I recently bought a house and have a pretty large backyard. I already have an indoor cat but would love to get an outdoor dog. I'm a fan of more manly dogs like Labs, GSDs, Huskies, etc. I like to peruse my local shelter's website to see what they have. Currently they have two that I am interested in: a black lab and a GSD. The lab is 6 years old and was surrendered because her family just had a baby. The old owners even payed the adoption fee, so I believe there would be no fee involved. The German Shepherd is 8 years old. She appears to be very healthy and happy. I'm torn between the two, but it's even worse that they are older adults and may not have much more time on this earth. Do you guys think that they are too old or that I am just being paranoid? Also, which one would be better suited for me? I've read that labs tend to get bored easily, especially by themselves outside for extended periods of time (say 6 hours or so).