My wife lost her faithful boy.....an English Bulldog.....2 1/2 years ago. After these years she has finally let him go and has been wanting a new puppy for the first time now. I've been keeping my eyes out at our local shelters hoping to rescue a dog in need of a home, but the problem was that my wife was in the market for a Mastiff, and finding those in a shelter was slim to none....especially a puppy. So I pretty much gave up on that avenue and started keeping my eyes open for puppies in our area. Well her dream came true about a month ago when I found some English Mastiff puppies needing homes. We had to wait until they got older to go get one but we got to pick out her boy in advance. His name is Coda (the wife is a huge Zeppelin fan) and he is 7 weeks old now. Just picked him up this past Saturday. Damn good pup if I do say so myself. He's meshed right in with our other 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 4 chickens. He's going to be a BIG boy so his training is in full swing from the start. Can't have a 200lb. dog with bad manners.