14 Interesting Facts About Tibetan Mastiffs

The Tibetan Mastiff is the breed you will never mix up with another breed?

#1 Tibetan mastiff was bred in mountains of Tibet

Centuries ago dogs of this breed lived in Tibet monasteries with monks where they act as guards. 

#2 Tibetan mastiffs have been known since ancient times

There are references to them dated the 13th century.

Even Aristotle met Tibetan Mastiffs while his travels around Asia.

#3 Tibetan Mastiffs were purebred for a long time

The nature in Tibet is severe so Mastiffs became hardy and strong dogs. In the mountains they were protected from the outside world and the breed remained pure for centuries. 

#4 Mastiff is an ancient breed but these dogs arrived to Europe only in the 19th century

The first Mastiff dog was presented as a gift to the Queen of England.

#5 Tibetan mastiff is the most expensive dog in the world

In 2009 one Mastiff puppy was bought by a billionare for $600 000!!!

But some years later one Chinese billionare bought puppy of this breed for $1,5 million!

Can you even imagine these figures?

#6 Tibetan Mastiff is one of the strongest breed

There are some references that Mastiff can fight even with wolves and with a snow leopard.