Meet Big Splash, the world’s most expensive dog!

Meet Big Splash, the world’s most expensive dog! The 11-month-old Red Tibetan Mastiff named Big Splash was purchased by a coal baron in northern China for $1.5 million.

The ancient breed from central Asia has recently become a status symbol, like sports cars and rare jewelry, among the Chinese elite. The dog’s breeder says he can now pay his staff for raising what he calls “the perfect specimen.”

The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed and type of domestic dog originating with nomadic cultures of Central Asia.