Tibetan Mastiff Dog Breed

Tibetan Mastiff Grooming | Coat, Teeth, Bathing, Nails And Ears

A socialized Tibetan Mastiffs make great family pets. When well-trained and socialized, this breed is a calm yet playful dog that enjoys being around children and other dogs.

As long as you properly socialize your Tibetan Mastiff to other dogs and people, they will bond with your children in short time. One of the best things about owning a Tibetan Mastiff is the fact that they make great watchdogs because they have sensitive noses and can be easily startled.
When it comes to Tibetan Mastiff grooming you do not have to worry about making any big changes to the way you bathe or groom other dogs. However, there’s a few things you want to consider, and we outline them below.

Here’s a quick summary of the key points you should learn from this post.

  • Shampoo and conditioner should be used to scrub your dog’s hair.
  • To prevent shedding, brush your hair twice per week.
  • Use toothpaste and finger brushes to brush their teeth regularly.
  • To trim their nails, you can use a filer, grinder, or a clipper.

Tibetan Mastiff Coat Care And Grooming

Generally speaking, Tibetan Mastiff coat care should revolve around daily brushing to avoid mats and tangles, or at least brush your dog’s fur 2-3 times per week.

When the dog is outdoors, it’s important to check for ticks, fleas, dirt, and chewing gum. This will help prevent matting of the coat and can also help prevent mites from developing.

When brushing, it’s best to brush from the base of the neck to the tail. This helps relieve tangling.

How Often Should You Groom a Tibetan Mastiff

If your dog spends a lot of time outdoors, it’s important to make sure that you take your dog in at least once a week to have their coat shampooed, conditioned, or professionally cleaned.

Other than that, coat care for your T Mastiff is pretty simple. Daily brushing and combing are recommended, as well as bathing your Tibetan Mastiff twice a month. When bathing your dog, make sure to use an organic dog-specific shampoo or conditioner.

An important part of proper Tibetan Mastiff grooming is to clip the loose fur around the ears and between the toes, because if it is left long it can get tangled up in the hair and cause problems.

You can brush your dog’s ears and the top of the paws daily to make sure that your dog stays clean and free of mats. A lot of shedding comes from the bottom of the ears because the skin on the bottom of the ears is fragile and is more susceptible to breaking than the fur on the top of the paws.

Tibetan Mastif Grooming Tools

One last thing to take note of is to be sure that you are using the proper grooming tools. You will want to use a brush, a comb, a muzzle, nail clippers, a shaver, and earplugs for every dog you are grooming.

There are different grooming tools for different areas of the dog’s body, so make sure to learn which tool is best for the job. Again, be sure to brush the dog regularly to prevent mats and tangles from forming. And be sure to condition your dog regularly, as this can reduce matting and help to keep your dog more comfortable. (You can read more about that later in this article.)

Dog Teeth Cleaning

Responsible breeders of Tibetan Mastiff dogs can make it a point to provide clients with the best possible care and hygiene whenever possible. This is especially true when it comes to Tibetan Mastiff teeth cleaning.

It’s important for any owner to know just how important good dental health is. With your dog’s mouth full of teeth, it can be easy to overlook other issues that may be of concern. However, if you have your dog examined by a veterinarian, it will be easier to determine any potential problems.

As a responsible breeder, it is also your responsibility to do what you can to make sure your dog is as healthy as possible.

Tibetan Mastiff Teeth Cleaning – Step by Step

  1. Begin at the back, and work your way up. It’s crucial that your dog doesn’t get impatient and runs away if you don’t take care of difficult-to-reach places in their mouth. These areas are more likely to have plaque and bacteria than their front teeth.
  2.  To prevent enamel weakening or abrasions, work in circular motions. Their teeth gums can get damaged if scrubbing too hard. You don’t need to worry about chipping away hard tartar as long as you keep a regular routine. Too much toothpaste is not a good idea. You don’t want your dog to swallow large quantities of toothpaste. Although toothpaste is more effective than toothbrushes at fighting bacteria, it’s still a good idea to be conservative in the use of toothpaste. 
  3. You can give them a dental chew every day to help clean their teeth. It is unrealistic to expect brushing a Tibetan Mastiff’s teeth every day. Dental chews can help remove bacteria and help them enjoy a tasty treat. Many dental chews have a pleasant mint scent that give them a fresh breath. 
    Healthy tip: Give your dog some fresh carrots to shew on, every now and again.
  4. Do not reuse your finger brushes too often. The bristles are short and loose, and quickly becomes brittle and weak. Additionally, dogs’ mouths are prone to bacteria, so you need to wash the brush often.

