A Red Tibetan Mastiff puppy has become the world’s most expensive dog after being sold for about £1 million ($1.6 million). Tibetan Mastiffs though are known to be world’s most expensive dogs.
This Tibetan Mastiff known as Do-khyi, is an ancient breed and type of domestic dog originating with nomadic cultures of Central Asia. This Red Tibetan Mastiff, most expensive puppy is 11 months old, stands nearly 3 ft. high and weighs over 180lbs.
The puppy’s breeder Lu Liang, runs the Tibetan Mastiff Garden in Laoshan, near the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao. The dog is given a diet of chicken and beef, done with exotic Chinese delicacies like sea cucumber and abalone.
Though the complete sale details haven’t been revealed. the buyer, a multi-millionaire coal baron from the north of China, paid 10 million Yuan (£945,000) for the Red Tibetan Mastiff puppy, Lu said. In 2009, Chinese millionaire Ms. Wang bought a Tibetan Mastiff named Yangtze River Number Two for $582,000.