Tibetan Mastiffs, as the name implies, come from Tibet. They were raised as both defensive and pastoral dogs. The name DO KHYI translated loosely means a dog kept a leash which ties to how the dogs used to do third duties the mastiffs were kept on a leash throughout the day, and then let lose during the night. This race, up until recently quite rare in Poland, has been ginning more and more enthusiasts over the years
Tibetan Mastiff Character
Tibetan Mastiffs are dogs with a very lively character, with an unfortunate dominant streak. This race is very cautious of strangers, and have an outstanding guardian instinct and sense of territory they react most immediately to any sign of danger, and show uncanny bravery when doing so. It is a mistake to treat these canines as defense dogs, as when outside of their household they usually do not react to strangers, but nearly keep their distance. Some say that these breed of dogs has a cat- like nature – when not in the mood for playing or affection, they simply tend to walk away. They are a proud breed of dogs, haughty and seemingly stand-offish. They don’t usually show their attachment to their owner, often times seemingly indifferent – fortunately it is nearly a facade. It just takes time to notice their true dedication.
Tibetan Mastiff Physical Appearance
The Tibetan Mastiffs are dogs of a massive build both their tort and their lime are strong and thickly built. Their fur is long, straight and thick, aliening itself in a ruffle. Their undercoat is thick, almost wooly. The coloring of the fur can vary: it can range from an intense dark color, kindled and golden-brown, as well as azure with a kindled accent or without one. Many dogs possess ginger-brown markings over their eyes, on their torso or their limbs. Tibetan have a very characteristic for without any natural scent, hypoallergenic, easy to groom and maintain. During their shedding period, usually in the late spring, they lose large amounts of their wooly undercoat during that time they require intense grooming. A male can reach up to 66-76cm, and female can reached 61-71cm. Their average weight can vary greatly, from around 40 kg for females up to 72 kg for the male dogs. The weight should be proportional to their height
Conditions of upkeep
Tibetan Mastiffs should have access to a lot of space, and should be no means be kept in apartments. Dogs of this race are quite resistant to low temperature, it dos need to have protection from rain. They love walks, keeping them in seclusion is the worst thing one can do to them which is why keeping them in confined spaces should be minimized. The terrain in which the Tibetan lives needs to be fenced of the dogs have an unfortunate tendency to inspect what is happening around their surroundings. And there is no obstacle though enough to cross for a Tibetan.
Tibetan Mastiffs are a healthy race of dogs. The most common diseases afflicting them we can count: dysplasia if pelvic joints (typical for large dogs). They may also suffer from issues due to hyperactivity of the thyroid gland or curling of the lower eyelid. Dogs of this race on average live for around 11 years.