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The Red Tibetan Mastiff is One Expensive Dog

 - Mar 15, 2011
References: telegraph & bornrich
It’s no secret that the super-rich are oftentimes all too eager to shell out huge amounts of money to get their hands on high-profile status symbols, but what is less well-known is that there are few purchases more sought-after in China than the Red Tibetan Mastiff.

Considered to be a "pure Chinese" dog because of the breeds extensive history and almost exclusively Chinese population, Red Tibetan Mastiff puppies have skyrocketed in value over the past few years from a being worth only few hundred dollars to figures thousands of times higher than that.

The particular Red Tibetan Mastiff pictured here, for example, was recently snapped up for a cool $1.6 million by a wealthy coal industrialist from China. Named Big Splash, or "Hong Dong" in Chinese, the 180 pound and 11-month old puppy has now officially been named the world’s most expensive dog.