I'm not a first time dog owner, in the past I've had a red cattle dog and a maremma. I absolutely love maremma's, and I was set on getting one because they tick most of my boxes. The only issue is I could never have one inside because my house would end up covered in a carpet of white fur.
I thought I wanted a lazy dog, but for the last two months (and probably the next six months) we've been looking after my brothers dog, which is a kelpie/border collie cross. She's very high energy and dd and I just love her. But again, not an inside dog.