Welcome to the forum. You will find a wealth of information here and a great group of people who are always willing to help or to just listen. Sometimes having a puppy is exhausting and it helps to vent. I've had dogs my entire life but not a poodle until two years ago. I wish I had done it long ago while I was younger and in better physical shape. I have a standard and although he gave me a hard time early on he is maturing into a great companion. I actually am wishing I could have a 2nd but that isn't in the cards at this time. Share with us what size poodle who are looking for and your general area. Your going to love having a poodle.