From $2,000 to $2 Million: The 13 Most Expensive Dog Breeds Ranked 

Owning a dog comes with guarantees of a ride-or-die snuggle partner, daily doses of furry kisses…….and sometimes, too many zeros on the price tag. While there’s no denying that a dog’s love is priceless, we can’t say the same about the cost of purchasing one, particularly if the canine falls under the category of the most expensive dog breeds in the world. 

Sure, whether small, big, short, or tall, every dog breed is special in its own way. The reality, though, is you’ll have to part with thousands of dollars to own certain breeds. But before we dive right into these insanely pricey breeds, let’s first address the obvious, shall we? Ever wondered, “What on earth makes these breeds that darn expensive?” Glad you asked. 

Generally speaking, there are three main factors that influence how expensive a particular dog breed is: its rarity or uniqueness, its purebred status, or how high in demand the breed is.  

Now that you have an idea of the reasons behind the hefty price tag associated with some breeds, here are 13 costliest dog breeds to own:

1. Tibetan Mastiff

A Tibetan Mastiff lying on a pink blanket on a heap of rocks

2. Samoyed

Two Samoyeds with mouth slightly open in a forested area

3. Löwchen

Close up of a Lowchen walking on a red carpet

4. French Bulldog 

Playful French Bulldog with a stick inside its mouth

5. Afghan Hounds

An Afghan Hound at a dog show

6. Black Russian Terrier 

A close-up of a Black Russian Terrier

7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 

Close-up of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

8. Biewer Terrier 

A leashed Biewer Terrier walking on a sidewalk

9. Pharaoh Hound

A Pharaoh Hound at a dog show

10. Staffordshire Bull Terrier 

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier lying on the ground with mouth open

11. Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog running on a grass field with mouth open

12.  English Bulldog

A brown and white English Bulldog with a red collar

13. Saint Bernard 

A Saint Bernard standing on ground covered with snow.