Welcome, I’m a newbie too! We’ll, a little premature as we plan to pick up our new “Pumpkin” on Friday. Got lot’s to do before she arrives! We saw a mastiff mix at the shelter and what a great big (I mean big) softy. He was a gentle giant weighing in around 80 lbs. We decided a smaller dog (APBT) fit our situation better though. Good luck with your puppy and I’m sure we’ll have similar stories down the road!