Tibetan Mastiff

Whither the Tibetan Mastiff now that China has joined FCI?

Now that China has become a member of the FCI, an influential European judge argues for splitting the breed in two.

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Tibetan Mastiff breeder-judges from around the world answer our questions -- and reflect the conflict in the breed.

Tibetan Mastiff breeder-judges from around the world answer our questions-- and their answers reflect the often conflicting views of the breed in its own ranks.

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Tibetan Mastiffs are genetically wired to cope with dizzying altitudes ... and scientists say they crossbred with wolves to get that way

Genetic research shows that the Tibetan Mastiff gained the ability to thrive in its high-altitude homeland by interbreeding with local wolves.

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First-ever Do Khyi World Congress discusses the breed's future

Current debates in the Tibetan Mastiff breed and dramatic changes taking place in China prompted this global gathering.

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Swapped for some liquor and a jacket, this Tibetan Mastiff helped establish the breed in America.

Swapped for a jacket, a Tibetan Mastiff named Kalu was acquired by Anne Rohrer and became a founding dog for the breed in the United States.

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Ann Rohrer nurtured the Tibetan Mastiff on American shores

Six feet tall, with striking red hair, Ann Rohrer was nothing short of the grande dame of Tibetan Mastiffs in America. Laying the groundwork for breeding programs outside of Tibet, she ultimately transformed this ancient breed into a documented purebred.

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Mary Fischer remembers Ann Rohrer, America’s Tibetan Mastiff icon

This founding Tibetan Mastiff breeder was what Tibetans refer to as “a past lifer” -- she had a profound connection with Tibet and its people.

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Mary Fischer reflects on true Tibetan Mastiff temperament

Preserving true Tibetan Mastiff temperament, with all its complexity and depth of character, is the most significant challenge facing the breed today.

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Meet our cover photographer, Sanna Sander of Sweden.

Sanna Sander talks about what makes Molossers so special to photograph, her love of the Tibetan Mastiff, and what it’s like to have that Molosser share the household with an otherworldly Sighthound like the Azawakh.

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How Kachook meandered into Tibetan Mastiff pedigrees

From hashish smuggling in Afghanistan to cannibis cultivating in California, we tell the counter-culture-steeped story of a founding sire in American Tibetan Mastiff pedigrees.

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