Not Bushcraft related but I figured since owning dogs and being outdoors seem so compatible some on here will own one. We're an outdoors family looking at getting a dog. Three of us, one is early school age. Walking, cycling, camping and being outdoors are what we live to do. Trouble is we both work. One of us works at home a couple of days each week. I reckon others work and own dogs, how do dogs cope in their own? Any breeds better for that? Or is it down to training the dog from puppy and it'll cope? What dog would best suit? How did you decide on your breed choice? A bit more info, one of us likes border collies but I reckon they're not right sure to not coping well on their own plus potentially needing too much exercise. We have seen a few cocker spaniels that look nice dogs. Some of the energy and sociability of springer without the complete insanity and bonkers energy. One was a rather large cocker spaniel puppy. It didn't look like it would have the longer hair I've seen in some of that breed. I have always liked Irish Wolfhound and the lurchers that look kind of similar but they're definitely not suitable. House is 3 bed and not big, garden is a small yard. It is secure though. Anyone know about dogs? What's a good option?