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10 Dogs Developed from Tibetan Mastiff

Updated on June 7, 2017
Tibetan mastiff
Tibetan mastiff | Source

Tibetan Mastiffs are an ancient dog breed which is also believed to be the father of all modern mastiff breeds. They are the world’s most popular and demanded dogs, which has an appearance like a lion. That also makes them the most costly dog in the world. Some Tibetan mastiff dogs were in the news just because of their high price. But if you interested in a dog like Tibetan mastiff, you can check these other similar dogs that are descendant of Tibetan mastiffs.

Five reasons, you may like an alternative doglike Tibetan Mastiffs that have similar physical trait and behavioral characteristics traits like Tibetan mastiff.

1. High price of Tibetan Mastiffs

Tibetan Mastiffs are excellent and most demanded dogs, but very few Tibetan mastiff dogs are available. Also their grooming is costly, that make them a costly dog breed.

Some reference –

One red mastiff named "Big Splash" reportedly sold for 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) in 2011

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1: World’s most expensive dog? Tibetan mastiff puppy sells for $2 million in China.
-- Source, nydailynews.com

2: Tibetan mastiff puppy sells for £1.2 MILLION in China
-- Source, dailymail.co.uk

3: Two Tibetan mastiffs really sold for £1.75m
-- Source, independent.co.uk

2. Not recommended for hot or humid weather

Tibetan mastiffs have a wrinkled face, dropped ear, long fur and thick coats that help them to protect from snow and to tolerate cold weather. But this is an apprehension for warmer weather and they are not suitable and recommended to keep in hot and humid conditions.

3. Not available easily

They are a costly dog to purchase and equally costly to own, they need moderate grooming, training and grooming. Only a few breeders keep them and at many places they are not easily available.

4. Need for a firm and expert owner

Tibetan mastiffs are energetic dogs that have great guarding and protection bent and need needs a great deal of socialization at an early stage. Also, they have a dominant nature and need a firm owner.

5. Need moderate exercise open fence and are not recommended for Apartments

But, there are many other dogs that are very similar like to Tibetan mastiffs that you may find around your location and you may like them as an alternate option. Find the list 10 most popular dogs like Tibetan mastiffs.

1. Persian mastiff (Sarabi)

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Persian Mastiffs are giant, strong, muscular dogs originated from indigenous to the north of Iran. They are also known as Sarabi, Persian Shepherd and Iranian Mastiff. Persian mastiffs are powerful, fearless and sturdy dogs that were created to participate in big games like dog fight, bear baiting, boar hunting and livestock guardian.

Sharabi dogs are considered the first Mastiff dog breed in Europe, which were introduced to Europe when Alexanders army returned back to after his death. He bought mastiffs in Greece from India, when the territory of Persia was much bigger and was scattered from India in east to Greece in the west. Alexander bought these dogs to Greece. According to History, the Sopeithes of Punjab (India) gave Alexander one hundred and fifty dogs. Herodotus (7.187) had mentioned in his book that the heavy, powerful “Indian mastiffs” dogs were introduced into Greece by Xerxes 1 when he paraded in this country (486-465 BC).

Persian mastiff and Tibetan mastiff

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Persian Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
Persia (Iran)
Tibet
Height
Male 75-90 cm (29 - 35 in) and Female, 70-85 cm (27-33 in)
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Male, 60 -90 kg and Female, 55-80 kg
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
12 - 17 years
10 - 12 years

2. Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees
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Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are giant, white colored gently but brave and courageous dogs, which were originated from the southern slopes of the Pyrenees Mountain in Spain. From where, they got their breed name. Also, they are known as the Great Pyrenees, Chien de Montagne des Pyrenees or, Pyrenean Mastiff. They are giant, graceful, gentle dogs that have powerful muzzle and rear legs. They are considered to be the descendent from Asiatic mastiff dogs, which were bred to guard livestock and assist in herding. Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are introduced to endanger and were kept under observation. But now days they are growing believed to be out of extinction.

