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Tibetan mastiff twins sell for record-breaking $3 million in China

Christian Science Monitor - 19 Mar 2014
One of the twins — a golden-haired Tibetan mastiff — was sold for $12 million yuan, and his red-haired brother went for $6 million yuan. Zhang said the buyer, from eastern Shandong province, paid him the 18 million yuan with his credit card. Zhang ...
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Tibetan mastiff's ancient lineage built for high elevation

Blair Enterprise Publishing - 19 Sep 2017
A 2008 DNA study concluded that while 12 dog breeds analyzed appeared to have diverged from the gray wolf some 42,000 years ago, the Tibetan mastiff lineage diverged earlier at about 58,000 years ago. Additional DNA studies indicated a genetic ...
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More Tibetan mastiffs being abandoned in Tibet due to low prices

Global Times - 14 Sep 2017
Thousands of Tibetan mastiffs have been abandoned due to a decline in their price in Northwest China's Qinghai Province and Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, threatening local residents' safety and creating challenges for local animal shelters ...
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Why these million-dollar dogs have now become worthless strays

AsiaOne - 18 Sep 2017
They say every dog has its day - and how true it is for the ultra-burly Tibetan mastiffs that went on to become the most expensive dog in the world. Once the pets and battle animals of ancient nomadic tribes in Central Asia, the majestic hairy mutts ...
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Oregon Court Forces Couple to Surgically Debark Their Dog

PJ Media - 05 Sep 2017
How would you react if a court ordered you to “debark” your dog because your neighbors couldn't stand the noise? That's exactly what happened to Karen Szewc and John Updegraff, who breed massive, fluffy Tibetan Mastiffs on their private property ...
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Chasing the Spirit of Conservation on the Himalayan Rim

Sixth Tone - 30 Aug 2017
Herders tie up their fearsome Tibetan mastiff dogs to keep them from harming the cranes — a practice that has no doubt saved many passing hikers as well. “But where have the cranes gone?” I wondered, as the rain's rhythmic beating on the outside of my ...
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This Is the Most Commonly Banned Dog Breed in the US

The Cheat Sheet - 03 Sep 2017
One city in Washington state — Wapato — specifically bans all mastiff types. That includes the English mastiff, Old English mastiff, American mastiff, Neapolitan mastiff, dogue de Bordeaux (or French mastiff), bull mastiff, Tibetan mastiff, Spanish ...
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Win A Copy Of Rock Dog On DVD

FemaleFirst.co.uk - 16 Sep 2017
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff; Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K Simmons ...
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“I Am Fan Yusu” (我是范雨素) (Full Translation)

What's on Weibo (blog) - 14 Sep 2017
The landlord told me that the Scotch Collie is the world's most intelligent dog and that the Tibetan mastiff is the world's most courageous and fierce dog. The brightest dog and the bravest dog as an alliance – they were invincible. My children lived ...
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Leo The Lovable Tibetan Mastiff At Popcorn Park Zoo Is Very Ill

Patch.com - 04 Apr 2017
For more than a year, the dedicated staff at Popcorn Park Zoo has been trying to find Leo, a Tibetan mastiff, a loving, forever home. Leo was imported from China as a small puppy. He was removed from a terribly neglectful home when he as only 10 months ...
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How Mastiffs Became the World's Top Dogs

Smithsonian - 24 May 2017
With its shaggy ruff and enormous stature, the mastiff is the most adorable giant to thrive in the thin air of the Tibetan Plateau, where the average elevation is around 15,000 feet. But just how did the dogs get so good at mountain living? It appears ...
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Tibetan mastiffs, abandoned and dangerous

chinadialogue - 06 Feb 2017
Tashi Gongbao was referring to the craze for Tibetan mastiffs, which prompted a frenzy of breeding and selling in the Tibetan regions, particularly around Yushu. This enthusiasm lasted till the mid-2010s. Driven by demand from Chinese nouveau riche, ...
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Hwang to vindicate his work

Independent Online - 08 Sep 2017
Hwang, stripped of his right to carry out research on cloning human embryos in South Korea, is now focusing on dogs. In June, the SooAm team announced they had created 17 clones of the endangered Tibetan mastiff. Hwang is currently in South Korea, but ...

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