The Cost Of These Plush Pups May Leave You Barking Mad

The average lifetime price of raising a dog lands somewhere in the region of $23,000. And if your dream breed happens to fall within this list, then you could be looking at spending much more. That’s because these 40 types of dogs cost top dollar – whether it’s because they’re desirable, rare or both. So, how much are you willing to shell out for your perfect pet? Read on to find out if you can afford to make that vision a reality...

40. Border collie: $600

People love border collies because they’re smart – like, really smart. That means they’re super-quick to learn. It’s no wonder, then, that they’re famously efficient sheep herders. But whether you’re putting your pup to work or simply letting them play outdoors, they’ll cost you $600 to buy.

39. Puggle: $600

What do you get when you mix a beagle with a pug? As it turns out, you get a very desirable dog called a puggle. This friendly, silly pooch – which is just as adorable as it looks – has built up a legion of fans. And if you want to join the puggle army, it’ll cost you about $600.

38. American Akita: $675

Fancy an adorable puppy that will grow into a very loyal dog? Then consider buying an American Akita. They share the same lineage as the Japanese Akita but have been bred to be even more faithful and protective – and their deep barks alone are enough to dissuade intruders. Just keep in mind that such a big dog costs about $130 monthly for food and maintenance on top of the hefty puppy price tag.

37. Cavachon: $730

Cavachons are pretty much perfect for rookie dog owners. They’re a cross between a cavalier King Charles spaniel and a bichon frise – a combination that makes them devoted, smart and friendly. These pups are also a cinch to train up and love to spend time with people. What more could you desire in a new pet?