A dog sold in China for almost $2 million dollars may be the most expensive dog sale ever recorded.
The Tibetan mastiff puppy was bought by a property developer for 12 million yuan (1.9 million dollars) at a luxury pet fair in Zhejiang and plans to breed the dog himself.
The dog’s breeder claims that the pups have lion’s blood and are top of the range mastiff studs and that another of his litter was sold for 6 million yuan.
Tibetan Mastiffs have become a prized symbol for China’s wealthy, with their enormous stature and resemblance to lions.
Pure Tibetan mastiffs are very rare which is why the prices are so high. The breed is fiercely loyal and protective and are descendants of hunting dogs from nomadic tribes in central Asia and Tibet.
Article written by D Mulhern