Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tibetan Mastiff Puppy Sold for $1.9 Million

The amazing price of almost $1.9 million dollars was paid for a Tibetan mastiff puppy in China.  It is
Tibetan Mastiff (not the one sold)
the most expensive dog sale ever recorded.  The "luxury pet" has been said to have lion's blood, and is considered a top line stud by breeders. 

A Tibetan mastiff has an enormous main resembling a lion making it quite popular.  It's considered a status symbol among the Chinese wealthy, and the fact they are very rare has given rise to the demand and prices paid.  They are valued much like pandas.  However, it has been speculated that the rise in prices was due to breeder insider agreements to intentionally raise prices.

The breed is considered loyal and protective.  They were used by nomadic tribes in central Asia and Tiber for hunting.

+Marietta Vet Clinic and +Julian Peckich DVM look forward to your comments!