the BIG&thelittle said:well.. unless you are planning on takeing them to church, I believe you are interested in confOrmation...LOL
forget the books...
the only way to learn to handle is to take classes..lots of them. I suggest you start with a dog that is going to be easier to handle (smaller) any dog..even a dog that will not be showen .
Once you have an idea about what you're supposed to be doing, then take classes with the mastiff.
showen????? of you mean SHOWN. :wink: