French Mastiff: How Much?
The French Mastiff - also known as the Dogue de Bordeaux - was almost driven to extinction in the 20th century. These ancient hunting and herding dogs were nearly wiped out after World War 2, and it was only after a focused breeding effort that French Mastiffs have come back. Such rarity and ancient breeding can't come cheap can it?
A French Mastiff named Brando poses for pictures during a press conference in New York, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. The French Mastiff will be competing for the first time at the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which will be at Madison Square Garden for two days, starting on Monday, Feb. 9. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)