A Red Tibetan Mastiff Sold For $1.5 Million
Adult Tibetan Mastiffs can weigh as much as 286 pounds. In 2011, a red Tibetan mastiff was the most expensive dog in the world after being sold for 10 million Chinese yuan, or $1.5 million. Owning one of these animals has become a bit of a status symbol for the Chinese. It enables the rich to show off their wealth instead of using expensive cars or jewelry. The Tibetan Mastiffs are red, which is a lucky color for the Chinese. They are also considered to be holy animals and are credited with giving their owners better health and security.
Another dog on this list was once the runt and grew to 245 pounds!