The Tibetan Mastiff, originating over 2,000 years ago in the Himalayas, is known for its loyalty and majestic presence. Originally bred as guardians for livestock in harsh climates, they possess a dense, weather-resistant double coat, which provides insulation in the cold but requires special care in Australia’s warmer climate.
Tibetan Mastiffs are intelligent, strong-willed and independent, so early socialisation and consistent training are crucial. While reserved with strangers, they are devoted to their owners, offering affection and unwavering loyalty. They thrive in homes that value their protective instincts and provide mental and physical stimulation, becoming a cherished and devoted member of the family.
Tibetan Mastiffs are protective with territorial tendencies and are generally reserved around strangers, emphasising the need for early socialisation. Their independent nature requires patient training and mental stimulation to prevent boredom-driven behaviours, so they may be better suited to more experienced dog owners.
There are many factors that can influence the cost of pet insurance for your Tibetan Mastiff, including the following:
This is the most basic type of pet insurance, covering costs for accidental injuries such as car accidents, poisoning, burns, fractures, snake and spider bites, but not illnesses and other conditions.
This type of insurance provides cover for accidental injuries as well as illnesses like cancer, gastrointestinal problems and eye, ear and skin conditions, but not routine care for your pet.