How much are you willing to spend on buying a purebred dog? Of course, this amount will directly depend on personal wealth and, in fact, the desire to acquire a particular rare breed, but even taking into account these two factors, it does not fit into my head that a certain Chinese coal miner did not spare $1.5 million for the purchase of 80- kilogram 11-month-old dog. The most expensive dog in the world is the rare red Tibetan mastiff named “Hong Dong” (which translates as “Big Splash”) — this breed is considered one of the oldest and most respected in the world.
Tibetan mastiffs have always been an important part of the history of Tibet. These dogs traditionally guarded monasteries and camps, and, according to the inhabitants of Tibet, they were the holy reincarnation of monks and nuns, whose souls could not get into the kingdom of heaven. In addition, many believe that having a Tibetan Mastiff in the home provides the owners with health and safety.
As for safety, you can’t really argue when looking at how large adults of this breed show their fangs or rush to the camera lens …
The most expensive dog in the world, Hong Dong, is an especially rare member of the breed, as it has a red color that is considered a lucky color. In addition, the dog was raised on a diet of beef, chicken, abalone and sea cucumbers. The dog breeder, “Mr. Lu”, calls Hong Dong “the perfect specimen”, explaining that his superior genes make him phenomenally thoroughbred.
Lou and his team have spent a lot of money to raise the dog and believe that the new owner can easily make a tidy sum using Hong Dong as a male dog. Lu told reporters that while the recent high demand for the breed has driven prices up significantly, Dong’s value is still shocking. “.
Tibetan mastiffs have always been the treasure of Tibet, but in recent times they have become a status symbol, taking their place among diamonds and expensive cars. Among the famous owners of this breed are Queen Victoria, King George IV and Genghis Khan. And according to local legends, the Buddha himself also had his own Tibetan Mastiff.
The title of “Most Expensive Dog in the World” was previously held by another 18-month-old black Tibetan Mastiff with the intricate name Yangtze River Number Two, bought in 2009 for $582,000. limousines and was greeted by local dog lovers with a red banner in their hands.
You can read about other expensive domestic animals in the article The most expensive pets.