We work normal hours really, probably about 9 hours per day. The point I was making was that we don't have outdoor jobs where we could take the dogs along for stimulation; nor do either of us live a life of leisure. We do take regular breaks from work though, so there will be many opportunities during a typical day for a 10 minute play in the garden for example, as well as the two proper walks per day. From my current understanding this should be enough for a less demanding breed, but not for a GSD or similar. The dig about not being unready for responsibility is uncalled for. We're both extremely responsible and hardworking people, and I fail to see how anything I've written here is indicative of anything else.