Because of all the cross-breeding, most tend to be medium-sized, short-haired with pointy ears and nose, though these traits, like the colors of their coats, vary too. In temperament, they are most similar: easy-going and chill. Most appear to be quite healthy--no doubt a testament to their richly mixed genetics. Every so often, though, I spot a thin, malnourished aspin, or a sickly one with bare patches of skin. Obviously all could use a routine vet check-up, but most get by.
What I like most about these Pinoy dogs on the street, in the shade on the beach, running down the side of the road, laying on the floor of the local shop, digging in the garbage, is that every single one has a fully realized sense of dog. They are free dogs. There's no cooped-up, anxious barking, no fidgety gait when they walk. No over-fed, under-exercised lethargy in these dogs. They’re scrappy, sometimes tough, sometimes crotchety or adorably old. All are contentedly, completely dog.