Why would you recommend your breed to someone? Why would you vehemently argue against someone getting your breed? And something fairly unrelated, what is the average life-span of your breed and why do you think that is? I've been thinking a lot about lifespan in relation to size and things just don't quite add up. Horses can live up to 40+ years with proper care, Elephants live longer than that and they're both much larger than our dogs, yet Mastiffs are considered "extraordinary" if they make it past 8-10 years.