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Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is one giant fluff ball. This ancient breed has been guarding and protecting their owners for thousands of years. This intelligent and indepent dog loves to be around the people they care about.

About this Breed

The Tibetan Mastiff is a massive dog with ancient origins. Little is known about the breed prior to the 19th century, but there is evidence of a mastiff-like breed living in Tibet nearly 5,000 years ago. These guys made their western debut as gifts to English royalty in 1847. They are known for their loud, deep bark, a feature that made them magnificent guard dogs. Tibetan Mastiffs are loyal dogs, but they do have a natural independence about them. These guys have a huge, thick double coat that sheds once a year. Weekly brushings are still required to maintain its health. Tibetan Mastiffs enjoy daily exercise, but they are not nearly as high energy as other breeds their size. These are intelligent dogs, but their independence requires patient training. Tibetan Mastiffs make wonderful family pets and they thrive when with their people.


Male: 26-30in

Female: 24-28in


Male: 100-160lb

Female: 75-120lb

Fun Fact

Recently, owning a Tibetan Mastiff has become a sign of social status in China.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Amu
  2. Bear
  3. Bruce
  4. Clifford
  5. Fu
  6. Hodor
  7. Liam
  8. Linus
  9. Ruger
  10. Senko

For Females

  1. Akela
  2. Ella
  3. Jewel
  4. Josephine
  5. Kreka
  6. Luna
  7. Margaret
  8. Winnie
  9. Zoja

Common Locations

  1. Maryland, United States
  2. Arizona, United States
  3. Romania
  4. Wisconsin, United States
  5. China
  6. Missouri, United States
  7. Nebraska, United States
  8. South Dakota, United States
  9. Texas, United States
  10. Washington, United States

Tibetan Mastiffs on Embark

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