People are great, and just an FYI when I looked into the Oripei's a year or two ago they were working towards rare breed status. Not just another mutt. You could get one extremly cheap if you wanted to continue on the same path as them. I dont know if it changed or not.
We were joking at the shop today about Bouvdoodles. One client the bouv was in heat, and the other client a mini poodle not fixed. Haveing a great time with that one.
The other day, I was at a pet store and the girl working there asked me if my dog was a malti-poo (my dog is a Shih-tzu x bichon). I told her no, she's a Bichshih-tzu. She said that my dog was an unusual breed. I said yes, she is a rare breed. she said she'd have to tell the owner about this rare breed. I said she should.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland