My sister's black chow has her own blog, and a short while ago had a beach encounter with a basenji. See the picture and read about it at :
This beach area is an area known for purebred dogs - it's a fairly affluent area. My sis and her chow like to go there because the dogs can be left off leash and they are all really well behaved. And just up the beach is a Starbuck's where my sis Rose stops for a coffee and Beatrice gets a fresh bowl of water.