Great Pyrenees and Tibetan mastiff

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Great Pyrenees
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
Pyrenean Mountain
Tibet
Height
Male: 28-32 inches (70-82 cm), Female: 26-29 inches (65-74 cm)
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Male: 110 - 120 lbs (50 - 54 kg), Female: 80 - 90 lbs (36 - 41 kg)
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
10 - 12 years
10 - 12 years

3. Newfoundland Dog

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Newfoundland dogs are giant, friendly and gentle dogs, native to Newfoundland, Canada. They are known for some of their exceptional talents like swimming, water sports and gentleness. They are of the most reliable dog breed with small kids and other small pets and known as a Giant baby Sitter that make a good family pet.

Basically, they were created and groomed in Canada, for pulling nets for fisherman and hauled wood from the forest. These assignments make them a strong and sturdy dog and a good swimmer. They are modern dog breed, which have the blood line of many ancient and modern pedigree dogs, including Tibetan mastiffs.

Newfoundland dog and Tibetan mastiff

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Newfoundland Dog
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
Newfoundland (Canada)
Tibet
Height
Male: 27 - 29 inches (69 - 74 cm), Female: 25 - 27 inches (63 - 69 cm)
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Male: 130 - 150 lbs (60 - 70 kg), Female: 99 - 120 lbs (45 - 55 kg)
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
8 - 10 years
10 - 12 years

4. Central Asian Shepherd (Alabai)

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Central Asian Shepherd Dogs are an ancient, large, powerful, muscular dogs from the Central Asian region, mainly available in Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and surrounding countries. Which were bred by shepherds for protection and help in herding, but latter they became an idol for dog fights.

The history of this breed is not clear and very controversial, Some experts believe they have the blood line of Tibetan mastiffs but some breeders and experts claim that they are the originator of all the mastiff dogs, including Tibetan mastiffs. Also, there are some experts who believe that they both are descended from extinct Himalayan mastiff type dogs. But based on the history and records Himalayan dogs are the ancient known dog breeds and Tibetan mastiffs are the modified form of those dogs.

Alabai and Tibetan mastiff

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Central Asian Shepherd
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
Central Asia
Tibet
Height
Average 60 cm
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Average 45 kg
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
10 - 12 years
10 - 12 years

5. Bhotia Dog

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Bhotia dogs are giant, powerful and ferocious cattle dog from the Himalayan range of Bhutan. Which are said to be a sub breed of the Tibetan mastiff which was bred for herding and to protect cattle and yak from predators. Bhotia dogs are available around the Himalayan region in India, mainly in the Uttrakhand State of India and nearby Indian states like Himachal and Jammu Kashmir. They are alert, friendly, protective and devoted dog, which make a great family and guard dog.

Bhotia Dog and Tibetan mastiff

 
Bhutia
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
Bhutan, Himalayan Range in India
Tibet
Height
Average 22 to 28 inches ( 61 to 72 cm )
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Male 35-40 kg, female 30-35 kg
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
11 - 13 years
10 - 12 years

6. Gaddi Dog

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The Gaddi dog is a semi domesticated mastiff-type mountain dog from Himachal, in Northern India. They got their name “Gaddi” after Gaddi shepherd tribes of Himachal. India. They are also known as Gaddi Kutta, Gaddi Shepherd, Indian leopard hound, Indian panther hounds and Mahidant mastiffs. Those are mainly available in the states of the western Himalayan region: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Kashmir.

Initially this dog was groomed for hunting purpose. The multi-talented Gaddi Kutta was also used by local shepherds, for livestock and property guarding purposes. They are said to be strong enough to repulse attacks by snow leopards and to have the intelligence to herd stray sheep and goats back to their pens. Like Tibetan mastiffs, Gaddi Kutta is also descended from Himalayan Mountain dogs and Indigenous mastiffs.

