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|What would you pay for a dog ?
In any case, the 180-pound 11-month-old red Tibetan Mastiff known as Big
Splash, or "Hong Dong" in Mandarin, just earned the title of the world's priciest
pooch. The breed can grow to be 285 pounds, and according to the breeder,
Big Splash is such a perfect specimen that the eyeball-popping price is justified.
It is believed the breed descended from wolves 58,000 years ago.
Big Splash is a kind of cute fellow -- big and bulky, although in most photos he
looks like he's having a bad hair day. The breed has become a status symbol in
China, replacing cars and expensive bling as a way for the uber-rich to show off
their new-found wealth. Red is considered a lucky color in Chinese culture and
Tibetan Mastiffs are thought to be holy animals, bringing riches and good health
to their owners, which helps explain the country's interest in the dog and the
run-up in price. But given the size of most Chinese apartments and the size of
these dogs, don't expect to see them bought by the masses; Tibetan Mastiffs
are truly only for China's rich.
In time, Big Splash might fetch $15,000 a pop to breed with a female. Nothing
like earning his keep.
(Article by Ann Brenoff - reommend following her stories)
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A coal baron living in northern China
just spent $1.5 million to buy what is
considered the world's most expensive
dog, a red Tibetan Mastiff. It's hard to
know precisely where in that sentence
you spurt out your mouthful of coffee:
that a dog is worth that much or that
there is a millionaire willing to buy one
$30,000 - $417,000
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