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7 ridiculously expensive cat and dog breeds

By: Shea Gunther on May 13, 2012, 5:17 p.m.
The Löwchen

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The Löwchen

The Löwchen (German for "little lion") is one of the rarest dogs in the world. It originated in Europe around 400 years ago as a breed for the lords and ladies of the time. It was fashionable to groom the dog so that it resembled a lion with no trimming in the front half of the dog and a close trim on the hindquarters. Löwchen puppies can sell for thousands of dollars.