My wife and I both had dogs in our families when we were younger and would really like to own one ourselves. However, we both work full time and thus we have always dismissed the idea out of hand. Essentially there would be no-one in the house from 8am til about 6pm, so the dog would be alone for 10 hours a day during the week. Unfortunately we don't work close enough to home to come back for lunch. Obviously we realise these working hours are not at all ideal for owning a dog but we really would like one and thought we'd explore the idea a little further. We have a garage attached to the side of our house and have thought that maybe we could get a doggie door fitted so that during the day the dog could roam between the garden and garage. When we return in the evening the dog could come in the house with us and we could allow it to sleep the night inside (if that was preferable). We have plenty of dog walking areas right behind our house to give it daily exercise. We realise a puppy is totally out of the question, but we wondered if anyone had any advice for us on a breed that might be right for our circumstances. We figure there must be plenty of full time working couples out there that own dogs... surely?