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Tibetan Mastiff
Did You Know
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  • The Tibetan Mastiff is AKC's 155th breed.
  • Tibetan Mastiffs don't shed - they blow their coat once a year.
  • Tibetan Mastiff bitches have a single oestrus per year, generally in the late fall and that most Tibetan Mastiff puppies are born in December and January.
  • Tibetans believe that Tibetan Mastiffs have the souls of monks and nuns who were not good enough to be reincarnated into people or into Shambhala (the heavenly realm).
  • In Tibet, Tibetan Mastiffs are called "Do-khyi" or "tied dog" and are kept chained to the gates and let loose at night.
  • In Tibet, Tibetan Mastiffs are traditionally kept with Lhasa Apsos, who alert them to the appearance of any stranger.
  • Did you know that Tibetan Mastiffs have exceptionally strong jaws and teeth, and this, combined with remarkably high intelligence (that lends to boredom) and their legendary fondness for wood, can result in amazingly destructive acts to your house?

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