How much you pay for a dog depends on pedigree. You can be surest of pedigree if you buy from a licensed breeder. An Irish Wolfhound or Pharaoh Hound start at around $2,000. Lowchen, Samoyed, and Rottweiler breeds can cost as much as $3,500. A Tibetan Mastiff or English Bulldog can cost between $8,000 and $9,000.