Just a helpful hint to all Poodle people. At the recommendation of my best breeder friend, I bought a Bissell Little Green Machine about a year and a half ago. This little cleaner is worth its weight in gold. We have carpet in our livingroom and hall, and while it is wonderful for spot cleaning if one of our Grandsons spills juice, it is a Godsend when you have dogs in the house. If you have carpet anywhere and want to save your sanity, I highly recommend them. One of the dogs had an accident in the hall the other day (the carpet is off white) and that little power house had things as good as new in no time flat. Just wanted to share that tidbit in case you had never heard of them, or wondered if they were any good.