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7 ridiculously expensive cat and dog breeds

May 13, 2012, 5:17 p.m.
Egyptian pharaoh hound

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Egyptian Pharaoh Hound

The Egyptian Pharaoh Hound is a striking breed of dog that was traditionally used as a companion for hunters from the Mediterranean country of Malta. Egyptian pharaoh hounds are strong, athletic, independent and active dogs that are rarely found outside of Malta. These dogs are beautiful but costly — a puppy can easily set you back $5,000.