Rare ‘lion’ dog is the most expensive pup in the world

HERE’S THE SCOOP:

  • The Tibetan mastiff is the most expensive dog in the world.
  • Tibetan mastiffs typically weigh over 100 pounds.
  • A Chinese man made the news when he bought a Tibetan mastiff for $1.9 million.

Mastiffs and tigers and bears, oh my!

The lion-like Tibetan mastiff gets its comparison from its long, golden coats and flowing mane.

Typically, the pups sell for at least $7,000. However, a Chinese man gained media attention in 2014 when he purchased a 1-year-old Tibetan mastiff for $1.9 million.

“They have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs,” said Zhang Gengyun, the dog’s breeder.

These pups typically grow to at least 26 inches shoulder height and well over 100 pounds.

Tibetan mastiffs are known for their fierce loyalty to their families and mellow demeanor — though they’re typically standoffish and territorial with strangers.

Source: Changing America

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