Zariel and Georgia in their favorite place-- in bed with Mom.
Zariel 18 months 75#....Georgia 6 months 80#
The Ancient Ancester of Mountain and Mastiff Breeds
Plus Two TMs.
Georgia at 2 months.
HISTORY OF THE TIBETAN MASTIFF
The Tibetan Mastiff, or Do-Khyi, is a large working dog from the Himalayas. Tracing the breed’s history back to antiquity, it acted as the guardian and companion of the Tibetan villagers and nomads, as well as being the traditional guardian of the Tibetan monasteries. Some accounts by travelers to the region, dating as far back as the late 1200s, describe a large dog that may have been a representative of one of the landraces used to establish the Tibetan Mastiff as a standardized breed. These accounts mention the natural strength and physical and mental impressiveness, which is evident in the Tibetan Mastiff today. Even its deep bark has been described as a unique and highly treasured feature of the breed. Many cynologists consider the Tibetan Mastiff the forefather of all large mountain and mastiff breeds.
The Tibetan Mastiff was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1998 and the American Kennel Club in 2007.