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21. Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Average Price: $2,200*
Country of Origin: Wales
Originally from Pembrokeshire, Wales, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a cattle grazing breed. It is one of the two breeds that fall under the label of Welsh Corgi, along with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Both are descendants of northern spitz dogs. The Corgi has a lifespan of around twelve to fifteen years.

22. Basenji


Average Price: $800*
Country of Origin: Central Africa

Basenjis originates in the cattle of working dogs from Central Africa. The breed is part of the lebreles group, according to almost all the canine clubs in the world. This hypoallergenic breed is known to be very intelligent but not easy to train. It is recognizable by its wrinkled head and curly tail.

23. Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is a white dog, large and muscular. He was raised in Argentina by Antonio Nores Martínez, who wanted a brave and protective dog during the big game. The Dogo Argentino was used for hunting boar. Males can weigh up to 99 pounds and have a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.


Average Price: $5,000*
Country of Origin: Argentina

24. Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff (also known as Mastino) is a large breed of dog that can weigh up to 150 pounds. The Mastiff was first raised in ancient Rome to be a defender of family and property, and the Mastiff has maintained that protective and fearless streak over the centuries.


Average Price: $5,000*
Country of Origin: Rome

25. Akita

Native to the mountainous regions of northern Japan, the Akita has two varieties: the Japanese Akita or the American Akita. Both breeds are large dogs, with males weighing up to 130 pounds. The Akita was originally used as a guard dog. He was in charge of protecting the Japanese royal family as well as another nobility.


Average Price: $4,500*
Country of Origin: Japan

26. Pharaoh Hound

The pharaoh’s hound receives the nickname “the blushing dog” because of the unique color of his coat. He was raised to hunt rabbits in the Maltese Islands. Its name, in traditional language, is Kelb-tal-Fenek, which actually translates as “rabbit dog”. The hound’s ancestors hunted gazelles alongside the Egyptian pharaohs.


Average Price: $6,500*
Country of Origin: Malta

27. Samoyed

The Samoyed is a very fluffy white/cream dog that descends from the Laika. The Laika is a spitz dog, with a thick white coat. Samoyed originated in Siberia, where it lived among nomadic reindeer herders. The name of the samoyed comes from the people with whom he first lived: the Samoyed people.


Average Price: $8,000*
Country of Origin: Siberia/Russia

28. French Bulldog

The most distinctive feature of the French bulldog is its erect, bat-like ears, which distinguish it from the more muscular and larger English bulldog.  The French bulldog was bred in the 19th century by breeders who crossed it between England’s Toy Bulldogs and local Parisian ratters.


Average Price: $2,300*
Country of Origin: France/England

29. Berger Picard

The Berger Picard is a rare breed of dog known for its ears, which are four to five inches tall. The Berger Picard, also called Pastor of Picardy, was raised in France for the purpose of shepherding. Unfortunately, they almost became extinct after World War I. Their populations increased, but World War II almost decimated the entire group.


Average Price: $2,500*
Country of Origin: France

30. Presa Canario Dog

The Canary Dog (called Canary Mastiff) was bred in the Canary Islands to be a cattle grazing animal. This breed of dog is rare and is similar to the Molosser breed. It is also a catching dog, used for hunting. The Dam, as its abbreviated name says, is expensive due to its rarity.


Average Price: $3,000*
Country of Origin: The Canary Islands.

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