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Dachshund vs Tibetan Mastiff – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dachshund vs Tibetan Mastiff" Compare Dachshund and Tibetan Mastiff. Which is better: Dachshund or Tibetan Mastiff?
Name Dachshund Tibetan Mastiff
OriginsGermany Tibet
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank13153
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Dok-Khyi, Tsang-khyi
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2006 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club
Price $500-$700 $2500-$3500

General Appearance - Dachshund vs Tibetan Mastiff

Size Small Large
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 140-170 pounds (64-78 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 155 pounds (71 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) 25-28 inches (61-71 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) 26.5 inches (66 cm)

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs Tibetan Mastiff

Coat Fine Thick Hard
Colors Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black Blue Gray Tan Brown Red Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Tibetan Mastiff requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Tibetan Mastiffs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs Tibetan Mastiff

Temperament Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn Aloof Strong Willed Courageous Protective Stubborn Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Tibetan Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Tibetan Mastiffs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Tibetan Mastiffs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Tibetan Mastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Tibetan Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
High: The Tibetan Mastiff is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Tibetan Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tibetan Mastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tibetan Mastiffs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Tibetan Mastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Tibetan Mastiffs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tibetan Mastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dachshunds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Dachshund vs Tibetan Mastiff

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Tibetan Mastiffs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Mastiffs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tibetan Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Tibetan Mastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Tibetan Mastiffs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Tibetan Mastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Tibetan Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dachshund vs Tibetan Mastiff

Health Issues
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Tibetan Mastiffs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Acanthosis Nigricans Baldness Bloat Cancer Canine Diabetes Mellitus Cushing's Syndrome Deafness Demodectic Mange Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Intervertebral Disk Disease Legg-perthes Disease Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Mitral Valve Disease Narcolepsy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Canine Inherited Demyelinative Neuropathy Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Osteochondrosis Dissecans Panosteitis
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Tibetan Mastiffs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Tibetan Mastiffs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Tibetan Mastiffs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers cold weather
The Tibetan Mastiff can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Tibetan Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Tibetan Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Dachshund vs Tibetan Mastiff

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 5-12 puppies

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