In addition to a good hygiene, complete nutrition is essential in keeping your Tibetan Mastiff healthy. Proper diet is especially important if your dog has special needs due to medical conditions. 

Because of this, you will want to pay attention to the nutritional needs of your T Mastiff during their teeth cleaning process. While proper dental care is essential for a long and happy pup life, proper hygiene is equally important.

Bathing A Tibetan Mastiff

When bathing your dog you should use specific dog shampoo and conditioner and make sure to apply it to the fur regularly. Conditioning your dog can reduce matting.

Many dog owners prefer to bathe their furballs as often as twice a week. Assuming that you use a good, natural, and ideally a certified organic, schampoo, this helps reducing dry skin, as well as making sure that their mottled coats don’t get matting.

Again, brush their coat at least twice a week for an even healthier coat. The coat needs to be kept clean and short to help prevent matting. It’s important to brush your dog regularly because it will keep their skin more clean and healthy.
Additionally, your dog might want to have some flea treatment to keep their skin free from ticks, mites, dirt, and dust mites.

How Do You Bathe A TM Dog - Key Points

The Mastiff should be bathed with a mild organic soap and then dried immediately after bathing. You should never use any kind of human shampoo on the Tibetan Mastiff as this can affect their skin texture and cause irritation.

If you are at all unsure as to what your dog should be bathed with, you should not hesitate to ask for advice or to contact your local veterinarian.

When you bathe a Tibetan Mastiff, you should first pick out where you want to take the dog and then gather up all of the Mastiff’s hair that is around the dog and then carefully work the dog until all the hair is brushed out of the dog.

You should then rinse the dog off with warm water and keep the coat of the Mastiff dry as much as possible. It is very important to dry out the dog well because if it is not dried out properly it will start to molt which will have adverse affects.

A good way to bathe a Tibetan mastiff is to take the dog into the bathroom and allow it to roll around a bit to free the skin and then pat it dry. You will then want to either situate a towel on the bathroom floor or place a plastic shower cap over the top of the bathroom floor.

You will want to either run hot water through a towel or place the dog onto the bathroom floor and turn on the hot tap and begin to immerse the dog in the water.

Make sure that you keep the dog close to you at all times so that you can stroke him or her and watch the behavior for a few minutes. If you find that the dog has an adverse reaction to being immersed in the water then you may want to try another way of bathing

T Mastiff Bathing Care – Step by Step

  1. If you have a hose, get your dog to jump in the tub, shower, or patio. You should spray them thoroughly to ensure that the water penetrates their fur. To get the last bits of fur, you might need to rub your hands on their fur. Their skin may dry out, itch, and flake if you just get the exterior.
  2. After you have soaked the fur, it is time to shampoo them. You can use an organic shampoo specifically made for Tibetan Mastiffs. Also, there are versions available specifically for T Mastiff puppies.
  3. Use rubber gloves to scrub into their hair. You can use both your hands to rub all over the fur. Make sure you gently scrub their skin. To ensure that they are clean and dry, it is important to do a thorough cleaning every time. Neglecting to clean your Mastiff’s fur can lead to skin infections.
  4. Rinse the shampoo off with warm water. (This step may take some time.) The shampoo may be difficult to remove from Tibetan Mastiffs, as I have mentioned before. As long as the pressure is not too high, don’t hesitate to spray their hair with the hose and showerhead.
  5. It’s now time to get the conditioner. The dog will be already soaked so you don’t have to worry about getting the showerhead or hose back. Use the conditioner to scrub their coat. (Conditioner is not necessary for their skin, but their fur.)
  6. Allow the conditioner to sit for a while before you rinse it off. This step will likely take quite a while, as well. Allow at least 10 minutes to get rid of all the soap. If there are any bubbles, the soap could be able to test their skin.
  7. Get a few towels and dry them. It won’t be possible to use one towel for all the tasks. It will be soaked with their dense, wet fur coat. To help you with the drying process, you could set up a fan outside or in your room. You will need to towel them for about 10 to 15 minutes to get them dry.
    Total time spent: 1-3 hours.

