Articles, news and updates on the Tibetan Mastiff

Apso Do-Khyi

The so called “Apso do-khyi” or “wire-haired coated dog” is a peculiar and very rare variety of “Tibetan mastiff”...

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The type preservation

Very often, when the subject runs into how contemporary native dogs look like with respect to their ancestors and according to the forte theory of...

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The Banhar (part I)

Banhar or Bankhar according to Russian translation is the Mongolian name used to address to those group of dogs which belong to “Tibetan...

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The Banhar (part II)

Now we have localized the Mongolian dogs origin, but we have not to be surprised if these dogs show an adaptation to a low-elevation desert...

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Introduction to the Tibetan Mastiff

The breed we are used to call “Tibetan mastiff” or “do-khyi” has been known in Western countries for ages, even though the...

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Elements to look for when evaluating a specimen correctly

In the confused and picturesque Tibetan mastiff world, which is animated by some “characters” and ideas which stand in sharp contrast...

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Tibetan mastiff colors

Colors are one of the most debated topics, both for the differences within the breed and for the inaccuracies reported in modern breed...

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Traditional dog collars

One of the Tibetan traditions, which has struck the imagination of Western people, is the use of those red voluminous dog collars, you can observe in...

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