The Tibetan Mastiff is one of the oldest and largest dog breeds in the world. It is believed to have originated in the high-altitude regions of Tibet, where it was used to guard livestock and homes from predators. Tibetan Mastiffs are known for their massive size, thick fur, and fierce loyalty.
Tibetan Mastiffs are massive dogs, with males typically weighing between 150 and 200 pounds and females weighing between 100 and 150 pounds. They are also very tall, with males standing up to 28 inches at the shoulder and females standing up to 26 inches at the shoulder. Tibetan Mastiffs have a thick, double coat that protects them from the harsh elements of their native climate. Their outer coat is coarse and long, while their undercoat is soft and dense. Tibetan Mastiffs can be found in a variety of colors, including black, brown, red, and brindle.
Tibetan Mastiffs are known for being fiercely loyal and protective of their family and home. They are also very intelligent and independent dogs. Tibetan Mastiffs can be stubborn at times, but they are also very trainable. However, it is important to start training early and to be consistent with your commands.
Exercise and grooming
Tibetan Mastiffs need regular exercise, but they are not as active as some other dog breeds. A daily walk of 30-60 minutes is sufficient for most Tibetan Mastiffs. Tibetan Mastiffs also need regular grooming to keep their coat healthy and free of mats. It is recommended to brush your Tibetan Mastiff at least 2-3 times per week.
Tibetan Mastiffs are generally healthy dogs, but they are prone to certain health conditions, such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and bloat. It is important to have your Tibetan Mastiff screened for these conditions by a veterinarian.