It has long been said that a dog is man’s best friend, but in truth, these loyal animals can quickly become a much-loved companion to just about anyone, and often, they do just that. If you’re looking to add a furry new member to your family this year, then you might be wondering which breed is the best choice for you, and adopting a mixed-breed pooch is a great way to go if you’re looking to provide one with the loving home it deserves.
If, however, you’ve got your heart set on a pedigree dog with the papers to prove its excellent bloodlines, and you just can’t resist those adorable toy poodle puppies for sale you’ve spotted then it’s worth getting to know which breeds tend to live long and healthy lives and how much you can expect to pay for them.
Some of the finest pedigrees can come with hefty price tags, but it is worth investing in a well-bred dog so that you can be sure it has been ethically raised and kindly treated from the start as well as having those great genes. Also be sure to research breeders and ask around to ensure their reputation is untarnished so that you can settle on your new companion with complete peace of mind.
So, which dogs will set you back the largest amount of cash? Here, we take a look at some of the most exclusive dogs to consider bringing home in 2022 if money is no object, and all of them are guaranteed to make much-loved additions to the family.
The Tibetan Mastiff
The most expensive dog ever sold to date was a Tibetan Mastiff known as Big Splash, who fetched a cool $1.5 million as an 11-month-old, 180 pound puppy. A large and stockily-built dog that some may find intimidating, looks can be deceiving when it comes to this breed, as the Tibetan Mastiff is actually a very affectionate and loving dog that will likely settle into family life quickly.
Costing between £2,500 and £4,500 on average, they are the priciest pick of the bunch, but are almost certain to be worth the splurge when you see how loyal, friendly and show-stoppingly beautiful they are.
The Black Russian Terrier
The Black Russian Terrier might sound like a small lap dog that would fit into just about any home and lifestyle, but this particular type of terrier can stand as tall as 30 inches and weigh in at up to a whopping 140 pounds. Muscular and strong, there’s no denying they are beautiful dogs, but make no mistake, they require plenty of exercise.
So, if you’re looking for a dog that requires minimal maintenance and care, then this breed might not be for you, but if you have the time and attention to spare then you’ll be rewarded handsomely with the Black Russian’s friendly and inquisitive personality. Once again, you can expect to pay between £2,500 and £4,500 to bring one of these breath-taking animals home.
The French Bulldog
The French Bulldog has become an immensely popular breed in recent years, and the increase in demand has seen prices surge. Although a slightly lower investment at between £2,000 and £3,500, they are still not a purchase to be taken lightly, but their adorable personalities and cute, short hair and stocky frames make them lovable pets that are relatively easy to look after, too.
Even so, they’ll still need regular trips to the grooming parlour to keep them looking and feeling their best, and will require plenty of love and attention. These lovable dogs love to play and are a great choice for a family dog for those with children, who will likely keep them entertained all day long.
The beautiful Lowchen is a breath-taking breed that will never fail to impress – but as well as being pretty to look at with their lion-esque manes, they are a great choice for anyone who is looking for a loving pet they have plenty of time to care for.
Their long, flowing manes mean they require a great deal of brushing and grooming, but they love to play and will show you plenty of unbridled affection if you give them the opportunity. At between £2,000 and £3,000 on average, it’s a small price to pay for a wonderful pet that will be by your side for years to come.