People Are Posting Funny And Cute Photos Of Tibetan Mastiffs, And It’s Crazy How Massive They Are (138 Pics)

No one really knows how the Tibetan Mastiff came to be. The breed is so old, and Tibet has always been so isolated, that we might never find out. One thing is clear, though. They’re huge. The females grow to be at least 24 inches and 70-120 pounds while the males stand at 26 inches and 90-150 pounds.

To show you just how big they are, people are posting cute and funny pics of their Tibetan Mastiffs. And these densely-coated giants look so mellow and calm as well, Bored Panda just can’t resist. Here’s a list we compiled in honor of these majestic creatures!

#1 My Favourite Tiny Human And Fur Baby

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Tibetan Mastiffs are a large Tibetan dog breed belonging to the mastiff family. Originating with the nomadic cultures of Tibet, China, Mongolia, India and Nepal, they are used by local tribes of Tibetans to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers.

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#2 King Of Dogs

#3 Just Me And My Fantastic Dogs

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Some breeders differentiate between two “types” of Tibetan Mastiff, the Do-khyi and the Tsang-khyi. The Tsang-khyi (which, to a Tibetan, means only “dog from Tsang”) is also referred to as the “monastery” type, described as generally taller, heavier, and more heavily boned, with more facial wrinkling and haw than the Do-khyi or “nomad” type. Both types are often produced in the same litter with the larger, heavier pups being placed in more stationary jobs versus more active jobs for the Tibetan Mastiffs that are better structured and well-muscled.

Males can reach heights up to 83 cm (33 in). The original Tibetan Mastiff breed from its native range usually weighed 55–90 kg (121–198 lb). The enormous dogs being produced in some Western and Chinese kennels, which sometimes weigh in excess of 115 kg (254 lb) would have cost too much to keep fed to have been useful to nomads; and their questionable structure would have made them less useful as livestock or property guardians.

#4 Say Cheese

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#5 This Is What Dreams Are Made Of

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As a socialized, more domestic dog, it can thrive in a spacious, fenced yard with a canine companion, but it is generally not an appropriate dog for apartment living. The Western-bred dogs are generally more easy-going, although somewhat aloof with strangers coming to the home. Through hundreds of years of selective breeding for a protective flock and family guardian, the breed has been prized for being a nocturnal sentry, keeping would-be predators and intruders at bay, barking at sounds throughout the night. Leaving a Tibetan Mastiff outside all night with neighbors nearby is not recommended. They often sleep during the day, making them more active, alert and aware at night.

Like all flock guardian breeds, they are intelligent and stubborn to a fault, so obedience training is recommended (although it is only mildly successful with some individuals) since this is a strong-willed, powerful breed. Unless they are to be used exclusively as livestock guardians, socialization obedience training is also critical with this breed because of their reserved nature with strangers and guardian instincts. They can be excellent family dogs depending on the family. Owners must understand canine psychology and be willing and able to assume the primary leadership position. Lack of consistent, rational discipline can result in the creation of dangerous, unpredictable dogs. The protectiveness of Tibetan Mastiffs requires alertness and planning by the owner in order to avoid mishaps when the dog is simply performing as a guardian. The breed is not recommended for novice dog owners.

#6 Mumma Lets Me Ride Front Seat

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#7 Memories. Tibetan Mastiff

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#8 Stop Norbu, Stop Being So Cute. My Heart Can’t Take It

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#9 Shedding Season

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#10 Tibetan Mastiff

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#11 Look At Them, So Adorable

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#12 Mastiff And Me

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#13 Majestic Tibetan Mastiff

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#14 My First Snow Face Plant Of The Season

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#15 Perfect Sleeping Position

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#16 Majestic Tibetan Mastiff

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#17 Whatcha Lookin’ At?

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#18 Family

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#19 Walked Well And Received Compliments

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#20 My Lovely Girl

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#21 Mastiff From China

#22 All My Puppies Are Going On 11 Months Old, Hitting Another Growth Spurt. Here’s Dorje With His Fully Grown Tervuren Sister

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#23 Dancing With Tibetan Mastiff

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#24 Yummy

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#25 One Is Not Like The Others

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#26 He’s Not A Lion, He’s A Dog! Hello Tibetan

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#27 Yesterday Filmed For The First Time In The City! Gailey Behaved Perfectly

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#28 Dad And Son Time

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#29 Tibetan Mastiff

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#30 I’ve Got Your Back Dad, Just Like I Know You’ve Always Got Mine

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#31 Not Really Impressed In Case You Can’t Tell By The Look On My Face. But Papá Must Be Having A Blast Going By His Expression. Or Maybe His Back Is About To Explode

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#32 I Bought A Lion Puppy

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#33 Tibetan Mastiff Bodyguard

#34 Me And Tashi, The Tibetan Mastif. This Breed Can Reach Up Until 75kg And Was Used To Protect The Sheep From The Predators By Nomadic Tribes Of Tibet, Mongolia, And Nepal

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#35 SPA Procedures For Tibetan Mastiffs Are Very Difficult. But It Must Be Done To Make It Beautiful

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#36 High Five

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#37 My Friend Doesn’t Know How To Share

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#38 Look Alike

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#39 I Love Car Rides

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#40 Tibetan Mastiff

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#41 I’m No Smol Boi No Mo… 3 Months To 9 Months. What Will I Look Like At 3 Years Sheeesh

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#42 What You Learn As A Puppy You Will Never Forget

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#43 I’m Greeting This Week With A Smile

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#44 Can’t Move, Sorry

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#45 This Dog Is Sooooo Obsessed With Sticks And Trees, Damn. If He Could Describe Heaven, It Probably Would Be A World Full Of Trees And Sticks To Chew On

