Top 26 Most Expensive Dog Breeds in the World

From the cheerful Samoyed to the reliable golden retriever, these are the most expensive dog breeds. Yet, when it comes to true charm and adorability, our own beloved canine companions will always reign supreme.

No matter the pedigree or price tag, the furry friend curled up on your couch or happily wagging their tail by your side is undoubtedly the most precious and lovable pup in the world.

Here is the list of the most expensive dogs in the world, as well as their cuteness rankings. See if your dog is on the list. Click on the picture to learn more.

1. English bulldog

Average cost: $4,250

Whenever the hosts of the National Dog Show reminisce about their most unforgettable moments, they never fail to bring up a charming bulldog named Thor. This adorable flat-faced pooch effortlessly captured the hearts of viewers and spectators alike, with his confident strut and irresistible charm. Thor’s charisma wasn’t lost on the judges either, earning him the prestigious Best in Show title in 2019. It’s no surprise that when a particular breed wins, they often skyrocket to fame, becoming one of the most sought-after (and pricey) dog breeds to own. But whether they’re a show dog or a family pet, there’s something undeniably special about English bulldogs. If you’re a fan of laid-back pups with a robust physique and endearingly wrinkled faces, then this breed has a lot to offer!

2. French bulldog

Average cost: $4,250

Looking for a cute short-legged dog? This adorable, short-haired breed might just be the dream pup for you—if you’re ready to invest a bit. Sure, you won’t have to make regular trips to the groomer, which can save you some cash, but remember, those irresistible wrinkles need daily TLC to stay clean and dry.

And let’s talk about their need for attention—Frenchies absolutely adore being the center of your world, with plenty of playtime and interaction. It’s probably why they’re such big fans of children—ready-made play buddies! Frenchies aren’t typically loud or overly active barkers unless they get excited. But they are famous for their adorably endearing snorts and snores.

3. Tibetan mastiff

Average cost: $4,000

Did you know that if dogs were priced by weight, the Tibetan Mastiff would surely be one of the most expensive? Just to give you an idea, the record for the most expensive dog ever sold goes to a red Tibetan Mastiff named Big Splash. His new owner happily paid a whopping $1.5 million to bring home this adorable 11-month-old, 180-pound puppy!

Don’t let the size of the Tibetan Mastiff scare you off. Despite their imposing stature, they’re actually very loving family dogs, although they might be a tad reserved and territorial around strangers. What might be a bit more daunting are the other expenses. As Dr. Coble points out, “They require regular grooming to maintain their beautiful, shiny coats. Plus, since medication doses depend on weight, be ready for slightly higher vet bills.”

4. Chow chow

Average cost: $4,000

Meet our fluffy friend, this authentic Chinese dog breed with an irresistibly enormous face. Packed with unique features that justify its place among expensive dog breeds, it even boasts a cool, dark blue-purple tongue! And who could resist its famous scowling expression, which it charmingly wears even when it’s happy? The chow chow, with its strong will, independence, and a touch of aloofness, gives off a cat-like vibe. It’s a delightful and intriguing mix. Just like cats, chow chows maintain a neat appearance and they don’t have the typical doggy odors when they’re brushed regularly. So, not only cute but clean too!