If you are the owner of an expensive dog breed that has cost you a lot of money to acquire, your friend is probably different from the rest of his kind. And sometimes it becomes a source of discussion among owners and passers-by alike.
Expensive dogs can be big guards as well as small companions. Of course, the show class a priori sells much more expensive, but there are several dog breeds that are already considered prestigious from birth – so rare they are in our country.
Few people here have not seen the movie about the faithful dog Hachiko. It is Akita-inu, a Japanese dog breed that has become a symbol of love and loyalty to its owner.
At the same time, Akita hates other dogs, especially those of the same sex. Therefore, the Inu must always be the only and unique in the family. They do not like other people either, though they do not throw. Akita barks rarely, if necessary.
In terms of character, the breed is quite diverse. dogs are able to make their own decisions and obey their owner without question. But only if the owner is tough and unwavering as a rock. With a soft person, the Akita will immediately take supremacy in his paws and it will be extremely difficult to cope with him.
An Akita is very good at catching things on the fly, so training shouldn’t be a problem. However, very often owners are faced with the fact that the dog does not want to follow orders. These situations occur if the dog is not “explained” why he needs to perform a particular order. It is necessary to work on motivation with Akita-inu since childhood.
If you don’t give it a proper workout and leave it home alone, it’s quite possible that you’ll see a raggedy mess instead of a sofa upon your return.
A word of caution: the Akita Inu is no stranger to fear of heights. Both puppies and adult dogs can do incredible pirouettes without caring where they land.
This dog is very similar to the Husky, only a smaller copy. They are also somewhat reminiscent of these beautiful sled dogs in character: the lax merrymakers are sure to become family favorites. There are three varieties: Standard, Mini and Toy. They differ in size, which makes the dogs very attractive for keeping in apartments.
The Alaskan klee kai does not bark in the usual sense. He sort of grunts, which slightly resembles human speech and makes communicating with the dog even more amusing.
The Klee-Kai has a poor tolerance for loneliness. Therefore, it will not suit owners who have to be away for long periods of time. In addition, just like the Husky, it can make a mess in the house: chew up furniture, overturn flowerpots and destroy more than one pair of slippers.
If you’re captivated by the breed though, and absence is necessary, provide your dog with toys that he can turn all his wind-up temperament too. If there are other animals like dogs or cats in the house, that’s fine too. They’ll make good company for the clique.
Unlike the Husky, the Klee Kai may not tolerate rough treatment from teenagers. Therefore, children must be taught how to behave with a dog. Although very young children are just crazy about Klee, a baby can hurt it without realizing it at all. How the Klee-kai separate one from the other is a mystery.
And just like the Husky, the Alaskan Klee Kai is a mini excavator-like dog. The dog is bound to dig holes, so if you live in a private home, consider this fact.
English Bulldogs are unique dogs in every way. In addition to its charming appearance, the breed has a powerful muscularity and at the same time a strikingly lazy character. He would lie on the couch for days on end, occasionally switching to eating and playing with the kids, but daily walks are a must, if only for the sake of health.
The English bulldog is also stubborn. Combined with laziness, this quality seems downright disastrous, but you just have to find the key to the dog. And of course, you can’t force this aristocrat to do anything at all. Only love, affection, and firmness of character can move this little giant from the dead point.
Despite their menacing appearance, bulldogs at heart are very kind individuals who do not mind making friends with any domestic animal.
Take care of your Englishman from the heat. Summers with high temperatures and humidity can be unbearable torture for your pet. Because of the special muzzle structure, your dog snores and can often be prone to respiratory problems. And don’t overfeed your pet. His natural laziness and breed peculiarities make it easy for him to gain weight, from which the dog then suffers.
If you thought that the English bulldog is a gentle and spineless creature, then I hasten to disprove your thoughts. If the slightest danger appears this seemingly clumsy dog will bravely protect its owner. And given its considerable weight and famous bulldog’s jaw, you can only pity the offender.
