Top 11 Most Expensive Dog Breeds In The World

Top 11 Most Expensive Dog Breeds In The World

Author WDF Staff | Last updated: Jun 03 2023


When we talk about the most expensive dog breeds in the world, most of them will instantly think about the purchase price of the dog, when in reality, the most expensive dog breeds should be ranked for the long-term expense of owning a dog.

We love all dogs, whether purebred, mixed breed, or designer dogs, but we do have an ideology behind which we stand. Since we know what can happen because of bad breeding, we would always advise you to buy a purebred dog breed or, if you are not interested in buying, adopt a dog from a shelter.

The worst thing you can do is to buy a dog from an unregistered and "bad" breeder because, in most cases, although the price of the dog will be lower, other expenses will rise thought out your dog's life, and in the end, your dog will cost much more.

Dogs come in many different sizes; if the dog is small, it doesn't necessarily mean he won't be expensive.

To help you find the best dog breed for you, we listed 11 as the most expensive dog breed based on the amount of money you will have to spend throughout your dog's life.

11. Pharaoh Hound ($1,500 to $3,500)

Pharaoh Hounds are one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. They can be a great addition to your family, and since they are pretty healthy dogs, they shouldn't have health issues. Getting a Pharaoh Hound could initially cost you more money since the dogs are pricey, especially if you are buying from a reputable breeder, but given the fact they are healthy, it is worth it.

Pharaoh Hound

10. Czechoslovakian Wolfdog ($1,500 to $3,500)

Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are pretty rare, so you will have to pay a lot of money initially if you are lucky enough to find them. For the most reputable breeder, puppies of Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are reserved in advance.

This is a very healthy dog breed, and besides the initial high price, the cost of owning one will not be much. You should spend the average amount of money for a dog breed of this size during his lifetime, so paying a little extra in the beginning, shouldn't be hard for you.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

9. St. Bernard ($1,500 to $3,500)

St. Bernards is one of the dogs that everybody loves, and we cannot blame them. They are so big and fluffy; we all want to cuddle with them. However, when caring for them and the money needed, don't be surprised when you learn that these dogs will cost you a lot of money during their lifetime.

They are prone to many health issues, and maintaining their fur could also be tricky, so be prepared to spend a lot of money on grooming services and vet bills.

St. Bernard

8. Staffordshire bull terrier ($2,000 to $3,000)

Staffordshire bull terriers are becoming increasingly popular as a family dog, although they could cost you a lot of money. They are medium size dogs but prone to specific health issues that could potentially build up your vet bills.

Since they have short and smooth coats, they don't require many visits to grooming salons, so this is where you can save some money.

Staffordshire bull terrier

7. Biewer terrier ($2,500 to $3,500)

Biewer terriers are rare dogs, and acquiring one could be hard to do. If you are lucky enough to find one, be prepared to spend a lot of money. 

These dogs are one of the healthiest, and you shouldn't expect serious problems to happen. They are pretty easy to maintain and care for, so you will not have to spend much money on them.

The initial price of the dog will be the biggest thing you will have to spend your money on.

Biewer terrier

6. Bernese mountain dog ($2,500 to $3,500)

Bernese mountain dogs are so popular worldwide, and the biggest drawback with these dogs is their lifespan. They only tend to give up to 8 years. Bernese mountain dog will need some attention in his lifetime, and vet bills could build up.

Caring for their coat is also a big thing whit these dogs, and if you want your dog to look its best, you will have to spend a few extra dollars on grooming services.

Bernese mountain dog

5. Cavalier King Charles spaniel ($2,500 to $3,500)

Cavalier King Charles spaniels are gaining increasingly populararity, and these dogs are excellent companions whether you live alone or in a big family. Maintaining these dogs shouldn't be hard since they are small and don't require some special attention.

They are generally healthy dogs, so you should have many vet bills to take care of.

Cavalier King Charles spaniel

4. French bulldog ($2,500 to $4,000)

French bulldogs are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, which explains why they are so pricey. Good breed French Bulldog from a reputable breeder will cost you a lot of money, but this will not guarantee that you will not spend money on his care.

These dogs are prone to many health problems, and depending on your dog, you must be prepared to spend a lot of money on vet bills. Either way, they are still popular, and many people want to own them.

French bulldog

3. Samoyed ($2,500 to $5,000)

Samoyeds are beautiful white medium-sized dogs that can be a great addition to your family. They will, however, cost you a decent amount of money. Their big white fur will require proper care, and trips to the grooming salons could build up.

Although they have a life expectancy of 12-14 years, they are prone to some serious health issues that can cause vet bills to go up. Also, many of the Samoyeds will require special nutrition, which will cost more money.


2. Black Russian terrier ($3,000 to $5,000)

Black Russian terriers are big and beautiful dogs that are not so popular in all parts of the world. That said, maybe you will have problems finding one. Since they are big dogs, they will cost more money in the beginning.

Black Russian terriers have a double black coat that will require proper care; besides that, you shouldn't spend much money on them. They are big dogs and like to eat a lot, so maybe the biggest cost will be food.

Black Russian terrier

1. Tibetan Mastiff ($3,000 to $5,000)

Tibetan mastiffs are one of the most astonishing big dog breeds. They cost a lot of money since it could be hard to find well-bred Tibetan mastiffs.

Aside from caring for their fur and regular visits to grooming salons, you will not need to spend a lot of money on them. They are pretty healthy dogs, so you shouldn't have many vet bills to cover.

They are big dogs, and as you may think, they like to eat a lot, so food consumption should be something to consider before buying one.

Tibetan Mastiff

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