The Most Expensive Dog in the World According To The Guinness World Records

The Most Expensive Dog in the World probably cost more than your home and both car – put together!


In 2011 the 11-month-old, 180-lb Tibetan Mastiff, named Big Splash, was purchased from a breeder named Lu Liang by a Chinese multimillionaire for the amazing amount of $1,513,417!

Red Tibetan Mastiff “Big Splash” Is World’s Most Expensive Dog

( March 16, 2011

But, WAIT!  There’s more.

Zangao, a red Chinese Mastiff.  Photo taken March 2008 by Yeti (Public Domain)
Zangao, a red Chinese Mastiff
Public Domain


A mere three years later, Jenny Cosgrove, at CNBC, reported on March 19, 2014, that “A golden-haired Tibetan mastiff puppy has reportedly been sold for a whopping $2 million in China, potentially making it the world’s most expensive dog.

“The pup was sold at a premium pet fair in the eastern province of Zhejiang on Tuesday, fetching 12 million yuan ($1.95 million), according to AFP, which cites a report in Chinese newspaper Qianjiang Evening News.”

Tibetan Mastiff

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