This red Tibetan mastiff is quite a looker but the question is whether it is a $1.5 million looker. Big Splash (or Hong Dong in Chinese) was purchased by a Chinese coal baron for 10 million Chinese yuan.
At 180 pounds, that is over $8300 a pound. He is fed an organic diet of tripe, boiled fish heads, powdered egg shells, code liver oil and raw bones. The article below says that Marco Polo described the Tibetan Mastiffs in the 13th century as “tall as a donkey with a voice as powerful as that of a lion.”
It is good to see, while coal miners in China continue to be killed by the dozens in accidents due to poor working conditions, coal barons are able to buy pets for $1.5 million.
Source: Daily Mail