Friday, August 06, 2010

Tibetan Mastiff The Thibet Dog

Tibetan Mastiff The Thibet DogThe Thibet Dog. This animal to some extent resembles the English mastiff in general appearance, and, being also put to the same use, the two may be said to be nearly allied. According to Mr. Bennet, he is bred on the Himalaya Mountains, on the borders of Thibet, for the purpose of guarding the flocks and the women who attend them. The portrait annexed sufficiently describes the shape of this dog, whose colour is a dark black, and his coat is somewhat rough.
Title: The dog in health and disease: Comprising the various modes of breaking and using him for hunting, coursing, shooting, etc., and including the points or characteristics of all dogs, which are entirely rewritten.

Author: John Henry Walsh (Stonehenge). Edition: 4. Publisher: Longmans, Green, 1859 1887. Original from: Harvard University. Digitized: Jul 18, 2008. Length: 432 pages.

Currently, 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, 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.

This Image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1923 are copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 (in this case 1832) are now in the public domain.

Permission: UK work with known author, publised before 1939 This UK photograph or other artistic work (e.g. painting), of which the author is known, is in the public domain because the author died prior to 1 January 1940.

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