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  Just walkin' the dog - essential status symbol
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  • No danger! Chien non-mechant! - Nice
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  • Mush! Mush! More Riviera huskys! - Nice
      Mush! Mush! More Riviera huskys!
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Four-legged equivalent to the 4x4 SUV - the samoyed is the next fashion statement. No slipper-chewing family friend this. More wolf-like than a handbag fitting "naugh-ty naugh-ty boy". You couldn't think of a dog less suited to a hot mediterranean climate, but no more unsuited than an off the road 4x4 is to Riviera roads. Its sort of an "four-paw off the road dog"

Fellas, forget the yellow Lamborghini - this is the ultimate babe-magnet. Every passing mademoiselle stopped to ask about the breed and drop admiring compliments. Passing lady poodles went weak at the knees and barked excitedly. A dog fit for a catwalk.

Dog on a leash says "I live here! I'm not a tourist!" There are more subtle overtones too. In a city of small apartments, owning a big dog suggests perhaps you might have a villa. I like the "we have one each". And are they male and female samoyeds? Are children are really just pet-substitutes?

This afternoon walking back from the shops in South London a group of five young men of West Indian origin strutted by, each with a charcoal-grey pit-bull terrier straining on a black leather silver-studded collar and leash. Clearly the "right" dog is now an essential fashion accessory

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  • Updated May 14, 2006
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