Doggone Hairy Story!
We have the basic utilities and mod cons, no cable. We have gadgets but nothing terribly expensive or fancy. No IPad or tablet, BBM or Android phones. I have had my Sony Ericsson K660i for years.
When the breeder’s own pet bore puppies, they gave us one to raise. That pit survived a bout of demodecosis with mom’s boiled guava and banaba leaves baths, tablespoons of virgin coconut oil, vet injections when I can spare the money, and lots of love. She wasn’t huge but she is bbbiiiigggg at 70 kilos. She grew up healthy, loyal, gentle to us and fierce as a guard dog. She is also quite jealous of the other two dogs, which came barely a year ago. Here's a nice blog for pits.
The Boston terrier and the Otterhound came within days of each other.
My brother eventually said the dog was an Otterhound. When I Googled, I found the breed to be rare, of European origin and trained as show dogs. They also said you shouldn’t own one if you are not patient. Ours may have ADHD! Too frisky! He has a short attention span; talks back when admonished (not really a growl, more like a groan (he had to have the last word hehehe). He would tilt his head this way and that when you talk to him, as if trying to understand your words. He barks at flying plastic bags, bees, cats and the blue water gallon as it was carried past him. One site said they're not retriever dogs but this one likes to fetch his tennis ball and give it back for you to throw. The ADHD part is, he can do this all day! He would even follow you to the kitchen so he could lay the ball at your feet and wait for the throw.
He waits for the finicky terrier to finish eating (that one leaves food on his bowl) so he can have the mumu. Mumu is Tagalog for bits of food or rice left on the table or plate.