How much can you spend on a dog that has stolen your heart? Well it has to quite a lot if you have set sights on the Red Tibetan Mastiff. Bred in utmost secret, the pretty dog with bright reddish-brown fur has become the new luxury symbol in China. And why not, there is extensive document information about how the breed is “pure Chinese”. Pet to the royalty as well as the holy, the mutt has been the apple of Genghis Khan as well as Lord Buddha’s eyes. With less than 20 mutts left in Tibet as of now, their demand very obviously is high and expensive too. Sample this: An 11-month-old, 180-pound pup named Hong Dong (Chinese for Big Splash) is now crowned as the most expensive dog in the world, thanks to a wealthy Chinese coal industrialist spending over $1.5 millions for it.
The former number one Yangtze River Number Two was sold for as much as $609,000 in 2009.