Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

World's Most Expensive Dog Sold for £1.2m

dog3.jpg
dog1.jpg

How much is that doggy in the window? Excuse me, did you say £1.2m? Oh, you did.

A Tibetan Mastiff puppy has taken the crown of the most expensive dog in the world as it was sold for $2m (£1.2m) last weekend.

The Tibetan Mastiff (examples above, but sadly not the actual dog in question) is an extremely popular type of dog amongst Chinese millionaires and this one fetched far beyond the normal price; they usually change hands for around £100,000. They are loyal, protective and, according to one Chinese Zoo, also look a bit like lions.

In 2010, the president of the American Tibetan Mastiff Assocation commented to AP in 2010, "They have a relatively short life expectancy and are not especially rare, so it's quite puzzling why they are fetching such a high price in China". Meanwhile, an "industry insider" also claimed that high prices are "just breeders hyping each other up, and no money actually changes hands".

However, if prices remain high, the purchase may be shrewd - the buyer has said that he intends to use the dog for breeding.

(Images: Rex)

[via Gawker]

Related

tibetan-mastiff.jpg

Chinese zoo disguises dog as lion

doghero.jpg

Dog Impersonating a Police Siren

cat-video.jpg

2013 in cat videos

Cat Nav 1.jpg

The Cat Nav Has Been Invented

famous-dogs.jpg

Famous dogs in 8-bit

615x330_dogc.jpg

If Dogs Had Twitter

Comments

More

A 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail has been found in a piece of amber

To echo, Partridge: "Jurassic Park!"

by Emily Badiozzaman
09 Dec 2016

Youngest in your family? Then you're officially the funniest

by Jamie Carson
09 Dec 2016

Donald Trump just gave WWE's Linda McMahon a job in his cabinet

Because of course he did

08 Dec 2016

Bob Dylan announces UK dates for 2017 arena tour

You have six chances to see the icon

by Emily Badiozzaman
08 Dec 2016

Over 120,000 Leave voters have died since Brexit

New data shows the influence the dead have had on the UK's future

by Tristan Cross
08 Dec 2016

Did you miss this devilish detail on Donald Trump's TIME cover?

One hell of a magazine cover

08 Dec 2016

Russell Tovey talks football taboos, showbiz friends and facial hair

ShortList chat to the actor about fame, films and, erm, dog piss

by Ralph Jones
08 Dec 2016

Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population drops by 30%

Numbers have fallen by 30% in just 30 years

by Jamie Carson
08 Dec 2016

TIME's new Donald Trump interview is very, very worrying

Just when you thought he'd changed...

by Emily Badiozzaman
07 Dec 2016

Your £5 note is worth £50,000 if it has this secret doodle

by Sam Rowe
07 Dec 2016