The Costliest Dog Breeds to Own

An costly dog breed is the French Bulldog. French Bulldogs appeared in mid-19th-century France as toy dogs.

Traditional Tibetan Mastiffs protected Buddhist monasteries from wolves and bears. This Himalayan-bred dog is phenotypically different from others of its size.

The German “little lion” Löwchen is another of the most expensive dog breeds. It's one of the rarest dogs worldwide.

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A medium-sized herder, the Samoyed. The Samoyed, a basic breed of dog from Northern Siberia, precedes current breeds in the mid-19th century.

Another pricey dog breed is the Afghan Hound. An ancient breed, the Afghan Hound is most closely linked to the Saluki, a sighthound.

Another pricey canine breed is the Pharoah Hound. Known as Kelb tal-Fenek, the Malta-bred Pharoah Hound is a medium-sized hunting dog.

Bern, Switzerland, and the Swiss Alps produced the big Bernese Mountain Dog. The Bernese Mountain Dog, one of four Sennehund-type breeds, was originally created as a versatile farm dog.

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