Genghis Khan had one, legend says. So did the Buddha.
And now, the prized red Tibetan mastiff, thought to be one of the
world’s oldest and most venerable breeds, has another distinction: One
of the massive, fluffy dogs has become the most expensive dog ever sold.
An 11-month old pup named Big Splash ("Hong Dong” in Chinese)
recently sold in the Chinese city of Qingdao for 10 million yuan — about
$1.5 million in U.S. dollars.