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Tibetan Mastiffs have apparently become something of a status symbol among the Chinese upper class, mostly due to their regard as a “pure Chinese” breed and their scarcity outside Tibet.

Hong Dong, an 11-month-old, 180lb. Tibetan Mastiff (pictured above) was recently awarded the honor of being labeled the “world’s most expensive dog” after being purchased by a Chinese coal baron for 10 million yuan (~$1.5 million).

The previous record holder, a Tibetan Mastiff named Yangtze River Number Two, sold in 2009 for 4 million yuan. Yowza.

– MIZ

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