As you can see, Ruger is a beautiful bullmastiff. What may not be apparent is that he is only a puppy, about a year old.
Out of idle curiosity I went out on the Internet to see what the cost was for a purebred bullmastiff puppy, and was surprised to see that it was anywhere from $500 to $5,000 depending on the breeding. So, how does a valuable dog like Ruger end up at Chico Animal Shelter after being found wandering around town? To paraphrase ex-president George Bush, someone "misunderestimated" what it takes to care for a 140 pound puppy. A lot of food goes in and a lot of poop comes out! Ruger is a very calm and affectionate guy, with a lot of puppy play still in his temperament. Now is the best time to train him as a loyal and trustworthy guardian for you and your family.