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Top 10 Most Expensive Asian Dogs

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Most of Asian dogs are available in the budget. You can find easily, a suitable dog for your need and interest in the budget. Though most of dogs are available in the budget, but some dogs are expensive and need high maintenance. Their price varies on many factors like their availability & demand, grooming cost to kennel, breed line-up history, even their health, gender and colour also affect the cost of the puppy.
Only some Asian dogs are recognised and available out of their native countries. Even the availability of some dogs is limited up to their native place or country only. But there are many dogs,which are popular and recognised by most of the major kennel clubs and they are also available in other countries. The ten most recognised and expensive Asian dogs are,


1: Indian Hounds and Rajapalayam

Indian hounds are the further extensions of Arabian Salukis. They were developed by mixing native dogs with Arabian Salukis. They are known by different names in their native place, the most popular Indian hounds are Caravan Hound, Rampur Hound, Pashmi Hound, Mudhol hound, Chhipipaparai and Rajapalayam. Rajapalayam dog is the only dog which is not developed from the bloodline of Salukis. It’s a mix blend of hound and mastiff type dog. These dogs are available in India, at almost similar price. The Rajapalayam and Caravan hounds are also available in some other Asian countries.

AVERAGE PRICE $150 to $400


2: Damchi

Damchi dogs are small, healthy and active dogs of the toy dog category, native to Bhutan and Tibet. They are intelligent, active and devoted dogs. Though they are hairy dogs that have soft and long fur, but they shed very less. But they are not recommended for warm weather. Damchi dogs are introduced to endangered category. It’s difficult to find a pure breed Damchi dog. They are getting mixed with Indian Spitz, Lhasa Apso and Pomeranian dogs.

Aveage Price $200 to $400


3: Himalayan Mountain Dogs

Himalayan mountain dogs are spread around the Himalayan region of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Tibet. They are recognised by different names in their native place. They are known with names Gaddi, Bhutia and Bhakarwal in India, Bhakarwal in Pakistan, Bhote Kukur in Nepal, Bhutia in Bhutan. They are a close relative of Tibetan mastiff and share similar physical traits. Even some breeders believe Tibetan mastiffs are also a Himalayan dog from Tibet.

AVERAGE PRICE $120 to $550


4: Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a hairy energetic, intelligent and an ancient small dog breed, native to Tibet. Tibetan monks considered them a holy dog. In Tibet, Lhasa Apso dogs were kept in monasteries and temples. The Lhasa Apso is also known for its emotional and devoted nature. They are very emotional and attached dogs, which have a very high separation anxiety. It’s difficult to pet a full grown Lhasa Apso, they may die because of separation anxiety. Lhasa Apso dogs are recognised by most of the major kennel clubs and available in most of the countries.

AVERAGE PRICE $250 to $1000


5: Afghan hound

Afghan hounds are tall and hairy dogs, native to Afghanistan. They are aloof, athletic and reserved dogs that have tall, square shaped body make-up, long and upward neck that gave them a proud and confident look. They need regular brushing, daily long walk and must be well socialized and trained at an early age. They are not recommended for apartment life and to keep with children or other small pets.

AVERAGE PRICE $500 to $5000


6: Bulli Kutta

Bully Kutta (Bully Dog) are giant, powerful, tall and aloof mastiff dogs, originated from the Sindh region of India and Pakistan. Though their breed history is not clear, but it’s commonly believed that they were developed during British rule in India, by mixing native mastiff type dogs with English mastiff type dogs, which were bought from Britain. This dog is more popular by name bullying Kutta, but their original name is Bulli Kutta (The name Bulli is taken from the word “BHOLI”, that means “wrinkled face” in native language. Bully Kutta is highly appreciated for personal protection and to blood sports like dog Fights, hunting wild boar, etc. Though they are yet not recognised by major kennel clubs, but they are available in most of Asian countries and some of the gulf and European countries.

AVERAGE PRICE $500 to $5000


7: Tosha Inu

Tosa Inu dogs are ancient Mastiff dogs from Japan. They are giant, powerful, muscular and courageous dogs that were developed for dog fight and personal protection. Now dog fight sport in banned in Japan and most of other countries, but Tosa Inu dogs are still demanded in South Africa, Russia, Pakistan, China and some other countries, where still dog fight sport is continued at some remote locations. Tosha Inu is an aloof, dominant, willful and aggressive dog which is banned in many countries.

AVERAGE PRICE $1000 to $4000

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8: Akita Inu

Akita Inu dogs are most popular and recognised dogs. They are ancient dog breed, native to Japan. Akita dogs are highly appreciated for their intelligence, courage, devotion and protective behaviour. They are recognised by most of the major kennel clubs. AKC recognises them in two separate categories, the American Akita and Japanese Akita Inu. They became more popular from movie “Hachiko” that movie was based on a true story of a Japanese Akita dog. But Akita dogs are dominant and territorial, which need a firm owner and early socialization.

AVERAGE PRICE $1500 to $5000


9: Chow Chow

Chow Chow dogs are small to medium sized, an ancient, healthy, sturdy, courageous and aloof dogs, which were originated from China. They need early socialization and a firm owner. Chow chow dogs have long thick, double coated, long fur and curly tail that looks like looks like a mini lion. Nowadays painted or dyed dogs are gaining popularity in china and some other countries. Recently a painted Chow chow to look like a panda was a great attraction at Chinese dog show.

AVERAGE PRICE $1500 to $6000


10. Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan mastiffs are costliest dogs in Asia and in other countries. Recently a red Tibetan mastiff was sold in $1million in the year 2012. Tibetan mastiffs are strong, aggressive, courageous and dominant dogs that have long, double coated fur at the neck and head and look like a Lion. They were developed to protect livestock from wolves and tigers and also used for personal protection and dog fights. They have reputation that a mature male Tibetan mastiff can take down a wolf alone and two Tibetan mastiffs together can face a tiger. These unique specialities make them the most costly d0gs in Asia and in other countries.

AVERAGE PRICE $3000 to $20000


© 2016 Aaradhya


Aaradhya (author) on July 29, 2016:

Thanks Grand old lady!

You may find man dogs in India, which are in budget and excellent.

Like Indian Spitz, Rampur and caravan hounds and may other all below 100$. Average price for them is $50.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on July 28, 2016:

I love dogs:). I love this article and all the dogs you mentioned in it. And they're all expensive and from India. I am totally enchanted.

The dog lover,


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