I just LOVE Mickey so much... how about if he doesn't get the size you want , you just send him here! Plus, I love his color.
When I first started looking, I wanted to get a smaller standard but I will say that the right kind of breeders around me (health testing) seem to have males within the 25/26 inch and 55ish pound. Which I think is beautiful, but just makes me pause to really be sure we are ready for that size.
Oh, and do standards lean like Great Dane's? Where they use your body to let themselves slide to the floor? (We had a lab that did that too)