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Though the love and companionship our dogs give us is priceless, $2,000,000 for a four-legged cuddle buddy is a little steep for a vast majority of the world’s population to spend.
But, that’s reportedly what a Chinese property developer just dropped on a golden-maned Tibetan Mastiff puppy.
The Qianjiang Evening News reported the Chinese businessman paid 12 million yuan, or roughly $1.9 million, for a one-year old, 90-pound dog at a luxury pet fair in Zhejiang yesterday.
The Tibetan Mastiffs, a very rare breed known for their lionesque hair and enormous stature, have become a status symbol in China. Owners and breeders believe the dogs have lion’s blood pumping through their veins.
The 56-year old businessman, who was not named, reportedly plans to breed the dog, a venture that could earn upwards of $16,000 in “stud fees” each time the dog produces a litter.
In 2011, a red-maned Tibetan Mastiff sold for $1.5 million, at that time, the highest recorded price paid for a dog.
Can you even imagine how many homeless dogs could be saved with $2,000,000?