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PostSubject: Himalayan mastiff ( Do Khyi ) AND Kyi Apso   Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:08 am

First About himalayan Mastiff also known as Tibetan mastiff...

The popular name for the Tibetan Mastiff is Do-Khyi, meaning "Tied Dog", although many different types exist, like the Naj-Khyi, Dzy-Khyi, Sgo-Khyi, Tsang-Khyi and others, differing in size, coat and temperament. As mentioned above, even some breeds that aren't just types of the Tibetan Mastiff are often lumped under this name, like the Amdo Mastiff, Bhotia, Bangara, Kunlun, Khonch Nokhoi, Shan Mastiff, Kham Sheepdogs and many others. There is also a bearded variant of the Tibetan Mastiff, called Kyi-Apso. However, the Do-Khyi is the most popular type of the breed and is commonly considered to be the "real" Tibetan Mastiff in the West, even though its true origin is anything but native.



From the initial descriptions of powerful livestock guarding, property protecting and large game hunting dogs which measured 35 inches at the shoulder to the mighty wardogs brought to the Balkans by Alexander the Great and fierce Roman arena performers, these then-called Indian Dogs which were assigned the Tibetan Mastiff name eventually became massive.



Regardless of its true heritage, the ever-popular Tibetan Mastiff is an independent, reserved and aloof Molosser, protective and fairly territorial, although seemingly lethargic. The American and European bred Do-Khyi dogs are not quite as aggressive as the Asian ones, making the Western bloodlines more suitable for companion life. Although there is still a great variety of sizes within the breed, the preferred type of the modern Do-Khyi has a large, broad head, a powerful neck, a tightly curled tail and its heavily-boned, loose-skinned and massive body is fairly muscular. While not the most athletic Molosser, the Tibetan Mastiff is quite an attractive breed, with a rich and thick coat, most commonly black-and-tan in colour, usually with white markings on the chest, but other colours exist, like black, brown, fawn, gold, blue and grey, with or without the tan points. The average height is around 27 inches.







NOW THE KYI APSO -




The Kyi-Apso is an ancient bearded Molosser, believed by some to be the oldest of its kind and a variant of the Tibetan Mastiff breed. Indigeneous to the Mt.Kailish region of the Tibetan Plateau, this rare dog has evolved over the countless centuries into a superbly resilient and resourceful animal. Used primarily for guarding livestock and property, the Tibetan Kyi Apso is also a very fast and effective hunter. The breed is naturally suspicious of strangers and some specimens might be quite stubborn and independent, but with early socialization and proper training, the Kyi Apso can make an amenable companion.




Devoted to its owner and even-tempered, this lovely bearded mastiff will surely become very popular as a family pet in the future. There is only a small number to be found in the West, but the breed is well-represented and cared for by the Tibetan Kyi Apso Club, established in the 1990's. The body is strongly-boned and muscular, with a powerful neck and a wide head. The ears are fairly long and carried low on the sides. Deep-chested and long-legged, the mighty Kyi Apso is truly an agile and athletic Moloss, prized for its stamina end energetic nature. As is the case with most of its cousins, the tail of the Kyi-Apso is fully curled. The rough coat is moderately long, dense and wiry, acceptable in all colours, but most common in black, black-n-tan, black-n-silver, brown, golden yellow and even uniform white. Average height is around 27 inches.




IN THE LAST PIC YOU CAN KAILASH PARVAT ( KAILASH MOUTAIN BEHIND THIS DOG WHICH IS IN HIMALYAS )
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PostSubject: Re: Himalayan mastiff ( Do Khyi ) AND Kyi Apso   Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:28 am

excellent post! these r used for hunting in himalayas as the post says! they r known to be great runners!
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PostSubject: Re: Himalayan mastiff ( Do Khyi ) AND Kyi Apso   Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:11 pm

Nice post, i really start to like these dogs Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Himalayan mastiff ( Do Khyi ) AND Kyi Apso   Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:55 pm

thnx bro .
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PostSubject: Re: Himalayan mastiff ( Do Khyi ) AND Kyi Apso   Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:41 pm

nice one
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PostSubject: Re: Himalayan mastiff ( Do Khyi ) AND Kyi Apso   Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:35 am

They are beautiful dogs but, I don't like what people have done to the dogs jaw!

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PostSubject: Re: Himalayan mastiff ( Do Khyi ) AND Kyi Apso   Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:37 am

what have they done to the dog's jaws?
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