The Tibetan Mastiff is one of the oldest domestic dogs around. The breed originates from the Himalayas (Tibet) and is still preferred there as a shepherd dog for herds and as a guardian of Tibetan monasteries.
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The appearance of the Tibetan dog
The Tibetan Dogue is a rather powerfully built dog of square stature and very strong neck and throat muscles. Male Tibetan dogs grow to at least 66 cm tall. Bring thereby about 60 kg on the balance. Bitches remain somewhat smaller with around 61 cm. Are also lighter with about 50 kg. The animals are very robust and persistent, but develop rather slowly. Female dogs, for example, are not mature until they are just under three years old, male dogs not until they are four years old. The coat of this species is monochromatic – the colors red. Blue occur thereby most frequently. Only a small white star on the chest and tiny marks of the same color on the toes are tolerated.
This is how high-maintenance the Do Khyi is
In the spring months the Do Khyi, as this dog breed is called in its homeland, sheds more than averagely. In this case the undercoat, parts of the topcoat and the dandruff are shed. This circumstance helps the dog to compensate for the strong seasonal temperature fluctuations of the Tibetan plateau. Especially during this time, the dog's coat needs to be brushed well regularly, but also during the rest of the year a good coat care is important. After the coat change is completed, the Tibetan dog has a much slimmer appearance.
The Do-Khyi: strength-saving Tibetan dog
The Tibetan dog is a very reliable and docile dog. The Do-Khyi maintains its independence in all circumstances. Has a pronounced protective instinct. The dog is faithful and loyal to its territory and family, and has strong watchdog qualities. Towards strangers the Tibetan dog is rather reserved and reserved. Interestingly, the Do Khyi has a movement instinct characterized by its strength-saving measures. Apart from long walks, these dogs do not need any additional sporting activity.
For whom is the dog breed suitable?
If the Tibetan dog grows up in a family environment, it is basically suitable as a family dog and is also very patient with children. Because the dog breed is very independent by nature, it needs a consistent and at the same time sensitive education to fit into the hierarchy of the family. After socialization, the Do Khyi also regards other pets and domestic animals (such as small livestock) as members of the family and protects them accordingly as well. Only towards other males the Tibetan dogue can show a dominant behavior. This animal does not avoid potential attackers.