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Some must know facts about Tibetan Mastiff

posted on 2017-03-29  09:37:26 By Priya Aurora

In the pyramid of guard dogs and those with a glorious history, Tibetan Mastiffs sit at the pivotal top. They have roamed with the likes of Genghis Khan and Atillia the Hun. They are as mysterious as the high mountains of the Himalayas, and as intriguing as the stories of Tibet. They understand humans well and are credited for being ferocious guard dogs with strong loyalty to the family.

Here we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most interesting facts about Tibetan Mastiffs. Take a Look!

1. They Guard Like Their Life Depends On It

Look closely and you will fall for the kind teddy bear expression on the face. Don’t be fooled two TM‘s together can take down a lion.

2. They Are Very Territorial Dogs and Mark It Nice and Clear

When it comes to strangers they can be very thick headed and will not budge, no matter what. Females are more ferocious then males.

3. Key To Their Happy State Of Mind Is Helping Them Develop A Set Of Socialization Skills

Please do not get them home if you can’t spare time to train them in socialization.

4. They Are Happier Indoors During The Day

This makes us think they are lazy and dumb. But they are actually saving energy for their night patrol. Patrolling in the night is their inherent trait.

5. In Most Cases The Body Is Longer Than Taller

They are light footed and have a slow and deliberate trot. The eyes are those of an old man with all the wisdom of this world.

6. They Have A Very Heavy Coat Around The Neck And Shoulders

They sometimes resembles like a lion sleeping, from far away. The under coat gets very heavy in winters and shrinks in summer. It is the perfect machine to handle all extremes of weather.

7.They Have Always Been Solitary Animals

A new trend has been seen in the last century of keeping them as dogs of companion. They are very independent, strong headed and difficult to budge if they set their head on something.

8. Overly Devoted To the Family and Great with Kids

But they need to let down their guard a little with other children visiting the family.

9. Generally, No Other Dog Messes With Them

They tend to be less aggressive too towards the lesser dogs. They don’t trouble other pets at home. Don’t trouble them and they won’t trouble you back. Simple!

10. Children At Home Need To Be Taught To Be Respectful Of A TM

They cannot violate his “dog space “. You cannot put your hands into his bowl or invite him to eat from your plate. Stick to clear cut instructions. Don’t confuse him and the kids.

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