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14 Interesting Facts About Tibetan Mastiffs

#7 Buddha owned a dog of this breed

#8 They can live in very cold conditions

Tibetan mastiffs are covered in an unbelievably long and fluffy double coat, which helps keep them warm in even the coldest weather.

#9 They sleep during the day and stay awake at night

Originally used as guard dogs for livestock and property, Tibetan Mastiffs can still be found performing that role, but they also enjoy life as a family companion and show dog.

#10 Tibetan Mastiff has really complex nature

To get obedience from Tibetan Mastiffs, they should start trainings from very young age. It is also  necessary to instill puppies a love of people.

#11 These dogs are not for apartments

Tibetan Mastiffs require really hard trainings and physical exercise, so they can`t live in apartments.  They need a large territory for actions.

#12 Mastiffs are called puppies until they are 3-4 years old

Dogs of this breed grow and develop very slowly and their temperament can be unstable up to 4 years.