World's Most Expensive Dog

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  1. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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  2. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    He is the best looking Tibetan Mastiff I've ever seen. What an AMAZING color!
     
  3. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    Yah. Thats an expensive dog. Apparently in China owning a TM is a status symbol that you have lots of money and are high up in the social circle.
     
  4. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    Still I find it sad that the person who bought it saw it as an investment that they hope to repay in a few years through studding him out. Would be nice if he were going to be a house pet at the same time, but I didn't get that impression at all :(
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    He's gorgeous but it seems scary for a breed like this to become a fad breed. I love TM's but they look like a lot of dog!
     
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    The tibetan mastiff breeder I'm looking at a puppy from has dogs from the same lines as the black and tan one that went for something like $40k a few years ago. It's crazy, but from what I understand the national breed research/conservancy center these dogs come from could really use the money for funding.
     
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    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    I also hear that in China there is really not breeding base or guidlines like breeding for health and standard. Like doing health testing before breeding ect ect...
     
  8. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    hmm... our TM was a rescue as a kid, seemed like a pretty great dog. lol
     
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    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    wow---he is a great looking dog!
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    Did anyone else think of Clifford (the Big Red Dog) when they saw him? lol
     
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