The Top 8  Most Expensive Dog Breeds

Long-term costs must be taken into account in addition to the purchase price when calculating the true cost of owning a dog.  

Even though there are many different dog breeds available, some are more expensive than others, as you may discover with some investigation.  

The family-friendly Akita has a 10- to 14-year life expectancy and costs, on average, $1,000 to $2,500 to buy. The average cost of grooming your dog for a bath and brush is about $80.  


The cost of purchasing an Alaskan Malamute as a pet ranges from $1,200 to $2,000.   

Alaskan Malamute

The cost of a Bernese Mountain Dog can range from $1,500 to $3,000. These dogs are popular as show dogs as well as family pets.  

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the priciest dog breeds to purchase because of its prominence as a show dog.   

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Purchasing your own Chow Chow will usually run you between $1,200 and $2,000.  

Chow Chow

One of the most amiable canine breeds, the English Bulldog can be yours for between $2,000 and $4,000.  

English Bulldog

Among the priciest breeds of dogs to own, the French Bulldog is estimated to cost between $2,000 and $4,000.  

French Bulldog

German Shepherds, who typically cost between $800 and $2,000, are kind, well-mannered dogs that have historically been employed for herding.  

German Shepherd  

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