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The 18 Most Expensive Dog Breeds To Own (Bulldog: $31K)

Most Expensive Dog Breeds, Shar Pei
Most Expensive Dog Breeds, Shar Pei

TotallyMoney.com have calculated the lifetime cost of owning one of the 18 most expensive dog breeds in the world – including the initial cost of buying them – and there are some shocking results, even if they are super cute.

  • French Bulldog – $31,258  (Small Dog, Avg. Purchase Cost:  $6,878)
  • English Bulldog – $28,028   (Medium Dog, Avg. Purchase Cost:  $6,878)
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier – $25,789  (Small Dog, Avg. Purchase Cost:  $1,408)
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel –  $25,265  (Small Dog, Avg. Purchase Cost:  $884)
  • Irish Wolfhound – $23,789  (Large Dog, Avg. Purchase Cost: £1600)

There are between 70-80 million dog owners in the United States, with the average lifetime cost of a dog being $23,233 but a survey of 1,000 Pet Owners by TotallyMoney.com revealed owners think their pooch only costs $12,800 – 82% difference.

You can all grab the full data-set here featuring all 18 breeds and images.
You can budget the actual cost of any pet using their interactive tool and there is also an infographic featuring 10 different pets.
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