Tibetan Mastiff Breed

A huge, hairy, devoted Tibetan giant

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Tibetan Mastiff Breed Description

Life Expectancy
15 years
Learning Rate
Litter Size
5 to 12
Dogs: 140-170 pounds
Bitches: 130-160 pounds
Dogs: 25-28 inches
Bitches: 23-26 inches
Country of Origin
Tibet, Stone or Bronze Age
AKC Working Dogs
FCI Group II.: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
TKC Working
Other Names
Tibetdogge, Dok-Khyi
Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is a powerful, muscular dog with a sturdy bone structure. It is very large with a broad, massive head and a heavy, dense, medium-length coat. It makes an excellent livestock guardian; it is willing to fight fiercely against predators and intruders and is also an outstanding guard dog for the home.

Tibetan Mastiff dog

In Tibet this dog was often tied up from two months of age to enhance aggressive tendencies. One dog was sometimes used to guard an entire village. It is very protective, territorial and very loyal to its own family.


Tibetan Mastiff dog

The Dok-Khyi is dignified, even-tempered, calm and thoughtful. It is patient and loving with children but distrusts and is reserved with strangers. This breed makes an excellent watchdog and guard dog. It comes naturally to this dog to guard its family and their property. This breed is an outstanding sheepdog and is ferocious against wolves or leopards that try to approach its flock.

This dog is highly intelligent it was bred to take initiative. It is brave and fearless when properly socialized. It is somewhat strong-willed and very determined, but with a desire to please. It is easy to housebreak. It must be thoroughly socialized and trained to become a fine family guard and companion.

Tibetan Mastiff dog

This breed comes to adulthood somewhat later than other breeds. This dog requires daily walks, but should not be over-exercised. Due to the breed’s size jogging is too hard on the joints. The Tibetan Mastiff has an average demand for exercise and will enjoy going with you for a walk in the woods, but it is not particularly enthusiastic about playing with a ball or anything like that. Be careful that the bones, muscles, and joints of the dog are not overworked during the growing stage by not overdoing the physical side of its life.


Tibetan Mastiff colors

It is usually black, sometimes with gold or tan markings, chocolate, blue & tan, sable, gold, cream, or red, with or without tan markings. Some also have white markings.


Tibetan Mastiff coat

Thick, dense, medium-length coat, it forms a heavy ruff around the neck. The coat should be brushed regularly. In the winter the coat has an abundance of very thick hair. It sheds only once a year during a four-week period in spring and/or summer. During this time it should be brushed and combed for at least a half hour each day. This breed is good for allergy sufferers.

Health Issuess

Health Issues

Due to their size they are prone to hip dysplasia. To help prevent the chance of hip or elbow dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints. Skin conditions, thyroid problems and ear infections can occur and any signs must be reported to a vet. An unusual genetic problem called Canine Inherited Demyelinative Neuropathy (CIDN) is a rare issue. CIDN symptoms usually appear at 7-10 weeks; if a puppy has this condition, it will die before 4 months of age. There is no test currently known for the disease and carriers can only be identified through mating. To minimize the risk of your Tibetan Mastiff developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a dog from a reputable Tibetan Mastiff breeder.

Living Environment

This breed is not recommended for apartment life. It is relatively inactive indoors and does best with at least a large fenced yard. It likes to climb and dig. The Tibetan Mastiff has a tendency to wander; a six-foot fence, with an undiggable surface below, is the minimum requirement for safe confinement. Since it was bred to be a nocturnal barker, make sure you bring your dog indoors at night; in the house it is fairly quiet.

Living environment

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