As a kid the dog was outside-only. Then he was outside but in the laundry room at night. Then out or in the laundry room if he wanted. Then out or laundry room/kitchen. Then out or back half of the house... you get the idea. How he's my parent's inside-only dog.
Mine are all house dogs. If I had secure yards to leave them in during the day, though, I would. I still have dogs that are not reliable out of the crate unsupervised (mischief makers) and hate that a few are crated 6-8 hours a day while I'm at work. I'd much rather they be lolloping about outside during that time.