These dogs are by far the benchmark for dogs globally. They have a strong presence in the city, garnering respect wherever they go. They gallop proudly along the packed beaches, tongue out, face beaming, defying the No Dogs signs, onlookers pointing with excitement as they pass by. The authorities don’t even consider asking these dogs to move on, they know the score. Lean, agile, quick, they dart in and out of the beach-goers with the grace of a… what has grace? What ever does, it’s like that. They also exhibit a slightly wild veneer, quite rare in a domestic dog. Respect.