Meet Red Tibetan Mastiff – The Real King (Video)

You've to spare a lot to own a lion's brother.

Meet Red Tibetan Mastiff – The Real King (Video)
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With a price ranging as much as £1million, the Tibetan Mastiff is one of the most expensive dog breeds in the world. 

But how and why so exorbitant? What do we really know about the dog which once became a rage among wealthy people?

As per some, it's an ancient breed which probably originated in Central China where it was spotted by Macro Polo on his travels and was described as "tall as a donkey with a voice as powerful as that of a lion."

But it's also worth noting that the Tibetan Mastiff is not actually a true mastiff, which is "a type of large dog often used as guard dogs."

And here I have some cool qualities about the breed, let's know them.

#1 Tibetan Mastiffs are one of the largest breeds on earth.

#1 Tibetan Mastiffs are one of the largest breeds on earth.

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They're the closest thing to lions, you can legally own.

They're the closest thing to lions, you can legally own.
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#3 Their hair is pretty metal.

#3 Their hair is pretty metal.
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#4 They can live up to 14 years and have fewer genetic problems than many other breeds.

#4 They can live up to 14 years and have fewer genetic problems than many other breeds.
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#5 In Tibet, they're known as 'Do-Khyi', meaning: Tied Dog as they are kept chained to gates and let loose at night.

#5 In Tibet, they're known as 'Do-Khyi', meaning: Tied Dog as they are kept chained to gates and let loose at night.
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#6 They get very ferocious at times.

#6 They get very ferocious at times.
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#7 Yet docile when they need to be.

#7 Yet docile when they need to be.
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#8 They have nice teeth.

#8 They have nice teeth.
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#9 Instead of shedding hair throughout the year, they blow their coat once a year.

#9 Instead of shedding hair throughout the year, they blow their coat once a year.
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#10 Tibetan Mastiff females ovulate only once a year.

#10 Tibetan Mastiff females ovulate only once a year.
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Have a look at the video to know more.

Don't you want to own them?