Socialising this pup is the most important thing to me too. Seeing the Breeders 5 fully grown Mastiffs and spending about 20 minutes with them was a good reminder how powerful these dogs can be. The last thing i want is 50kg of trouble and i have a point to prove to my parents who are concerned the new dog will be to protective of us and wont be friendly towards them or thier shihtzus. While these BM's did look intimidating they where so friendly, real gentle giants and they didnt know me from a bar of soap. I have planned for my parents to visit, and the neighbours to bring thier dogs over 10 days after his vacination shots and also have a puppy kindy class lined up aswell.
I really want to get this right.
I spoke to my wife and kids over dinner and we will definently be getting the little fella, although i just realised we have to wait a extra week as i had my dates mixed up.
Thanks for the link and i'll have a good look at your pictures of your dogs too, from what i have seen already they look like very clever and well looked after big dogs.