The Tibetan Mastiff dog is a domestic dog originating from the nomadic cultures of Central Asia. Also known as the dho-kyi which means home guard or dog guard, was usually allowed at home for their domesticity. However, in the cultures where the breed originated, these dogs were allowed to go outside during the night. With its big frame, the Tibetan Mastiff dog can be considered a mountain dog.
The Tibetan Mastiff dog is known for being calm indoors although they could bark and howl at night when they are left to stay outdoors. This breed is very loyal to their owner families and is very easy to train. This breed can also be housebroken, though they mature later than other dog breeds. Being a Mastiff, the Tibetan Mastiff dog is decided on keeping their families and their home protected. Though they can be gentle with children, they tend to have their guard up whenever they encounter strangers. It is possible for this breed to be gentle towards non-canine pets if they are properly trained. However, their goal is to be the leader of the pack if they are to co-exist with other pets.
In training this breed of dog, you have to show your authority for them to obey. Because dogs naturally feel they are leaders, they must realize that their human owner should be followed. With height that can be up to 26 to 28 inches, they can also weight 140-170 pounds although some owners claim that their dogs can be as big as 220 pounds. For the Tibetan Mastiff dog to have a great physique it must be exercised regularly. This breed can live indoors, provided that they get to go out once in a while. They can live in an apartment, given that they get their daily workout. They are also known to live long as they can live up to more than 15 years. This breed of dog is hypoallergenic, though their coats must be brushed regularly as they shed their coats at least once a year. Just like every other pet, they must be fed regularly and provided with clean water. Though they are prone to some diseases as puppies, they grow up strong as adults. If your personality suits the calm, loyal, protective and regal personality of the Tibetan Mastiff dog then this ancient breed might be right for you and your living conditions.