Man pays 1.5 million dollars for puppy

Posted By elaine on March 16, 2011

Million dollar Tibetan Mastiff pup (Photo:Daily Mail)

Million dollar Tibetan Mastiff pup (Photo:Daily Mail)

Money might not be able to buy love, but it can buy you the title of owner of the world’s most expensive dog. 

That’s the price a Chinese business tycoon paid for a purebred Red Tibetan Mastiff

The proud new owner – reportedly a coal baron from northern China – will need plenty of space for his new pet, whose Chinese name is Hong Dong. The 11-month-old is 180-pounds and still growing.

Lu Liang, Big Splash’s breeder, called the dog a “perfect specimen” and told the Daily Mail that the seven figure price tag was well worth it.

“We have spent a lot of money raising this dog, and we have the salaries of plenty of staff to pay,” he said.

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Yangzte No. 2 was the priciest pooch in 2009 costing near $600 thousand(Photo:Getty Images)

Tibetan Mastiffs have become popular among China’s elite in recent years. The newly wealthy are hungry for luxuries, and dogs have joined sports cars, designer clothing, and jewelry as a status symbol.

The title of most expensive dog has been held by Tibetan Mastiffs for years. In 2009, a Chinese woman set the record by spending over $500,000 on a mastiff named Yangzte No. 2.

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One Response to “Man pays 1.5 million dollars for puppy”

  1. Dwayne says:

    You’ve got to be shitting me…

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