If you love dogs, you most likely understand that buying for the breed can be worth it. Some breeds can cost thousands of dollars to purchase and you might be amazed at just which breeds are the most expensive. So today we are going to list down the top 10 Expensive Dogs.

1. Samoyed

COST: $12,000 to purchase and will require regular grooming costs that can quickly add up. Be prepared for potential medical costs as the Samoyed can be prone to autoimmune disorders that can wrack up vet bills quickly. The Samoyed is a beautiful white mid-sized dog that originally came from Siberia. These dogs have a thick double coat and originally were bred for herding. These dogs are very friendly and will be loyal for many years. The Samoyed typically weighs anywhere from 35-60 pounds and they are known to live up to 15 years.

2. Chow Chow

COST: $2,000 – $6,000 but the real costs come after you purchase the dog. They can live up to 12 years and regular extensive grooming is required. The Chow Chow is prone to skin conditions and requires regular vet care. The Chow Chow is a rare breed that is quite hard to find. They do not cost as much to purchase upfront, but they do typically require extensive vet care and grooming. The Chow Chow is known for being protective and looking much like a mash-up between lions and teddy bears.

3. English Bulldog

COST: $2,000 – $5,000 but the costs after purchase can add up quickly. Health care for English Bulldogs is more expensive than nearly any other dog. You can expect to spend a decent amount for baths and grooming in addition to regular vet care. These dogs are prone to various health concerns that can be quite costly for their overall care. The English Bulldog is a sturdy small dog with a mid-size weight. They are known for their short legs and abundance of wrinkles as well as their slobbery love. The English bulldog is the 4th most popular breed of dogs in the US. These dogs are great with families and do not require extensive exercise. They also have a shorter expected life span of about 8 years.

4. Löwchen

COST: $5,000 and requires regular grooming. They are not as prone to ailments as some dog breeds but they can require vet maintenance for ultimate health. The Löwchen is an incredibly unique toy dog and one of the smallest breeds in the most valuable dogs in the world. There are very few of this breed registered throughout the world and only a small number registered each year. These dogs are often called little lions. They are extremely smart dogs that love to play and are loyal to family. They have a great life span of about 14 years.

5. Tibetan Mastiff

COST: $7,000 for excellent breeds. However, you can expect to dig deeper for grooming needs as well as medical care due to size, specifically with bone and muscle health. The Tibetan mastiff is a large dog as the name mastiff might suggest. This dog was bred in Tibet to be a herd protector. The large dog was able to protect from large animals like bears, wolves, and other predators. The Tibetan mastiff can grow quite large up to 160 pounds for males. They also live up to 15 years with proper care

6. Rottweiler

COST: $5,000. They also suffer from various health risks that can cause vet expenses to pile up quickly. This is the breed that might surprise you on this list. The Rottweiler is a large breed dog known for being a fearless protector. These dogs are usually fairly large. The Rottweiler can easily reach up to 130 pounds for the male breed while females may be as light as 75 pounds. They are devoted and loyal to their families but display appropriate restraints as well.

7. Saluki

COST: $5,000 at purchase. They require regular grooming but health-wise typically do not require excessive vet care for common illnesses amongst the breed. The Saluki is a dog that is commonly bred specifically for dog shows and competitions. They are large dogs in size but not in weight. They tend to be very smart and quiet as well as aloof. The Saluki can get up to about 60 pounds but stands commonly 25 inches at full height. They are very fast dogs and love to be in the open to run. Saluki often lives up to 14 years.

8. Afghan Hound

COST: $4,000 to purchase. They are elegant dogs that require extensive pampering and grooming which is where your costs will really expand. They are prone to some minor health conditions as they age. The Afghan Hound is another beautiful breed often used for dog shows. They are known for their long smooth hair and tall beautiful stance. The Afghan hound is a large breed. They typically weigh between 50 and 75 pounds at full grown. They typically live up to 14 years.

9. Akita

COST: $1,000 – $2,000 to purchase but it’s their care that gets expensive. Expect to have routine grooming to keep reduce shedding. Additionally, these dogs commonly deal with skin diseases and hip and knee ailments. Akita is not extremely expensive to purchase but they do require a lot of healthcare for premium health. The Akita is a large dog that comes from mountainous locations in Japan. They have coarse thick coats that are soft and beautiful. These dogs are calm, protective, and friendly and they make great family pets.

10. Pharaoh Hound

COST: $3,000 to purchase this hound. They are short-haired and grooming requirements are fairly minimal. Health issues are typically kept to a minimum so you shouldn’t have to worry about extensive vet care. The Pharaoh Hound is a Maltese breed that is known for its rabbit hunting skills. It is sleek and fast and they love to play. These dogs are intelligent, affectionate, and very trainable. You can expect the pharaoh hound to grow up to 25 inches in height and weigh anywhere from 40 – 60 pounds. The pharaoh hound has a very individualized look that makes them extremely popular. They live up to 14 years