I will give thee a dog
which I got in Ireland.
He is huge of limb,
and for a follower equal to any able man.
Moreover, he hath a man's wit
and will bark at thine enemies
but never at thy friends.
And he will see by each man's face
whether he be ill or well disposed to thee.
And he will lay down his life for thee.
I especially like the part about my huge limb. ;)