Tibetan Mastiff Nail Trimming

The Tibetan Mastiff’s nails are unique, thick and strong and make an ideal ‘nail gun’ for trimming. Like the average Mastiff, this dog also possesses a thick undercoat which protects it from the cold. However, its undercoat is largely due to the pigment coating that protects it from the harsh weather in its native region of the Tibetan Plateau.


This Mastiff’s natural protection against the winter winds, combined with the short muzzles that help protect sensitive skin, make it one of the most efficient ‘nail guns’ in the world. Its thick, bushy nails are ideal for nipping, poking, and scratching.


There are some distinct differences between the standard pug and the Tibetan Mastiff when it comes to nail trimming. While both dogs trim nails, their methods of doing so differ.
A standard pug will take the dog’s hand in its mouth and start nipping at the nail with its snout. The T Mastiff, on the other hand, starts off with its front paws clamped over the dog’s fingers and slowly nips away at the nail.


To prevent your dog from nipping at your finger, you should rub his paw with his teeth before and during the trimming process.


The Tibetan Mastiff is an ideal dog for people who live in colder climates and who wish to keep their pets insulated. In addition to keeping your pet warm on those long and cold nights, you will also find your Mastiff extremely useful for cleaning inside houses.

How To Clean A TM Dog's Ears

One of the most difficult things to do when owning a mastiff is cleaning their ears. You know as well as anyone else, that keeping your mastiff’s ears clean and tidy is vital for overall good health. Just like humans, your little friend’s ears can easily pick up dirt, mites, bacteria, and more, all of which can prove harmful over time.

While it’s certainly not possible to eliminate all dirt from your dog’s ears, it’s still important to make sure that the ears are kept clean and properly maintained regularly. The best way to keep your pet’s ears neat and clean is to perform a proper ear cleaning ritual.

There are several steps you can take to clean your dog’s ears, the easiest of which is to simply use a damp washcloth dipped in soap and gently pat the ear. This is the easiest, and fastest way to clean your dog’s ear. You can continue doing this until the ear is completely clean.

Tibetan Mastiff Ear Cleaning – Step by Step

Here is a quick and easy way to clean the ears of your Tibetan Mastiff:

 

  1. Spray the ear cleaner solution into the ears of your dog. To ensure that the entire ear is covered, you will need to move it around. You usually only need a few drops per ear. If there is a lot of discoloration or wax buildup, you might need to apply more solution. Organic alternatives are available.
  2. Use a cotton ball to gently brush the wax from their ears.To prevent scratching and abrasions, use circular motions. Because moisture can get trapped in their thick fur, their ears are more susceptible to infection. Reusing dirty cotton balls can spread bacteria.
  3. You can repeat the first and second steps as many times necessary.You don’t have to be strict. Just keep your hands on the skin. You should be gentle with their ears. They might not be happy to let you clean their ears again if you do any harm.
  4. Use a clean, dry towel to wipe your dog’s ears.Be gentle with their ears when drying them. Make sure the towel is soft and not abrasive. If you don’t feel comfortable using a regular cotton towel, or rag, you can use a microfiber towel.

FAQ: How Much Does TM Dog Grooming Cost?

Grooming TM dogs can be quite expensive due to the high grooming time needed and the abundant hair, which require a lot more work and patience to keep healthy. There are also special veterinarian care costs which will occur every time your dog has to go to the vet. 

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