3. Chow Chow – $11,000
The Chow Chow dog breed originated in China. This dog is considered one of the oldest and rarest breeds in the world. This dog can get very expensive but the costs don’t stop there, you have to pay for food, treatment, vet bills, grooming, and health issues. They need regular exercise. The average lifespan of this dog breed is 8-12 years. Primary health problems for Chow Chow include eyelid entropion, hip and elbow dysplasia, allergies, and thyroid dysfunction.