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

(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.

This is a file photo of a Tibetan mastiff puppy, not the $2 million puppy.   (Shutterstock)
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