Hi all, Just came across this website browsing articles online and thought I'd say hi. We live in the north of Scotland and have 3 dogs, a chihuahua (who is 8), a black lab (who is also 8), and our most recent addition a Tibetan mastiff (who is 10 months), and a cat who comes and goes as she pleases!. We've always had dogs but this is our first experience of any mastiff breed and I've got to say it's been challenging but wonderful so far. We were fairly quick to set up some guided training which she responded to really well and after a few things being chewed to bits early on her behaviour around the house is really spot on (normal puppy behaviour aside!). The protective nature and reluctance with strangers is something we've had to adjust to as none of our other dogs have ever really had this trait. We have a pretty good process of introduction now and make sure our wee pudding is under control. We have 2 kids, who are 6 and 10 respectively and she's amazing with them, so loving and just wants to be around us all the time. It's funny now owning a dog of this size as other people do get quite intimidated by her. She's a lot more vocal than our other dogs which we understand is part of her nature but if she's barking to say hello people look terrified! Until they're up close and then she just wants a cuddle! She's a huge clumsy lump but a very welcome addition to the mad house. Anyway, just thought I'd say hi.