Hello all - I am writing you to get your opinions and feedback on my husband and I adding a GSP to our home. We live in a house with a good sized fenced in backyard. We are climbers, hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and campers in Colorado. My husband is in beginning stages of getting into bow hunting. We have a 3 year old Akita and a 14 year old Pomeranian that get along fantastically. As a runner foremost myself, I find my Akita has no drive to run over 6 miles, and I don't push her to do more than she pleases. Here is the catch.. we both work a pretty standard work week. Our dogs are left alone at home from 8:30 to 5:30 Monday - Friday. They always accompany us on runs and mountain adventures outside of work, but still, we work. If we entered a GSP into the family we would hire a dog walker for a mid-day walk of 30min -1 hr and invest in some doggie day care days at Camp Bow Wow as we can afford. My question to you seasoned owners is, with a morning bout of exercise (an hour+), a midday half hour walk, and an evening bout of exercise (an hour+) during the work week be enough to keep a GSP content? Would this be a good quality of life? Thats 2 and a half hours of activity.. but I don't know this breed personally. I want to know what you all think! I should add that we plan to do all of the behavioral classes we can with any new canine member of the family, of course. Thank you so much in advance.