Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

This dog is gentle with children but also protective and territorial towards outsiders. They are good with other animals.

Breed Overview

The Tibetan Mastiff is a big, gentle giant that originated in Tibet thousands of years ago. They were originally used as guard dogs around villages and monasteries. These calm, quiet watchdogs are independent but devoted to their family. They may be territorial and aloof toward strangers. They are big, courageous, and have watchdog instincts so they may bark at night. These dogs need plenty of living space, so they fair best as pets for outdoorsy and active people. These Mastiffs need a long walk each day and their coat needs regular brushing.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 26"; Female: 24" minimum
Weight: Male: 90-150 lb; Female: 80-110 lb
Lifespan: 11-14 years

Breed Traits

Devoted, Protective, Working group,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Tibetan Mastiff:
Less Common Concerns for Tibetan Mastiff:
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