Tibetan Mastiff


The most distinguishing feature of the Tibetan Mastiff is its large head and profuse fur around its collar. Its coat consists of two layers. The coat that is most visible is either smooth or somewhat curly. The bottom layer is wooly in appearance and coarse. It has muscular limbs and a tail that is set level with its back and forms a sickle over its back. Its head and muzzle are broad.


The Tibetan Mastiff is a large breed with both a gentle and strong temperament. It has patience and is generally gentle with children. However, it should not be left alone with children that are very small or young because it may inadvertently cause them harm. This breed usually does well with strangers since they are indoors. It will bark when visitors arrive to the home.

Height and Weight

The Tibetan Mastiff stands about 25-28 inches tall and weighs 140-170 pounds.

Health Problems

The Tibetan Mastiff is generally a healthy breed. It may develop hip dysplasia, a condition that is common among dog breeds.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Tibetan Mastiff is most suitable for outdoor living conditions that are enclosed. The breed needs a significant amount of space for physical exercise.


The Tibetan Mastiff has an average energy level. The breed does not usually favor high energy activities. It tends to enjoy low-impact activities, such as playing or short walks.

Life Expectancy

The Tibetan Mastiff has an average life expectancy of 15 years.

Litter Size

The Tibetan Mastiff ha an average litter size of 3 puppies.


The Tibetan Mastiff requires regular brushing. The breed sheds two times a year. More brushing is required when the breed’s coat sheds.


The Tibetan Mastiff has existed for many years. it originated from Tibet and was a guardian dog.




The Tibetan Mastiff’s coat is usually a shade of brown, gray, blue, or black.