My wife picked up this guy from a rescue group.
He flinches at any sudden movements, so my guess is his former owner used to beat him. He doesn't bark, and he's incapable of walking in a straight line. If you call him, he'll take two steps towards you, and then make a complete circle, always to the left; then another two steps, and then another circle, etc. I have no idea what the fuck that is all about.
He's gun shy, hates the water, and hates being outside. He's also a prolific drooler, especially in the presence of food. He's a great companion for my wife when I'm away, but otherwise he's the antithesis of everything I think a dog should be, which is why it doesn't bother me when she makes him wear a bandanna. Even so, I know I'll bawl like a baby the day I have to put him down.
So let's see your hound.