No wonder this dog is among the most expensive in the world. The Afghan greyhound is indeed very beautiful. And at the same time, it is very controversial. If a puppy is ready to play at least all day long, as an adult dog, you just can’t play with it. Yes, of course, he wants to frolic, but only if he wants to.
Keep in mind that these greyhounds are very touchy. And if you punish the dog for something it thinks it did not do, expect an appropriate reaction. For the same reason, do not breed an Afghan Greyhound if there are small children in the house. Violence on their part can drive your beauty to the brink.
Afghans are individualists, and because of this, their perception of them is that they are unruly and stroppy dogs. However, everything is much simpler than it seems. The Afghan greyhound is somewhat similar in character to cats. One dog can be tender and shy, and the other – capricious and capricious. It is impossible to guess which dog you will get.
Afghans are no longer the herding dogs that once guarded flocks. Selection has done its work and it is now more of an image breed. Nevertheless, a greyhound will never compete with the owner for the right of alpha. They are already self-sufficient and see no reason to prove anything to anyone.
Hair care is a separate story. Beautiful afghans’ hair needs daily care, and life has a separate challenge for show dogs. And the sooner you get your dog used to brushing and grooming, the better for everyone.
Training an Afghan can and should be done. However, be prepared for the fact that sometimes your orders may be ignored. Therefore, it is important to establish a trusting relationship with your pet from puppyhood.
For your dog to get his energy out, he needs a lot of exercises, which not every owner can do. Sign up for coursing – in most cases that’s enough.
The name itself suggests that Bedlingtons are a breed bred in England. At first glance, one associates the dog with something delicate and fearful – so much so that the Bedlington resembles a sheep or a poodle.
However, this breed does not belong to the terrier breed for anything. Behind its outward complacency lies a true hunter who will pursue his prey relentlessly.
Today, these “lambs” are mostly show-class dogs, which are specially trained for exhibitions. And at home, a Bedlington is a great companion. They’ll never show aggression towards humans for no reason, but if they’re bothersome, they can show their character.
The Bedlington Terrier is very jealous of its owner. Therefore, it is advisable to limit the neighborhood to cats and dogs. Even children may not be happy with the terrier, as they may agitate the dog’s already sensitive nature.
The reasonable question arises: what to do with such a dog at all? It is not cheap enough to be just a couch animal. You either have to hunt with it or engage in exhibitions and training.
Keep in mind that once you’ve awakened the hunting instinct in a terrier, you can’t “reset” the dog to factory settings. So it’s either hunting or training for good behavior.
It is originally a hound breed, which, judging by the translation of the breed name, goes by “bloodhound trail”. Today, the Bloodhound is mainly used as a bloodhound. But the breed is so rare that it deservedly made our list.
The Bloodhound is a phlegmatic goody-goody. But that does not mean that you can treat him as you please. In the company of its own kind, the Belgian hound will not start fights, and among the cats will not bully everyone indiscriminately.
If you often invite guests to your home, rest assured that your dog will never attack any of them. The dog will happily join the human company and take part in all the fun.
The Bloodhound cannot be called an apartment dog. It’s too big and clumsy for that. Moreover, the hound will be eager to tamper with your property. The best option for keeping the dog is a private home with a yard.
While the Bloodhound cannot be called a stupid dog, his training can come with some surprises. The fact is that bloodhounds sometimes don’t see the point of training and therefore are slow to perform. There is one more distracting factor: hounds have a phenomenal sense of smell and are often distracted by the smell that interests them. They follow the trail stubbornly and masturbate, so this fact must be taken into account.
The Bordeaux Dog’s frightening appearance is deceptive. It is a calm and confident dog that doesn’t attack people for no reason.
He loves his master wholeheartedly and follows him wherever he goes. Even when out for a walk, he won’t stray too far from you, preferring that you stay in his field of vision. Don’t leave him alone for too long: For this giant, loneliness is a curse.
Bordeaux will get along perfectly at home with a cat, but on the street, it will definitely start hunting the mustached one. The dog will not tolerate his family and dogs of the same sex as him, as well as small children. The fact is that the sounds and fuss that babies make irritate the dog. Sure, it’s unlikely that the dog will jump at a child with a bared mouth, but you will want to delay getting a puppy until the child is at least ten years old.
