This still primitive dog breed was developed centuries ago in Tibet. Originally used as guard dogs for livestock and property, Tibetan Mastiffs can still be found performing that role, but they also enjoy life as a family companion and show dog.

Watch and learn about Tibetan Mastiff dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Tibetan Mastiff Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Tibetan Mastiff Dog Working Dogs 2 feet to 2 feet, 2 inches tall at the shoulder 75 to 160 pounds 10 to 14 years

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 1 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 1 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 2 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 2 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 5 out of 5 in Size.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 1 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 2 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 2 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored low and is not suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Tibetan Mastiff is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Tibetan Mastiff has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

vital stats:

Dog Breed Group.

Working Dogs

Height

2 feet to 2 feet, 2 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

75 to 160 pounds

Life Span

10 to 14 years

Highlights

Be mindful the your small, cute teddy bear of a puppy will grow into a 75 to 160 pound dog. The Mastiff’s size makes him unsuited for apartment living.Tibetan Mastiffs are usually active in the morning and evening. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to exercise them during these times, this may not be the breed for you.They are generally calm indoors.The Tibetan Mastiff should not be left to live outside. He’s a companion dog and thrives in the presence of his family.Because of his protective nature, a Tibetan Mastiff should never be walked off leash. Vary his walks so he doesn’t become territorial over a specific route.Tibetan Mastiffs are highly intelligent, independent, and stubborn, yet sensitive to human moods. They will become upset if you yell at or discipline your children or argue with your spouse. They enjoy your company but are never fawning.This is not the breed for people who wish to compete in dog sports such as agility or obedience.Tibetan Mastiffs who are left outdoors at night will bark to let you know they’re on the job — so don’t leave them outdoors at night. On the upside, they are generally quiet during the day.Tibetan Mastiffs shed little, except for once a year. a They require weekly brushing, except during their seasonal shed, when they should be brushed more frequently.The Tibetan Mastiff needs early socialization that should continue throughout his life. Without it, he can be inappropriately aggressive toward dogs and people he doesn’t know. Socialization helps him learn discrimination, which is essential for a guardian breed.The Tibetan Mastiff is not recommended for a timid or first-time owner. This breed needs a confident trainer who is consistent and firm but also loving. The Tibetan Mastiff is strong-willed and will test whether you really mean what you say.Tibetan Mastiffs can become bored without proper physical and mental stimulation. This can lead to destructiveness, barking, and other negative behaviors. If you’re interested in owning a Tibetan Mastiff, please bear in mind that you’ll lose at least a few items to his sharp teeth before he reaches three years of age.Tibetan Mastiffs can do well with children if they’re raised with them, but they can mistake the yelling, screaming, and playing of children as a sign of aggression that requires action on their part. They may not warm up to neighborhood kids. They are not recommended for homes with young children.Never buy a Tibetan Mastiff from a puppy mill, a pet store, or a breeder who doesn’t provide health clearances or guarantees. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases and of sound temperament.