A Tibetan mastiff at Xining Purebred Tibetan Mastiff Breeding Base in 2006 in Qinghai province, China. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images A Tibetan mastiff at Xining Purebred Tibetan Mastiff Breeding Base in 2006 in Qinghai province, China. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images
A Tibetan mastiff at Xining Purebred Tibetan Mastiff Breeding Base in 2006 in Qinghai province, China. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images
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Tibetan mastiff dogs ravaging wildlife, mauling people, and spreading disease in China after collapse of pet market

  • Tibetan mastiffs were once a status symbol in China, selling for up to US$2 million until the market collapsed
  • Breeding centres shut, and thousands were abandoned on the Tibetan Plateau, where they are a danger to wildlife and humans

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A Tibetan mastiff at Xining Purebred Tibetan Mastiff Breeding Base in 2006 in Qinghai province, China. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images A Tibetan mastiff at Xining Purebred Tibetan Mastiff Breeding Base in 2006 in Qinghai province, China. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images
A Tibetan mastiff at Xining Purebred Tibetan Mastiff Breeding Base in 2006 in Qinghai province, China. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images
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