The Tibetan Mastiff is a large Tibetan dog breed belonging to the mastiff family.
Originating with the nomadic cultures of Tibet, China, Mongolia and Nepal, it is used by local tribes of Tibetans to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers.
It was first mentioned in documents from the late antiquity somewhere between the 3rd and 4th century BC.
This huge fluffy dog protects Tibetan monks and helps the nomads in the Himalayan mountains.
It was thought that the Tibetan Mastiffs are ancestors of all shepherd and mastiff dog. However, there's no reason to believe this nowadays.
The weight of an adult dog can reach 60 to 80 kilograms and the standard heights of 60 to 77 centimeters.
To take care of this giant, you need to have your own house with a spacious backyard.
The thick coat doesn't let them tolerate hot and humid climate very easily, so not everyone can handle such a dog.