A one-year-old Tibetan Mastiff puppy recently sold at a Chinese ‘luxury’ pet fair for a cool $2 million.
The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed that has more similarities to a lion that it does a dog. This type of breed can command a price of $750,000 per dog, but in this case, one buyer demanded a whole lot more.
The buyer, an unnamed 56-year-old property developer from Qingdao, dropped a whopping 12 million yuan on the dog on Tuesday, and the dog’s breeder was overjoyed. For reporters on Tuesday, he laid it on thick. His dogs “have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs. Pure Tibetan mastiffs are very rare, just like our nationally treasured pandas, so the prices are so high.”
…and you thought paying $800 to $1000 for a purebred puppy was high!