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Tibetans Invade Westminster

Posted in cute, funny faces, midtown, New York, winter with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Qritiq


Congratulations to Tibetan Mastiff Sierras’ Sasha-Yakone Nanuk, winner of Best In Breed at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club show that took place in February at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Owners Jim Butler and Ricardo Gallegos.

2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Tibetan...

2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Tibetan Mastiff (Photo credit: http://www.petsadviser.com)


One of the largest breeds in dogdom, these giants average 180 [see Jim Butler’s comment below] pounds.

Sasha


Over 2700 dogs entered the 2013 show – a record-breaker.


2009 contestant

Fluffy tails are more than just for show – they can curl over the nose and allow for warmer air to breathe while sleeping in cold climes. Sturdy legs and big foot pads help maneuver over snowy landscapes.



Related:

https://qritiq.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/shades-of-tibetan-mastiffs/

Tibetan Mastiff

Photo credit: Henry Chen















Look-a-likes?

Posted in blogosphere, funny faces, puppies on June 30, 2010 by Qritiq

More On The Tibetan Mastiff

Posted in cute, funny faces, puppies with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2008 by Qritiq

-originally bred as guard dogs

-highly affectionate to family; aloof to strangers

-medium playfulness and trainability

-owners of these dogs say they can be “a handful”

-weight can top 150 lbs. for males

-breeding in the U.S. began in the 1970’s with stock from Nepal and India

-included in the Working Group as of 2007

-strong-willed; can bark at night

-tail should be curled over; cat-like feet

-check for hip dysplasia

maggie from Alaska

maggie from alaska

Books On The Tibetan Mastiff

Labradoodle

Posted in cute, funny faces, hypoallergenic on August 12, 2007 by Qritiq
bigdoodle.jpgJeff Riedel for The New York Times

this is a Doodle.  He is supposedly hypoallergenic.  pic is from nytimes.com