Tibetan Golden Mastiff Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Tibetan Golden Mastiff so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
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Cross Breed

Tibetan Golden Mastiff Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Tibetan Golden Mastiff?
Unknown
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Availability
How easy is it to get a Tibetan Golden Mastiff? How many Tibetan Golden Mastiff are there in the world?
Average: The Tibetan Golden Mastiff is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff Size

Size
Is a Tibetan Golden Mastiff small, medium or large dog?

How big do Tibetan Golden Mastiff get?

Large
Weight
How much does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff weigh? How much should the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Tibetan Golden Mastiff?
Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Tibetan Golden Mastiff?
Male: 87.5 pounds (39.5 kg), Female: 77.5 pounds (35 kg)
Height
How tall is the Tibetan Golden Mastiff? Tibetan Golden Mastiff height:
25-28 inches (61-71 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Tibetan Golden Mastiff?
26.5 inches (66 cm)

Tibetan Golden Mastiff Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SilkyWavyThickShinyStraightHard
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Tibetan Golden Mastiff's coat?
Blue GrayTanBrownRedBlackGoldenLight
Grooming
How to groom the Tibetan Golden Mastiff and how often?
Average: The Tibetan Golden Mastiff requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Tibetan Golden Mastiff, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Tibetan Golden Mastiff?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Tibetan Golden Mastiff every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AloofStrongWilledCourageousProtectiveStubbornLoyalConfidentIntelligentReliableFriendlyKindTrustworthy
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Tibetan Golden Mastiff? Is the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Tibetan Golden Mastiff's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Tibetan Golden Mastiff is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Tibetan Golden Mastiff is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Tibetan Golden Mastiff sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Tibetan Golden Mastiffs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Tibetan Golden Mastiff a good family dog?
Average to High: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff need? Tibetan Golden Mastiff social needs:
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Tibetan Golden Mastiff bark?
Average to High: The Tibetan Golden Mastiff is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Tibetan Golden Mastiff good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Tibetan Golden Mastiffs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Tibetan Golden Mastiff bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Tibetan Golden Mastiff? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Tibetan Golden Mastiff? Why do dog bites happen?

Moderate

The Tibetan Golden Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)

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The Tibetan Golden Mastiff has a high chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Tibetan Golden Mastiff? How much bite force does a Tibetan Golden Mastiff have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Tibetan Golden Mastiff bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Tibetan Golden Mastiff, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff do?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Tibetan Golden Mastiffs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Tibetan Golden Mastiff to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Tibetan Golden Mastiff roam?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Tibetan Golden Mastiff have high prey drive?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Tibetan Golden Mastiff good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Tibetan Golden Mastiff indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Tibetan Golden Mastiff be left alone?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Tibetan Golden Mastiff temperament with other people:
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs get along with other pets? Are Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Tibetan Golden Mastiff temperament with children:
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed live with a cat?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Tibetan Golden Mastiff good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs get along with other dogs?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Tibetan Golden Mastiff can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Tibetan Golden Mastiffs good office dogs? Do Tibetan Golden Mastiffs make good office friendly dogs? Can Tibetan Golden Mastiffs be office dogs?
No
Tibetan Golden Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Tibetan Golden Mastiff temperament with senior people? Are Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs good for elderly owners?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Tibetan Golden Mastiff is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed? Most common health risks of Tibetan Golden Mastiff:
Autoimmune HypothyroidismCanine Inherited Demyelinative NeuropathyElbow DysplasiaHip DysplasiaOsteochondrosis DissecansPanosteitisAllergiesBloatCataractsEpilepsyHemangiosarcomaHypothyroidismOsteosarcomaProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Subvalvular Aortic StenosisVon Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Tibetan Golden Mastiff see the vet?
Average
The Tibetan Golden Mastiff should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs live? How old can a Tibetan Golden Mastiff be? What is the age limit of the Tibetan Golden Mastiff? How many years can the oldest Tibetan Golden Mastiff live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Tibetan Golden Mastiff?

10-14 years
The average lifespan of Tibetan Golden Mastiff: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed hypoallergenic?
No
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff have? What is the activity level of the Tibetan Golden Mastiff?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Tibetan Golden Mastiff need? How much exercise do Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs require per day?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed need?
Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Tibetan Golden Mastiff need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Tibetan Golden Mastiff? How much food should I feed my Tibetan Golden Mastiff?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Tibetan Golden Mastiff risk for obesity:
High: The Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to be overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Tibetan Golden Mastiff more often.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Tibetan Golden Mastiff's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Tibetan Golden Mastiff can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog. Dogs can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia in extremely cold weather, so it is important to take precautions to keep your dog safe and comfortable during the winter months.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The Tibetan Golden Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Tibetan Golden Mastiff drool?
The Tibetan Golden Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Tibetan Golden Mastiff.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Tibetan Golden Mastiff be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed is a good choice for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Tibetan Golden Mastiff be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Tibetan Golden Mastiff be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Tibetan Golden Mastiff be a sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed is a good choice for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Tibetan Golden Mastiff be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.

The Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Tibetan Golden Mastiff be a boat dog?

Yes

Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed usually likes being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, as a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Tibetan Golden Mastiff be a drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Tibetan Golden Mastiff dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Tibetan Golden Mastiff pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Tibetan Golden Mastiff: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Tibetan Golden Mastiff have in a litter? How many puppies can the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Tibetan Golden Mastiff have? How many puppies can a Tibetan Golden Mastiff give birth to?
5-12 puppies

Tibetan Golden Mastiff Recognition

AKC Group
Is Tibetan Golden Mastiff recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Tibetan Golden Mastiff recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.

Tibetan Golden Mastiff Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Tibetan Golden Mastiff's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are easy to train.
  • Watchdog Ability: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed usually likes being on a boat.

    Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

    Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages.

  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed in the home.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Tibetan Golden Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
  • Stinkiness: The Tibetan Golden Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Tibetan Golden Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
  • Mouthiness: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Tibetan Golden Mastiffs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Tibetan Golden Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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