Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Dog Breeds

The domestication of dogs from wolves over 20,000 years ago has evolved from wild hunters to cherished pets, a transition shrouded in history and folklore, famously portrayed in the 2018 film Alpha.

In the United States, as of 2017, there are 89.7 million dogs living in homes, with the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizing 193 breeds, each with its own rank in popularity.


However, not all popular breeds are expensive, and some of the world’s priciest dogs are so rare they’re hardly known to the AKC or the public. These breeds represent the pinnacle of canine luxury and exclusivity. These are the Alpha’s most expensive descendants today:

SpendOnPet Team

Our team at SpendOnPet specializes in analyzing and writing about the costs associated with pet ownership in the United States. With a passion for pets and a keen eye for economics, we provide valuable insights to help pet owners understand the financial aspects of their furry friends