A gigantic dog with a majestic presence, the Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed which was developed centuries ago in the mountains of Tibet. This breed’s original purpose is to be a watchdog for property and livestock. While they are still being used for this purpose in some areas of their native country, Tibetan Mastiffs also enjoy regular doggy life, particularly as show dogs and house pets. This dog is known for being independent and assertive. Therefore, they are recommended for experienced owners with a firm but gentle hand who can manage their powerful personality and can provide all their needs.
It is no secret that virtually all dog breeds need some form of regular exercise. There are some breeds (mainly the larger breeds) that need longer exercise periods compared to others. Because the Tibetan Mastiff is a huge breed, this dog needs to be physically stimulated on a daily basis. However, this breed is quite assertive and won’t always listen to their owners. Hence, bringing the Tibetan Mastiff out for exercise might be a challenge, when they want to go off on their own. A good alternative to your usual walk or run, one that does not involve leaving your house, is through the use of a treadmill.
While the Tibetan Mastiff possesses a lot of wonderful and positive qualities, there are a few drawbacks to owning this breed. One of the most prominent is that this dog is quite stubborn, which can be problematic as they grow older. If you have a Tibetan Mastiff puppy, a great way to thwart any unwanted behavior or prevent the onset of negative actions is through puppy kindergarten class. This is for dogs six months of age and below and involves bringing together a group of puppies in order to learn some basic skills such as obedience, socialization, etc. More importantly, as a dog owner, you get the opportunity to ask and talk about certain issues that are concerning to you. These classes may range from cheap to moderate but the results will be worth it.
It is no secret that there is a need for supplies of human blood, which is why blood drives and blood donations are held often every year. However, not a lot realize that pet blood is just as important. There are plenty of pets that are in need of blood transfusions when undergoing surgery or suffering from injuries or certain diseases. Veterinary blood banks are scattered all across the country and are always willing to accept doggy blood donors. A healthy and fully grown Tibetan Mastiff will be able to donate a good amount of blood that can be used to help other pets.
The Tibetan Mastiff is among the most impressive-looking dog breeds in the world. If you are fortunate enough to own one, why not take photos of your pooch and show them off? You can even dress your dog up in different costumes to take more amusing images.
Tibetan Mastiffs are used to the cold weather as they were originally bred in the mountainous areas of Tibet. Plus, this breed boasts a thick coat that helps them endure cold temperatures. During the winter, take your Mastiff out in your backyard so you can frolic in the snow together. Just make sure that your yard is well-fenced and secure.
Tibetan Mastiffs are hardworking, self-assured, fearless and devoted to their families. For centuries, they have been bred and trained to become protectors, a job that they have perfected as they make for excellent watchdogs. But this breed can be a handful, so you should be ready to train them, provide all their needs and make sure that their living conditions are met.