14. Alaskan Malamute (Average Puppy Price: $1,200 – $1,500)
Some amateur dog lovers may confuse the Alaskan Malamute with Siberian Husky. Well, the two breeds do share similar features and traits. Both depend on their thick coats to survive the extreme cold.
This large purebred dog is also known as Mal. Originally from Alaska, this Nordic dog type is one of the closest to wolf. Thus, their hunting instinct is really strong. Don’t even think about owning a Mal and a Garfield in the same house. The lazy cat may not live long enough to tell us why he hates Monday.
Alaskan Malamute puppies are sold somewhere around $1,200 to $1,500. If you think that is expensive enough, wait until you see the maintenance cost.
First, Mal dogs cannot just stay in an apartment. They need a wide area to be their territory. Plus, it cannot be just a random area. Remember that they have thick coat, they need to stay cool. Speaking of thick coat, those fur need to be groomed regularly.