The Tibetan mastiff originates from China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is considered to be one of the oldest precious breeds in the world. Some researchers even believe that the Tibetan mastiff is the ancestor of many large mastiff breeds on the European continent.
There have been many documents about it; however, detailed and complete information is still in shortage. According to earliest evidences and the scientific record in 1100 BC, mastiffs may appear in the Stone Age and the Bronze Age.
The first official book about dogs, wrote in 1873, includes 4027 kinds. According to it, the large breed from Tibet was entitled as the Tibetan mastiff. A few mastiffs have been imported to England and Europe since then.