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Updated: September 12, 2009 15:33 IST

Chinese woman spends USD 6,00,000 on pet dog

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A file photo of baby Tibetan mastiff looking into the lens during a Tibetan Mastiffs Exposition in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province. Photo: AP.
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A file photo of baby Tibetan mastiff looking into the lens during a Tibetan Mastiffs Exposition in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province. Photo: AP.

A Chinese woman has reportedly paid USD 600,000 for a pedigree pooch, making it what many believe to be the world’s most expensive dog.

The dog, a black Tibetan Mastiff named ‘Yangtze River Number Two,’ was purchased in the Qinhai province in northwest China.

In keeping with its record-shattering status, the 18-month-old dog arrived at its new owner’s home in style. A motorcade of 30 cars escorted the dog from the airport to his new home, the Xian Evening News said.

The owner surnamed Wang said she spent a long time looking for an original Tibetan mastiff.

“Gold has a price but this Tibetan Mastiff doesn’t,” the woman was quoted as saying.

Ms. Wang and her pet were greeted by fellow lovers of Tibetan Mastiffs, who held up a long red banner welcoming the dog to Xian, capital of Shaanxi province.

These dogs typically sell for about USD 2,000 outside China, breeders say.

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