20 Most Expensive Dog Breeds in the World 2022

Our dogs are some of the most precious things in our lives. We love them with all of our hearts and shower them with love and affect. But how far would you be willing to pay for your pup? We do everything for our pups and spend a lot of money every single day. While some prices might be higher for breeders than animal shelters, no matter where your precious pup comes from, we love them nonetheless.

No matter where your dog is from, Americans spend an average of $1,675 per year on their dog, and purebred dogs cost five-times more than a mutt or mixed dog. While that might seem like a lot, there are way more expensive dogs out there than purebreds and these are the top-10 most expensive dog breeds to own in 2021.

20. Saint Bernard – $1,500

Most Expensive Dogs - Saint Bernard

Kicking off our list is the St. Bernard, a breed of working dog from the western Alps in Italy and Switzerland.

They were originally bred for rescue purposes by the hospice of the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border.

The 1992 movie, Beethoven, catapulted the breed’s popularity, and might have something to do with its hefty price tag!

19. Lakeland Terrier -$2,000

Most Expensive Dogs - Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier takes its name from its place of origin, the Lake District in England.

Generally speaking, the dog is small to mid-sized and weighs around about 7-8Kg.

It’s mostly hypo-allergenic, which means it doesn’t shed is hair as much as other dog breeds, and is a great family companion.

One of those colourful characters will require you to part ways with a good $2,000 of your hard earned cash!

 18. Irish Wolfhound – $3,000

Most Expensive Dogs - Irish Wolfhound

This rather tall and peculiar looking beast.

The Irish wolfhound is a historic sighthound from Ireland.

It was bread to pursue game and be a guard dog and is particularly good at hunting and protection against wolves.

Reaching heights of around 30″-32″ and weighing around 150lbs, an Irish Wolfhound will cost you around to $3000!

17. Black Russian Terrier – $3,500

Most Expensive Dogs - Black Russian Terrier

One of these giants will set you back around $3,500.

However, think of it as a good investment as they make great pets and are great with children.

They were originally bred by the USSR in Red Star (Krasnaya Zvezda) Kennels during the late 1940s and the early 1950s for use as military/working dogs.

They rarely bark at all and have quite an appearance if you’re looking to fend off intruders.

16. Bedlington Terrier – $4,000

Most Expensive Dogs - Bedlington Terrier

Named after the town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England, this small terrier packs a punch when it comes to the price tag.

Originally, Bedlingtons were bred to hunt vermin, however, it has since been used in dog racing, conformation shows and numerous dog sports.

The dogs have blue, liver or sandy colouration and are extremely good with children.

If you’ve got a spare $4,000 burning a hole in your pocket, then this could be the dog for you!