My name is Sean and i'm new here. I thought joing a dog forum would be a excellent way of getting hints, tips and advice seeing as i'm about to purchase my first ever purebred dog. My first dog was "Storm", a black Labrador Retriever that my old man bought home from the pound when i was about 7 years old. He was my best mate for 12 years. My 2nd dog was "Scooby", a Ridgeback x Rottweiller. He gave me 13 years of everything a dog owner could ever want, unfortunately i lost him about 6 weeks ago and life hasnt been the same since. My young family and i have decided after much discussion and researching that we would like to purchase a purebred Bullmastiff as i have always had a soft spot for this breed. After finding a reliable breeder we have purchased a young male pup who is only 3 weeks old this thursday, we will pick him up after he turns 8 weeks and am really looking forward to adding a new canine member to our family. I have put a big effort into researching this breed but i'm sure sooner or later i'll have a query or too and maybe even be able to contribute to this forum with some doggy advice or stories. Cheers, Sean.