Tibetan mastiff will cost you $1.5 million; Big Splash probably has a big ego
The pup was sold to a Chinese businessman for a whopping $1.5 million according to CBS News. His native name is Hong Dong, he clocks in at around 180-pounds -- and he's still growing.
Big Splash's breeder, Lu Liang, says the price tag is completely warranted and that his dog is a "perfect specimen."
"We have spent a lot of money raising this dog, and we have the salaries of plenty of staff to pay," he explains.
That dog better come pre-obedience trained, housebroken and able to speak English (or Chinese) as far as we're concerned.
Crazy enough, this breed has been raking in the dough for years. In 2009, a mastiff named Yangzte No. 2 apparently was sold short at $500,000 (probably because she wasn't No. 1) and last year, a mastiff was priced at almost $1.47 mil.
Apparently, this breed has come to represent wealth and status in China, becoming a hot commodity among the nation's elite. Also apparently, that old saying just simply isn't true... you can totally buy love. Puppy love, at least.