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Are Tibetan Mastiffs Aggressive or Dangerous?

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Tibetan Mastiffs are loyal and protective dogs. They will remain calm until they are provoked, and may show aggression when a stranger comes into their yard or wolves, foxes or other dogs enter their space. However, Tibetan Mastifs are not likely to become dangerous if they don’t face threats or need to protect family members.
It is easy to assume that Tibetan Mastiffs can be dangerous due to their intimidating appearance and the stories of Tibetan Mastiff attacks around the world. This has given rise to a number of questions regarding the safety around them. Some of these questions are addressed below.

Are Tibetan Mastiff Dogs Dangerous?

Tibetan Mastiffs are intelligent and have a strong sense of self-awareness. They can be very strong protectors and even be dangerous to animals or people they consider intruders. They are rarely aggressive or dangerous if they do not perceive that their family or farm livestock is at risk.

There is very little information in the US about Mastiff attacks. However, authorities in Wisconsin, Washington, and Michigan have banned the breed, partially due to the belief that larger dogs are more dangerous than smaller ones.

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How To Make Sure Your Tibetan Mastiff Won’t Become Aggressive

You can ensure that your Tibetan Mastiff does not make negative headlines by being a responsible owner, for example through positive reinforcement dog training and regular socialization.
Because they listen only to their alpha owners, the Tibetan Mastiff is like many other breeds. To show that you are in control, it is sometimes important to be firm during training sessions, yet give rewards and positive reinforcement.
Even if there is only one dog, the dogs will see your family as a group and want to know where they stand in the chain. If your benevolent leadership is shown the dog should follow your lead. Your furry friend won’t be unpredictable or erratic if you train him properly.
Again, socialization is an important component of training your Tibetan Mastiff. Socialization is a key component of dog training, so you can introduce strangers to your dog and train it to be calm around strangers. This will decrease the likelihood that the dog will become aggressive.
It should be able, with the correct training, to recognize when it is appropriate to show aggression and when it should remain calm. Brain Training For Dogs is a recommended online course on dog training using positive enforcement.

Why Are Tibetan Mastiffs Dangerous (Or Not)?

It is not an easy question to answer, but when you think about it, why are Tibetan Mastiffs considered so dangerous? The short answer is that Mastiffs are larger, stronger, and faster than many other breeds of dogs.
If you have a small breed dog, you may be tempted to believe that they will not have the same strength or speed as large dogs, but that just is not true. They are simply built differently and their bones, muscles, and ligaments are arranged differently.
For instance, if you were to take a big dog, such as a Saint Bernard or an English bulldog, and compare them to a Tibetan Mastiff, you would see a very big difference in size. They are both larger than the average-sized dog, but that huge difference in size is where the similarities end.
These dogs are almost exactly the same size as each other and have almost identical build quality. It is mostly their structure and design that make them different. The way that these dogs are bred and raised, without proper socialization, can in some cases make them dangerous.
There are some good characteristics of Tibetan Mastiffs, such as being very affectionate and loving to close family members. They are loyal, caring, and will stick by their owner’s side forever. This makes them ideal companions for the elderly. However, wrongly trained Mastiffs may be prone to biting and attacking if perceiving a threat or strong provocation.

Can a Tibetan Mastiff Kill a Human?

In theory yes they can, due to their strong jaws and size, but in practice the answer is more complicated. When a Tibetan Mastiff bites a person, the results are often quite bad. For example, the joint damage that is caused can lead to complete joint failure, while the mastiff’s strong jaws would be capable of cracking the skull of an adult. However, mastiff-bites are occasionally reported around the world, but it is extremely rare to hear of victims being killed by this dog.

Now, it is true that Tibetan Mastiffs has historically been used as fighters and was even used by soldiers in the Chinese army. However, there has been much evidence that would strongly suggest that the origin of these dogs was not from fighting but from controlling small animals.

It is known that Tibetan Mastiffs has the ability to bite down on their prey and then drag them through the forests. This was originally used to control small rodents and was later perfected for catching bigger wild animals such as deer.

In other words, technically speaking, a Tibetan Mastiff may have the power to kill a human, and a Mastiff bite can have negative consequences due to the power of this dog, but the likelihood of this happening in reality is very slim.

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Why Should You Own a Tibetan Mastiff?

People who travel in the Himalayas, or those people who desire to experience an ancient culture, have often asked me why you should own a Tibetan Mastiff. These dogs are strong and intelligent, but they do need to be trained, and have been known to get into bad situations.

That does not mean that buying a Tibetan Mastiff is an invitation to take advantage of the owner, but rather a sign that it requires time and effort to master this dog breed.

In general, these dogs will eat a lot most days and will need to go outside to run. They usually live anywhere from 10 to 15 years. They are solid, powerful animals that can weigh anywhere from seventy-five to one hundred and fifty pounds. Their long, narrow muscled structure makes them excellent workers, pulling sleds, lifting, and carrying heavy loads.

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Are T Mastiffs Family Dogs?

While this type of dog is typically used as a working dog, it can also be a great pet for the family, if they are well trained and socialized. As such, they can become great companions for children and will often develop bonds with them over the years.

The TM does require regular grooming, but it is usually easy, because the breed is gentle and well-behaved together with family members. However, if the Mastiff interprets a situation as being threatening, this dog can turn aggressive and in some cases even become dangerous.

Are Mastiffs Good With Children?

Although the Tibetan version of the Mastiff breed is considered a good family dog, it does not always like living with children. The Mastiffs may mistakenly interpret the children’s yells and cries as aggression, which they need to address. On the other hand, this dog can grow close family bonds and be very protective for your family members, including your children. 

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More Safety Facts About Tibetan Mastiffs

  • Tibetan Mastiffs is a breed that requires regular mental and physical stimulation. Materials that are resistant to inquisitive bites will be needed for younger pups. They shouldn’t be given small objects as they can choke them.
  • To ensure that you remain in control and avoid any confrontations, keep your dog on a leash during walks.
  • To avoid it becoming territorial, you will need to alter the route every now and again.
  • They can be dangerous and aggressive if not being properly socialized and raised. Buying a Tibetan Mastiff is an option for experienced dog owners looking for a strong, loyal breed that is powerful and imposing.