Facts about Tibetan Mastiff Edit


The Tibetan Mastiff is a large Tibetan dog breed. Originating with the nomadic cultures of Tibet, China, India, Mongolia and Nepal, it is used by local tribes of Tibetans to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers.

Coat colors Edit

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Blue Gray
  • Black & Tan
  • Brown & Tan
  • Red Gold

Temperament Edit

Aloof, Intelligent, Protective, Strong Willed, Stubborn, Tenacious, Devoted to family, reserved and territorial with strangers., Mellow and calm around the house

Popular Culture Edit

  • A Tibetan Mastiff named “Max” is the central antagonist in the 1993 horror film, Man's Best Friend. At least five different dogs were used in filming.
  • A Tibetan Mastiff is the subject of the 2011 animated film The Tibetan Dog.
  • A Tibetan Mastiff by the name of Mouse is the canine companion of the titular character of the Dresden Files book series.
  • The animated film Rock Dog featured two Tibetan Mastiffs named “Bodi” and “Khampa” (voiced by Luke Wilson and J. K. Simmons).
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