7 Most Expensive Dog Breeds In Nigeria

There are numerous families in Nigeria who cannot imagine life without a dog or even two. A dog can become a beloved family member, a trusted companion, and a fearless guardian of the house. Naturally, some dog breeds are more popular than the others, which also influences the price. Here are the 7 most expensive dog breeds in Nigeria.

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7. Rottweiler

Rottweilers were originally bred as herding dogs, but over the years, they became more associated with guarding the property and protecting its owners. Rottweilers are a medium to large dog breed. They are adorable as puppies, but they look imposing as adult dogs. A Rottweiler puppy will cost you around 200,000.

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6. German Shepherd

German Shepherd is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, not just around Nigeria. German Shepherds make perfect family dogs because they are affectionate and protective. These dogs are also highly intelligent, which makes them ideal as service dogs. You can get a German Shepherd puppy for around 200,000.


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5. Boerboel

The first thing you notice about a Boerboel is its intimidating look. Boerboels look very muscular and strong, and it’s not a coincidence that Boerboels were bred as farm dogs. This breed originated from South Africa but is not very popular in Nigeria. You can also know it as the African Mastiff, and a puppy will cost you around 250,000.

4. Bull Mastiff

If you don’t have a lot of experience with dogs, you can easily mistake a Bull Mastiff for a Boerboel. Bull Mastiffs are a purebred dog that has been popular for almost a century. Bull Mastiffs are less muscular than Boerboels, but they are strong and mostly quiet dogs. A Bull Mastiff puppy in Nigeria costs around 300,000.

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3. Cane Corso

Cane Corso, a breed also known as the Italian Mastiff, was originally bred for two purposes: to help with hunting and to guard the property. Cane Corsos are also valued for their frightening look, but they need to be trained from a very young age to grow into sociable and obedient dogs. A Cane Corso puppy will cost you around 350,000.


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2. French Bulldog

French Bulldog is not a breed you would get to protect your house or to perform specific tasks like a German Shepherd. A French Bulldog is a purely decorative breed that gives a lot of joy to the family, especially the children. French Bulldogs are also easy to groom because they have very short hair. In Nigeria, a French Bulldog puppy costs around 450,000.


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1. Tibetan Mastiff

A Tibetan Mastiff is a dog breed you will hardly ever confuse with any other pup. Tibetan Mastiffs are massive dogs with long fur and fluffy tails. Originally bred as guardians and watchdogs, Tibetan Mastiffs are now one of the most expensive dog breeds in the world. This breed is relatively rare in Nigeria, and a Tibetan Mastiff puppy can cost well over 1 million.

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