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Tibetan Mastiff

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GENERAL  
Breed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Guarding, Herding, Watchdog

PHYSICAL  
Size: Large Weight: 140 – 180 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & Brown, Black & White, Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden

ATTRIBUTES  
Life Expectancy: About 12 – 15 years. Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
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GENERAL
Tibetan Mastiff dogs belong to an ancient stock, they may have been in existence as early as the stone or bronze age. Also known as Do-Khyi, the Tibetan Mastiff is believed to be the originator of the majority of Molossus and Mastiffs throughout the world. The breed began to disappear in Tibet during the 19th century, but in the mid 1800's, a lot of Tibetan Mastiff was imported to England. The British breeders have perfected and propagated the breed which has virtually died in the Orient, even now they are still rare. Those that remain in Tibet are difficult to train, savage and unpredictable, but those that were raised in England are much more trainable and attached to their masters.

COLOR
The Tibetan Mastiff is usually black, brown and bluish gray, also sable, gold, cream, or red with or without tan markings.

COAT
The Tibetan Mastiff is double coated, the undercoat is soft and very thick making him resistant to cold weather, while the outer coat is fairly long and coarse to the touch.

PERSONNALITY
The Tibetan Mastiff is a powerful dog very protective and territorial, independent and highly intelligent, he was bred to take initiative. Mutual respect between him and his master is essential, he require to be treated as companions rather than house pets. Very loyal to its family he is calm and well-tempered, usually patient and gentle with children he is aloof towards strangers and should be supervised when introduced to other animals.

CARE
Usually a healthy breed, he is prone to hip dysplasia, skin, thyroid and ear problems, also an unusual genetic problem called CIDN (Canine Inherited Demyelinative Neuropathy). The Tibetan Mastiff sheds only once per year during spring or summer, daily brushing should be performed during this time, weekly brushing otherwise should be sufficient. The Tibetan Mastiff is good for allergy sufferers because he has very little dog odor.

TRAINING
The Tibetan Mastiff is not for everyone, this breed does not have a long history of close relationship with people, so a dominant and respectful handler is a must for this strong willed breed. However, with the right training, this highly-valued dog can do well in obedience, agility, and as an outstanding guard.

ACTIVITY
The Tibetan Mastiff is not suited to live in apartments and he is relatively inactive indoors. He likes to climb and dig, so he should have at least a large securely fenced yard. Regular walks in the woods will make him happy, however he?s not a ball player or anything like that.

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