German Shepherd ($6,500)
Another well-known breed on the list, the large, loyal German shepherd is protective of its owners. Their willingness to learn and eagerness to have a purpose has made them highly sought after by the police and military. German shepherds from a strong working bloodline tend to cost more due to the expenses in breeding and training.
Similarly, adult German shepherds that have already proven to be good show or breeding dogs will have a heftier price tag. They make excellent guard dogs and are very popular with presidents. President Franklin Roosevelt loved the breed!