Tibetan Mastiffs are large and powerful dogs originating from the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia.
They are one of the oldest and most primitive dog breeds in the world, with a history dating back thousands of years.
Tibetan Mastiffs are known for their imposing size, with males weighing up to 160 pounds (73 kilograms) and standing about 26 inches (66 centimeters) tall.
They have a thick double coat that provides insulation in harsh weather conditions, allowing them to thrive in high altitudes and cold climates.
Tibetan Mastiffs are highly protective and make excellent guard dogs. They are instinctively wary of strangers and are fiercely loyal to their families.
While they have a calm and patient nature, Tibetan Mastiffs require consistent and firm training from an early age due to their independent and stubborn temperament.
Tibetan Mastiffs are generally not recommended for first-time dog owners due to their strong-willed and dominant nature.
They have a deep bark that serves as a warning to potential threats, making them excellent watchdogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs have a strong prey drive and may not be suitable for homes with small pets unless they are properly socialized and trained.
Despite their majestic appearance and popularity, Tibetan Mastiffs require a lot of space, exercise, and regular grooming to keep their coats healthy and free of mats.