The ‘puppy’ on the left sold for more than £1million (Picture: AFP/Getty)
One of these dogs is thought to have become the most expensive in the world after selling for £1.16million.
The Tibetan mastiff puppy – yes, apparently that giant bundle of fur is somehow still a puppy – on the left sold at a luxury pet auction in eastern China to a 56-year-old property developer for 12million yuan.
The dogs, with distinctive leonine features, have become a status symbol of the country’s super-rich and are said to be lucky animals bringing health and security.
A dog breeder told the Qianjiang Evening News of the puppies that sold at auction: ‘They have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs.’
In 2011 a Tibetan mastiff called Big Splash sold for 10million yuan (£970,000) to a coal baron, then thought to represent the most expensive dog sale ever.
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