Expensive Dog Breeds: Top 5 Essential Care Info
Expensive dog breeds: Becoming a dog parent can be rewarding, but it can become stressful especially when you have to consider the right breed to fit in your families lifestyle. You have to consider if you suffer from allergies; do you purchase a hypoallergenic dog breed? Is your living situation appropriate for the dogs lifestyle, size, and training environment? More importantly, do you fully understand the costs of taking care of your fur-baby? Sitters4Critters can assist you finding the right dog for your families lifestyle should you need any help.
Here are the top 5 most expensive dog breeds and quick facts how to take care of them:
- Lowchen. Lowchens’ are also known as “little lions” They are the most expensive dog breed because they are extremely rare— almost extinct. Lowchens’ cost nearly $10,000, and believe it or not, they are able to adapt well if you live an apartment. Having said that, Lowchens are extremely active and smart. You will need to train your puppy as soon as you are able. To be quite honest, Lowchens are better with smart owners who recognize their habits and correct them properly with corrective training. Lowchens do not tolerate being alone. We have discovered Lowchens to meet and exceed all family expeditions as far as obedience, agility, and companionship. Lowchens do not tolerate being alone. If you are retired and you can take the dog with you to work, this could be the dog for you.
- Samoyed. Samoyeds were created and discovered to hunt, herd wildlife, haul sleighs, and great at cold-weather hiking activities. Samoyed’s cost around $8,500. They can be hyper at times, but they are devoted family dogs. Samoyeds do terrible in apartment living and similar to the Lowchens, they do not like to be alone. If you live in the cold weather environments, this dog could be perfect for you! Likewise, if you live in the warmer climates, this breed is a terrible match. Despite their long hair, they do not do a lot shedding at all. You will need to groom them as often as you possibly can. Overall, great family dog that needs a lot of exercise and professional grooming.
3. Tibetan Mastiff. The Tibetan Mastiff is one of the largest dog breeds in the world. They do not do well in apartments, and require plenty of space. Tibetan Mastiffs can reach up to 160 pounds and get up to 33 inches tall. Although they are known to be fantastic guard dogs, they are loving companion dogs as well. Tibetans are very difficult to train; they need a professional trainer knowledgeable with their tenacious personalities. They are very stubborn, and they do not do well in obedience or agility competitions. This beautiful breed costs as as $7,000!
- Pharaoh Hound. The Pharaoh Hound “rabbit dog” is traditionally used to hunt rabbits. They are highly intelligent and very athletic. The Pharaohs are terrible in cold weather conditions, make sure they wear sweaters when you take them out for walks. Do not let them run loose in an unfenced area, they will prey small animals for many miles. On that note, never leave them alone in “noise restricted” areas. They will bark if left alone, and they bark while chasing down their prey. You never want a Pharaoh Hound from an irresponsible breeder or pet store, be sure a Veterinarian checks them from genetic diseases. Pharaoh Hounds cost about $6,500 on our list!
- Rottweiler. Rottweilers are probably one of the most common household dog (Besides the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, and Beagle). They do not do well in apartment living. If you have a large fenced in yard, they are fantastic loyal dogs to protect you and your property. Be careful though, they do not tolerate being alone. They are known to be destructive and they are brilliant to try to escape. If trained properly, they are actually really friendly and are great with kids. They do a lot of shedding but it goes without saying- they do have thick fur. With that, they are easy to groom if you regularly groom them. Watch out to keep them on a low fat diet, Rottweilers get really sore hind legs when they get older. Less weight will do more for your Rottweiler pup in the long run. Overall, Rottweilers are great family dogs if properly trained, regularly on a Veterinarian preventive medicine, and diet. Pure bred Rottweilers can cost around $6000!
So as you can see, being a responsible dog owner can be a very rewarding lifestyle if you properly take care of your companion. It is essential to keep your pup on a routine wellness plan with your Veterinarian, When you decide to take on a new family member, you must take in account to properly budget approximately $1270 per year to put aside for dog care. We highly suggest pet insurance products and Care Credit for those emergency vet bills if you have any. We hope you enjoy your new family member, if you have any questions, please contact us!