What’s not to love about dogs? A well-trained dog can be an asset to anyone’s life, but getting one isn’t always easy. Some dogs are known for being more expensive than others, and breeding associations around the world zealously guard the purity of top breeds. If you aren’t able to go down to your local animal shelter and pick out a rescue dog, take a look at this list before visiting a breeder. Some breeds are known for breaking the bank more than others!
Beloved by people around the world due to their teddy-bear-like appearance and docile temperament, Chow Chows are also great with children. They need to be trained by a dominant owner, but once they are aware of their position in the pack, they become excellent companions. Pictures on Chinese pottery dating back as far as 206 BC show dogs that resemble the Chow Chow, making them one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Puppies with especially dense or beautiful coats are prized, and make excellent show dogs. They are typically sold for $1500 as puppies.