10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

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Meta description: If you want to invest in a costlier breed of dog, here are the details about the 10 most expensive dog breeds.

When it comes to buying a dog, there are many options that the buyer will have to consider. Among the many factors, cost is of course an important consideration to make. If you are particular about the best quality and costlier breed, here is the list of the most expensive 10 dog breeds:

Breed No : 1

1. Chow Chow:

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

This Chinese breed is stated to be one of the oldest of dog breeds that are presently available in the market and this was confirmed after a DNA Test. This breed was originally developed as multipurpose working dogs and they also showed their excellence in pulling, guarding, hunting and herding. With the thick coats, they have an attractive appearance and their richness in their appearance is what makes them costlier at around $3000-9000.


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Breed No 2:

2. Pharoah Hound:

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

This is the national dog breed of Malta and it can be purchased at the cost of around $3000-$7000. This breed is stated to be one among the good looking breeds and they have a lean look and they are adept jumpers. They are independent and they get easily tired with repeated commands.


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Breed No 3:


3. Akita:

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This great-looking breed can be purchased at a minimum cost of $3500 and it can even cost more for the buyers. This breed is stated to be one of the attractive breeds and they commonly keep away from strangers, while being lovely and affectionate to owners.


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Breed No 4:

4. Chinese crested hairless:

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

This small-variety dog has just a single coat of fur. So, this breed has a lean appearance with fur just alone on its tail, forehead and on the four legs. The price tag will be around $5000.


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Breed No 5:

5. Tibetan Mastiff:

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

This breed is known to have origin in Tibet and they are available in Central Asia, Ladakh, Nepal, China and Tibet as well. This expensive breed will cost somewhere around 5000-9000 US Dollars. However, one of the dogs under this breed made a history after having sold for 2 million US dollars in China.


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10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

Breed No 6:

6. Canadian Eskimo dog:

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

This is considered to be one of the hoariest breed in North America and they are also rarest remaining breeds. This is known to be powerful athletic breed and they are good guard dogs that can be bought at the cost of around $6000.


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Breed No 7:

7. German Shepherd:

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This intelligent and versatile breed costs somewhere around $6500 and it can be an excellent comparison for humans. As against untrained dogs under this breed, a well-trained dog will cost more for the buyers.

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Breed No 8:

8. Samoyed:

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

You might be surprised to know that this great looking breed will cost somewhere between $6000 and $12000. This playful breed is loved by little children and they can turn out to be good family companions quickly. This breed is little bit stubborn besides being overprotective to the owner.



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Breed No 9:

9. Rottweiler:

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

This large breed of domestic dog is obedient, pleasant and devoted to the owner. They are highly hostile to strangers and other animals and they can be bought at least at the cost of $7000.



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Breed No 10:

10. Lowchen:

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

The price tag of this breed is minimum $7000 and this is otherwise called as little lion or toy dog. It is costlier because of its rare and unique nature.


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8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

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Meta description: If you plan to buy cat as the pet for your home, you might want an affectionate pet and here is the list of top 8 affectionate cat breeds.

In general, as compared to dogs, cats love to spend time alone and they wish to be independent as well. Also, pet experts state that cats value their own space more than that of dogs. But, even though, dog enthusiasts are of the opinion that cats are not affectionate like dogs, the fact is that there are some breeds of cats that are highly caring and affectionate to their owners and their family members. Here are the 8 most affectionate cat breeds you should be aware of, if you want to own a cat:


Breed#01

Scottish Fold/Scottish Straight:


8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

This breed gets the name Scottish fold because they have their ears folded naturally. They look like stuffed toys and this breed is quite and easy-going and they show sweet facial expression to their owners to show their love and affection.

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8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

Breed#02

Ragdoll:

8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

The relaxed and good nature of this breed enabled them to get this name. The striking blue eyes of this breed give them a beautiful look. The affectionate level of this breed is stated to be high towards its owners as compared to other natures like stranger friendliness. This breed can get along with kids and dogs easily.

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8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

Breed#03

Tonkinese:

8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

The adaptability and affectionate feature of this breed is high as compared to its health issues. For instance, it has earned just a single star in health issues out of 5, while it has gained all 5 stars for its adaptability and affection level. Intelligence, stranger and dog friendliness levels are also high at 5.


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8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

Breed#04

Birman:

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This breed is known for its stockier body and the coat will be silkier to touch and feel. They have a strong love to play and this love naturally increases their love towards kids and humans.



