Earlier today while cycling home, I passed a homeless man walking down the street with his two dogs - near the well known Kings Cross Coke sign

Further down the road, close to home in Potts Point I than saw a man getting out of his Bentley, together with his dog, carrying a few bottles of Coke.

With dogs and Coke there seems little expression of status attached. Across all classes, neither the homeless nor the Bentley owner look out of place with either. However, it seems that size matters. The new rich prefer tiny functionless bag size dogs.
The homeless opt rather for the proper
size companion with protective skills.