Hello, my Husband and I are looking for another dog to join our pack. We currently have a 7yo Pug, a 2yo working Springer and a very old staffy who sadly won’t be with us much longer. We also have two young children who are very confident with dogs. We live in the middle of fields on a quiet lane and feel very vulnerable at times. We are looking first for a loyal family dog but second for a large deterrent dog (not trained for ‘protection’), one that will slot into our pack. We are experienced with dogs, my husband has had mainly Staffs for over 25 years, and has done a huge amount of gundog training with our Springer. Our Pug thinks she is a cat and largely ignores everyone. I stay at home, so our dogs are with me all of the time, we have a large house with an acre of land we have long walks on our doorstep and once a week they go to a lady in the village for day care which they love! We have very happy dogs who live a lovely life. So we’ve narrowed down to either a Rottweiler or a Bullmastiff having done extensive research. My Husband wants a boy, my concern is that I’ve read conflicting information on Bullmastiff males not getting on with other males. Our Springer and Staff are both males. Granted, the Staff wouldn’t be with us by the time the new Pup was an adult but our Springer would. This, coupled with a few other things this is pushing me towards a Rottweiler which I do absolutely love the look of but need to know he’s coming from good lines with a good temperament. Does anyone have experience of either or both of these breeds? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.