Of course, my dog is a 20 pound pug who looks like a muppet.
Not very intimidating to nearly anyone.
It's gets hot at times. I saw someone last year who kept their dogs (and kites) staked to a tent where they could sleep and also guard what looked like a fairly full kite bag.
They were nice enough allow me to store my bag there when I wasn't around, so I brought the dogs back a few treats.
You make all kinds of new friends at WSIKF.