Pretzel poses for the camera wearing  her blue guide dog vest

Pretzel (a.k.a. Levi) takes a break while filming the episode "Cross My Heart and Hope to Lie"

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On The CW's addictive drama series In the Dark, Levi plays a canine companion who sits, stays—and steals the show.

By Oliver Jones

To pull off her performance as Pretzel—a guide dog devoted to the hard-living, blind 20-something Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) on The CW's drama series In the Dark—8-year-old Canadian-born golden retriever Levi does perhaps the most bravura acting on TV.

Where Pretzel is the epitome of serenity and caution, Levi wags her tail with such joyful abandon that it's been known to clear a coffee table. Then there's the way she says hello, greeting Mattfeld with a sound that crew members call "the screaming dolphin."

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