The highest price ever paid for a dog was $1.5 million dollars.
The dog that sold for $1.5 million dollars was a red Tibetan Mastiff named Big Splash.
The Tibetan Mastiff is a large size Tibetan dog breed.
It's double coat is medium to long, subject to climate, and found in a wide variety of colors, including solid black, black and tan, various shades of red and bluish-gray, and sometimes with white markings around neck, chest and legs.
Tibetan mastiffs are legal in most places around the U.S., though they are banned in a handful of municipalities and counties.
The Tibetan Mastiff displays an aloof, watchful, and alert temperament and can make a loyal family dog.
Because they're so loyal to their family, they can be reserved around strangers and introductions need to be made carefully.
Watchful, aloof, imposing, and intimidating: The ancient Tibetan Mastiff is the guardian dog supreme.
These densely-coated giants are mellow and calm around the house, sweetly devoted to family, and aloof and territorial with strangers.
Saint Bernard's are, on average, larger than Tibetan Mastiffs.
Males of the Saint Bernard breed can grow up to 30 inches tall and weigh up to 200 pounds, while Tibetan Mastiffs typically grow to be 26 inches tall and weigh up to 150 pounds.