Tibetan Mastiff

  • Size

    Giant
  • Height

    Males – at least 26 inches at the withers, Females – at least 24 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    140 to 180 pounds
  • Coat

    Medium
  • Color

    Black, black and tan, blue gray, blue gray and tan, brown, brown and tan, red gold, or red-gold-sable with white markings
  • Energy

    Medium
  • Activities

    Conformation, Guarding
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

An extremely independent, intelligent breed, the Tibetan Mastiff is a large dog with a massive, wedge-shaped head originally bred to guard families and property. He is courageous, loyal and patient. The breed can be strong-willed, so leashes or fences should be used during exercise. The Tibetan Mastiff sheds his heavy, double coat once a year and requires frequent brushing at that time.

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