Tibetan Mastiff

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

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

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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