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The World's Richest Dog, A German Shepherd Named Gunther VI, Is Selling His Miami Mansion For $31 Million — Yes, Really!

Nov. 19 2021, Published 2:20 p.m. ET

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There's no bones about it: german shepherd Gunther VI, who's known as the richest dog in the world, is one very spoiled pup.

The canine is selling his palatial pad in Miami for a whopping $31 million. And no, that's not a typo — the house really belongs to him.

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The pooch inherited a $80 million-dollar trust and this nine-bedroom waterfront home when his ancestor Gunther III's owner, German countess Karlotta Liebenstein, passed away in 1992.

Gunther comes from a bloodline that spans six generations and four decades, with each dog being cared for by a group of handlers.

"We have sold countless multi-million dollar homes, but this is definitely a first," said the home's listers, Ruthie and Ethan Assouline of The Assouline Team at Compass. "When the handlers initially told me a dog owned the property, I didn’t believe it."

Check out his swanky digs below!

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world richest dog german shepherd gunther iv selling madonna miami mansion one million dollars
Source: LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass/Mega

The 8,400-square-foot Tuscan-style villa, which offers views of Biscayne Bay, was once owned by Madonna and sits on a 51,000-square-foot lot.

world richest dog german shepherd gunther iv selling madonna miami mansion one million dollars
Source: LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass/Mega

The master of his domain! The Gunther Group's handlers oversee the dog's day-to-day activities and well-being in addition to making decisions over his trust. After several investments, he's reportedly worth around $500 million!

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"He's not aggressive at all. He's very good with other animals," Carla Riccitelli, one of his caretakers, told Newsweek. "They're very protective with their owner, with their people. They like to have the family around so I usually invite friends with other dogs over."

world richest dog german shepherd gunther iv selling madonna miami mansion one million dollars
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Gunther also owns homes in Tuscany, Florence and Milan, which he can travel to via a private jet. His other forms of transportation include luxury cars and a yacht.

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world richest dog german shepherd gunther iv selling madonna miami mansion one million dollars
Source: LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass/Mega

The living room features custom woodwork on the ceiling, and above the fireplace is a gold-framed portrait of the pooch.

world richest dog german shepherd gunther iv selling madonna miami mansion one million dollars
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Hopefully Gunther doesn't step into the all-white kitchen with muddy paws! His favorite foods includes steak and caviar.

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world richest dog german shepherd gunther iv selling madonna miami mansion one million dollars
Source: LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass/Mega

"He lives in Madonna's former master bedroom," Assouline said. "He literally sleeps overlooking the most magnificent view in an Italian custom bed in the former bedroom of the greatest pop star in the world."

world richest dog german shepherd gunther iv selling madonna miami mansion one million dollars
Source: LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass/Mega

The yard is filled with greenery and palm trees, in addition to a fountain and a swimming pool. It also has access to a private dock and 100 feet of water frontage.

world richest dog german shepherd gunther iv selling madonna miami mansion one million dollars
Source: LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass/Mega

One of the listers stated that the property boasts "an incredible energy with beautiful original elements that can’t be replicated."

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