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Tibetan Mastiff

An extremely independent, intelligent breed, the Tibetan Mastiff is a large dog with a massive, wedge-shaped head originally bred to guard families and property. He is courageous, loyal and patient. The breed can be strong-willed, so leashes or fences should be used during exercise. The Tibetan Mastiff sheds his heavy, double coat once a year and requires frequent brushing at that time.
Living Considerations
  • Not suitable for apartment living
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Good with children when properly trained
Did you know?
This territorial guard dog originated in China as early as 1100 B.C. After living in isolation in the Himalayan Mountains, the breed developed into the Tibetan Mastiff we know today. In Tibet, the breed is known as “do khyi,” meaning “home guard.”
Tibetan Mastiff
  • Size Giant
  • Height Males – at least 66 centimetres at the withers, Females – at least 61 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 63.5 to 81 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black, black and tan, blue grey, blue grey and tan, brown, brown and tan, red gold, or red-gold-sable with white markings
  • Activities Conformation, Guarding
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both