The World's Most Expensive Dog Breeds
A recent survey shows 63.4 million U.S. households have a dog, and according to the Insurance Information Institute, dog owners spend more than $1,000 annually on routine expenses alone. Add in emergencies or other health issues, and the cost rises dramatically. This excludes one-time expenses such as equipment, training and, of course, the cost of the dog.

In general, larger dogs incur higher costs for food and kenneling than their smaller counterparts. Long-haired dogs tend to have higher grooming costs, though some breeds require frequent trimming. While all dogs benefit from training (and all dogs should know basic commands), with some breeds, training is essential to harmonious living. Dogs from shelters and rescues tend to be the least expensive, while puppies with AKC Champion bloodlines tend to fetch top dollar. Like anything else, changing trends affect the prices of purebred dogs and prospective buyers need to do their research, both on the breed and the breeder.

Responsible breeders screen their dogs for genetic health conditions and offer information about the breed, and routine care and expenses. They may offer dogs for sale for show or as companions (the latter often comes with a requirement that the dog be neutered). Prices of puppies in the same litter may vary depending on sex, colorings and conformation. 
Afghan Hound
Price range: $1,500-$3,000                                                                                               
Common health issues: Hip dysplasia, thyroid and digestive issues
Additional expenses: Bathing and grooming twice a week, fenced yard

Cane Corso
Price range: $1,500-$3,000
Common health issues: Hip dysplasia, cardiac and digestive issues
Additional expenses: Training (obedience and possibly dog sports), fenced yard
These are 32 of the world’s most expensive dog breeds.
Clumber Spaniel
Price range: $1,400-$3,000
Common health issues: Hip and elbow dysplasia, eye disease
Pug
Price range: $1,500-$3,000
Common health issues: Hip dysplasia, eye disease, patellar luxation, breathing issues and Pug dog encephalitis.
Portuguese Water Dog
Price range: $2,000-$3,000Common health issues: Hip dysplasia and eye disease
Additional expenses: Regular trimming
Samoyed
Price range: $3,000
Common health issues: Hip dysplasia, Cardiac and eye disease
Additional expenses: Fenced yard, early training
Bullmastiff
Price range: $1,500-$3,200
Common health issues: Hip and elbow dysplasia, cardiac disease
Additional expense: Obedience training

Black Russian Terrier
Price range: $1,500-$3,500
Common health issues: Hip and elbow dysplasia, cardiac and eye issues

Additional expenses: Early training and socialization, regular trimming

Chihuahua
Price range: $600-$3,600+
Common health issues: Patellar luxation, cardiac and eye disease