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    We both love bullmastiffs

    What sort of price range should we expect to pay for a young adult-adult? do they get many problems and how much exercise would they need?

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    I'm not to sure to be honest...a pups anywhere from $1200 up for a good purebreed so i guess a young adult would be under a grand.
    A well bred bullmastiff shouldnt have any problems but they can have a few problems from bad breeding or incorrect feeding.

    They dont need much exercise at all especially for the first 2 years while they are still growing.
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    Do you really want to rock the status quo given you have a baby on the way?

    However if you do then I'd consider an adult dog who has passed the teething puppy stage as no matter what the breed is all puppies must chew, require time on toilet training and general good manners.

    If your dog is nice and laid back and male he may match well with a Greyhound rescue bitch or a Whippet. Both can spend lots of time on the couch and provided the yard has sufficient room for their 15 minutes of madness they are happy with a walk every second day. Also happy to miss a walk on cold rainy days.

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    I know you have said that your Sharpei boy is really laid back, but that might change if he has competition. Definitely you need to go with a reputable rescue or breeder that is going to let you trial the new dog for a few weeks without penalty if it doesn't work.

    I wouldn't get a young adult, get a full adult of at least 4 years (no matter what breed) because the dynamics will often change when the teenager or young adult matures fully - and that is when you may start to see trouble between the two. Also young adult in many breeds are a LOT less laid back than their fully mature versions.

    Preferably seek a desexed female. You may have to wait several years for an adult bullmastiff from a reputable source to become available (the less reputable sources you would definitely need to have fully orthopedically checked before signing on the dotted line as giant breed surgery is bloody expensive and HD, ED etc are unfortunately common).

    Adult greys being rehomed by reputable rescues on the other hand, are frequently seeking new homes and I believe would be awesome. Or contact a reputable rescue and see if they have anything equally laid back.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on!

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    im just coming in with mastiff.

    having a mastif mix in my rottie has made it a definate cuddle hound, with alternative occupation of sleeping on air vents.

    id also echo 4 yrs as being adult. For my rotties, years 3-4 is when they have 'bulked up' to adult fit their allready adult size, much like your pei i imagine.

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    Id be worried about a greyhound being able to 'take' the bull breeds silly play. Its rather rough!

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    Some of the choices here are pretty good.

    Im gonna go with Grey. Despite the fact they are racers, they are pretty low maintenance of the exercise front I believe and quite happy to lay around.

    I dont think its too much with a baby on the way. We had Chevy and got Lennox when I was pregnant. He was about 6 months old when our daughter was born, and we had a 2 year old dog. Was great.

    Good luck, keep us updated

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    we have decided on a blue heeler. we enquired about a 15 week old pedigree female last week and went to meet her and she was just absolutely perfect and we fell in love with her straight away. she will be 17 weeks when we pick her up as our fences came down in the storm and her breeder has agreed to hang onto her until they are up.

    we are very excited to get her and her name will be kayla.
    she will be taken for runs daily and be very much apart of the family, i have loved this breed for years and so happy we are finally getting one. thanks for all the help

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