Most expensive dog

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This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog which the owner values at over 1 million $, on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog which the owner values at over 1 million $, on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog which the owner values at over 1 million $, on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog which the owner values at over 1 million $, on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog which the owner values at over 1 million $, on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog which the owner values at over 1 million $, on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog which the owner values at over 1 million $, on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog which the owner values at over 1 million $, on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

This photo shows a pedigree Tibetan mastiff dog on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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This photo taken shows pedigree Tibetan mastiff dogs on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

This photo taken shows pedigree Tibetan mastiff dogs on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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This photo shows pedigree Tibetan mastiff dogs on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

This photo shows pedigree Tibetan mastiff dogs on display at a dog show in the town of Daxing near Beijing. The animals which have now become the world's most expensive are much prized in China where owning one is seen as a status symbol and a coal baron in northern China recently purchased one for ten million yuan (about 1,500,000 $). AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

UPDATED ON APR 08, 2012 08:29 PM IST
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