Monday, 13 May 2013

"Tibetan Mastiff"

World's Most Expensive Dog ($1.5 Million)

"Tibetan Mastiff" 
The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed and type of domestic dog originating with nomadic cultures of Central Asia. 

Males can reach heights up to 32 inches (81.28 cm) at the withers, although the standard for the breed is typically in the 25- to 28-inch (61- to 72-cm) range. Dogs bred in the West weigh between 105 lb (47.6272 kg) and 180 lb (82 kg)—although dogs in the upper range are often overweight. The enormous dogs being produced in some Western and some Chinese kennels 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 guardians.

Its double coat is long, subject to climate, and found in a wide variety of colors, including solid black, black and tan, various shades of “red” (from pale gold to deep red) and bluish-gray (dilute black).

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