Tibetan Mastiff is firstly mentioned in the literature to come from Asia and particularly from the Chinese region and also Tibet where the name is also inspired. Having a massive appearance and a really impressive fur similar to a lion, the Tibetan Mastiff was used as a guardian dog by shepherds and farmers. In Tibet, the most expensive dog in the world is used to protect also villages as it can be released at night to run freely and aware of any potential danger.
A mature Tibetan Mastiff can reach up to 84 cm in height and nearly 75 kilos in weight being also known as a primitive breed in the high mountain regions of Himalaya or Nepal. Tibetan Mastiff is great as a family dog, due to a loving attitude for the owner, which is considered the most important mission for the Mastiff, as a soldier that protects his objective. The breed is loyal and is known to live up to 15 years of life, but the hard part are the conditions of environment and feeding. Tibetan Mastiff needs space to run and exercise, so placing a great breed by its nature in a large garden is the right choice. In 2011 a Chinese millionaire has spent 10 million yuans nearly 1 million pounds for a pure breed of Red Tibetan Mastiff and since then, prices have started to rise significantly.
Having such a fabulous dog in your yard is more than a rich lifestyle as Tibetan Mastiff is considered to bring joy and health in the Chinese tradition. Red is also the traditional color of China, which symbolizes power and superiority if we assimilate red with dragons and fire also. This can be one of the motifs that prices for such a rare and appreciated Red Tibetan Mastiff can rise that high in China. It is illegally to own a lion but for sure if you can afford a Tibetan Mastiff, it will give you the sensation of having the king of the animals in your yard.