Tibetan Mastiff

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 2ft 1in - 2ft 3in
Weight: 75-150lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 13 Years

Behavior

  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly2/5
  • Stranger-Friendly2/5
  • Dog-Friendly2/5
  • Barking Amount4/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty3/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train2/5
  • Can Be Alone4/5
  • Exercise Need3/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance5/5
  • Heat Tolerance2/5
  • Apartment-Friendly2/5

Tibetan Mastiff Information

Tibetan MastiffThe Tibetan Mastiff is a large, ancient breed who hails from the Himalayan Mountains and the plains of Central Asia. Standing up to 30 inches tall and weighing up to 160 pounds, he truly is a gigantic dog, and his immense double coat only adds to his mass. His intimidating appearance and watchful nature make him the ultimate guard dog!

Naturally independent, the Tibetan Mastiff can come off as aloof at times. Don’t let this fool you – he is devoted to his family and would do anything for them. He is calm and even-tempered at home, but if you let him out, just make sure he is in a fenced in area; this breed is notorious for not coming when called.

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Breed FAQs

Can Tibetan Mastiffs be apartment dogs?

The Tibetan Mastiff needs room to run and play. This makes them difficult to keep in small spaces like an apartment.

Can Tibetan Mastiffs be left alone?

Tibetan Mastiffs do well when left alone for longer periods of time. They don't tend to have seperation anxiety issues. Just be sure to avoid being neglectful.

Are Tibetan Mastiffs good with kids?

Tibetan Mastiffs can be difficult to handle with the rowdy behavior of a child. They should be watched very closely.

Are Tibetan Mastiffs friendly with strangers?

Tibetan Mastiffs tend to be uncomfortable with strangers. They will require extra training effort to socialize them with those outside their family.

Do Tibetan Mastiffs get along with other dogs?

Tibetan Mastiffs aren't usually friendly with other dogs. They tend to not get along unless carefully socialized.

Do Tibetan Mastiffs bark a lot?

Most Tibetan Mastiffs bark fairly often, which can be a nuisance. Some steps can be taken to limit this, but is part of their nature.

Do Tibetan Mastiffs shed a lot?

Tibetan Mastiffs shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Tibetan Mastiffs need a lot of grooming?

Although Tibetan Mastiffs require a medium amount of maintenance to keep their coats healthy. Simple tasks like brushing and bathing will suit this breed.

Do Tibetan Mastiffs need a lot of exercise?

A Tibetan Mastiff will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Tibetan Mastiffs easy to train?

Most Tibetan Mastiffs are stubborn and will take extra work to train. They can still learn trained behaviors, but will take more effort.

Can Tibetan Mastiffs handle cold weather?

If you live in a cold climate, Tibetan Mastiffs will do extremely well and may even enjoy being outside in the chilly weather.

Can Tibetan Mastiffs handle hot weather?

Be careful with Tibetan Mastiffs in the heat. They don't do well in hot climates for long periods.

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