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Breed#05

Oriental Shorthair/Siamese:

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This is one of the oldest known cat breeds and when you look for reasons to get this breed, here are some reasons:
1: They are chatty
2: They are curious and playful
3: They often show interest towards learning tricks
4: They look distinctive
5: They are often friendly and affectionate to their owners.


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Breed#06

Kurilian Bobtail:

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The naturally pompom tail gives this breed an attractive look. Even though, this breed has a wide appearance, its gentleness and temperament will attract you to a great extent. This breed will bond with you instantly as compared to any other breed.


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8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

Breed#07

Burmese/Bombay:

8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

If you are looking for an entertaining cat that is affectionate too, the best thing you can do is to buy Burmese breed. Their fine, short and silky coat creates great love for them among kids. They are intelligent, dog-friendly, stranger-friendly and highly adaptable and affectionate.


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8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

Breed#08

Sphynx:

8 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

Even though, many people do not love the look of this breed, just because they are hairless, they can turn out to be the best companion for humans. As they have lack of coat, they are soft to touch and warm as well.



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Top 10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

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Summary: For those, who are planning to purchase a dog, it would be wise to understand about the healthiest dog breeds available.
A popular saying from Andy Rooney states that ‘the average dog is nicer than the average person’. This is because as most of us know dogs are highly affectionate to their masters and there are instances where dogs have lost their lives to save the life of their masters. If you are thinking about taking home a dog, you would surely be interested in selecting a healthy breed.
The fact to remember here is that there are many things that you will have to consider when deciding on the breed of dog to purchase. For instance, you will have to consider the general care, nutrition to be provided to the dog, genetics and size. Even though, dogs are known to face some health issues, there are certain breeds that tend to have only few health problems. Now, let us get into the details about the list of top 10 healthiest dog breeds without any specific order as per the statistics provided by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA): 


Top 10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

Breed#01:

1. German Short haired Pointer:

Top 10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

This is an enthusiastic breed and it is stated that its enthusiasm is the main reason behind the healthy living of this breed. Even though, this breed can get eye disorders, elbow and hip problems genetically, the database of OFA has stated that 96% of dogs under this breed have healthy hips, while 99% of them have healthy elbows.

Breed#
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Breed#02:

2. Shiba Inu:


Top 10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

This is known to be a healthy breed with its originating place stated as Japan. This breed occasionally gets hip dysplasia and certain eye problems and the report submitted by OFA states that just 5.6% of this breed was tested to have dysplastic problem

Breed#
2/10

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Breed#03

3. Greyhound:

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This breed is relatively free from any type of genetic disorders found in dogs. There is a condition called as Greyhound Neuropathy and this disease can be found only in conformation-bred dogs under this breed.

Breed#
3/10


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Breed#04:

4. Siberian Husky:


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This is an active breed that is being used for several hundreds of years for pulling sleds across Siberia. Even though, they are prone to genetic health issues, they are completely free from hip dysplasia as 98% of the dogs tested under this breed were tested to have healthy hips.

Breed#
4/10


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Breed#05:

5. Ibizan Hound:


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This breed faces only a few hereditary issues. This Spanish breed does not show higher incidence of autoimmune thyroiditis. Even though, concerns like epilepsy and allergies are found in this breed, the incidence of these diseases is low.

Breed#
5/10


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Breed#06:

6. Canaan Dog: 


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This breed is also known to be free from hereditary health issues. They are widely used as best human companions and they work alongside humans for detecting mines.

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Breed#07:

7. Brittany: 


Top 10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

Under this breed few dogs face ear infections and allergies. Even though, OFA’s record during the period 1974-2014 stated that there are 14.3% of dogs under this breed with hip dysplasia, the rate dropped to 8.6% from 2006-2010

Breed#
7/10


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Breed#08

08. Pharaoh Hound: 


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This breed is commonly found only in Maltese islands and so they suffer only a few genetic problems. When conscious breeding is followed, dogs that are virtually free from any health issues can be obtained under this breed.

Breed#
8/10


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Breed#09

09-Whippet:


Top 10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

This breed is stated to be the healthiest of purebred dogs. Even though, hypothyroidism and eye disorders are common in this breed, hip and elbow dysplasia is almost not found.

Breed#
9/10


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Breed#10

10. Belgian Malinois:

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This breed is known for its versatility in working, the incidence of health issues in this breed is lesser. According to OFAs report, just 5.3% of dogs under this breed had hip dysplasia

Breed#
10/10


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