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tibetan mastiff price $6000 to $1.5 million Is Wold’s Most Expensive Dog

Posted By on Jun 16th, 2013
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The market value of "red lion" has topped 10 million yuan (1.47 million U.S. dollars) after it won the grand champion of a mastiff exhibition held in Chengdu recently. (Photo Source: chinatibetnews.com)

The market value of “red lion” has topped 10 million yuan (1.47 million U.S. dollars) after it won the grand champion of a mastiff exhibition held in Chengdu recently. (Photo Source: chinatibetnews.com)

Tibetan Mastiff Sells for Whopping $1.5 million

The Tibetan Mastiff is claimed to be one of the oldest breeds and use to guard monasteries and nomad camps. According legend, Buddha as well as Genghis Khan had one.

According to CBS news writer Bailey Johnson, this dog now holds a new distinction as being the most expensive breed in the world. A Chinese coal baron recently purchased a Tibetan Mastiff for a whopping $1.5 million. The 11 month old, named Big Splash weighs in at an astounding 180 pounds and is still growing.

Like houses and cars, these dogs have become a status symbol among the wealthy in China. Lu Liang bred big Splash, known as Hong Dong in China. He claims this is a justifiable price for the enormous dog, due to the time and effort put into raising it and the amount of staff he must pay. Mastiffs have held this distinction for years, with two others selling for $500,000 in 2009 and another selling for $1.47 million last year.

The Mastiff is by far the most expensive breed with the price tag of the other top two not even coming close. A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sold for $10,000 and a German Shepard sold for $8,000.

The Tibetan Mastiff (Wylie: do khyi; Lhasa dialect IPA: [tʰòcʰi]) is an ancient breed and type of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) originating with nomadic cultures of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Tibet and Central Asia.

The Tibetan Mastiff (Wylie: do khyi; Lhasa dialect IPA: [tʰòcʰi]) is an ancient breed and type of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) originating with nomadic cultures of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Tibet and Central Asia.

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Tibetan Mastiff, “Big Splash,” sells for $1.5 million, world’s most expensive dog

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504784_162-20043753-10391705.html

Pure Tibetan mastiff worth $1.47 mln
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2010-04/10/content_13325975.htm

Tibetan Mastiff
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_Mastiff






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