ok so most of you know I want to breed Bella at least once. I would like to get into breeding Mastiffs to help bring back the larger size EMs here in Ontario Canada. We've noticed that a lot of the breeders in Ontario are breeding them smaller. Still a very nice size, but not like what I've seen in other parts of the country or other countries. Now my husbands uncle has him convinced that we shouldn't breed Bella.... and that if we're going to breed her to be prepared to put her down. He believes once Bella has been bred that she will be dangerous after.... His uncle has seen it before....and the example he provides is an Bull Mastiff that I swear she has something else in her blood line.... her head just isn't a "Mastiff" head shaped... Anyways this dog was raised with 4 very ruff boys....ages 12 and down to 6 years old. When she had pups I've seen how ruff those boys were with her pups.... so miss handled I grabbed the one boy and told him to give the pup back to the mother.... and the little shit head threw this 2week old pup at the mother.... the pup bounced off the nursing mother and onto the bedding. I've seen these kids picking up the pups and tossing them in the air and catching them like a baseball... the parents couldn't understand why their female dog started growling at the boys when ever they came near her pups. So now my husband is convinced that once Bella has pups that she will turn so mean that we will have to put her down..... My argument is....First of all NO ONE will handle Bella's pups but us.... And since I've never ever ruff handled or try to use any force with Bella.... I don't hit or yell or use any kind of " fear" training or handling. I've always used " co-operative training with her. I just don't know how to convince my husband that just isn't going to happen. My husbands uncle was here today and again brought up the subject that we shouldn't breed Bella....that she's a beautiful gentle dog and he would hate to see her destroyed....I was so pissed....it took everything I had not to tell him off..... I just excused myself and left the conversation and walked away.....I may have stomped away.... I do know both of them knew I wasn't happy. Ok maybe I'm just ranting here.