Woman pays over a half million dollars for a dog!

Posted By elaine on September 16, 2009

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Often purebred dogs can fetch several thousand dollars, but one woman just recently spent a stagering amount of cash on her new four-legged friend.

The  Chinese woman has reportedly paid nearly $600,000 for a Tibetan Mastiff, making it what many believe to be the world’s most expensive dog.

The 18-month old dog, named “Yangtze River Number Two,” was purchased in a province in northwest China.  A  motorcade of 30 cars escorted the dog from the airport to his new home and a crowd gathered to celebrate its new resident.

According to the New York Daily News,  there are two different versions of how the woman came to seek out the pricey pooch. One version indicates that the woman, who is only known as Mrs. Wang, fell in love with the dog when she was travelling in the town of Yushu with a Tibetan Mastiff that she already owned so she could find it a mate. Another version said that Mrs. Wang had been searching for years for the perfect Tibetan Mastiff when she found Yangtze.

“Gold has a price, but this Tibetan Mastiff doesn’t,” the woman reportedly said when she returned home. 
 The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed from the Himalayas that was bred to be a guardian, but the breed has recently been included in the American Kennel Club.  If you would like more information on this breed check out these websites.

        

www.akc.org/breeds/tibetan_mastiff/index.cfm  or http://www.tmcamerica.org/.

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