well, I'm not a full member or a senior member, but may I issue my welcome, also? =o) Duke is cute. My husband talked about getting a chocolate lab. Now, though, he's decided on a Dogue du Bordeaux....=o)
I actually know how your husband feels. We did consider a dogue at one time. I still think they are awesome dogs. They just are too much money. The most expensive dog I ever owned was Zeus, our late mastiff. We purchased him for $600. We don't have $2000 to purchase a dog.
One day I will get another Mastiff. But they now also run around $1500 and that is a lot for us at this time.
The Dogues are great from what I have read and I love the look of them. Your husband will probably really enjoy him.
I am new to this website. I need someones advice. I have two shih tzu dogs and I don't know what to do with them. I want to get rid of them, but then I don't. You see I am in a crisis. I love them, but I have a four month old baby and all my time goes to her and they just don't get the attention that they deserve. I don't know if to sell them or just keep them around. They are house broke and now were they go potty and everything. Of course, they have accidents here and there, but not that often. If someone can please give me some advice.