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Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix: Pictures, Info, Care & More

Written by: Grant Piper

Last Updated on May 31, 2024 by Dogster Team

Parent Breeds of Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix: Pictures, Info, Care & More

If you are looking for a large and fuzzy dog, you might want to consider a Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff mix. They can grow very large, have a lot of soft fur, and are incredibly loyal. One look at these adorable dogs, especially as puppies, is enough to get almost anyone interested or even hooked. But are they good dogs? How big do they really get? Will they fit well with my family?

In this article, we’ll answer those questions and several more. Here is everything you need to know about Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff mixes.

Breed Overview

Height:

23–28 inches

Weight:

75–130+ pounds

Lifespan:

9–12 years

Colors:

Black, brown, red, gray, fawn, blue

Suitable for:

People who love large dogs

Temperament:

Calm, courageous, loyal

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff mixes are crosses of the Cane Corso and Tibetan Mastiff. These are two very large dogs, but they are similar enough in size that they can easily be bred. These mixtures are relatively new, and they thrive in cooler climates. Not only are they large and powerful, but they also sport a lot of thick, warm fur.

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix Characteristics

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix Characteristics

Energy
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High-energy dogs will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, while low-energy dogs require minimal physical activity. It’s important when choosing a dog to make sure their energy levels match your lifestyle or vice versa.
Trainability
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Easy-to-train dogs are more skilled at learning prompts and actions quickly with minimal training. Dogs that are harder to train will require a bit more patience and practice.
Health
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Some breeds, due to their size or their breeds potential genetic health issues, have shorter lifespans than others. Proper exercise, nutrition, and hygiene also play an important role in the lifespan of your pet.
Lifespan
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Some dog breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, and some more than others. This doesn’t mean that every dog will have these issues, but they have an increased risk, so it’s important to understand and prepare for any additional needs they may require.
Sociability
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Some dog breeds are more social than others, both towards humans and other dogs. More social dogs have a tendency to run up to strangers for pets and scratches, while less social dogs shy away and are more cautious, even potentially aggressive. No matter the breed, it’s important to socialize your dog and expose them to lots of different situations.

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix Puppies

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff puppy mix
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If you want to find a Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff puppy, you will likely need to find a breeder. Unfortunately, breeders specializing in unique crossbreeds are not very common. You will likely need to contact specialty dog groups, and you might need to drive to another town or state to get the puppy.

Since Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs are uncommon, thoroughly research the breeder before you buy. See if you can find any reviews or health information. Never give a deposit to someone that you do not know, and try not to have puppies shipped to you. There are many scams out there surrounding online puppy sales. You don’t want to buy an unhealthy pup, and you don’t want to get ripped off.

The Parent Breeds of Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix
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Temperament & Intelligence of the Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 🏡

Yes. Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs can be excellent family dogs. They are large and like to cuddle. They are often very calm and collected. As they age, they slow down and become much easier to handle. They will spend lots of time lying on the floor waiting for treats.

However, as puppies and as young dogs, a Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff can be very willful and energetic. Since they are so large, it can be a concern for families with small children. They can easily knock a child over and be intimidating or scary to small children. If you have never had a dog, you might not want to choose such a large pup as your first one if you have little kids running around.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets? 🐶 😽

Most of the time, yes. Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs will usually get along with other dogs, especially smaller dogs. You might have issues if you have two large male dogs under one roof, as they can compete or become defensive. Most of the time, a Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff will have no problem with other canine companions.

However, you must supervise them closely around small animals to determine if they can live in the same home. Pets like cats and rodents could set off your dog’s predatory drive. Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs are so large and can become riled up by small animals like cats, so they could be dangerous to other small pets. Not all dogs will be a problem, but some of them have the potential to cause an issue.

Things to Know When Owning a Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

Since Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs are so large, they will eat a lot of dog food. You’ll spend much more on kibble or wet food for a Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff than most large dogs. It is also suggested that you put your Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff on a special formula that supports healthy joints due to their potential joint issues (more on that below), which costs more than regular kibble.

