Chinese millionaire has become the master of the most expensive dog in the world.Chinese millionaire acquired puppy Tibetan Mastiff for ten million Chinese Yuan, or £945,000 (about one and half million dollars. Thus, the 11-month old bright red puppy has become the most expensive dog in the world.
According to breeder Lu Liang, the price of the puppy, who was nicknamed Hong Dong, which means “Big Splash” is fully justified, since in his birth and subsequent care was invested a lot of money.
Hong Dong is lucky his new master is a multi-millionaire, because the hefty price tag doesn’t factor in Big Splash’s diet – enough chicken and beef to fill a growing 180lb dog, spiced up with Chinese delicacies such as sea cucumber and abalone.
Also Hung Dong must eat crushed egg shells, which will serve as a source of calcium.
Wool on mastiffs is so thick that the dog can be kept outdoors year round. These dogs are easy to train, are good guards and do not show aggression towards their owners.
Not only is red considered a lucky color in China, but Tibetan mastiffs are thought to be holy animals, blessing their owners’ health and security.
Tibetans believe the dogs have the souls of monks and nuns who were not good enough to be reincarnated as humans or into Shambhala, the heavenly realm.
Owners of the breed have included Queen Victoria, King George IV and Genghis Khan – who supposedly took 30,000 of the dogs with his army in his bid to conquer Western Europe.
The title of most expensive dog in the world was previously held by a Tibetan mastiff called Red Lion, who was valued at £915,000 last year.
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