Top 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

1. Samoyed – $14,000

The Siberian Samoyed dog takes the top rank for being the most costly canine in the world. The unique breed is renowned for its willingness to please, friendly disposition, and smiling looks.

2. Löwchen – $12,000

The Löwchen, which originated in France and is also known as the "small lion dog," has been a favorite among Europeans for more than 500 years. 

3. Chow Chow – $11,000

One of the oldest and rarest breeds in the world, the Chow Chow has its roots in northern China. The cost of owning a Chow Chow doesn't end with the price of the dog itself.

4. Azawakh – $9,500

The Azawakh is a sighthound, which means it hunts by sight as opposed to scent. This dog is incredibly swift, just as other sighthounds.

5. Rottweiler – $9,000

Although they don't cost a lot to buy—typically $1,500 at first—they cost money in vet bills because of medical problems.

6. Canadian Eskimo Dog – $8,750

With less than 300 canines left in 2018, the Canadian Eskimo dog is one of the rarest breeds in the world and is in danger of going extinct. 

7. Dogo Argentino – $8,000

Due to their powerful stature and history of large game hunting, Dogo Argentinos are among the most expensive canines in the world. 

8. Pharaoh Hound – $7,500

The Pharaoh Hound, which in Maltese means "rabbit dog," is typically used to hunt rabbits in the Maltese Islands. 

9. Akita – $6,500

Although this big, strong dog has a noble disposition, when necessary, he may become explosive and vicious.

10. Saluki – $5,500

This hound is both one of the oldest and priciest breeds in the world. A pup costs around $5,500.