Hello! I am a first time Vizsla mom, so my experience isn't vast. However, I can tell you my own situation as a perspective..... When we first brought Harper home my husband and I both worked fulltime. My mother babysat and doggie sat for us which greatly helped. I now work on a casual basis but typically am gone 20-30 hrs a week now. I can tell you that Harper is very well adjusted, happy, and we have a tight bond! He gets off leash time in the morning on our property and in the evening. Also, about 2 walks a day. We don't follow an exact schedule per se but it's more of a "routine " . He has had severe GI issues that have hampered his energy. I am seeing a huge increase lately and will have to adjust. But that's what living with a dog is....you grow with your dog and learn. It sounds to me like you are weighing pros and cons responsibly 🙂. Wish you the best!