Okay folks, I've been researching most of the breeds called Molossers. Not a TON, yet, but enough to know that I'd like to know more, but also enough to know that I don't know which breed I should be looking for/at and therefore no idea what I should be looking for in a breeder. I've been looking at the Central Asian Shepherd Dog, but I'm not sure if that's the dog I should be looking at or not. I can't really seem to find much out I want to find a dog that is protective, but not aggressive. Who understands that my sister and her children are not threats, and that the dogs next door are not for eating. I understand that that takes socialization, obviously. I do NOT want a dog that is going to grow up to be aggressive to Ozzy and Enzo and my family's dogs. I want to be able to take the dog places with me. I want a dog that is going to understand that just because someone they don't know walks into the backyard does not mean they are a threat, however, if they ARE a threat, I'd like the dog to react appropriately. So.. I don't know, this is all probably jumbled up and the breed with the temperaments and characteristics I want doesn't really exist, lol, but I've been trying to find a protective, not aggressive breed. And while I adore GSD's, they are a bit of a hit and miss with the protection instinct, even in the working lines.