Alapaha Bulldog: newer breed developed in the US, a lovely combination of the bulldog loving attitude and the mastiff protective instinct. Naturally protective over their family, but appropriately so. Not big shedders, most aren't big droolers (**** you Blue!!), no real health problems in the breed to mention. Very drivey, but also able to turn it off and be with the family as wonderful house dogs. Absolutely the perfect dog for me.
Cons: the dog aggression that can pop up isn't exactly something I enjoy, just something I deal with. And of course, BSL