I am going to be graduating from college a few months from now. As a present for myself, I have been researching dogs and have decided that I would love to get a shih poo. I am notoriously allergic to dogs, but this past summer I visited my brother who had gotten a maltese/yorkie and realized that I did not have a reaction. I never knew that there were hypoallergenic dogs. After extensive research and knowing my personality, I believe that the best fit for me would be a shih poo. I have met and played with a shih tzu in real life and a poodle as well and did not get a reaction. I just love the personality that all shih tzu seems to have and I hope that the intelligence that the poodle has will mix in too. I am currently living in Sacramento, Ca. but I will be going back home to San Francisco after I graduate. I was really hoping some of you may know a good shih poo breeder in the bay area. I will be however a struggling post student and am hoping to save most of my money for vet bills and fun stuff for my future puppy. So I am looking to spend a max of around $500. If the breeder is out of California, $500 is the max I can spend including shipping. Thank you for all of you that are willing to help and even any information you are willing to give me. Thanks again.