Tibetan Mastiffs typically weigh between 75 to 160 pounds, and were originally bred to guard villages. They have a massive head, and a long and bushy tail. Their thick and wooly “mane-like” coat is most often seen in black, brown, gold, back and tan, and shades of grey and blue. They are an independent and stubborn breed. They are highly intelligent, have a strong sense of self, and are very protective of their family.
Common Health Conditions
- Thyroid disease is a major issue in Tibetan Mastiffs, with up to 30% of the breed affected.
- Chronic allergies cause itchy skin and scratching, which can lead to bacterial infections (hot spots).
- While constipation may be common in dogs, it should never be ignored. Left untreated, constipation can cause more serious health problems in the future, including lethargy, loss of appetite, and vomiting.