The Bordeaux is an excellent guardian of its territory. And when an enemy appears the dog does not immediately rush on him but tries to intimidate him with its magnificent appearance.
Training a Dane can be a challenge. This breed is stubborn and willful. But, as with all breeds, the advice is universal: you just need to bond with your dog, and for such a serious breed, this is a must. Don’t let him cuddle you as a puppy, because later on the 50-pounder will be knocking people over like skittles. And don’t let him pull on the leash while walking, or you’ll be the one getting walked.
The Bordeaux Dog is a real porker. He loves to get dirty, so regular bathing should be the norm. And dogs aren’t big eaters, so keep a damp cloth handy.
Welsh Corgi Pembroke
Pembroke is at the top of the most expensive dogs, if only because it is a favorite breed of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain. And the desire to have what the individuals of the royal court kind of obliges.
Corgis are very friendly sheepdogs. They will never attack a human, although clashes do occur with members of their own tribe. There is also a variety: the Welsh Corgi Cardigan, which is practically one breed with some differences.
Despite their indoor appearance, Pembrokies are originally herding dogs. They’re very active and busy all the time: they play, run, romp on their short legs and smile wryly, always delighting people around them.
The corgi will follow you around and occasionally touch you with his paw as if to say, “Master, pay attention to me. And of course, this breed is crazy about kids. No matter what the pranksters do, the sheepdog will be stoically patient and never show the slightest bit of aggression.
The corgi has two habits left over from herding life: biting people’s legs from behind and having a good meal. Since the dog is unlikely to herd geese, all humans in his family become geese. Hence the biting: The corgi is simply pointing you in the right direction. It shouldn’t be too hard to wean your dog from this. And the habit of stomach stuffing is also a legacy from herding times when you never knew if you’d ever eat another bite. But this too can be easily controlled.
The very name of the breed suggests what kind of activity this dog does. But for humans, the Irish are perfectly safe (if you behave with them properly, of course).
This dog brings together the qualities of love for its owner and his family (but not the servile adoration), the ability to control its emotions and intolerance for other animals. Therefore, the neighborhood with the same cat can end very badly for the latter.
I don’t think the Irish Wolfhound can be a bodyguard. He does not have that kind of character. But to cripple a foe who invaded the dog’s territory is always welcome. That’s why you need to socialize with your dog from an early age – you don’t live in the middle of the Irish mountains.
You can and should train an Irishman, but the training must be based on mutual trust and respect. Remember, these dogs are very touchy and hate being told the same thing 100,500 times. And of course, never hurt a Wolfhound: you’ll end up with a nervous and unhappy dog, and this is dangerous for both you and those around you.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
It owes its origin to the British aristocracy, who, in keeping with fashion, favored the cheerful little beady-eyed dogs. They were a sign of their lords’ high status and were kept exclusively as indoor dogs, contrary to the edict which said that dogs could not be kept at court.
The breed underwent further breeding and in 1928 a new variety was approved which still exists today. The breed has become popular with many celebrities, which explains why it is so expensive today.
The Cavalier is a dog with a lot of energy. Even if there is only one Spaniel in the house, it seems that there are at least three of them – so he has the ability to be in several places at once and stick his curious nose everywhere. This is why it’s recommended to keep Spaniels in very large households so the dog won’t pester anyone with its attention.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will get along with anyone: cat, dog, bird, reptile, etc. He has absolutely no leadership tendencies but has one strong quality – boundless charm. They love tactile contact and are crazy about children, who, as usual, love to cuddle and squeeze animals.
Training has to be done with care: the slightest roughness will cause a dog to be reluctant to do anything. And during the walk, chasing after some small animals (no one canceled their hunting instincts), the spaniel may be lost. Therefore, the most important thing is to clearly learn the commands “to me”, “boo” and “beside”.
