The Life of Animals | Tibetan Mastiff | Currently, some breeders are two "types" of Tibetan Mastiff, Do-Khyi and Tsang-Khyi. Khyi-Tsang (which in Tibetan means "dog Tsang") is also called, type "monastery", described as generally taller, heavier, heavier boned with facial wrinkling and haw Do- Khyi or of "nomad". Dogs bred in western weighs 140 lbs (64 kg) and 180 pounds (82 kg), especially if they are in good condition and not overweight. Tibetan Mastiff is considered a primitive breed. Tibetan Mastiff coat one does not smell unpleasant "big-dog" that affects many large breeds. (Dog sterilization or bitch may dramatically affect the coat texture, density, and shedding pattern.)
Tibetan mastiffs are displayed in a standard in the West, but separated by the Indian breed standard into two varieties lion's head (or smaller, exceptionally long hair from forehead to withers, creating a necklace or mane) and Tiger Head ( Moreover, shorter hair). Native type of dog, which still exists in Tibet and other regions of the Himalayas (in Bhutan, Nepal and northern India), and race can vary temperament westernized, but not identical breeding dogs, all within "the same litter, raised in the same house. Some Western and Asian breeders are trying to create a replica of the legendary dog which they identify as "true Tibetan Mastiff" or Tsang-Khyi. Some breeders have crossed recognize Tibetan mastiff dog with Neapolitan Chinese curse, Chow Chow and other races in the creation of what is now called the market "dog.
Inside socialized dog, you can thrive in a spacious courtyard, surrounded by a canine companion, but it is not generally suitable for an apartment dog. Breed dogs are generally more accommodating to the West, although somewhat aloof with strangers coming to the house. With hundreds of years of selective breeding flock protection and family guardian, the breed was recognized as a night watchman, keeping predators and intruders at bay, barking sounds for any over night. Tibetan Mastiff leaving one outside all night with neighbors nearby is not recommended. Are excellent family dogs good family. Lack of consistency, rational discipline can lead to dangerous dogs, unpredictable (even if this is true for almost all breeds of dogs).
Unlike most large breeds, life expectancy is long, some 10-14 years - at least a few lines. Others, clean lines more closely the production of short, dogs are not healthy. The breed has fewer genetic health problems than many breeds, but cases can be found of hypothyroidism, entropion, ectropion, skin problems including allergies, autoimmune problems including demodex, missing teeth abnormalities (bite or sting), disease problems heart, epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataract, and small channels, ear, with a tendency to infection. As with most large dogs, some suffer from hip dysplasia or elbow. Demyelinative canine hereditary neuropathy (NIC), a hereditary disease, he appeared in one of the prominent Tibetan mastiffs lines in 1980.
Hypothyroidism is quite common in Tibetan mastiffs, as in many large breeds "North". Many dogs of this breed have "low" thyroid values but no clinical symptoms. Veterinarians and owners of different views on the relative merits of medication dogs that test "low" but are completely asymptomatic. It is an ancient breed. A very questionable laboratory study of Nanjing Agricultural University Animal genetics and breeding Molecular Evolution in Nanjing, China, found that while most common dog breeds genetically diverged from the wolf approximately 42,000 years, the Tibetan Mastiff genetically diverged from wolf approximately 58,000 years Many Tibetan Mastiff breeders and owners (and their websites) says Marco Polo encountered the large Tibetan dogs in his travels and described all this "tall as a donkey with a voice as powerful as that of a lion.
After 1980, the breed began to gain popularity worldwide. Although the breed is still considered somewhat "rare, since most active farmers stood and produced a sufficient number of dogs, problems and show organizations (FCI AKC) began to recognize the breed. Initially the breed suffered as a result of limited gene pool of the original stock, but today's reputable breeders work hard to reduce genetic problems through selective breeding and the international exchange of new blood lines. In 2008, the Tibetan Mastiff competed for the first time at the Westminster Kennel Club. A woman in China was reported to have spent more than 4 million yuan to buy a 18-month-old male Tibetan Mastiff breed which he named Yangtze No. 2 Were there other similar reports of dogs are sold at astronomical prices, however, most of them seem to be trying to drive farmers to price their dogs.