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I found the forum lastnight after someone on a general pet board suggested I find a poodle forum.

I don't have a poodle, nor have I spent too much time around them. I have a boxer/pit bull mix, that I've had for almost 12 years. She is currently suffering from degenerative myelopathy, and I'm afraid she won't be with us much longer. I'm not even sure if I want to get another dog right away, but I have been thinking about getting a standard poodle for some time.

I have found a few in rescue in my area, and am still researching the breed. Hope y'all don't mind if I just read and ask questions.

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Welcome to the forum Kaybeegenie! We just got our first standard poodle about two months ago and we are thrilled with him. He is really the best dog we've ever had. They are sweet, fun, energetic and sooo smart and easy to train. The fact that they don't shed is a bonus but grooming is something to consider. I think if you keep them with a short coat it's not too much work. Max loves to fetch a tennis ball and if we do a lot of that he gets enough exercise so he is calm in the house.
 

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Welcome and you've came to the right place to learn about the breed.

Ive owned Amstaff's (pitbull's) for years now and I just welcomed a Standard Poodle last December. He is the best dog we have ever owned. Growing up we had a Queensland Heeler, German Shepard, Chow Chow, Bichon Frise and Jack Russel. My Standard has by far been the best out of all those breeds. They just seem to adapt well to your life style and there so easy to train.

You really can't go wrong. I now just welcomed a second Standard about 2 1/2 weeks ago. He is great as well. I looove this breed!
 

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Welcome! I have 2 standards...2 yr old female and a 6 month old female and I think they are great!

All in all they are a bit better with my kids because they tend to be more gentle, but I did have the kids BEFORE the standards so they have grown up together!

I really think you would be happy with a standard, I know our family loves our 2 girls! Even the cats sem tp prefer that standards over the smaller poodles in our home. I have heard some standards that are socialized around cats properly will give chase, but even our 2 yr old rescue standard Daisy has never even tried to chase the cats. Our 6 month old only chases when the one cat wants her to play with her, and she never bites her.

I know poodles are a smart breed, but I really do think the standards tend to be less impulsive than the smaller poodles.

But then again some of my minis are just as good, so all poodles are bit different temperament-wise no matter their size...but they all can be great dogs when trained and groomed properly!

Oh one more thing...if you do get one you HAVE to post pics...I think that is in the rules somewhere.

We would like to see pics of your girl you have now...we don't mind seeing pictures of non-poodles either!
 
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