This is a relatively rare breed native to Germany. The cute shaggy big fellow is very kind to children as an adult, but as a puppy, this breed is a bit misunderstood and can bite.
Despite its size, a Leonberger is neither a guard nor a bodyguard. It’s nonsense to see a two-legged dog as an enemy, but it can also bark and people are usually reluctant to take offensive action.
A Leonberger is very sociable. He will not chase cats and other minnows and is unlikely to pick a fight with his kin. But, of course, he will fight back against any bully he sees fit.
It is an excellent companion, affectionate and loving, although looking at the dog at once you would not think about it. It is clear that in the apartment of such a dog is unlikely to start. The dog will live in a private house with a yard. And to chain, the shaggy bear means to spoil his psyche.
If you want to have a loyal dog, you must have one Leon. When two puppies are taken, the dogs become so infatuated with each other that the two-legged one takes a back seat to them.
Our climate is perfect for a Leonberger. This dog doesn’t do well in hot weather and that’s not surprising, as it has such a thick, long coat!
We don’t see this breed here very often. The massive dog with thick folds of the skin accompanied Roman legionnaires on their campaigns and fought against other animals and humans in coliseums two thousand years ago.
The Mastino Napolitano is a dog of one owner. He is so devoted to him that he may become depressed if he doesn’t get the attention he deserves. For the same reason, he may become aggressive towards other household members who were not lucky enough to become his chosen ones. Therefore, in order to avoid mishaps, take care of your dog.
The Mastino is territorial and will do well as a guardian. He won’t let a mouse get past him, rest assured. Even if the Neapolitan is snoozing quietly in the shade, he knows exactly what’s going on in his territory at the moment.
Although it is a calm dog, it needs a firm and persistent owner. Napolitano should not be used by people who are too lenient, as he will make your decisions for you.
The unusual name of the breed suggests that these miniature dogs used to be great rat catchers. But nowadays, this breed belongs to the image class and is an excellent companion.
It’s a very social dog, it’s even called a pocket comforter. They have great hunting instincts, so introducing chinchilla mice to dogs is a dubious idea. But with cats, they will be the best “buddies”. Maybe that’s because rodents are unifying after all.
Kittens are fearless. They can lash out at any large dog if they think their rights are being infringed upon in any way. And with exactly the same dedication all small-sized yard “games” will be chased. That is why it is recommended to take the rats out only on a leash.
The Prague Rat is a greedy possessive dog. If someone tries to take away his belongings (a bone or a toy), he will see with his own eyes what this little dog is capable of. Probably that’s why the little rats still make all sorts of stashes. If you do not find something in its place, it makes sense to look for it at the four-legged friend.
The small size and the funny appearance of the rat-catcher disposes to pamper, pamper and pamper the animal again. But with this, you can not be indiscriminate, as rat-catchers – very subtle manipulators. Just give weakness, and the dog sitting in your pocket, will be happy to command you.
Russian black terrier
Funnily enough, this breed is not related to terriers. The dog is related to Schnauzers and Pinchers, and breeds like the Riesenschnauzer, Rottweiler, Newfoundland, and Airedale Terrier played a role in its formation.
The black terrier is also called “Stalin’s dog”. And all because he personally gave the order to breed a new breed, which would not be afraid of either the heat or the cold, was perfectly trained and had excellent security qualities.
Nowadays, the Russian terrier is a great companion and home guard. Even if you have a large homestead, the dog will investigate every corner of it with great care for trespassing.
A well-mannered terrier will not attack a person for no reason, only when clearly threatened. Terriers have an excellent memory, and therefore they are regarded as vindictive dogs. But to every action, there is a counteraction. And I would not advise joking with this serious dog.
The Russian Black Terrier would love to play with your heirs. One “but”: Children shouldn’t be too young because a massive dog may unwillingly cause injuries. Yes, and a small child may not understand that this big guy has a limited supply of patience.
The owner of the Russian Black Terrier should be a person with a firm spirit, strict and fair. Training this dog is not a hassle, but the dog should not be forced to do anything that is not relevant.
