Sassy is a beautiful dog, but utterly unique. People are drawn to her. And they inevitably ask, "What kind of dog is that?" Since she is a mix of many things, I usually give them an answer, tongue in cheek.
Oh, she's a Cameroonian Cuddlehound.
She's a Variable Hound: in the Summer she's a hot dog; in the Winter she's a chilly dog.
She's an Objet d'Art. (You wouldn't believe the people who speak French who miss this one.)
And after getting hit by this, they look puzzled for a moment, and then (almost to a man) they say, "Ah. I always wondered what they looked like."