Dogs are one of the most loyal and loving companions you can ever have in your life. It doesn’t matter what breed you go for, you’ll end up with an affectionate family member, and the only criteria people look for when buying a dog is whether they can devote their time to take care of it or not. The price of the dog is secondary, or even tertiary.
Most Expensive Dog Breeds in India
Now if you are looking for a great pet that fits with your lifestyle, and have a huge amount of money, then one of these might be the best choice for you or perhaps all of them. American Kennel Club
10. Maltese Dog
Maltese are considered a toy breed and for the right reasons. It is a tiny dog, standing at 10 inches in height with a maximum weight of 7 pounds, but don’t let their size fool you, these are fearless pooches, and can even be tricky when it comes to house training. These were originated in the nation of Malta, hence the name. Maltese is also an ancient breed, and they have been loved by many artists, poets, and writers making it one of the most loved toy dog breeds. These are energetic and playful pooches that often suffer from separation anxiety, but their small size means you can take them with you, so it’s a win-win.
- Price in India: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 125,000
Jumping straight from a toy breed to a large dog, Boerboel are known for their intimidating looks, however, they are gentle and calm dogs. These are considered as working-class dogs that have a height of 28 inches and can weigh up to 200 pounds, you certainly aren’t carrying these big children. These were used in South Africa as guard dogs for livestock, but after the first World War, demand for Boerboel dropped significantly. This led them to almost become extinct, but after much effort, this breed sprung back to life in the 1980s. It is a type of Mastiff breed and is considered one of the most agile mastiffs in the world. Although these are considered loving and affectionate around children, it is best to train them from puppyhood.
- Price in India: Rs. 120,000 to Rs. 225,000
8. Caucasian Shepherd Dog
Unlike the previous two breeds that are considered good for families, this one is a serious breed. For centuries these hounds are employed as guard dogs to protect the property and livestock from trespassers and wolves respectively. Given their genetic code to fight against wolves should be enough indication for you to understand that these shouldn’t be taken lightly, although once trained they become affectionate with their family and even other pets. Still, they’ll be cautious around strangers and even guests. Caucasian Shepherd Dog is relatively large in size at an average height of 29 inches and a weight of 180 pounds. As for their name, it doesn’t belong to a particular human race, but its name is given after Kavkaz, a mountain range in Eastern Europe.
- Price in India: Rs. 150,000 to Rs. 300,000
7. Afghan Hound
This is a majestic dog, to say the least, it has hairs that even the most skilled hair stylists fail to produce. As for the breed itself, these are among one of the most ancient dog breeds in the world that date backs to the pre-Christian era. Unsurprisingly, these are native to Afghanistan, where they are known as Tazi. What may come as a surprise, is that this fabulous dog was originally bred to hunt hares and gazelles, therefore, they are agile pooches that require plenty of exercise and stretching. While these do good with families, they do not take well when it comes to strangers and small pets, because their hunting instinct might kick in and that can only end badly. While they have a larger stature at 27 inches, they are relatively light hounds, weighing 55 pounds.
- Price in India: Rs. 125,000 to Rs. 400,000
6. Akita Inu
While they may be mistaken for the ever-popular Shiba Inu, this is a completely different breed. This breed can simply be described with one word, loyal, even so much so that one Akita Inu even had a world record to its name for such loyalty. In the 1920s, an Akita Inu named, Hachiko, met his master each day precisely at 3 P.M at the train station, however, once his master passed away, Hachiko, continued this regiment for the next decade. While they are extremely loyal, they are wary of strangers and do not do good with other dogs. These were kept as pets by the Japanese royalties and were used to hunt fowl and large game. These are on the large side of the spectrum, weighing 100 pounds on average with a height of 28 inches.
- Price in India: Rs. 150,000 to Rs. 400,000
5. Newfoundland Dog
Newfies are known to be some of the most gentle, calm dogs and that has to do with how they were used in the past. These originated in Newfoundland, Canada and these were exclusive crew members of most fishing boats, and Newfies possess such strength that they can even drag out a drowning person from the stormy seas, and that’s what they actually did in the past. Unlike other large dogs, Newfies do great with families, especially children, and they love to be a part of the family. Even though they are naturally loving pooches, they require early socializing to mitigate any foul behavior. Additionally, their larger size and strength mean that they can unintentionally bump into toddlers and knock them down, and Indian weather can suffocate these gentle giants, therefore, make sure you are always keeping them in an air-conditioned room. These are anywhere from 27 inches to 30 inches in height with a weight of 130 pounds.
- Price in India: Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 350,000
4. Alaskan Malamute
These are large dogs that possess exceptional stamina and a strong pack mentality. These were named after the indigenous tribe that developed them in Alaska, the Mahlemuts. Malamutes were used to hunt seals, fight polar bears, and pull heavy, loaded sleds on the ice floors for long periods of time. While they can be goofy dogs, they are an ancient hunting breed at their heart, and unless trained, their instinct can kick in leading them to kill smaller animals. Early socialization along with training is essential because these are stubborn hounds that can quickly become overwhelming. These stand at 26 inches with a weight of 80 pounds. Additionally, Malamutes are notorious for trashing the place and digging, therefore, it becomes essential that you must exhaust them each day, which isn’t an easy task as they have high energy reserves. Also, their coat is designed to withstand extreme colds, not the humid and hot climate of India, hence, they must be kept in an air-conditioned room all the time.
- Price in India: Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 400,000
3. Tibetan Mastiff
An ancient breed that was developed in Tibet to guard livestock, it is still a primitive breed. Despite that, they are not independent dogs, they thrive in the presence of their family. These Mastiffs are aloof of strangers, and require thorough socialization from their puppyhood, and also extensive training. Similar to the previous dog, they require plenty of exercises to not become destructive, along with mental stimulation as these are intelligent dogs. They usually bark less during the days, and when trained properly, they are calm dogs. Generally, they are not recommended for households with children. These are large dogs with a height of 26 inches and weighing anywhere from 90 to 145 pounds.
- Price in India: Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 500,000
2. English Mastiff
These are anything but small dogs, standing at 32 inches tall, their size is what strikes the mind as soon as you see them, and they are not lightweight either at 190 pounds. Similar to Tibetan Mastiffs, these thrive with the family and shouldn’t be kept outside of the house. Given their temperament, they require plenty of exercises and early socialization, the more you can socialize this pooch the more well-behaved they will be as an adult. However, they are not recommended for families with children, and they also drool quite a bit.
- Price in India: Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 1,000,000
1. Pitbull Terrier
Easily one of the most misunderstood breeds in the world is the Pitbull Terrier. Their history portrays the cruel nature of humanity, as these hounds were specifically bred to take part in underground dog fights, and as you can imagine, this made this breed naturally aggressive. However, Pitbulls are very affectionate and loving dogs, but only when they are treated and trained to be that way, sadly, most owners like to keep Pitbulls just for the sake of gaining the status of owning a fighting dog. They possess strong jaws that require firm toys to chew on, and plenty of exercises to avoid them becoming destructive. Moreover, they must be trained and socialized from puppyhood to avoid any ill behavior. They must be kept on a leash when going on walks, while they might not attack other dogs, they are not the ones to back down from one. They start at a relatively cheap price, but for specific strains, they are the most expensive in India.
- Price in India: Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 1,500,000