Photo by, Sergey Lavrentev
A Tibetan mastiff, similar to the one shown here, sold Wednesday for a record $1.9 million making it the worlds most expensive dog. The pupp was reportedly sold to a 56-year-old property developer for 12million yuan ($1,900,000) at a luxury pet auction in eastern China. Tibetan mastiff, with distinctive leonine features, have become a status symbol of the country’s super-rich and are said to be lucky animals bringing health and security.
“They have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs,” the dog’s breeder, Zhang Gengyun, told the paper. Another of his red-haired pups sold for six million yuan, he added.
The animal sold on Wednesday is reportedly 31 inches tall and weighs nearly 200 pounds.
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