#3 Portuguese Water Dog
Thanks in part to Bo, the former First Dog of the Obama family, Portuguese water dogs have been particularly popular in recent years – and expensive. Their thick fur – helps them swim to find lines for Portuguese fishermen – require frequent grooming that costs $ 500 annually. Addison’s disease is a common ailment that costs around $ 1,000 to $ 5,000, as well as hip dysplasia, for the same cost.
These strong and noble-looking shepherds are often priced high, sometimes as much as $ 11,000. A major draw is her glossy white fluffy fur – which she needs to groom frequently, for a great price – not to mention her black lips that curl up in what’s known as the “Samoyed smile.” But they are prone to heart disease, hip dysplasia, and eye disease, so medical costs can cost thousands.