This dog is gentle with children but also protective and territorial towards outsiders. They are good with other animals.
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 Details & Traits
Height: Male: 26"; Female: 24" minimum
Weight: Male: 90-150 lb; Female: 80-110 lb
Lifespan: 11-14 years
Devoted, Protective, Working group,
Common Health Concerns for Tibetan Mastiff:
Less Common Concerns for Tibetan Mastiff:
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