Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Tibetan Mastiff Dogs, "Scientific name for Tibetan Mastiff Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Tibetan Mastiff Dog originates from the famous Tibetan dogs. The Tibetan Mastiff Dogs were the source of both the Mastiffs and the Molossers breeds. The Tibetan Mastiff Dog existed as early as 1100s and was native to the Himalayan Mountains in Tibet. The Tibetan Mastiff Dog was used as a property guarding dog, being tied during the day and let loose at night. In the 1800s, the Tibetan Mastiff Dog was brought into England by Queen Victoria and a man named Marco Polo described the dog as having a height like that of a donkey and a voice of a lion. The Tibetan Mastiff dog made its first appearance in USA in 1970s. Tibetan Mastiff Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Tibetan Mastiff Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Tibetan Mastiff Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Tibetan Mastiff Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
A Tibetan Mastiff Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Tibetan Mastiff dog usually goes into heat once a year and can have up to five to twelve puppies. Some breeders have labeled the breed into two groups, the Do-khyi, which is liner and has fewer wrinkles and the Tsang-khyi which is bony, heavier and taller and has more wrinkles. The average height of the Tibetan Mastiff Dog is 25 to 28 inches (61 to 71cm). The average weight of the Tibetan Mastiff Dog is 140 to 170 pounds (64 to 78kg)
Tibetan Mastiff Dogs weight comes with a sturdy, slightly longer body with broad wrinkles on the head which can be strong and heavy. Its nose is large and black in color with a muzzle which appears to be square-shaped from the sides. Tibetan Mastiff Dogs ears are pendant, v-shaped and hang forward closing the head. The Tibetan Mastiff dog has almond-shaped, deep, slightly slanting eyes which are in shades of brown, medium in size and deep-set. Its neck is arched with a moderate dewlap and muscular.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Tibetan Mastiff Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Tibetan Mastiff Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Tibetan Mastiff puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Tibetan Mastiff Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Tibetan Mastiff Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Tibetan Mastiff Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
It is important to note that, the dewlap is more prominent in the male Tibetan Mastiff Dog breeds than the females. It has a curled tail and straight, feathery legs with cat-like feet which have their Dewclaws sometimes removed. Tibetan Mastiff Dogs double coat is thick and immense with shorter hair around the neck and a heavy mane around the neck. The coat can come in colors like brown, blue-gray and black. Tibetan Mastiff Dog can sometimes have various shades of gold and white or tan markings.
The number one heath problems amongst Tibetan Mastiff Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Tibetan Mastiff Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Tibetan Mastiff Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
The Tibetan Mastiff Dog is an even-tempered, calm, fearless, thoughtful and a courageous dog. It is loyal and affectionate to the owner and family. It can bark aggressively if kept outdoors. However, it tends to remain silent indoors. Tibetan Mastiff Dogs can be used as a flock- guarding dog as it is very ferocious against leopards, fox and other danger animals which pose a threat to its flock. It is friendly but can remain reserved around strangers.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Tibetan Mastiff Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Tibetan Mastiff Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Tibetan Mastiff Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Tibetan Mastiff Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Tibetan Mastiff Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Tibetan Mastiff Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Tibetan Mastiff Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The Tibetan Mastiff dog can be prone to thyroid problems, ear infections, hip dysplasia and skin conditions. Canine Inherited Demyelinative Neuropathy is usually a disease which is prone to puppies of the breed and can be fatal. The dog can live up to over fifteen years of age.