The Tibetan Mastiff is a loving pet. Here is your informative A-list of Tibetan Mastiff. The Tibetan Mastiff is also known as Do-Khyi or Tsang-Khyi. This Tibetan Mastiff was originated from Tibet over two thousand years ago. It is an ancient dog breed. They were used to be guard dog which tied outside the house. This dog breed was imported to England in the middle 1800s. In the 1970s, Tibetan Mastiff Dogs were imported to United States. They were recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2006. Tibetan Mastiff Dogs become rare dog breed in Tibet. They are more popular in the England and United States. Today, Tibetan Mastiff is a loyal pet for everyone.

Facts about Tibetan Mastiff

  • Temperament – The Tibetan Mastiff is affectionate, courageous, fearless, intelligent, independent and quiet. They are a wonderful flock guardian and they can get along with children. Obedience training and early socialization is a must for Tibetan Mastiff puppies if raise them together with other dogs. The Tibetan Mastiff is a loyal family dog and they thrive on human attention. Do not leave them alone for long period and they will become destructive. Confident and firm owner is suitable for this giant dog. They have a strong natural protective instinct and they will wary of strangers.
  • Appearance – The Tibetan Mastiff has a large-sized body. The bone structure is big and strong. They have a pair of medium-sized dark brown eyes and the muzzle is square. The ears are in V-shaped which hanging close to the head. They have a broad black nose. The chest is deep. They have straight legs and front legs are muscular. They have a thick tail which curls over the back. The Tibetan Mastiff has a double coat. The outer coat is long whereas the under coat is soft.

Here are pictures of Tibetan Mastiff Dogs

Tibetan Mastiff Breed Information

Size Large
Height 67 – 71 cm (male and female)
Weight 64 – 78 kg (male and female)
Colour Black, grey, black or grey with tan markings
Group Working Breed Dog
Life Span 15 -17 years
Litter Size Average 3 – 10 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Daily brushing is needed. This dog breed is a little shedder
Environment Outdoor
Barking Average

The common health issue for Tibetan Mastiff is prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections or hypothyroidism.

Here is a list of cute dog names for your Tibetan Mastiff puppy.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may look for Tibetan Mastiff adoption from Tibetan Mastiff rescue or look for Tibetan Mastiff puppies for sale from Tibetan Mastiff breeders.

Tibetan Mastiff