Tibetan mastiff puppy sold for one million pounds in China
A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for more than one million Sterling pounds, in what has become the most expensive dog sale ever.
A property developer paid 12 million yuan (£1.2 million) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a "luxury pet" fair held in the eastern province of Zhejiang, according to the Qianjiang Evening News.
This breed is reported to have lion's blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs.
Thatt is what breeder Zhang Gengyun has been quoted as telling the newspaper, adding that another red-haired canine had sold for 6 million yuan (£600,000).
Tibetan mastiffs have certainly become a prized status symbol among China's wealthy.
Pure Tibetan mastiffs are very rare, just like our Chinese pandas, so the prices are so high.
One red mastiff named "Big Splash" was sold for 10 million yuan (£900,000) in 2011, in the most expensive dog transaction then recorded.
The buyer at the Zhejiang expo was said to be a 56-year-old property developer from Qingdao who hopes to breed dogs himself, according to the newspaper.
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