Hey everyone, we had someone trying to break into our house last thursday whilst my fiancé was asleep after a nightshift. Luckily the neighbour called out to the intruder and they ran off. My fiancé is now terrified and is demanding that we have to get a dog. We have a grassed area 3mx 2m and about 60sqm of pavers, we don't want an inside dog. Every time we decide on a dog someone tells us that they are no good, i grew up with a staffy and he spends more time up at the beach then in the yard. so i defiantly don't want to risk getting another one of those, she had a cocker spanial which is more like a cat. We would love to get one from the pound but they are mostly Great danes x mastiffs or staffys. My uncle got what he thought was a mastiff turned out to be the size of a small horse. ill will run through a couple of the dogs we thought we would like, but we have been told to avoid. Hopefully someone can give me some positives instead of negatives. We are mainly looking for something we only have to walk once a day, medium size so it can stay outside and easy to tie out the front of cafes when we go on a sunday walk. Boarder collie - to much energy , you will have to walk twice a day, it will rip the yard apart. German sheppard - wee's on everything , destroy the yard and to much energy. Pug - skin / glands problems. Kelpie - same as the border collie to much energy.