I'm debating adding another dog to my family. In my house its just my wife and I. We are thinking of a German Shepherd or a Bullmastiff. Wife wants a rotty but I don't particularly like them. We have a 3 month old female black lab as well.. Which would you guys recommend for house defense ? I don't want an overly aggressive dog that can't get along with others, or children god forbid. I would like to have a dog that intimidates anyone who is trying to break in. I'm torn between a bullmastiff and a German Sheperd.
Size,sheddding,training, etc are of no concern to me. If you buy a dog, you should expect all 3.
Wait on the puppy until the Labrador is grown up enough to be under control - two puppies are usually a recipe for disaster.
After that, get the breed that better fits you needs and goals. Even the Labrador will provide a STRONG deterrent to anyone breaking in - large, black in color, barking like a fiend. Other than that, the Bullmastiff probably *looks* more intimidating but the German Shepherd is doubtlessly easier to train for any sort of formal guardian or protection work.