The people I know with outside dogs usually give them access to a large garage where they have a very comfortable bed set up. They also spend a lot of time walking and playing with their dogs. One of the family has an allergy which is why the dogs dont come inside. I personally would not like to have outside dogs but it can work if you are a responsible owner and invest the time into enjoying and spending time with the dog. The worst would be if you just forget the dog in the backyard and do not include it in daily activities with you.