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In March, an 11-month old red Tibetan mastiff pup named Big Splash was sold in the Chinese city of Qingdao for a staggering $US 1.5 million to an unnamed buyer, described as a wealthy coal baron. The dogs are renowned as one of China’s most prized breeds – legend says Genghis Khan and Buddha each had one.
I’m curious: If you spend 1.5 mil on a dog and the dog won’t bring you your paper in the morning, can you get a refund? Can you get a discount if it refuses to fetch slippers – sayyy… a couple hundred grand?
- Tibetan Mastiff Sells for $1.5 Million, World’s Most Expensive Dog (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- More on the Tibetan Mastiff
-originally bred as guard dogs
-highly affectionate to family; aloof to strangers
-medium playfulness and trainability
-owners of these dogs say they can be “a handful”
-weight can top 150 lbs. for males
-breeding in the U.S. began in the 1970’s with stock from Nepal and India
-included in the Working Group as of 2007
-strong-willed; can bark at night
-tail should be curled over; cat-like feet
-check for hip dysplasia