So you’re looking to adopt an Tibetan Mastiff, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Coming face to face with this ancient behemoth, an intruder up to no good will likely move on to easier pickings. TMs can stand 26 inches at the shoulder and weigh well over 100 pounds. It’s impossible to discuss this breed without leaning on words like “powerful,” “muscular,” “massive,” and “substantial.” And yet, TMs are quite light-footed and will meet a perceived threat with surprising agility. The broad head, with its high-set, V-shaped ears and expressive brown eyes, projects a noble, sagacious expression. Watchful, aloof, imposing, and intimidating: The ancient Tibetan Mastiff is the guardian dog supreme. These densely-coated giants are mellow and calm around the house, sweetly devoted to family, and aloof and territorial with strangers.”
An Tibetan Mastiff typically ranges from 60.96cm to 66.04cm in height, and weighs from 31.751465900000003kg to 68.0388555kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Tibetan Mastiff breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Tibetan Mastiff insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.