World's Priciest Dog Sells for $2M
Property developer in China buys Tibetan mastiff
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2014 6:26 PM CDT
This is a file photo of a Tibetan mastiff puppy, not the $2 million puppy.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) AFP thinks this is the highest price ever paid for a dog, and no wonder: A property developer in China shelled out $2 million for a Tibetan mastiff puppy. A second puppy of the same breed went for about $1 million. The sale came at a "luxury pet" fair in Zhejiang, with the breeder boasting that these dogs "have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs." The gigantic furballs do bear a resemblance to lions, so much so that a zoo in China got caught trying to pass one off as such. But $2 million for a dog? Given that the money came from a developer, MarketWatch thinks it's further proof of a China property bubble.

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Mar 21, 2014 1:12 PM CDT
Lion's blood? Really?
Mar 21, 2014 12:24 PM CDT
for 2 million $ that dog can pee where ever it wants, they are beautiful dogs that's for sure....
Mar 21, 2014 6:20 AM CDT
These dogs are rare. They are carefully bred to keep the breed as pure as it was when the breed came to be. They a very fierce defenders of there family and are the worlds most expensive bodyguard. A cinnamon colored one sold to a private breeder for $3.5 million dollars. The one's that you hear about normally in the news are sold through a Tibetan Mastiff breeders fair. The best quality are sold privately and will spend there lives eating nothing but the best foods and living on wealthy Chinese estates. I would love to have one as a buddy for my Saint Bernard who has never known the hardship that lots of dogs go through.