No one really knows how the Tibetan Mastiff came to be. The breed is so old, and Tibet has always been so isolated, that we might never find out. One thing is clear, though. They're huge. The females grow to be at least 24 inches and 70-120 pounds while the males stand at 26 inches and 90-150 pounds.

To show you just how big they are, people are posting cute and funny pics of their Tibetan Mastiffs. And these densely-coated giants look so mellow and calm as well, Bored Panda just can't resist. Here's a list we compiled in honor of these majestic creatures!

#1

Stop Norbu, Stop Being So Cute. My Heart Can't Take It

Stop Norbu, Stop Being So Cute. My Heart Can't Take It

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Ola Polowczyk 2 weeks ago

OH MY GOD <3 <3 <3 <3

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Tibetan Mastiffs are a large Tibetan dog breed belonging to the mastiff family. Originating with the nomadic cultures of Tibet, China, Mongolia, India and Nepal, they are used by local tribes of Tibetans to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers.

Source: Wikipedia

#2

Family

Family

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ItxKatrina 1 week ago

This is too cute-

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#3

My Favourite Tiny Human And Fur Baby

My Favourite Tiny Human And Fur Baby

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

They have the same hairstyle, cute!

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Some breeders differentiate between two "types" of Tibetan Mastiff, the Do-khyi and the Tsang-khyi. The Tsang-khyi (which, to a Tibetan, means only "dog from Tsang") is also referred to as the "monastery" type, described as generally taller, heavier, and more heavily boned, with more facial wrinkling and haw than the Do-khyi or "nomad" type. Both types are often produced in the same litter with the larger, heavier pups being placed in more stationary jobs versus more active jobs for the Tibetan Mastiffs that are better structured and well-muscled.

Males can reach heights up to 83 cm (33 in). The original Tibetan Mastiff breed from its native range usually weighed 55–90 kg (121–198 lb). The enormous dogs being produced in some Western and Chinese kennels, which sometimes weigh in excess of 115 kg (254 lb) would have cost too much to keep fed to have been useful to nomads; and their questionable structure would have made them less useful as livestock or property guardians.

#4

Look At Them, So Adorable

Look At Them, So Adorable

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HellCat 2 weeks ago

This looks like an illustration from a fairy tale book.

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#5

Dad And Son Time

Dad And Son Time

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Ronnel Samonte 1 week ago

Mufasa and Simba :)

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As a socialized, more domestic dog, it can thrive in a spacious, fenced yard with a canine companion, but it is generally not an appropriate dog for apartment living. The Western-bred dogs are generally more easy-going, although somewhat aloof with strangers coming to the home. Through hundreds of years of selective breeding for a protective flock and family guardian, the breed has been prized for being a nocturnal sentry, keeping would-be predators and intruders at bay, barking at sounds throughout the night. Leaving a Tibetan Mastiff outside all night with neighbors nearby is not recommended. They often sleep during the day, making them more active, alert and aware at night.

Like all flock guardian breeds, they are intelligent and stubborn to a fault, so obedience training is recommended (although it is only mildly successful with some individuals) since this is a strong-willed, powerful breed. Unless they are to be used exclusively as livestock guardians, socialization obedience training is also critical with this breed because of their reserved nature with strangers and guardian instincts. They can be excellent family dogs depending on the family. Owners must understand canine psychology and be willing and able to assume the primary leadership position. Lack of consistent, rational discipline can result in the creation of dangerous, unpredictable dogs. The protectiveness of Tibetan Mastiffs requires alertness and planning by the owner in order to avoid mishaps when the dog is simply performing as a guardian. The breed is not recommended for novice dog owners.

#6

Mumma Lets Me Ride Front Seat

Mumma Lets Me Ride Front Seat

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 2 weeks ago

I’m confuzzled.

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#7

This Is What Dreams Are Made Of

This Is What Dreams Are Made Of

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MagicalUnicorn 2 weeks ago

great camoulage

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#8

Little Pup

Little Pup

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MsM 1 week ago

Those leggies!

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#9

King Of Dogs

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 2 weeks ago

Wow, What a magnificent mane.

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#10

Say Cheese

Say Cheese

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MsM 1 week ago

You're gonna need A LOT of Windex.

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#11

Walked Well And Received Compliments

Walked Well And Received Compliments

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Anne 2 weeks ago

The kid has Vuitton bag and Chanel? I'm guessing this is from some commercial? (I know these dogs are crazy expensive, so maybe not..)

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#12

Shedding Season

Shedding Season

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

You get a free extra dog every shredding season

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#13

Just Me And My Fantastic Dogs

Just Me And My Fantastic Dogs

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife 1 week ago

Sir, I believe you may have accidentally adopted a bear

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#14

Yummy

Yummy

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Anne 2 weeks ago

nom

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#15

My First Snow Face Plant Of The Season

My First Snow Face Plant Of The Season

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Dorothy Parker 1 week ago

Ohh, another gorgeous color fur.

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#16

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

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Daria Z 2 weeks ago

Aww, look at these giant fluffy pawws! ❤️

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#17

All My Puppies Are Going On 11 Months Old, Hitting Another Growth Spurt. Here's Dorje With His Fully Grown Tervuren Sister

All My Puppies Are Going On 11 Months Old, Hitting Another Growth Spurt. Here's Dorje With His Fully Grown Tervuren Sister

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 2 weeks ago

See, I’m still a lap dog.

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#18

My Friend Doesn’t Know How To Share

My Friend Doesn’t Know How To Share

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SirPatTheCat 1 week ago (edited)

Omg they aren’t both so gorgeous (I wonder what the one on the right is, part husky obviously, but what else? I would guess Dalmatian but there are no other features of it other than the fur? Maybe just a mutation of a normal husky?)

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#19

Tibetan Mastiff Bodyguard

Tibetan Mastiff Bodyguard

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MsM 1 week ago

oh my GOODNESS <3

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#20

Perfect Sleeping Position

Perfect Sleeping Position

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Daria Z 2 weeks ago

My maine coon like sleeping like that too. That fluffy belly is awesome! ❤️

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#21

Majestic Tibetan Mastiff

Majestic Tibetan Mastiff

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MagicalUnicorn 2 weeks ago

lion cubs might confuse him for dad

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#22

Whatcha Lookin' At?

Whatcha Lookin' At?

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MsM 1 week ago

Beware of cuddles!

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#23

I’m Greeting This Week With A Smile

I’m Greeting This Week With A Smile

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Anne 2 weeks ago

Doggo has a big happy with a snowlake <3

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#24

Car Full Of Love And Big Boys

Car Full Of Love And Big Boys

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Sunzilla 2 weeks ago

I don't want to see their dog food bill... 🤦‍♀️

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#25

Majestic Tibetan Mastiff

Majestic Tibetan Mastiff

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Nicola Roberts 1 week ago

I know who's coat is warmer!

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#26

Memories. Tibetan Mastiff

Memories. Tibetan Mastiff

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 2 weeks ago

I gather these dogs are quite high maintenance with their grooming.

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#27

Dancing With Tibetan Mastiff

Dancing With Tibetan Mastiff

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Miranda Panda 1 week ago

Those legs looks soooo tiny compared to all that fuuuurrrr!! <3

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#28

Mastiff From China

Mastiff From China

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Jill Ferguson 1 week ago

Dang!!

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#29

Mastiff And Me

Mastiff And Me

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MsM 1 week ago

His face... XD

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#30

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

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Debster 2 weeks ago

Bob Reed dog haircut

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