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Tibetan Mastiff

Some of the earliest Tibetan Mastiffs in Europe were actually exhibited in Berlin Zoo, where a litter was born in 1878.

About the Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiffs are powerful, well-built giants. These sober-looking dogs combine imposing strength with a resilience that enables them to work in any climate. Independent and commanding of respect, Tibetan Mastiffs are very loyal to their family and protective of their territory.

They mature slowly – females take two to three years to fully develop physically, while males take at least four years.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
China
Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Size category
Very large
Avg life expectancy
10–15 years

Independent / Protective / Loyal

Key facts

  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Needs an experienced owner
  • Requires moderate grooming

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