Tibetan Mastiffs came from Tibet 5,000 years ago. In 1847, Lord Hardinge brought them to the West. In 2008, AKC gave the breed its name.
Tibetan Mastiffs have thick, different-colored coats that don't repel water. Males weigh 100 to 160+ lbs. and females weigh 75 to 125+ lbs. Soft wool-like interior.
Tibetan Mastiffs can be good with kids if they grow up with them, but they might misunderstand rough play. They are not good for families with children.
Start training a Tibetan Mastiff when it is young and stick to the rules. Even though they are smart, they can be stubborn and not always do what you say.
Be careful with how you exercise young big dogs, like Tibetan Mastiffs. Avoid doing the same thing over and over and jogging or jumping until you are fully grown.
Tibetan Mastiffs live for 10 to 14 years, which is longer than most big breeds.
Other than when they shed seasonally, Tibetan Mastiffs are easy to care for. Brush often and bathe when you need to.