No wonder he's got a spring in his step! Tibetan mastiff goes on sale in China for £1m

By Daily Mail Reporter

Not a hair out of place: Emperor the Tibetan mastiff with his owner at the Chinese dog trade show. Emperor was on sale this week for a fur-raising £1 million

Some pet owners go to any lengths to pamper their furry friends - but one dog is entitled to feel a million dollars.

'Emperor', a Tibetan Mastiff, with his thick double coat, went on sale this week for a staggering 10 million Yuan (£1m).

He was one of more than 1,000 Tibetan mastiffs from across China appearing at a two-day dog trade show in Shijiazhuang, capital of northern China's Hebei Province, this week.

The average price being asked for one of the dogs was around 1 million Yuan (

The Tibetan Mastiff has become a status symbol in China because they are thought to be holy animals, blessing their owners' health and security.

But his owner believes Emperor is a particularly handsome catch, offering him out for breeding purposes with a single mating costing half a million Yuan (£50,000).

The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed of dog, originating from the nomadic cultures of Central Asia.

More hound for your pound: if you can't afford £1 million for Emperor, there were plenty of other Tibetan mastiffs going for around a mere £100,000

No, this way: around 1,000 Tibetan mastiffs showed themselves off to potential buyers at the dog trade show in eastern China this week

Woman's best friend: a Tibetan mastiff with its owner. The ancient breed of dog is thought to bring owners health and security



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