Tibetan Mastiff: How much?
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The ancient Tibetan Mastiff is royalty among dogs. It has been theorized that this breed is the originator of all mastiff breeds. These big, thick-furred dogs are prized in China and elsewhere for their luxuriant coats and noble bearing. In recent years, Tibetan Mastiffs have become a status symbol in China alongside sports cars and other luxuries. What is the cost of such a highly-prized pooch?
A Tibetan mastiff dog is on display during an annual China Tibetan Mastiff Expo on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Sunday, March 21, 2010. In recent years, interest in Tibetan Mastiffs has surged in China with more rich Chinese looking for various ways to to exhibit their wealthy and investment options in addition stocks and real estate. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)