A property developer reportedly paid “12 million yuan ($1.9 million)” for a golden Tibetan mastiff puppy Tuesday, according to AFP via the Qianjiang Evening News.
The buyer, an aspiring dog breeder, is said to have purchased the pup at a luxury pet expo in the eastern province of Zhejiang. The dog’s breeder Zhang Gengyun reportedly said another red mastiff sold for 6 million yuan (approximately $968,000).
The dogs, known for their protective, loyal qualities, and “stranger danger” instincts, have been considered a status symbol for millionaires. According to the AFP, one named “Red Splash” sold for 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) in 2011, and a 2010 TODAY Show segment said one named “Yangtze River Number Two” sold for $600,000 and was escorted home by a fleet of Mercedes sedans.
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