Tibetan Mastiffs Selling For $594,000

Tibetan Mastiff

How much is that doggie in the window? Try $594,000.

The Tibetan Mastiff, a rare, ancient and now extremely expensive breed of dog, can be sold for as much as $594,000. This breed of dog is not only one of the most expensive breeds, but it also is one of the rarest. It is believed that there are only 100 pure breeds of the Tibetan Mastiff that exist.

China’s extravagantly wealthy elite are paying top dollar for these Tibetan Mastiffs. Because of their scarcity, faithfulness, and reputation for fearlessness, these dogs have been transformed into a status symbol for the rich.

This large breed dog can weigh up to 250 pounds. They have been adapted to life in the thin air, freezing temperatures and wild mountains of Tibet. They were domesticated 6000 years ago, and are regarded as the oldest, biggest and fiercest domestic dog.

The Tibetan Mastiff traditionally was used as a guard dog for nomads, and now they are used as guard dogs for homes and families.

Marco Polo described the mastiff as being as tall as a donkey and with a voice like a lion.

Source: News.com.au

6 Responses to “Tibetan Mastiffs Selling For $594,000”

  1. julee blake says:

    I think somebody may be pulling the author’s leg. Although rare, TMs number at least in the thousands in America, and are also bred in Europe and Britain. I’m guessing only an idiot would pay 594,000 for one.

  2. Kevin says:

    I agree.

    I’ll keep my cats.

  3. JJ in IL says:

    Half a million dollars for 1 dog? Another great product brought to you from melaland! If these people have that kind of money to waste why don’t they spend it buying up these small companies over there producing this toxic food and products and make it right? Nah, they don’t care-look how they treat their own people.

  4. brooke says:


  5. Lily says:

    Cute Dog though,

    However very expensive.

  6. TM Owner says:

    Thanks to being on a two year waiting list, I only paid $2,500 for mine. But by the time we got ours, they were selling for $5,000 - $8,000 (the price it rose to in those 2 years of waiting). They’re gentle giants, big teddy bears. Unbelievably good with kids. Definately fearless. Mine is now 10 months old & about 130 lbs. His father ended up 170 lbs, so we’ll see…

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