Top 10 Most Expensive Small Dog Breeds

Pomeranian – $800 to $2,500:This small breed is considered a true “toy” dog, measuring between 8 to 11 inches and weighing only 3 to 7 pounds.

Pekingese – $750 to $3,000:The Pekingese breed, once prevalent in China’s capital, has experienced a decline in popularity lately. However, a considerable demand for the breed still exists, resulting in elevated prices. 

Papillon – $500 to $2,000:The papillon breed, initially bred from toy spaniels to serve as lap dogs, has been acknowledged by the American Kennel Club since 1915.

Maltese – $600 to $2,000:Maltese canines have been a treasured breed in the United States since gaining acknowledgment from the American Kennel Club in 1888.

Lhasa Apso – $1,500 to $2,500: They were first introduced to the United States as gifts from the Dalai Lama. This breed received recognition from the AKC as an official breed in 1935.

Chinese Crested – $1,200 to $2,200:These dogs have a weight range of 8 to 12 pounds, and their body has smooth and soft skin with small amounts of hair growth limited to particular areas.

Chihuahua – $400 to $1,500:Chihuahuas have been consistently recognized as a highly popular breed by the American Kennel Club, or AKC, since the 1960s.

Brussels Griffon – $1,500 to $4,000:The first year of expenses for a Brussels griffon is estimated to be around $4,555, making it one of the more expensive small dog breeds to own.

Boston Terrier – $350 to $3,300:The average cost of purchasing a Boston Terrier falls between $350 and $3,300, with buying from a breeder costing approximately $1,000 on average. 

Bichon Frise – $1,000 to $4,000:The Bichon Frise breed was introduced to the United States in 1955 and later registered in the American Kennel Club Stud Book in October 1972. 

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