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 Before committing for this breed, puppy or an adult I'd strongly recommend to do good research, yet please remember, no book or article can really show what kind of dog the Tibetan Mastiff is and visiting few breeders or owners will let you see the breed as they are, some friendly and nice with people and some absolutely not. Many owners will say "my dog" is good with everyone and it is partially correct as stable and well socialised TM should behave in it's owner/s presence but mainly we need to remember that Tibetan Mastiff is a primitive GUARD dog. Entering its territory without approval and presence of its owner can be very dangerous and risky.

The Tibetan Mastiff is not simple and easy breed in many aspects. Their tendency to protect own people and home, awareness of strangers and loyalty to owners makes them one of the most difficult breeds to be re-homed when older and this is serious point which need to be taken in to account before the sweet ball of fur will join your home. 



They are devoted to own family.

 -They love kids and they are patient with them but as with all large breeds; NO child should be left unattended with any dog!

-TM's mostly are healthy dogs with lifespan 8-12 years.

-Excellent guardian and watch dog. Very protective over family and property!

-Most females do have season only once a year.

-No "typical" dog smell in home.

-They're not eating as much as you would think.

-Highly intelligent.

-Very independent (!)

-Low level of grooming, except time when they moulting.


-They are very aware of strangers.

 -They do like bark.

-They're not easy to train, you will not have the chance to teach your dog special tricks.

-They are not good on recall.

-TM knows how to ignore you (goes in one ear and out the other).

-They need extensive (!) amount of socialisation from as young as possible.

-They love to chew wood (other things as well) and they can be very destructive .

-They require secure fencing around the property as they are masters of escapes.


I have found very exact description of Tibetan Mastiff and again I will strongly recommend to read and think one more time :




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