World's Most Expensive Pets
How much did you pay for your loved pets? Pets often range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars at pet stores
The best and rarest animals in the world are fetching thousands of dollars at the market, it's simply insane how much people are willing to pay to adopt these creatures. From cats to horses the best of the best and the rarest of the rare of their species are purchased and sold. People will pay thousands and even the upwards of millions to get the finest breed of an animal. I put together this hub to show you just what animals are bringing in the dough and how much of it as well.
German Shepard show dog
An overall great dog to have around they are often very caring for their owners and aggressive towards anyone who might threaten them. German Shepherds are very commonly used as police dogs, guard dogs, guide dogs and military dogs. German Shepherds also excel in many competitive sports including tracking and agility courses which are often featured in dog competitions making them good bids for show dogs. German Shepherds most commonly bring in between 3,000 to 24,000 dollars thus making them the most expensive dog breed.
As for the most expensive dog ever sold "Big Splash" the Tibetan Mastiff takes that title. The puppy sold for 10 million Yuan at auction which is equal to just over 1.5 million dollars. These puppies are considered a "perfect specimen" and be rented out to breeders and the buyer should be able to make back his money after a few years. This breed were once used as guard dogs on herds, villages and monasteries in Tibet.
The most expensive cat breed is awarded to the Bengal cat breed. The bengal is a hybrid cat that's a cross between a domestic feline and an Asian Leopard Cat. The cat costs between 1,000 and 4,000 dollars and have sold for upwards of 42,000$ before. The cat loves to play and requires a lot of attention and Bengal Cats often are very active and are always moving around.
This horse (yes horse, not a monkey) is the decedent of two Kentucky Derby winners. The horse sold for 16 million dollars at auction. Green Monkey was expected to be a great racehorse, however, he was not so good, the colt ran in three races and he only managed to get third in one of the races. Needless to say the buyer lost millions of dollars on the horse.
Missy is another animal that has brought in over a million dollars selling at 1.2 million dollars at auction. She is a three year Holstein Cow that are the world's highest dairy producers. And was also one of the top show cows in the world at the time holding the title of grand champion at the 2009 Western Fall National Show.
Blue fin tuna
The most expensive fish was sold at 736,000 dollars and it weighed in at the total of 754 pounds. It was sold to a sushi chain restaurant in Japan and you can guess what happened to it next. It comes out to 976 dollars so it most have been some very expensive sushi.
Deveronvale Perfection is the most expensive sheep sold at auction. It sold for 231,000 pounds or about 376,691 dollars when it was sold to a Swedish farmer. The buyer claims that the sheep was a "perfection" and it was bought mainly to breed; the sheep died in the early days of August 2009.
This Labrador Retriever puppy is in it's own special category it's the most expensive Cloned dog. Lancelot Encore was made from samples of a couples beloved "Lancelot" and was the first commercially made clone. The name obviously stems from the fact that 'encore' is meant to imply that Lancelot Encore is meant to be a second life of Lancelot. Encore Lancelot Encore was made at the mere cost of 155 thousand dollars and according to the owners he acts a lot like the old Lancelot and he leads the pack of their other dogs similar to how Lancelot use to be a leader.