Meet Stryker...our 3/4 Bull Mastiff and 1/4 Stafford Bulldog Terrier. He's a rescue and we decided that we had room in our hearts for another dog...call us crazy b/c we are. :)
We actually got Stryker because Sadie is so crazy lonely and we knew she'd appreciate the company. And after watching Stryker with his rescuer, he was the calmest puppy we had ever seen. And he is crazy about kids.
The vet estimated him to be around 10 weeks old when we got him, so that put his birthday at the end of July - we are going to us July 22nd as his birthday. He was 30 lbs at 10 weeks old.
We brought him home and Sadie was thrilled. They are inseparable!
But he and Sadie played so hard, he got a nice scratch on him that turned into an infection despite our efforts to keep it clean. Poor baby. Because he was a rescue and a bit malnourished his immune system wasn't very strong. But after an IV antibiotic and an overnight stay with the vet, he was as good as new! It had only been 2 weeks since he had been to the vet and he was already 40 lbs!