Special Report

Most Expensive Cat and Dog Breeds

Grant Suneson, Joseph Gedeon

The Most Expensive Dogs

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15. Chow Chow
> Average cost for high-end breed: $3,950
> Expected weight: 45-70 pounds
> Life expectancy: 8-12 years
> Dog group: Non-sporting

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14. Irish Wolfhound
> Average cost for high-end breed: $4,150
> Expected weight: 105-120 pounds
> Life expectancy: 6-8 years
> Dog group: Hound

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13. Doberman Pinscher
> Average cost for high-end breed: $4,950
> Expected weight: 60-100 pounds
> Life expectancy: 10-12 years
> Dog group: Working

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12. Tibetan Mastiff
> Average cost for high-end breed: $5,300
> Expected weight: 75-160 pounds
> Life expectancy: 12-15 years
> Dog group: Working

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11. Golden Retriever
> Average cost for high-end breed: $5,000
> Expected weight: 55-75 pounds
> Life expectancy: 10-12 years
> Dog group: Sporting