24. Alaska Malamute
This majestic wolf-like creature has ancient origins that come from the mestizage of Arctic dogs and wolves. They can carry heavy loads and have a high hunting instinct, so they need to be trained very well. The purchase price is around $1,200, due to its high risk of diabetes, which means daily medication, your health care can cost up to $7,700. This breed needs frequent grooming that costs $85 a visit and its life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.