This isn’t surprising. Mankind has always had a special bond with dogs, which is why we call them man’s best friend.
In fact, raising dogs has become somewhat of a business, with some pretty high-priced pooches being sold around the world.
Here’s a list of the 15 most expensive breeds around today.
15. Irish Wolfhound
Starting off this list is the Irish wolfhound. This dog breed is characterized by its shaggy fur coat and extraordinarily large presence. Irish Wolfhounds are some of the biggest dogs in the world, being taller than a human when it stands on its hind legs.
The American Kennel Club describes the breed as such: “Of great size and commanding appearance, the Irish Wolfhound is remarkable in combining power and swiftness with keen sight. The largest and tallest of the galloping hounds, in general type he is a rough-coated, Greyhound-like breed; very muscular, strong though gracefully built; movements easy and active; head and neck carried high, the tail carried with an upward sweep with a slight curve towards the extremity”
The storied breed is one of the oldest in modern history, yet retains a pretty high price tag despite the fact. On average, an Irish wolfhound pup with cost between $1,200 and $2,000, not to mention the average yearly cost of taking care of a dog that big.