Hi - I have been lurking here for some time. I don't have any dogs yet but I hope to have one soon - my goal is within the next year. I have been researching standard poodles for the past couple years but I have never really met one until just the other day. Kinda crazy, huh? My dream is to have a dog I can train as a therapy dog. It also needs to not shed (this is for my dh - he is NOT an animal person but I'm working on him). I am enjoying reading all your poodle posts and "virtually" getting to know poodles a bit better.