Tibetan Mastiff Boxer Breed Origins and Caracteristics

Description:
This dog is known to be a very potent heavy dog that has good bone structure and has a solemn and impressive look. This breed has a good quality coat, which is longish (however the quality of the coat is more important than the quantity). The head should look pretty wide and heavy and the skull is solid. The muzzle should look pretty wide; the eyes very expressive and should be brown and medium sized. The ears should also be medium size and triangular, should hang and be carried low, when the dog is alert they stick up. This dog has a strong neck that is muscular and arched and should not have too much dewlap. The collar of hair it has around its neck should stick up. The back of this dog is straight and strong looking; the shoulders should be well inclined and the bones on these should look sturdy. The front legs are muscular with good bone structure and should be straight with strong metacarpus and slightly inclined; the hind legs should have a good angle to them. Seen from behind the legs should look parallel. The chest is long and reaches down to the elbows. The tail should have a medium length, and should not be over the tip of the hock, and should be carried on the dogs back curled full of fringes of hair. The colors of this dog can be intense black, black and reddish, brown, golden or grey, sometimes they have a white spot on their chest and legs. The male's height is around sixty-six centimeters and females are around five centimeters less.

Ideal owner:
The Tibetan Mastiff is a fairly big dog and it is by nature very protective, standoffish with strangers but it is a very likeable dog. It is a fantastic companion, but it is not a dog for everyone since this little fur ball eventually turns into a very big dog. It needs to be kept inside a gated garden to avoid it from wondering off and knows what its territory is. This dog is too big for smaller kids, however it is patient and gentle with them, but much more so with those it lives with so do not allow children that are not in your family to get near it before properly introducing them to the dog. The good thing about this dog is that it is adaptable, independent and needs to be socialized and stimulated. It is a night barker and has a very deep bark, as any good guard dog is.

Growth:
The Tibetan Mastiff is a little slow when it comes to growing. Females reach physical maturity around the age of two to three years, however it take the males anywhere from four to six years. The size of the puppies varies a lot, and often times they are a bit too big. At twelve to thirteen weeks a puppy should weigh around twenty kilograms. Socialization is very vital for the owner to put into effect, as this will help the puppy grow into an obedient and manageable adult dog. This breed can at times become aggressive and very stubborn so keep that in mind and get it trained. Adolescents might be a bit picky when it comes to eating as well.

General health:
Generally a very healthy breed, the Tibetan Mastiff should and is almost completely free of dysphasia. This dog is not enormous as are others and therefore generally has a life span of over ten years. It is prone to thyroid deficiencies as well as to a genetic nervous abnormality that affects puppies under the age of twelve weeks, causing them not to be able to stand. This dog sheds once a year and the amount of grooming its coat requires is minimal. The good thing about this dog is that it is very adaptable to different types of climates; this is probably due to the fact that its ancestors resisted extreme temperatures in their natal land of Tibet. It can live outside but it does prefer to be inside with its family.

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