I’m reposting this from the bullmastiff specific category, as I noticed there is not much web traffic through that there (considering my post from last week is still at the top of the page and the last reply was several days ago)... I found a good breeder, but she won’t sell me a bullmastiff pup because we have an apartment and one flight of stairs to go to doggy area. My plan was finish out the current lease and buy a home next summer(summer 2018). In the meantime, its not some small one bedroom city apartment. We have a two bath two bedroom with large open living room apartment in the suburbs, and lots of parks and walkability both inside the complex and in the vicinity nearby. So that being said, what is everyone’s opinion about dogs and stairs and apartments? I picked the Bullmastiff because I want a large breed dog that would be content To sleep and have his/her alone time during the day and that I could enjoy for morning and evening walks and weekend time with me and my two boys (5th and 6th grade boys). The three of us are already like a pack of dogs so just adding another is no big deal. This particular breeder seemed to be of the opinion that no one in an apartment should own a dog, regardless of breed, and definitely no one with stairs. I am not exagerating. I literally asked her if thier was any dog breed she would recommend and she said none. I did some quick googling and it seemed the stairs were more of an issue for smaller dogs which is counter-intuitive to apartment living where most people would go for a smaller breed. As I noted above, we have a pretty good size two bedroom and two bath apartment with large living room and a kitchen that would work great with a baby gate for puppy during the day. I’m in the suburbs and the apartments have lots of park and walkability with stations everywhere with little trash cans and poop bags. We have a soccer field in middle of complex and then other parks outside complex with walking paths. So is this Breeder just taking an extreme position? Or do I need to listen to her and just wait till we get a house. Because her website also says the dogs cant even be left unattended in the yard because they may run around and work themselves up and then overheat and die. So basically, the only home she’ll send a pup to is a single story home with fenced backyard and a stay at home mom to tend to the dog all day long. That just doesnt seem consistent with what i’ve read about Bullmastiff’s who are supposed to be very “adaptable” and content to sleep and be alone for periods of time and run well off of 30-40min a day of exercise. I totally understand puppies are different and require more attention and play time.