Well, first off, hello everyone. My question, I'm looking to get my second bullmastiff. Had one a few years ago (now passed) my mom rescued from a BYB. Had to fight her neighbor for her food, all the fun stuff. Anyways, she was honestly one of the best dogs we've ever had. Did her bullmastiff job and scared the crap out of a guy who tried to break in! Anyways, so I was wondering if it's better to get from a good breeder or an adoption? I've owned rotties, and a bullmastiff (all perfect examples of the breed), so I know that they aren't easy, need excersize, good food, socialization, obedience training, good yard and so on. I don't forget the drool! I don't have a problem with quality breeders but obviously adoption is a great thing. Looking for a younger dog, female,(she'll be spayed), color isn't REALLY important, but it would be nice to have a few options. About me: I'm 22, had big dogs all my life, (first rottie puppy at 2) and money isn't really a problem, but nor do I want to spend thousands on just getting the dog. My husband is in the Army and I need a perfect compainion, and daily walking partner, yet will protect me while he's gone, all bullmastiffs i've met have been exactly that. Family dogs, yet will protect (very well), because of my experinces, I decided a bullmastiff would be the perfect dog for me. I also like rotties and pitbull-type dogs, but breed restricions will almost certainly cause problems. But I've wanted all three, so a bullmastiff is just great! I have alot of good obedience training, and work best w/ the bully breeds (gotta love their independance!) This will be my first dog to GET myself! I know it's ultimatly my decision, but I want opinions. If you have anything else you want to know about me just ask. I'll be happy to answer any questions! Thanks guys!