The Tibetan Mastiff (Tibetan: འདོགས་ཁྱི; Wylie: Dogs khyi, Chinese: 藏獒; Pinyin: Zàng áo) is a large Tibetan dog breed belonging to the mastiff family. Originating with the nomadic cultures of Tibet, China, Mongolia, India and Nepal, it is used by local tribes of Tibetans and Indians to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers.
Also known as
This breed is also called Do-Khyi, Tibetan Wolfhound, Tibetian Dog, Tibetian Mastiff, Zang Ao as well as Zangao.
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