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Country of Origin, History of Tibetan Mastiffs
The Tibetan Mastiff were bred to survive in the high altitudes of the Himalayas herding and guarding dogs for the nomads of Tibet. They were also used as watchdogs in Tibetan monasteries.
In the early 20th century the then Prince of Wales had brought a pair of Tibetan Mastiffs to England. They gained popularity after this but it was short lived because during the world wars nearly all these dogs died out.
Again from 1980 the breed started gaining in popularity. AKC recognized the breed after this too.
A recent DNA study has found that this breed is related to the Great Pyrenees, Bernese Mountain Dog, Rottweiler Saint Bernard and even the Leonberger.
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A General Appearance of the dog
The Tibetan Mastiff is a powerful dog with a sturdy bone structure. It is a very large dog with a broad, massive head and a heavy, dense, medium-length coat. The bear-like head is wedged-shaped with a wide, blunt muzzle. The upper lip usually covers the lower lip. The nose is large and generally black. The teeth form a scissors or level bite. The v-shaped, thick-leathered ears hang down.
Height: Male: 66–76 cm, Female: 61–71 cm
Weight: Male: 45–73 kg, Female: 34–54 kg
Temperament of the Dog.
The Tibetan Mastiff is very protective and territorial. Even-tempered, calm and thoughtful. Dignified and very loyal to its own family. It is by and large loving with children but, distrusts and is reserved with strangers. Brave and fearless when properly socialized.
Somewhat strong-willed and very determined, but with a desire to please. Patient and highly intelligent it was bred to take initiative. Tibetan Mastiffs should be supervised when introduced to other animals, but can do well if it is raised with them.
If the owner wishes to add a second dog to the household, a mellow individual of the opposite sex, spayed or neutered, preferably of a non-dominant breed, is recommended.
The Tibetan Mastiff requires daily walks, but should not be over-exercised. Jogging is too hard on the joints due to the breed's size. It was bred to have an average demand for exercise and will enjoy going with you for a walk in the woods, but they are not particularly enthusiastic about playing with a ball or anything like that.
The Tibetan Mastiff should be brushed regularly. In the winter the coat has an abundance of very thick hair. The thick double coat sheds only once per year during a four week period in spring and/or summer. During this time it should be brushed and combed for at least a half hour each day. The Tibetan Mastiff is good for allergy sufferers.
Prone to hip dysplasia, skin conditions, thyroid problems, ear infections, and an unusual genetic problem called Canine Inherited Demyelinative Neuropathy (CIDN). CIDN symptoms usually appear at 7-10 weeks. If a puppy has this condition, he will die before 4 months of age. There is no test currently known for the disease and carriers can only be identified through mating. Ask the breeder about CIDN history in their lines and avoid lines with evidence of the disease if you would like to breed your dog.
Life Expectancy: About 15 or
Group: Working Group.
AKC Popularity Ranking: 131
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