Hi folks - I have a question. I have a lovely 7-yr-old standard who is very mellow. I am considering getting a 2nd poodle and would like to downsize a bit, so am looking at minis. In my travels, I have met minis who are very hyper and barky, and mellow minis. I love the heads on some of the show minis I have seen (more closely resemble standards), and wonder about their temperament in general. Any thoughts? I am looking for a dog that will fit my lifestyle of: retired, daily exercise (inc. off-leash at beach & woods), travel, good w/dogs & kids. I was thinking perhaps I could get a young retired show dog (I grew up in the dog world so understand breeders etc). Thanks in advance for your valued opinions.