

Tibetan Mastiff

A red Tibetan Mastiff recently became the most expensive dog of all time when it was purchased in China for $1.5 million. This breed is very popular and is in high demand from Chinese millionaires.

Although you can get adult and unique Tibetan Mastiffs (i.e. red), that will a lot more expensive, you can buy a puppy for between £2,000 to £3,000.


Not only are Rottweilers expensive to buy, they are also said to be the most expensive pet to maintain.

Rottweilers can fetch between £1,500 to £5,000.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

These dogs are very popular with celebrities and is often associated with Charlotte from Sex and the City. Although they are a popular breed, they are still relatively rare. This, combined with the fact that they are a pure breed, makes them expensive dogs to buy.

This breed can really vary in price from breeder to breeder. However, you could expect to pay between £600 and £9000.

The Samoyed

This fluffy, medium-sized Siberian sled dog have become very popular at dog shows recently. The fact they are high-maintenance dogs and their origin gives them a hefty price tag.

A Samoyed puppy could fetch between £2,500 and £5,000

Dog Sledding...IcelandCanadian Eskimo Dog

This breed nearly became extinct – in 1963 there was actually only one registered Canadian Eskimo Dog in the whole of Canada.

Today, a puppy could go for around £4,500.

The Löwchen

The Löwchen is another breed that almost became extinct in the 19th century, following a very popular phase during the Renaissance.

Luckily, the breed is now revived and can fetch between £3,000 and £5,000.


Becky has an English bull dog that she loves spoiling. She recently bought a wooden dog bed from The Stylish Dog Company for him to relax in.

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