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30 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

GOBankingRates Logo By Laura Woods of GOBankingRates | Slide 2 of 31: Yorkshire Terriers — Yorkies for short — cost about $600 to purchase and have an average life expectancy of 13 to 16 years. These tiny purse dogs are one of the most expensive dog breeds because they're prone to a number of health conditions, including eye and knee issues, totaling an average of $9,800 in potential healthcare costs. This high-maintenance breed doesn't shed much, but expect to pay about $31 each time you have the dog groomed. To save money as a pet owner, make sure you take advantage of these pet-related tax breaks.

Yorkshire Terriers

Yorkshire Terriers — Yorkies for short — cost about $600 to purchase and have an average life expectancy of 13 to 16 years. These tiny purse dogs are one of the most expensive dog breeds because they're prone to a number of health conditions, including eye and knee issues, totaling an average of $9,800 in potential healthcare costs.

This high-maintenance breed doesn't shed much, but expect to pay about $31 each time you have the dog groomed. To save money as a pet owner, make sure you take advantage of these pet-related tax breaks.

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