15 Expensive Dogs Only Rich People Can Afford

Most people love dogs and they aren’t called man’s best friend for nothing. They’re playful and
friendly, protective, and extremely loyal. A dog will love you unconditionally until the day he
dies. Some breeds are more popular than others and some breeds cost a pretty penny. Today, we
count down 15 expensive dogs only rich people can afford. Grab your leash and your muzzle and
let’s get started!

15 — The Neapolitan Mastiff

Number 15 on our list is the Neapolitan Mastiff. The Neapolitan Mastiff is an expensive dog and
can cost anywhere between $2500 and $5000. It was developed in southern Italy as a family and
guard dog. Today this massive breed is known as a gentle giant. Neapolitan Mastiffs may not be
the best choice for novice dog parents or apartment dwellers. Their massive size means they need
space and confident training to thrive. However, if you can handle their needs and a bit of drool,
you’ll find an affectionate, loyal companion who loves the whole family! While their appearance
is unnerving, looks are deceiving. The Neo, as they’re often nicknamed, has a reputation for
being an affectionate 200-pound lapdog. This is a constant guardian with an intimidating stare
that they direct toward strangers, but they’re far from being a fighting dog. Steady and loyal,
their primary goal is to be with their people. They’ll defend them with ferocity if need be, but
they’re typically not aggressive without reason. Male Neapolitan Mastiffs stand 26 to 31 inches
at the shoulder and weigh 150 to 200 pounds. Steady and solid as an oak tree, they’re always
alert and aware, even if it looks like they’re relaxing. If you aren’t home, they simply won’t let
anyone onto your property. And really, who’s going to argue with them? When you welcome
someone, though, your Neo will accept that person as well, although they’ll probably remain
aloof. This isn’t a “hail fellow, well met” kind of dog.

14 — The Saluki

Number 14 on our list is the Saluki. The Saluki is native to the area from eastern Turkestan to
Turkey. The Saluki can look rather distinguished, and it should since it has the honor of being
one of the oldest breeds of dogs in the world. They can trace their lineage back to as early as 329
B.C. This ancient breed is believed to be closely related to the Afghan Hound, another ancient
breed. The Saluki is known as the royal dog of Egypt, and perhaps one of the oldest
domesticated dogs known to man. They have even been depicted on Egyptian tombs and were so
valued that they were often mummified along with their royal or wealthy owners. Although
DNA research on this and no less than a few other ancient breeds have led to more questions
than answers, as to their true origins. They were bred to be sighthounds, meaning they use their
keen eyesight to hunt prey. Their long legs allow them to quickly take down foxes, rabbits, and
even gazelles. Salukis, like other sighthounds, work alone since no human could keep up with
them! The Guinness Book of World Records claims they are the fastest breed of dog and can run
up to 42.8 miles per hour! Not only are they fast, but because their feet are heavily padded, they
have a lot of stamina as well. They tend to be fiercely independent and can be aloof with
strangers. Naturally, they need a lot of stimulation to prevent them from becoming bored,
especially if you don’t want them running off looking for gazelles. Males can weigh up to 60
pounds and can reach up to 28 inches. A Saluki pup can cost you a pretty penny – expect him to
set you back around $2,500

13 – The Peruvian Inca Orchid

Number 13 on our list is the Peruvian Inca Orchid. The Peruvian Inca Orchid, also known as the
Peruvian hairless dog is one of the few species of hairless dogs in the world. There are different
varieties, and some do have fur, but in Peru, breeders prefer their pups to be completely fuzz-free. Although they have the world ‘Inca’ right in their name, these dogs pre-date the Incan
culture and were depicted on “moche” pottery in 750 A.D. But Incas did love these dogs as well
and even believed their urine and feces held healing powers. These dogs are known to be
intelligent but getting your owner to praise you instead of scold you for using the carpet as a
toilet is ingenious! It was also thought that their warmth could treat conditions such as
respiratory infections and arthritis. These dogs were bred to be sighthounds like the Saluki.
However, they are generally friendly and affectionate with their families. They’re lively and
alert and often behave protectively with family members, especially children. To get one of
these unique looking dogs for your own, you’re looking at spending about $3,000. But just think
of all the money you’ll save on brushes! While these dogs were bred to hunt, they generally
spend their days guarding livestock in West Africa now.

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