They can eat 3 to 6 cups of food per day based on their adult size, which is a lot of food.

Exercise 🐕

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs do not typically need high-intensity exercise but will need long walks. Long, steady walks are suitable for their joints and help keep them mentally and physically stimulated. They do not need to run around like crazy or engage in canine sports. They just need long, calm walks and casual play sessions with their owners.

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff mix
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Training 🎾

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs are pretty easy to train. They are intelligent, attentive, loyal, and relatively eager to please. However, training and socialization are imperative due to their large size and muscular build. You do not want to skip training your Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff and end up with a 120-pound dog that will not listen. That can be frustrating and dangerous.

If you adopt a puppy, you need to start socializing them right away. The earlier you socialize them, the more likely they’ll get along with kids, strangers, and other dogs. You also need to make sure they know basic commands, especially stop, stay, and come. You must be able to control your Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff when they are full-sized.

Grooming ✂️

You will also need to keep up with the grooming of your Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff. They have long, thick double coats and shed frequently. They can shed copious amounts of fur during the spring and summer. You must brush and wash your dog regularly to keep the shedding down.

If your Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff spends a lot of time outside, they may need baths more often. If you are looking for a low-maintenance dog with a short coat, you definitely do not want a Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff.

Health and Conditions ❤️

Together, Cane Corsos and Tibetan Mastiffs are relatively healthy dogs. Many of their health problems come from their size. Since they’re so big, they are prone to developing joint issues, which can cause problems with mobility as the dog ages and result in severe pain.

Due to their thick double coats, they can also develop mange. Large tend to have shorter lifespans due to the extra wear on their bodies.

Minor Conditions
Serious Conditions
  • Gastric torsion
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia

Male vs. Female

The  Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff can get very large, but if you want a dog on the smaller side of the scale, look for a female. Female Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs are noticeably smaller than their male counterparts. Some males can get up to 120, 130, or 150 pounds. The females will likely weigh less than 100 pounds.

Females are leaner and less muscular than the males. Males are more powerful, which can make them hard to handle if they become unruly. Size is the primary difference between males and females, and they have similar temperaments.


3 Little-Known Facts About the Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff Mix

1. Both Cane Corsos and Tibetan Mastiffs Are Ancient Breeds

We know that both Cane Corsos and Tibetan Mastiffs are ancient breeds, thanks to modern DNA analysis. Cane Corsos date back to the time of the Roman Empire when they protected farms and guarded Roman villas. The Tibetan Mastiff, similarly, has been living in the mountains of Tibet for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

The Tibetan Mastiffs were used to guard snowy mountain trails and helped to protect ancient Buddhist monasteries located in this region. Despite DNA telling us that Tibetan Mastiffs have been a breed stretching back for centuries, they only became public knowledge in the 19th century when the British made inroads into the Tibet region.


2. Cane Corsos Almost Went Extinct In the 20th Century

Despite their ancient heritage, Cane Corsos almost went extinct in the middle of the 20th century. As the farming industry declined in Italy, the appetite for a powerful rural dog also dwindled. However, a concentrated effort was launched to save the breed, and the numbers were slowly rejuvenated between 1970 and today.

Now, Cane Corsos are known all over the world. If the Cane Corso had faded into obscurity in the 1950s and 1960s, there would be no Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs.


3. Despite Their Ancient Pedigree, Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs Are a Recent Breed

Since Tibetan Mastiffs only started appearing in the Western world in large numbers in the 20th century and the Cane Corso was struggling at the same time, the Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff mix is a recent development. They’re new hybrids that do not have a long history. Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiff mixes are only possible due to modern globalization.

Final Thoughts

Cane Corso Tibetan Mastiffs are great dogs for people or families who are experienced with large dogs. They can easily surpass 100 pounds and are very fuzzy. They are also loyal, calm, and attentive. However, their size means they need to be well-trained to live with children and other pets.

They also have long, thick coats that shed frequently. They might get hot in warm climates as they are meant to live in higher altitudes and cooler climates. Overall, they can be giant sweethearts and great companions for many years.

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