Christofer Habig outlines a plan to split the Tibetan Mastiff into two breeds: a true long-haired mastiff called the Zang Ao and the more moderate Do Khyi.
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.
Tibetan mastiff posing on a pedestal beside Yamdrok Lake in Tibet, China.
Genetic research shows that the Tibetan Mastiff gained the ability to thrive in its high-altitude homeland by interbreeding with local wolves.
Current debates in the Tibetan Mastiff breed and dramatic changes taking place in China prompted this global gathering.
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.
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.
Tibetan Mastiff enthusiast Mary Fischer remembers Ann Rohrer, who was instrumental in establishing the breed in the United States.
Mary Fischer reflects on true Tibetan Mastiff temperament
Kachook in New York — a long way from his native Afghanistan.
The story of Beislers Kachook is the story of Jerry Beisler – music producer, show promoter, hash smuggler, cannabis cultivator and compulsive traveler.
Juliette Cunliffe recalls her introduction to the Tibetan Mastiff.