The 10 Dog Breeds That Are the Most Expensive in the World

9. Chow Chow

Because they are a protective breed, Chow Chows make excellent watchdogs and guard dogs. Because of joint problems and autoimmune disorders, the average lifespan is between 12 and 15 years, but the medical costs can be significantly higher than those associated with the other breeds mentioned. Because of their luxurious, full coats, the costs associated with grooming these dogs are also significantly higher.