Hello and welcome to this new article, we are looking at the Tibetan Mastiff.
– Tibet, CHINA.
Tibetan Mastiff is also known as the dokie eye although some breeders also differentiate another type known as its Sangha, they are one of the oldest oriental breeds and were first mentioned in history by Aristotle who laid between three at 4 and 3 to 2 BC, their working dogs formerly used by nomadic Himalayan shepherds as well as protectors of Tibetan monasteries.
when Tibet was invaded by China in the 1950s these dogs practically disappeared, unfortunately, some of these dogs were later found in India and Nepal being used to bring the breed back, evidence suggests that the Tibetan Mastiff is related to certain mutton dogs such as the Bernese and the Great Pyrenees, their characteristic bark is unique and they are a highly valued breed.
– Large size.
– Robust and Imposing.
– Minimum Height of 61 – 66 cm at the wethers.
The Tibetan Mastiff stands out for being strong and powerful large in size very robust and imposing, their breed Steiner describes him as being solemn and serious in appearance with a majestic strength, their coat can be with or without markings and colors include blueish grey various shades of red solid black or black and tan white stars in the chest and some white feet markings are accepted.
This breed has a minimum height of 61 centimeters in females and 66 centimeters in males with no real maximum.
– Loyal and Protective.
– Distrustful of strangers.
Height the Tibetan Mastiff is an independent dog but very loyal and protective of the family to which they belong, although they are not overly attached they enjoy the presence of family and will not hesitate to protect them, on the other hand, they are often distrustful of strangers they usually get along with other dogs animals especially other large dogs, but this is, of course, dependent on proper socialization Wendler.
This dog has a tendency to bark due to their history as guard dogs and they are not recommended for first-time owners.
– Brush 3 times a week.
– Between 2 and 3 daily walks
– Moderate exercise
the Tibetan Mastiffs requires regular coat care they need brush two or three times a week except during shedding season when daily brushing is recommended, although they can live in an apartment if it is large enough it’s much better for them to have access to a garden.
Whether living in an apartment or house regular an extensive walks are essential, this breed adapts very well to cold and temperate climates however they are not usually comfortable in hot humid, or tropical climates, we need to bear in mind this large breed size means they need larger accessories and the daily food requirements means their care needs can be expensive.
– Experienced owner or Educator.
– Puppy Socialization.
– Do not reinforce certain behaviors.
– Basic Obedience.
– Mental Stimulation.
As we have commented on previously this dog needs a responsible owner experienced in handling and training large dogs, an inexperienced owner will require time with a canine educator or trainer even before adoption, it’s essential to begin their socialization early as a puppy especially with bite inhibition and obedience exercises.
Even puppies will soon reach a considerable size so we need to stop reinforcing behaviors which are undesirable in adulthood such as climbing up on people, once the dog already understands basic orders we can start more advanced ones as well as other exercises.
Regular reviewing of training on a daily or weekly basis is also essential to ensure safety for themselves and others, for any anomalous or problematic behaviors go into a specialist will likely be necessary to prevent them.
– Hip Dysplasia.
– Neurological Problems.
As with virtually all breeds especially pedigree dogs the Tibetan Mastiff is susceptible to certain hereditary diseases such as hip dysplasia hypothyroidism and tripping and various neurological problems.
– Vaccination Schedule.
– Internal and External deworming.
– Veterinary visits every 6-12 months.
– life Expectancy between 11 and 14 years.
We also need to highlight a characteristic particular to this breed in that females generally only have one heat cycle per year, unlike most canines, to ensure good health the Tibetan Mastiff they must carry out a vaccination schedule deworming program, and regular veterinary visits.
The latter should be once every six to 12 months this can help them to have a life expectancy between 11 and 14 years.