It is a relatively young breed. Those dogs dominated by Airedale blood are more companionable and friendly, while those dominated by Rottweiler blood are more protective and protective.
This graceful greyhound was bred in the Middle East for unarmed hunting and long-distance sporting races. It is an intelligent-looking dog and has the same temperament. Its nervous system is highly sensitive and therefore it will not tolerate poking or pinching from unsophisticated children.
And towards adults Greyhound loses their temper if someone speaks to it in a higher tone of voice. Or even so: if in its presence someone has an argument. So if you have a busy family life, don’t get this breed.
The Persian Greyhound is equally friendly with all family members but gives its heart only to one owner. Therefore, the family must understand that only one person can control the dog. To force him to do the whims of others is to rock his nervous system.
He’d be easy to get along with dogs, but getting her to stop chasing cats would be a challenge. He’s a hunter, that’s for sure. So be careful where you walk: The slightest provocation and only a trace of Saluki is gone.
As for training, Persian won’t please you much either, for many centuries the dog’s task was to run and hunt and here somebody tries to achieve something incomprehensible… But with proper diligence and good contact with the dog, Saluki can be trained to do something.
Salukis are also amazingly stubborn. As a puppy, it will test your patience more than once, but you must remember that only kindness, caress and justice will help you to grow a proper Greyhound. However, when the Persian matures these tendencies will fade into oblivion.
Work out with Saluki. Go to movie tracks, exercise it in running and hunting. Contrary to common opinion, this greyhound will not become wild and uncontrollable after training. Quite the contrary: it holds a lot of energy that just needs to go somewhere.
It is one of the most expensive and oldest dog breeds in the world. Excavations confirm that Mastiffs were with humans as early as the Stone Age. Due to the geographical remoteness of Tibet, the traits of the breed have not changed for many thousands of years and interest in these powerful dogs is relatively recent.
The Tibetan Mastiff is an animal with dignity. It has a strong and indestructible character. It will not bark over anything and demands to be treated as an equal.
Surprisingly, mastiff activity occurs in the evening and at night. This is explained by the fact that in the past dogs slept during the daytime in order to be ready at night to carry out guard duty and protect villages and monasteries from raids of people and wild animals. Therefore, get used to the dog’s night barking.
A Tibetan will never lunge at a human first (unless he’s trespassing). But a dog also has what people call intuition, and if your dog is nagging a familiar friend, you might want to take a closer look.
Mastiffs do not like noise and bustle. Therefore, he will do well in a family where there are no very young children and the house does not look like a passageway because of the many guests.
If the Tibetan Mastiff grew up with any animal, it will continue to be a member of its gang, over which there is no need to establish dominance. But if you get another dog with an adult, conflicts are unlikely to be avoided.
If a mastiff doesn’t accept your authority, training him will be difficult. But even if he is an alpha, you must treat him with sensitivity and patience without the slightest hint of him losing confidence.
It is also a very rare and quite expensive dog. Its homeland is commonly thought to be Malta, and its profile is very reminiscent of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the netherworld. The second name of the breed is the Maltese Rabbit Greyhound, which clearly indicates its specialization.
But today everything is different and the Pharaoh dog has become an image breed, the possession of which shows the high social status of its owner.
It is a very kind, calm and gentle animal, which neither mischievous children nor crowds of guests can embarrass. It will respond with equal dignity if needed and will not bore its owner with its attention if he is not disposed to communicate.
Surprisingly, if this greyhound is hyperactive on a walk or in class, she won’t turn everything upside down at home.
Pharaohs do not single out any one person among their owners. They treat all housemates with an equal degree of adoration and do so so tactfully that it is a sin to be offended. In the same way, they accept other dogs in their territory. They are alien to quarrels and conflicts.
Training a Pharaoh dog can take years. And it’s not because greyhounds are stupid. They have phenomenal memory and will never forget what they learned once. It’s just that the general training course is absolutely not their element. The breed was bred for hunting and friendship, so you need to think about more simplified methods of training.
And which breed from this list would you choose?