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Good work,thanks for sharing this information!!!

Wim Tegelaar

Hello, I am almost 50 years between dogs, GSD and BMD were my first dogs, now I have three TM's father, Mother and daughter. this is one of the last pure breeds.
The character, behaviour and friendship is unique, soft and gentle with pets and children and fierless against strangers, the will to please is not for the dog but for the owner.

Greetings, Wim

Wim Tegelaar

Hello, I am almost 50 years between dogs, GSD and BMD were my first dogs, now I have three TM's father, Mother and daughter. this is one of the last pure breeds.
The character, behaviour and friendship is unique, soft and gentle with pets and children and fierless against strangers, the will to please is not for the dog but for the owner.

Greetings, Wim

Judit

Thanks for the info and the useful comments, guys! Greetings from Sweden:
a proud TM-owner.

Barbara Niederreiter

I share my life with 3 Tibetan Mastiffs and I am very interested, how they are kept in their home country. Are they bred or do find their partners themselves? Is it true that Tibetans feed them with beef? I thought that tsamba is all they get. And one last remark - I just cannot believe that they can be obedient. Loyal, intelligent and watchful - yes, but obedient?...
Barbara from Austria

Matt Tyson

Amazing pictures and descriptions of Tibet. Really brings me back. Thank you.

Love the Mastiffs. I remember one in Hebu, about a day's walk from Ganden monastery. Honestly, my initial reaction was, "Oh my, what is that scary beast chained in the corner?" Like any dog trained to be a guard, they can be fierce.

Thanks Bindi, for finding this site.

Jacob

The Tibetan Mastiff is a beautiful dog. Along with Yaks, they could almost be considered the "national animal". I was a little sad to see so many of them tied up on a chain virtually all of the time. Actually, it would take a real brave/foolish person to walk up an pet one of those dogs, especially since they will be sure to show you their fangs before you even get within 10 feet of them.

The Tibetans I met have lots of pride about the Tibetan Mastiff. One monk I am friends with explained to me once how these dogs are disappearing, and they are not as big as they used to be. Many of them are being bought up by foreigners and Chinese tourists. He was very sad when he explained it to me. It was one of those explanations that comes along with "there is no way you (as a foreigner) could understand how this feels."

There was only one place I went where these dogs were roaming around freely, unchained. If you see one of them come your way, just pick up a rock or pretend that you are picking up a rock...they will probably avoid you.

Tania Regina Leite

Hi,
I am from Brazil and I am writing an article on Tibetan Spaniel. I need some information about the breed. Is it true that they were watched dogs in monastaries?
Please, help me"

kunal shukal

i like your article and phot on the tibetan mastiff and i really enjoy it. i am very much interested in tibetan mastiff and more than years i am unable to find it pups.kindly you help me to find it's pups .please tell me some of it's breederor contact number who can help me to find it's pups .For this i will be very greatful to u

Martin Newman

Thanks for this, Losang. In early November I was travelling north of Aba when I was attacked and bitten by one of these fellas while he was protecting his herd. Can't be to careful in this area.

Maria

Fascinating! Glad you mentioned about not going up and petting them. You've saved me my limbs as I'd for sure have gone all soft and ventured forth! Living in Japan, one learns not to touch the local dogs, either. Even Golden Retrievers can turn into furry Godzillas over here.
Sigh. Wish I lived in Tibet. Can't wait to visit!

Eternally Curious

They are magnificent dogs! I particularly like the rather longish muzzle, somewhat unusual for dogs of this size, no? I am a dog lover myself. Thank you for having this blog, and a big thank you to Maria for leading me here!

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