The World’s 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

9. Bernese Mountain Dog ($2,000)

Bernese Mountain Dog -

Bernese Mountain Dog –

The Bernese Mountain Dog looks very similar to the St. Bernard but that is because they are both from Switzerland. These guys are very affectionate dogs and are easy to train, so the higher price tag makes sense. For this kind of dog, it is best to have a huge yard for him to run free.

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  • I was shocked to get to the end of this only to realize that Rottweilers are the most expensive breed. I thought they wouldn’t even be in the list since it started at $1,500. I bought a puppy Rottweiler for $400 back in the late 90’s (in P.R.) as a present to my dad who lived there back then. My mom had just passed away so my fiance convinced me to get him a Rotweiller next time we visited. The dog came with papers and everything authenticating it as purebred from Germany, or so they claimed. I never really double checked on that, though. I just wanted a guardian dog for my dad, who was living alone and someone had tried to break into his home recently.

    The dog was gorgeous and fun to play with as a puppy, though; but as he grew older he became sick with dysplasia… and quite aggressive because my dad’s yard was not big enough. My dad didn’t know those animals can’t be left chained for too long. I have to admit I failed to read up on the animal thoroughly before buying it in order to make sure I was getting a dog that was suitable for my dad, who was already passed 70 at the time. Rottweilers do grow a lot quickly.

    One day the dog bit my father pretty badly in the hand as he attempted to take him to the vet. So that was the end of his stay. We gave the dog to a neighbor who had other dogs and knew a great deal about those animals. He assured to us that he would see the dog received proper care and attention. One thing though… that dog ate like a lion! My father always complained it was expensive as heck to feed him. I honestly feared getting too close to the dog when he grew up and I went to visit my father. The dog’s shear looks intimidated me. His darn black head was as big as a basketball. But my fiance was not afraid of him at all. She would pet him as if she was petting a puppy, and the dog was always very passive and cuddly with her. But he would always bark at me! Maybe I should’ve reminded him I was the one who paid to get him…

    This said, I don’t recommend anyone to pay for a dog. It’s best to adopt. And any dog can be an excellent guardian of your home. All he or she needs to do is bark to deter the intruders.

  • My beloved Fox Terrier named Kiko (RIP) cost me $600 back in 1983. His lineage came from a champion in England. He lived 15 years. A great dog an a real friend.

  • Please, this guy is talking s**t, Tibetan Mastiffs are over a million dollars each. It is the most expensive dog you can get. whoever did this article is an absolute moron