I'm planning to buy my dad a dog for Christmas, because sadly our dog died. My dad is a very simple man but I want him to be happy with my choice. In my perspective, he's a very kind father who likes to work a lot in the garage. Our house is also somewhere rural and there is a large field right in front of our porch. So I'm looking for a good companion dog for my dad so that it could maybe sleep somewhere near his garage and wait for him to finish his daily tinkering. What's a good choice for a breed?