Tibetan Mastiff vs Shiloh Shepherd

Compare the Tibetan Mastiff to the Shiloh Shepherd. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Tibetan Mastiffs and Shiloh Shepherds.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Shiloh Shepherd is an okay choice for new owners, but the Tibetan Mastiff is strongly discouraged for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Tibetan Mastiff and Shiloh Shepherd are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Tibetan Mastiff is easy to groom while the Shiloh Shepherd has moderate grooming needs.
  • Barking - The Shiloh Shepherd bark/howls frequently. The Tibetan Mastiff has an average level of barking.
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Tibetan Mastiff vs Shiloh Shepherd
Black & Tan Tibetan Mastiff Puppy
Black & Cream Shiloh Shepherd
Breed NameTibetan MastiffShiloh Shepherd
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-14 yrs.10-13 yrs.
Height24-26 in.26-32 in.
Weight100-170 lb80-160 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryChina (Tibet)United Kingdom
Origin Year1100 AD1974 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Personality
  • Aggressive
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹5°F to 75°F20°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium-Very High
Exercise RequiredMediumHigh-Very High
Top Running Speed20 mph22 mph
StrengthVery HighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium-High
SheddingLowHigh
DanderLowHigh
Drool AmountMediumLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameTibetan MastiffShiloh Shepherd
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingVery LowBelow Average
ChasingVery LowAverage
Follow CommandsVery LowBelow Average
FightingAverageAverage
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingVery LowHigh
HuntingVery LowAverage
ProtectionHighHigh
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchHighHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameTibetan MastiffShiloh Shepherd
Lifespan
Lifespan10-14 yrs.10-13 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Autoimmune HypothyroidismYesNo
BloatNoYes
Canine Inherited Demyelinative NeuropathyYesNo
Degenerative MyelopathyNoYes
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
Heart ProblemsNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
Osteochondrosis DissecansYesNo
PanosteitisYesNo
Sensitive StomachNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameTibetan MastiffShiloh Shepherd
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ScruffyYesNo
ShaggyYesNo
WavyYesYes
RoughNoYes
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
LongYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
Black & TanYesNo
Blue GrayYesNo
Blue Gray & TanYesNo
BownYesNo
Brown & TanYesNo
CreamYesNo
Cream SableYesNo
Red GoldYesNo
Red Gold SableYesNo
Black & CreamNoYes
Black & RedNoYes
Black & SilverNoYes
Black Sable & GreyNoYes
Black Sable & SilverNoYes
Brown SableNoYes
Brown Sable & TanNoYes
Dark Black & SilverNoYes
Dark Black & TanNoYes
Dark Brown SableNoYes
Dark Grey SableNoYes
Light Black & CreamNoYes
Light Black & SilverNoYes
Light Black & TanNoYes
Light Brown SableNoYes
Light Grey SableNoYes
Reddish Brown SableNoYes
Sable Black & CreamNoYes
Sabled Black & TanNoYes