Special Report

Most Expensive Cat and Dog Breeds

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5. German Shepherd
> Average cost for high-end breed: $6,150
> Expected weight: 65-90 pounds
> Life expectancy: 7-10 years
> Dog group: Herding

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4. Yorkshire Terriers
> Average cost for high-end breed: $6,700
> Expected weight: 7 pounds
> Life expectancy: 11-15 years
> Dog group: Toy

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3. Neapolitan Mastiff
> Average cost for high-end breed: $7,100
> Expected weight: 110-150 pounds
> Life expectancy: 7-9 years
> Dog group: Working

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2. English Bulldog
> Average cost for high-end breed: $7,250
> Expected weight: 40-50 pounds
> Life expectancy: 8-10 years
> Dog group: Non-sporting

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1. French Bulldog
> Average cost for high-end breed: $7,650
> Expected weight: under 28 pounds
> Life expectancy: 10-12 years
> Dog group: Non-sporting