We have had Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as pets for over 20 years. We love all dogs, and treat them as members of the family. Our little Arnott we have now is shy, but warms up quickly to new friends.
We have a fully enclosed yard, with side gates to keep them safely in the back yard.
My wife works from home most days, and I work shift work, so there is generally always someone at home.
Dogs will sleep inside at night, and can roam inside or outside at anytime during the day.