Okay, perhaps I should have expected these replies...
Ryker is fine sleeping outside. I understand in some countries, it is frowned upon. But here in Australia it is an incredibly common thing for the large dog breeds to be kept outside. He is still allowed inside under our supervision, but the landlords don't actually allow us to KEEP him inside.
He is an amazingly healthy and happy pup. Great nature, loves kids. I love my dog, and find it incredibly rude for you to suggest that I need to go to the vet.
If I could have it my way, I would definitely have kept him inside, but that just wasnt an option. The nights here are warm, and when they get cold, of course we will bring him in.
The breeders we bought him off keep their champion dogs outside.
I don't work so he gets lots of attention during the day, The neighborhood is safe, we've locked the gates, there are no dangerous ticks in our area.
I've loved reading over this forum for help and suggestions but clearly, the majority of you are too busy judging me on an irrelevant factor than, actually giving advice on the given problem.
If you honestly think I am harming my dog, tell me how, I'd love to prove you wrong.