Hi everyone! I grew up with poodles and got MY very first one as a birthday gift. Bijou was born in 1992 a black male...large toy or small miniature...take your pick! I had him until July of '08. I now have a one year old black miniature male named Dante. And an 11 year old Min-Pin! I'm 44, married with 2 kids, 3 steps and a granddaughter!