Tibetan Mastiff

Group 6: Utility
Height: 61 – 66 cm

Energy Level:  Low to moderate
Original Function: Guarding
Lifespan: 8 – 10 yrs

Recommended for: Dedicated handlers, people knowledgeable of the breed.

Note: Not many in Australia.

Tibetan Mastiff

About This Breed

The Tibetan Mastiff is from the old Asian Mastiff family. They were used for guarding as they have a very strong protective instinct. They are very slow to mature, taking up to age 3-4 years.

They are easy to train and have excellent memories. They enjoy training and learn quickly, however they can become bored, change their routine regularly. They make loving family companions.

General Characteristics

Appearance: Large sized body, broad head with almond shaped eyes and ears that flop to the side of the head. Tail coated and curls up and over onto the back.

Temperament: Independently minded, aloof and protective. Calm and patient. May be wary of strangers.

Characteristics: A loyal companion and guardian. Slow to mature.

Colour: Black or black/tan, grey or grey/tan, brown or gold.

Coat: Outer coat – Straight and Harsh. Undercoat – Thick and soft.

Grooming: Needs regular brushing to keep the dead hair out of the coat. Bath when necessary.

Exercise: Regular exercise to keep them fit and happy.