Say hello to the Tibetan Mastiff the most highly prized dog in China. The average price for a Tibetan Mastiff puppy in the US is just $2,000 but in China a Tibetan Mastiff puppy recently sold for 2 million which was a record high. These prized dogs regularly sell for tens of thousands of dollars to over a hundred thousand dollars.
The popularity of the mastiff in China is due to the rapid rise of the nouveau-rich in China which are nicknamed “Tuhao” – a term meaning “crass rich” in Chinese.
Tibetan Mastiff breeders are scrambling to meet the demands of this swiftly growing population.
These huge noble dogs are a popular way for these newly wealthy patrons to flaunt their riches.
The Tibetan Mastiff is prized by the Chinese for many reasons, one being it’s resemblance to a lion, a lucky creature featured in the traditional Chinese lion dance.
The mastiff is also a intelligent territorial guardian dog that is also social and loves attention from its owners
The number of affluent Chinese, those earning anywhere from $20K to $1 Million, are predicted to double by 2020, hitting a figure of $280 Million.