Tibetan Mastiff Breed Maintenance
The Tibetan Mastiff is a massive breed that requires moderate grooming. The double coat is maintained year round and sheds once a year around the spring or summer. During the shedding season, they must be brushed daily for at least 30 minutes to remove all of the dead hair. Brushing regularly will reduce the amount of mats on the thick coat. Bathing your dog can be limited to every few months if necessary. This breed is not hypoallergenic and is not recommended for owners with allergies. The large ears should be wiped and cleaned weekly to avoid debris buildup. They do not have a significant odor but a smell may develop near the mouth due to drool; therefore, it is important to wipe the drool regularly to prevent accumulation of bacteria. This amicable dog has moderate energy levels and requires regular exercise. They are an independent and intelligent breed and love to remain active. Apartment living is not an appropriate fit for this dog due to their massive build and tendency to dig and climb. This gentle giant would fare best in a large home with an expansive area available for running around outside. They enjoy walks, but will not make a suitable jogging partner.