Both the Golden Saint and the Rottweiler cross I had loved the outdoors but they had no choice. They were outdoor dogs. Had to just about carry the Golden Saint into the house and nothing could get her out of the kitchen. They were always ready for a walk and playing out doors, no matter what time of year it was. With both dogs anything my son did was alright with them....except for being inside the house. They would go inside the shop thru the dog door but that was part of their job. Speaking of Rotti crosses, a Basset/Rotti cross? Which one was the mother?