Weight: 160-170 lbs (head weighing about 40 lbs).
Temperament: Great! Loves our family - not fond of outsiders.
Best Quality: Will scare the crap out of anyone with one look. Bark comes from the gut and rattles my dishes in the cupboard.
One thing I could do without? DROOL. Ohhh, its bad. Really. Think "Turner and Hooch".
Would you mess with him??
When my husband and I bought our first house, we decided that we would need some sort of alarm system. So I called an alarm company. My husband called a breeder.
When I first met our dog we drove 1.5 hours to Rhode Island and the breeder met us with 17 pups. We were able to pick the pick of the liter if we wanted to. While we were playing with the pups the breeder decided that I should meet the father and mother of the liter so I could better gauge my decision as to which pup would be a good fit for me.
The breeder leaves and in an instant I saw a HUGE beast running right for me, his jowls were flapping in the wind and the paws were huge. Not just huge but HUGE! My face must have read something like "OH MY GAWD" because everyone kept asking me if I was OK.
OK? Am I OK? Are you guys crazy? What does this thing eat? Will my kids be safe? Is this a joke?
Looking at the cute fuzzy pups I had no idea that THEY would turn into THIS! I took my oldest son by the arm and threatened him to "Pick the SMALLEST pup in the liter".
Weeks and minutes this dog grew. He grew and he still kept growing. His drool was fierce and his protectiveness grew strong for our family. He became my youngest sons "puller" and protector from his older brother, barking loudly and seriously when my oldest son taunts my younger son. Just letting my oldest son know that he's watching.
Door bells, strange noises and strangers puts my dog on high alert. He is amazing!
For the record he eats only finely cooked meals - Chicken and high residue dog food. We cook for him every night. He has quickly become king of the house and its a throne that I have allowed him to keep (OK, its not a throne its a couch, but do you blame me?). People know what kind of alarm system I have - need I say more?