I happen to buying a house that currently has no lawn in the backyard…just dirt. Given water restrictions where I live we might not put in grass at all, just other low-water-use landscaping (rocks, wood chips, other plants, etc.)
We happen to have two dogs who, I believe, would prefer the comfort of urinating and defecating on a grass-like surface.
Actually, if you could translate what @Echo said, that would be helpful as well. I’m not worried about the first part of the food-equation. My dogs have that part down pat. It’s the second part that they’ll need to adjust to.