Thinking about purchasing an Tibetan Mastiff? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Tibetan Mastiff breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Tibetan Mastiff owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Tibetan Mastiff and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Tibetan Mastiff Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Tibetan Mastiff and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Tibetan Mastiff Profile
The Tibetan Mastiff is the largest of the Oriental breeds, it’s a native to Central Asia. The Tibetan Mastiff can be found throughout the Himalayan region. Their prime function has been as guard dogs and herding dogs, but they also make an ideal family companion. Generations of working as a guardian of yak, sheep and, more importantly women and children and requiring always a protector and not a killer has produced a disposition and temperament of controlled strength, initiative, and fearlessness. This is tempered with patience, loyalty, and gentleness. The Tibetan Mastiff has incorporated many attributes: impressive stature, formidable appearance, and great strength. The Tibetan Mastiffs are well built dogs, well muscled and have much substance and bone. The skin on the face hangs down, giving the impression of a long face. Noble and impressive, this large, powerful, heavy dog is of solemn but kindly appearance.
Other Names: Bangara Mastiff, Do-Khyi, Tsang-khyi
Type: Guardian Dog
Height: 22 - 30
Colors: Rich black,
brown, gold and black/tan, grizzle, sable, blue/tan.
Mastiffs are intelligent, independent, reliable, loyal and strong willed. They
can be reserved and independent, often stubborn and dominant. This breed requires
a dominant owner. They have been said to have "catlike" behavior. They are very
protective, and sometimes interpret unthreatening situations as threatening.
They make excellent guards and watchdogs. Tibetan Mastiffs are good and gentle
with children, but should be supervised with them, as they can be overprotective.
They are used as guards of livestock, but are also equally happy to relax. They
are easygoing when not under percieved threat. They can be quite aloof, but
they usually enjoy being near their masters most of the time. They are adaptable
to temperatures, able to do their job in a show drift or in hot weather.
Tibetan Mastiff Care and Exercise:
Exercise this breed vigorously every day. They should be walked
or run. Daily brushing is especially needed during the shedding season,
but they should be brushed every day to remove dead hairs anyway.
Tibetan Mastiff Health Issues: They have a low susceptibility to illness, but cases of ectropion, entropion, hip and elbow dysplasia, and hypothyroidism have been reported.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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