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And the Most Expensive Dog Breed in the World Is …

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It goes for up to $8K.

Reader’s Digest has published a list of the most expensive dog breeds, along with a list of the most affordable ones.

At the top of the list, which is based on information from the American Kennel Club, is the Low Chen. The cost range to purchase a member of this breed is $4,000 to $8,000, according to Reader’s Digest.

This breed is also known as Löwchen or Little Lion Dog. Traditionally it’s groomed to have a lion-like appearance.

Other expensive breeds include the Tibetan mastiff, the Pharaoh Hound and the Akita.

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Some of the more affordable breeds, all under $1,000 on average, are the Manchester terrier, the pug and the beagle.

A variety of factors can incluence the cost of a given dog breed, from its rarity to its current level of trendiness. 

As Reader’s Digest notes: “A celebrity, a movie or the latest winners of a dog show can prompt more desire to own a specific breed.”

Read more at Reader’s Digest

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