The Tibetan Mastiff dates back to 1121 B.C. A Tibetan Mastiff was given as a gift to a Chinese Emperor in ancient times. Tibetan Mastiffs were used to guard the sacred city of Lhasa. Interestingly, Marco Polo wrote about Tibetan Mastiffs he saw while traveling and said they were as powerful as lions. The Tibetan Mastiff breed is a very large one and is rare. They can attain tremendous sizes and requires close supervision while still young. Lots of open spaces are required to raise this particular breed.
Native food supplies for this breed would have included meats of the horse, mountain goat, yak, llama, and oxen. The grains and vegetables are those that can grow in a very short season in rocky soil, like barley and rice or a tuber root that can be compared to our sweet potato.
The Tibetan Mastiff was bred to be chained up outside the village, home, or monastery during the day. He is therefore a relatively low energy dog, at least during the day. This is not to say that when you go out he isn’t right there wanting to go with you and play or hike or whatever. He is happy to do all of the things you do. But when he is in his place in the house, or outside, during the day he is very happy to spend his time sleeping.
Size of this male dog is at least 26 inches and the females at least 24 inches. The hair/coat of this dog are double coated, fairly long, thick, coarse, soft undercoat, fine, hard, straight. Furthermore, this color is black, brown, blue/gray, gold shades.Tibetan mastiff,mastiff tibétain,tibetan mastiff lion,mastiff breeds,tibet mastifi,Tibetan mastiffs,tibetaanse mastiff,tibet mastiff,black tibetan mastiff,tibetan lion dog,