Majestic mountain guardian
Cross the furry lion-like appearance of a Chow Chow (minus the blue mouth and tongue) and the size of an overgrown Rottweiler and you’ll have an idea how a Tibetan Mastiff looks like. Colors range from Rottweiler-like patterns, to solid black, red, cream, blue (muddy black) and solid white (rare).
Tibetan mastiffs have been owned by famous people—ranging from the Buddha and Genghis Khan (unverified), to King George IV and US president Eisenhower (dogs pictured below).
Tibetan Mastiffs are not for everybody. If you’re lucky to acquire one, make sure to give them the food, climate, space, attention and training they need. And don’t forget to show them who’s boss.