Friday, June 10, 2011

Why Do I Often Encourage Adoption? For One Thing The Most Expensive Pooch Is $582, 000!

Tibetan Mastiff – $582,000

Holding the record for the most expensive dog ever purchased, Yangtze River Number Two (yes, that’s his name) is a black mastiff standing approximately 31 inches tall. The dog was purchased by a young millionaire known as “Mrs. Wang”. When purchased at 18 months old, the black mastiff arrived in style, approaching her house in a 30 car motorcade.

Sir Lancelot Encore – $155,000

After Edgar and Nina Otto lost their beloved dog Lancelot to cancer in 2008, the Florida couple welcomed Lancelot back home just a year later. Lancelot Encore is made up of the same DNA that their beloved dog Lancelot was. The couple won a dog-cloning at Bio-Arts auction held in San Francisco with the impressive price tag of 155,000. Oddly enough, while being interviewed by Al Rocker on the Today Show, the couple spoke of how at just 10 weeks old, the puppy was assuming his “forebear’s place of preeminence” in their place of residence.