Hi, I am married have a beautiful daughter and the sweetest 9 month old grandson! My family & I have been poodle owners since I was 2 years old all toys and minis. I got my 1st Standard 5 1/2 years ago. He was a rescue and was scared of people in the beginning but a totally difference dog in the end. He was 4 years old when we got him and we lost him last March unexpectedly at the age of 9. My husband and daughter surprised me with a 5 month old standard poodle for Christmas. He had been in a kennel since birth and had never been in a house before. Only took him a couple of days to understand we were not going to hurt him but the TV was a huge monster! He is very smart and is learning so much really fast. I also own a bay quarter horse. Thanks for letting me join.