Puppies (King Charles Spaniel)
Just in case any of you have a lot of spare cash when out selecting your new dog, I included this list of the five most expensive dogs in the world. I did not try to rank the dogs according to which dog was most expensive since prices change according to the dogs scarcity and popularity. Some of these breeds may not even be on the next list. A breeder in Germany is charging 20, 000 Euro for a German shepherd puppy so that dog could easily rank on the next list. Rottweilers are also expensive in Europe but have been so overbred in the US and South America that prices have fallen.
What are the five most expensive dog breeds?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This cute little dog has been selected to have child-like features and a friendly personality. They have been popular among the royalty of England for hundreds of years and are popular in the UK. They are still uncommon and demand a higher price in the US; since numerous health problems afflict the breed it may stay that way. They suffer from heart disease, spinal cord problems, and can also have hip dysplasia. They have been bred to have brachycephalic features (a muzzle shorter than it is wide) and have breathing problems associated with that condition.
Although it is a spaniel, it is a toy dog and comes in four colors. My favorite are the chestnut and white dogs but they are also available in black and tan, ruby (almost all chestnut) and tricolor (black and white and tan).