Million pound pooch: Multi-millionaire Kenny Lai with one of his Tibetan Mastiff dogs at his home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Multi-millionaire Kenny Lai owns an incredible 30 Tibetan Mastiffs, the most expensive breed of dog.
He bought nine thoroughbreds three years ago for £3.2million and has since bred them into a collection worth millions of pounds.
The massive animals are being homed in a purpose-built kennel at Lai’s penthouse apartment in Kuala Lumpur.
They roam around their 5,000 square metre air-conditioned compound and have a team of caretakers, trainers and vets who look after Lai’s prized possessions 24-hours a day.
Tibetan Mastiffs, which hail from the contested country north of the Himalayas, can live to 14 and weigh up to 20 stone – carrying an almost mythical status in Asia where they are often referred to as the god of dogs or king of dogs.
In the 13th century, explorer Marco Polo described the animals as being ‘as tall as a donkey with a voice as powerful as that of a lion’.