My husband and I have 3 dogs. A 10 yr.old labrador/american bulldog mix (Raven), an approx. 2 year old cream miniature poodle, who we rescued last October (Lily), and a 5-8 months old parti-colored miniature poodle (Einstein) who joined the pack 1 1/2 weeks ago. I never realized what great dogs poodles are until we got Lily. That little girl is AWESOME and within no time my hubby and myself turned into absolute poodle lovers,which lead us to get Einstein He is not as easy going as Lily and Raven, he seems to have experienced some trauma (like getting his tail re-docked just recently---> says a lot about the breeder), but we hope that with lots of patience and love he will come around, and open up a little more.