The long leash has been a 90% blessing. I attribute the other 10% to her not realizing the length and yanking me along with her, wrapping us both up in it, and having to teach her "go around" when she takes the wrong route around a tree or lamppost.
Kayenta is quite possibly an Appenzeller Sennenhund, or something close to it. If you did not know this, then take comfort in the fact that neither did we (or Kayenta, for that matter). The vet whom we brought Kayenta to after her trip to The Netherlands, for a check-up, recognised the signs and dug up a book with a very Kayenta-ish looking Appenzeller Sennenhund. Turns out our little pauper may in fact be a princess! (This has, alas, not improved her manners, such as farting in public.)
She did pee on the doormat the first day she was here, but it's understandable: she had spent a long time in her crate, keeping all her blankets clean and free of excrement. We had walked her, but I think she was too confused by her experiences to understand that she could unleash her bladder's burden, or perhaps she simply was not used to being walked. Naturally, we played the 'bad dog' card, but honestly, I mostly felt sorry for her.
Overall, I'm glad Kayenta is here. She keeps Beedoo! company during the day and gives us something regular to do, even if she does drop more hair than an epileptic barber.