16 incredibly expensive pets

Sure, you spend a lot on your precious dog or cat. But that's nothing compared with what you could shell out on these extravagant animal companions.

MSN Money staff

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Jun 25, 2013 12:22AM
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**** Bing and its shitty strategy of luring MSN users to an article and then forcing them to look for a ****ing answer that should have been included already!
Jun 24, 2013 8:38PM
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Again, another article where you are asked to search yourself for the answers to the story. Lately I have been getting the verification puzzle that I am not a bot because of all the searching I am doing and this just adds into the issue. This is also the second time I have seen this article written in the last week, so I guess they are running out of content.
Jun 24, 2013 11:06PM
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I agree. I don't know how Bing can claim to be the favorite. Drives me crazy. Just let me see the entire article without having to keep clicking to get all the details. Really, who designs Bing?
Jun 24, 2013 10:14PM
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C'mon you guys, another of your lame seek and find the answer games!  A total waste of time!!!!!!
Jun 25, 2013 7:06AM
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This article interested me, until I saw that it was another of Bing's "click through to read..." Nope.. I don't want to have to click on a link to get the information that should be in the article. I'll pass on this article. Advertisers, PLEASE TAKE NOTE!!!
Jun 24, 2013 9:41PM
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A person can rescue or adopt a dog or cat and they wouldn't sell it for a million dollars. That's how much the pet means to them. That's the kind of pets I like.
Jun 24, 2013 9:40PM
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Some of these animals-tiger and chimps-are not PET animals.  As soon as I saw this headline my first thought was 'dogs'.  We have a long haired collie-really nice dog but way too expensive.  I'm paying over $600 a year just for grooming.  That's more than I spend on my own hair.  The English bulldog's dilemma was funny.  If the dogs can't mate let them go extinct.  There is nowhere near a shortage of dogs or dog breeds.
Jun 24, 2013 11:13PM
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As long as they are mentioning animals other than dogs & cats - what about a horse. They are not cheap.


Jun 25, 2013 10:21AM
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THANK YOU fellow commentators! I thought it was just me! The point of a search engine is to get results the first time. We don't need all of this "click here to see" b.s.! In the words of Sweet Brown: "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
Jun 24, 2013 11:13PM
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OH yeah, a chimp is a GREAT pet for anyone! LOL! Why not? Just make sure you wear heavy duty headgear!! Geeez, MSN, are u serious on some of these "pets"???
Jun 25, 2013 10:30AM
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tibetan mastiff: $6,000- 1.5 mil

white lion: $138,000

chinese crested: $400-700

striped ball python: $10,000

khao manee: $800-1,600

hyacinth macaw: $12,000

irish wolfhound: $2,200

squirrel monkey: $7,000

savannah cat: $1,000-7,000

english bulldog: $1,000

lowchen: $1,800- 2,000

pharaoh hound: $1,200-2,000

bengal: $650- 800

samoyed: $900

chimpanzee: $25k- 60k

your pet cloned: $155k

Jun 25, 2013 10:58AM
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First off, I still like Google better than Bing. Second, people that spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on animals that are NOT pets should be shot. The second it showed the White Lion I was done reading the article. This is not a 'pet.' Take your money and donate it to shelters that could actually use it.  Use it to take care of your pet that you dumped out on the street because you decided you no longer wanted it. I'll say this again...SPAY AND NEUTER!
Jun 24, 2013 9:03PM
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Just like on TV, its cheaper to run reruns
Jun 25, 2013 1:07AM
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I cant believe you can buy a chimp as a pet. of course at that price only very rich stupid people could get one so maybe its Darwinism when the chimp kills the rich stupid guy. by the way bulldogs can not have pups naturally either. if you want to breed them you have to pay for a ceaserean section for the pups and you usually have losses. I think all dogs with that flat faced nose thing are silly. I knew a lady with two pugs and if they got too excited they would faint because they couldn't breath very well. truly silly.why would anyone want a stubborn dog who cant breed or have pups naturally?
Jun 25, 2013 4:53AM
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I think it is a terrible idea to house wild animals as companions.  Regarding English Bulldogs, my eldest is a very healthy eight, and the breeder has had offspring go to 13.  They cost $1800-2000.  If they were not healthy, you would drop that in vet bills in a heartbeat.  And they are not Labradors; they require some extra maintenance.  But because of excellent breeding, not as much as one might think.  I won't even comment as to the cost of my horses.  The numbers pale.
Jun 25, 2013 12:04PM
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I refuse to click on the links to keep reading this story.  Put it on one page. 
Jun 25, 2013 11:02AM
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msn , you are bad, your articles are bad. please hit the delete button
Jun 25, 2013 4:20AM
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I found all the comments, but can get the gist of the story from here, sure wish I found the article first.
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I used to raise Samoyeds and they take an enormous amount of grooming. But I taught my whole family about grooming and then I didn't have to take them to a groom shop and spend a bundle. I did make a return on my investment occaseionally with stud fees. I had a top AKC championship dogs and therefore the stuf fees were substantial. I have raised Quarter Horses and many other animals and usually managed to find a way to get around all the fees that drown most breeders. I did 90% of the work myself and that was a huge cost cutter. Some people just don't have the sense to even cut nails and pay a fortune for it. Also, pay way too much for bathing for their animals. Get off your duff and do the work yourself and that saves a lot of money. Loved my animals and wouldn't trade them for a brand new car.
Jun 24, 2013 9:18PM
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there's a $20,000 cat they didn't include either.  This cat (cant remember what its called) has to be ordered and paid for before it's conceived and its the size of a dog when fully grown.
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