Dogs, as many of us know well, are man’s best friend. If you plan on buying a dog, try to put in a little bit of research. You will discover that there are plenty of amazing dog breeds to choose from, but some are more expensive than others—not just in terms of the purchase price, but also in terms of grooming and medical expenses.
In this list, we will cover the most expensive dog breeds you can buy in the world. They are listed here in order of purchase price, and you can read more about a breed that interests you after learning about the broad budget for becoming their special human. We’ll even include the dog’s price tag, grooming expenses, and average healthcare costs. These figures, in US dollars, are approximate and useful as a guide—your dog´s needs will be unique!
But as any dog owner knows, the love of a dog for its owner(s) and the love of its owner(s) for a dog is absolutely priceless! Here are the general bottom line fees for owning any one (or two!) of these 25 fabulous dog breeds!
1. Kerry Blue Terrier
With a purchase price of $600, this dog might be relatively inexpensive for a purebred. The Kerry Blue is also known as the Irish Blue Terrier and was originally bred to control vermin, but it also has both a guard dog and sheep herding history. Due to their many health concerns, healthcare costs can reach up to $7,000. If taken care of, Kerry Bluesthey can live up to 15 years. A Kerry Blue Terrier won at Crufts in 2000 but remains an uncommon breed amongst terriers.