It is often said that dogs are man’s best friends, but some of those dogs cost more than a car. We’ve made a list of the 10 most expensive dogs in the world so let’s take a look at it.

1. Saint Bernard – $1,500

To start off the list is the St. Bernard, a dog that comes from the western Alps in Italy and Switzerland. Originally they were used for rescuing people, by the hospice of the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border. A movie made in 1992 called Beethoven made the breed much more popular and probably has something to do with its high price.

2. Irish Wolfhound – $3,000

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This a pretty tall and interesting looking dog, it comes from Ireland and is known throughout history as a sighthound. It was bred to go after game and to be used as a guard dog and is also very good at hunting and protecting against wolves. As far as the height goes, it comes in at 30”-32” and weighs around 150lbs, it costs around $3000.

3. Bedlington Terrier – $4,000

This dog’s name comes from the town of Delington, Northumberland in North East England, this small terrier packs a punch when it comes to the price tag. In the beginning they were bred to hunt vermin, but since then they were also used for dog racing and other dog sports.

4. Portuguese Water Dog – $5,000

Here we have a breed that basically a working dog, as classified by the American Kennel Club, known as The Portuguese Water Dog. It comes from the Algarve, Portugal, and was made famous by Barack Obama, since he has a dog of the same breed called B.

5. French Bulldog – $6,000

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The French Bulldog was created as result of a cross between English Bulldogs and Parisian ratters. It was created in the 1800s, they are very cute but have a pretty high price on them. They are very hard to breed and they only get 2-3 puppies per litter. You can learn more about pitbull puppies for sale at ManMade Kennels.

6. Afghan Hound – $7,000

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It’s a very recognizable dog thanks to its ring curl tail and thick soft hair, this dog was bred for its unique look in mountains of Afghanistan. Their height comes in at 64 to 69 centimetres and weight around 25 kg. Their hair can be a lot of different colours, like cream, gold or fawn.

7. Dogo Argentino – $8,000

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This dog has found its place in this list thanks to its muscles and price. Originally it was bred to be used for big game hunting, the monster of a dog is one of the most expensive dogs we’ve seen so far. It first bred in 1928 from the Cordoba Fighting Dog along with other breeds like the Great Dane.

8. Rottweiler – $9,000

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This gentle beast of a dog is a medium to large sized dog that was bred for working purposes in Germany. They were first known as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, when translated it means Rottweil butchers’ dogs and they were mainly used for cart pulling. It’s easy to say that this dog has an aggressive look but it’s actually very loyal and gentle.

9. Tibetan Mastiff – $10,000

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This humongous dog comes from Tibet and is in the mastiff family. It was first bred to protect sheep from big predators like wolves, leopards and bears. With its size to back it up it is usually enough to make other predators back away.

10. Samoyed – $14,000

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The most expensive dog on this list is the Samoyed. It’s a very well known dog thanks to its very white coat. It originates from Siberia and was used as a herding dog. They can weight up to 65 pounds and live from 12 to 13 years. They are very intelligent and curious animals.