Ships people and is a glutton.
One of the few that made an effort to understand him.
Picture a man in the shape of a canine, and about the size of a very large horse. Add metal joints and braces here and there where the flesh didn't grow in well. Then you essentially have Dog.
Part of a hunting and retrieval duo.
Has good smell hearing and other senses.
Subject requires constant maintenance it will degrade and eventually decease in as little as or five years.