Dogs are available in different price ranges, some are cheap and some are really expensive (more expensive than a car).
The price of a dog depends on various factors like place, bloodline and how reputable a breeder is.
The show quality breeds are generally the most expensive ones since they are generally bred to win competitions.
Imported dogs that aren’t bred in India are also generally very expensive compared to dogs that are locally bred.
In this article we are going to tell the list of most expensive dog breeds in India that are available in the market.
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9 Most Expensive Dog Breeds in India
Tibetan Mastiff is one of the most expensive dog breeds not in India but in the world. The price of one Tibetan Mastiff can go up-to 20 lakhs.
These dogs are generally brought to put them up for dog competitions and they mostly win because of how massive and unique they look.
As the name suggests, these dogs originated in Tibet, they are also found in northern India and Nepal.
They have a double layered coat that comes in various colors like black, red and brown.
They are very protective of their owners and aggressive towards strangers and they have a very intimidating look that makes them the perfect dog for guarding.
Alaskan Malamute dogs look like bigger and massive versions of Huskies, and just like huskies they love snow like anything.
They are not perfect for apartments and they are usually used as watch and pull sleds in the snow just like huskies.
Alaskan Malamute are native to Alaska and they are not made for hot weather. They have a very short life span since they have a large body around 8-10 years.
The price of an Alaskan Malamute can range from ₹2,00,00 to ₹7,00,000, depending on the quality and the place you are getting it from.
A dog breed from Japan which became a symbol for loyalty since the story of a Hachiko became popular.
There are two types of Akita Inu available in the market one is the standard one and other is the American Akita.
Both dogs have similar personalities but they look different in terms of looks. There is another type Inu which is called Shiba Inu which looks a lot more similar.
There is a detailed article about the price of Akita Inu in India and their types in another article of this website.
Akita Inu is a quite expensive breed to get since they are very rare to find in India, an average Akita Inu puppy can range between ₹90,000-₹4,00,000.
Maltese are small type breeds or toy type breeds, that are one of most popular among those dog lovers that prefer small dogs.
Maltese is the only dog so far in this list that is actually suitable for an apartment, and the fact they are also hypoallergenic makes this dog a perfect choice for people who are allergic to dogs.
The only downside of owning a maltese is that they are very expensive and also very fragile that can get very easily so the owner needs to be really careful when this dog is around children because they can accidentally hurt them.
According to AKC they rank at 38 for most popular dog breeds in America. The price of a maltese can range from ₹50,000 to ₹90,000 and up to lakhs of rupees depending on the type of Maltese.
Usually miniature or pocket type dogs cost higher than the normal ones, since they are genetically modified.
Red Nose Pitbull Terrier
Red Nose Pitbull Terriers are medium-sized dogs that originated from Ireland and England.
Pitbulls have a bad reputation of being aggressive but the temperament of a breed depends on the environment and the type of care that was given to the dog since it was young.
They can be really loyal and kind if they are properly socialised, exercised and trained.
They can be quite intimidating because of how muscular they look but they are not a guard dog.
Their height ranges from 50 to 60 cm, and their weight ranges from 16 to 30 kg. The price of a red nose Pitbull Terrier is between ₹70,000 and ₹2,00,000.
German Shepherd is actually quite affordable for most people but the show/champion ones can cost more lakhs of rupees.
These dogs win the most competitions since they are easily trainable and have the right kind of features.
They are kind, gentle and loyal to their owners and when it comes to protecting owners from the threat.
They also have a strong sense of smell and that’s one of the reasons why they are most preferred by the police force and the army.
The prices of German Shepherd will vary on the basis of their types and the quality.
Newfound Dog large-sized working dog breeds that are known for their intelligence and strength.
In India, the cost of Newfoundland puppies ranges from ₹2,00,000 to ₹ 3,50,000.
Newfound dogs are exceptionally kind, compassionate, and obedient, despite their tremendous size and power.
The height of a male Newfoundland dog ranges from 70-74 cm, whereas the female one stands at 65-70 cm.
The weight of the male dogs is 70kg-75kg which is heavier, compared to the female ones which is 50kg.
The English Mastiff, which originated in England, has a magnificent look, with a big head and a short-haired coat that comes in a variety of hues, including fawn, dark fawn, and silver fawn.
They have a pleasant personality. They are kind to small pets and dogs, and they behave calmly, gently, and protectively around youngsters and families. They are brave and devoted family dogs.
The price of an English Mastiff dog is between ₹5,00,000-₹10,00,000, and they can depend on a lot of factors mentioned before.
Caucasian Mountain Shepherd Dog
Caucasian Mountain Shepherd Dogs are descended from the Molosser family of Caucasian mountain dogs.
They have a huge look, with heights up to 70 cm and weight up to 100 kgs. Their coat is long and shaggy, and it can be black, white, grey, red, fawn, or cream in colour.
They’ve always been brave, strong-willed guard dogs who are fiercely protective of their family. They are also kind and compassionate with children, cats, small dogs, and other pets.
The cost of a Caucasian Mountain Shepherd dog can range from ₹2,00,000-₹3,00,000.
These were some of the most expensive dog breeds in India that are available with reputable breeders or dog shows that are conducted in various states in India.
These breeds are not for an average Indian middle class family, they are generally bought for dog competitions.
They are extremely high maintenance dogs and have been taken care of with much caution.
They require expensive premium food and that will keep their coat healthy and shiny, regular exercise and socialisation are also very important.
So unless you have the finances and the resources to take care of your dog you shouldn’t get one.