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.