oh gosh celt, you have PBGVs, I LOVE those!! i have a Bouvier (he's my avatar). It's tough having a breed most people don't recognize, isn't it? i get "is that a sheepdog" or "is that a giant wheaton, giant schanuzer, labradoodle, etc" all the time! The Bouv was actually one of the 7 breeds picked for the finals at Westminster last year (herding class), I couldn't believe it!
I always get "that's a nice little mutt" Then when the person who asks tries to pronounce Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, it never works. They key in on the word "basset" which the PBGV is absolutely no relation to, but means "low to the ground." They're fun little dogs, full of the devil. Love the Bouvs too! Thought about getting one many years ago, but settled instead on a littler dog.
Dante loves watching the dog shows. He stretches right up and puts his paws on the entertainment center. Then he starts mewing at the dogs. It's hysterical because he isn't so friendly with real dogs. Whenever he is at my parents' house, he will hiss and spit at my parent's black lab puppy.