Status-Symbol Mastiff to be Sold in China for $1.6 Million

Emperor, a red Tibetan mastiff, is expected to fetch as much a 10 million Yuan (almost $1.6 million).

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According to an article in today’s Daily Mirror, a red Tibetan mastiff named Emperor is expected to cost one “lucky” dog owner an astonishing 10 million Yuan, which equals almost 1.6 million US dollars. The new Chinese upper class views this ancient breed of dog as a status symbol, and a red one is considered especially prized because it will bring luck and ensure the owner’s health and security.

Although there is no doubt that Emperor is a gorgeous dog, the real question is: how many other dogs could be rescued with that much money?

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