Gaddi Dog, one of the strongest Indian Dog Breed

Indian Gaddi Dog vs Tibetan Mastiff

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Gaddi
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
India, Himachal
Tibet
Height
Average in Between 22 - 28 inches
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Average in Between 28 - 38 Kg
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
11 - 13 years
10 - 12 years

7. Komondor dog

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The Komondor dogs are white colored powerful dogs with a long, corded coat, native to Hungary. They are also known as 'mop dogs. They got their name after people of Cumon race people, who called it the Kuman-door, means the dog of the Cumans, and the Kuvasz. They are also known as the Hungarian sheepdog.

Cuman people bought these dogs in Hungary during the 12th and 13th century and they are listed in Hungarian codex, since 1544. Though now days, it’s difficult to find original Komondore dogs, according to local stories most of the dogs were killed during second world war, when the Germans and later the Russians invaded. They had to kill the dog before they could capture a farm or house that it guarded. The modern Komondor dog was created in 1970, by mixing South Russian Ovcharka and some other dogs like Bergamasco and the Catalonian Sheepdog.

Komondor dog and Tibetan Mastiff

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Komondor
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
Hungary
Tibet
Height
Average in Between 25.2-27.5 inches
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Average in Between 80-100 pounds
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
11 - 13 years
10 - 12 years

8. Tajikistan Mastiff

Tajikistan Mastiff
Tajikistan Mastiff | Source

This dog breed was developed by Indo-European hunters (shepherds), who were migrated 300 years before Christ. They have a blood line of Himalayan dogs (Tibetan Mastiff) and ancient native shepherd dogs and Kangal dog. They are giant, powerful, dominant, courageous and aggressive dogs, which were created for protecting livestock, property and for fighting duties. They are very similar to Central Asian shepherds and Russian Ovcharka but can be identified by their short fur and V shape muzzle.

Tajikistan Mastiff and Tibetan Mastiff

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BhutiaTajikistan Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
Tajikistan
Tibet
Height
Males 25 - 27 inches (63 - 69 cm) Females 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm)
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Males 110 - 133 pounds (50 - 60 kg) Females 100 - 120 pounds
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
11 - 13 years
10 - 12 years

9. Caucasian Mountain Shepherd ( Russian BEAR DOG)

Caucasian Mountain Shepherd
Caucasian Mountain Shepherd | Source

Caucasian Shepherd are giant, Powerful, courageous dogs which were originated from the Soviet Union (Russia) mainly available in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and North Caucasus area that has deep-set, dark eyes and a face like a bear. . They are ancient dog breed and breed perfect history of this dog is not available, but modern Caucasian shepherds have some mix of central Asian shepherd, which have Tibetan mastiff blood line. Caucasian Shepherd looks intimating and toughened dog with powerful and muscular body, but they are very protective and devoted dogs.

Caucasian Mountain Shepherd and Tibetan mastiff

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Caucasian Mountain Shepherd
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
Caucasia (Russia)
Tibet
Height
Male:70 - 90 cm (28 - 35 in) Female: 65 - 75 cm (26 - 30 in)
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Male: 55 - 100 kg (121 - 220 lb), Female 45 - 80 kg (99 -176 lb)
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
10 - 11 years
10 - 12 years

10. Bac Ha Dog

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Back ha dogs are an ancient, medium sized, naturally healthy, intelligent and sturdy dog breed from Vietnam. They got their breed name after their native living in Bac Ha, Lao CAI Province. Their breed history is not much clear, but most of experts and breeders consider they are descended from Tibetan mastiff. They are sturdy and courageous dogs that were used for hunting, companion by local people.
Back ha dogs are highly appreciated for their courage, devotion and protection. Though they are primitive type semi domesticated dogs, which have dominant and territorial nature and need firm owner.

Bac Ha Dog Vs Tibetan Mastiff

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Bac Ha Dog
Tibetan Mastiff
Origin
Vietnam
Tibet
Height
Average 19 to 22 Inches
Male 26-30 inches (66-76 cm), Female: 24 -28 inches (61-71 cm)
Weight
Average between 25-35kg.
Male 100-160 lbs (45-73 kg), Female: 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg)
Life Span
12 - 14 years
10 - 12 years
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