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#46 Me And My Boy, Nearly As Big As Me At Only 6 Months Old

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#47 Lando Living Large With His New Family And Sister

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#48 Car Full Of Love And Big Boys

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#49 Tibetan Mastiff

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#50 Tibetan Mastiffs

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#51 This Is Mojo, The Tibetan Mastiff

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#52 Looks Like A Christmas Card

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#53 108lb Tibetan Mastiff At Work Today. Only 8 Months Old

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#54 Paint Me Like One Of Your French Girls

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#55 Chilled Summer Nights

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#56 Quality Time With The Bae

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#57 May I Have This Dance? Rogan My Tibetan Mastiff

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#58 My Gang

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#59 Best Friends Till The End

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#60 Perfect Hug

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#61 Just One Of Those Days

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#62 Revel In The Glory Of These Tibetan Mastiffs

Ancient. Strong. Loyal. Sweet. Powerful. Lion-headed. 100 kg’s of fluff!

Prehistoric interbreeding with Tibetan wolves (58 000 yrs ago) makes that these dogs have been the trusted guardians of the Himalayas for centuries.

But in the last decade, their popularity has drastically gone up and down – neither doing any favors to the dogs. At one point the Tibetan Mastiff was the most exclusive, expensive breed in the world – $1.9M for a pup in 2014 -, but soon popularity plummeted, as did the price ($2000 in 2018). Many dogs ended up being abandoned, resulting in thousands of strays roaming the Tibetan plateau. Thankfully, Buddhist culture dictates no killing and shelters and adoption programmes have been introduced.

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#63 Hi. This Is My Big Friend The Tibetan Mastiff Named Willy

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#64 Jumping Nugget

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#65 Relaxing

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#66 Little Pup

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#67 My Beloved Mastiff

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#68 Found A Toothpick

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#69 Our Boy Basmo

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#70 Let It Snow!

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#71 Tibetan Mastiff

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#72 The Sun’s Out, The Air’s Cold, These Mossy Bricks Are Super Comfy (Plus They Smell Amazing) And I Realized That One Month Ago Today I Found My New Home

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#73 I…I…Can’t…Br..Breathe… He Thinks He Has The Same Size As A Chihuahua

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#74 Lazy Mornings! This Is Why He’s Not Allowed In The Bed

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#75 Thorn’s May Hurt You, Human’s May Desert You, Sunlight Might Turn To Fog, But You Can Never Be Friendless, As Long As You Have A Dog

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#76 This Beautiful Tibetan Mastiff Poses For Me After I Give It A Big Hug

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#77 Autumn Met Us With Golden Foliage And A Warm Sun

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#78 It Will Be The Best Sand Castle Ever

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#79 Beauty Sleep

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#80 Ami And Her Son Leo Hiding In A Bush

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#81 Slap A Like When You Find Me

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#82 Let Us Close Our Eyes Together

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#83 Tibetan Mastiff Puppy

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#84 I Know This Photo Isn’t In The Usual Filter, But Karma Loves Doing This And I Had To Share

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#85 Tibetan Mastiff Nigan

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#86 Well Hello There

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#87 Mum Caught Me Looking A Little Dopey In Bunnings Yesterday

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#88 Tibetan Mastiff Leonard

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#89 Mum Might Have Found Me On The Sofa This Morning

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#90 Hard Day

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#91 Mastiff With A Style

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#92 My Baby, My Love

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#93 Sleeping Beauty

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#94 Ate Some Snow

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#95 This Is My Tibetan Jumping Up To Give My Brother A Hug. My Brother Is 6 Foot 1

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#96 That Crazy Eye

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#97 I’m Almost 9 Months Old And Still Growing

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#98 Give Me A Kiss, Sis. Krysia And Marysia

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#99 My 2 Buds

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#100 Easter Buddy Always Want Out

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#101 A Tibetan Mastiff Puppy

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#102 Season’s Opening

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#103 Lion

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#104 My Creasy Bear, My Sweet Boy

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#105 One Good Boi

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#106 Is It A Lion Or A Dog?

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#107 A Beauty

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#108 Want To Know The Scary Thing? I’ve Got Another Two Years Of Growing To Do

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#109 Looking Fab

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#110 A Little Treat… Baby Roo

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#111 Lovely Mastiffs

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#112 Glow Up Pup

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#113 My Tibetan Mastiff Osa Graduated Puppy School Today

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#114 My New Tibetan Mastiff, His Name Is Blaze

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#115 Tibetan Mastiff Puppy Girl

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#116 Tibetian Mastiff Pup

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#117 Tibetian Mastiff

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#118 Favorite Outdoor Activity Is Finding Leaves And Dandelions

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#119 Mmm Tasty

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#120 What? It’s Just One Sock. It’s Not Like You Can Wear Just One Sock. Ok Maybe I Only Found One Sock But How Is That My Fault

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#121 One On The Left Is Definitely The Coolest Mastiff Ever

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#122 Lion Or Lap Dog?

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#123 My New Two Best Friends! Don’t Mess With Me No More, I Have My Bodyguards

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#124 Vicious Owner, Vicious Dog

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#125 I Still Remembering When I Meet U Guys

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#126 The Moulting Has Begun

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#127 Her Head Doesn’t Stop Growing

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#128 Love Her Big Fuzzy Head

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#129 First Day Of Snow

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#130 This Is Tesla

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#131 This Is How You Jump

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#132 Bear (Tibetan Mastiff)

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#133 Tibetan Mastiff

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#134 Lil Tibetan Mastiff Pupper Is Already 20kg

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#135 My Princess Nalah

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#136 Fluff

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#137 Yawn

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#138 This Is My Baby Bear Errrr Tibetan Mastiff Pabu. 5 Months Old. 55lbs

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