Been browsing your forum a little while now but decided to register. I live on the west coast of Canada with my apricot standard poodle Darwin. He is now 15 months old and he is the first and only dog I've ever had! My hubby is a dog lover but informed me that we would only be getting a non-shedding dog (he grew up with an icelandic sheep dog-lots and lots of hair!), and since his parents have a standard I got to see how loving and wonderful they are! Me and Darwin like to go for runs together around the neighbourhood and to the parks and play fetch! I am able to take him to work occasionally and my patients love it when I do! That's about it for now!