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World's Most Expensive Dog Sells for $1.6 Million

Generally the largest or most demonstrative purchase one will make in his/her life, is the purchase of a home. Others, with enough dough to throw around for a few "play toys," could decide on something a bit more outlandish, such as an extravagant model of foreign car, a yacht, or maybe even a lifetime supply of Churros (that's weird to you?). But regardless of how much money one's raking in, the truly high dollar purchases are generally looked at as more of an investment. But I bet you never would've imagined a K-9 falling into that category.

While spending roughly $1.6 million dollars on a mere animal, honestly sounds completely and utterly nuts, let's analyze this for a second (It's really quite simple). The one dog warrants that much money to call yours, so imagine how valuable multiple offspring could be. Get the picture? While a Red Tibetan Mastiff is undeniably a breathtaking creature, I find it fairly hard to believe that one such person wiling to dish out that much cheddar, is in it for the mere enjoyment and wonderment. I mean yeah, it's pretty to look at, but will it cook and clean for you?

But you don't have to take my nonsensical speculation for it. The gentlemen who raised "Big Splash," the 11 month old, 180 pound Mastiff, had this to say after selling the fine animal: "He is a perfect specimen," said Mr Lu, who runs the Tibetan Mastiff Garden in Laoshan, China. "He has excellent genes and will be a good breeding dog. When I started in this business, ten years ago, I never thought we would see such a price."

Going even further into detail, regarding the breeding of such a creater, Lu said, "The buyer told me he thought he was a good investment. As a male dog, he can be hired out to other breeders for as much as $15,210 a shot. He could recoup his money in just a couple of years."

Work 'em and jerk 'em. As is with most things in life, use the specimen for all its worth and then leave it by the wayside. Although I highly doubt you would choose to leave a 200 or so pound dog on some strangers doorstep. Imagine the shock after that one. Nonetheless, next time you or your kids get that fever to adopt or purchase a cute, little puppy, reach down for those big faced bills, Champ could be your next, big investment.

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